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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
+1 816-751-1278
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Drop in for an hour, come for lunch, or spend the entire day wandering through world-class galleries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the cultural jewel of Kansas City and just three blocks from the Country Club Plaza, and admission is free. The Nelson-Atkins, recognized as one of America’s finest art museums, strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community. With 40,000 works of art, the Nelson-Atkins is best known for its new Bloch Galleries, featuring Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, plus its Asian art, photography, American paintings, American Indian and Egyptian galleries. The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a beautiful setting for a walk or picnic, is an oasis in the city and home to notable sculptures.
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“sculpture garden” (170 reviews)
“bloch building” (55 reviews)
“rozelle court” (53 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
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"sculpture garden"
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"bloch building"
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"rozelle court"
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"van gogh"
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"glass maze"
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"new wing"
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"asian collection"
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"permanent collection"
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"special exhibit"
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"free admission"
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"great collection"
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"traveling exhibits"
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"on display"
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"country club plaza"
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"lawn"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was closed by the time we made our way there but enjoyed walking the grounds. Many statues are placed around the walking path that were nice to view. The giant birdie was the highlight of the walk!

Thank Cristy C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum was amazing! There was so much to see. I don’t think I saw half of this museum but ran out of time. This is a great place to visit while in Kansas City.

Thank Sandypit
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had planned for this to be our activity while staying in Kansas City for the day. It was a disappointment when we got to the doors and realized it was closed on Mondays.

Thank ColoradoTourist
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful place to spend some time enjoying art. This is a very large museum so if you intend to see it all, plan for a whole day. We had a few hours, so we didn't see everything, but we certainly enjoyed what we saw....More

Thank MickeyLa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The galleries were absolutely amazing and a must see of KC. I have a service dog though and when I came through the door the attendant immediately announced on her walkie that there was a service dog in the building. Now I don't think this...More

Thank Alex H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We only had about an hour but we took our time and enjoyed what we did get to see. We have been to other art museums around the country and they all have something different to offer and see. Definitely a must stop while in...More

Thank Lori K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The park-like area on the museum grounds is beautiful. The building is remarkable for style alone. We visited a limited exhibit from China with friends from China, and really enjoyed the experience. Like most museums, one day barely scratches the surface. The restaurant is also...More

Thank Kenneth B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Rozelle Courtyard is my favorite place in the Nelson-Atkins Museum. It is ornately beautiful architecture transcends to another place as if I’ve traveled far away for a pleasant getaway.

Thank Stephanie U
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a incredible museum. Many art pieces of known artist like Monet. The acervo is relevant. It’s a pleasant place where you can even enjoy a picnic at the yards. They go from ancient pieces, to classic, until contemporary. And everything from free!!! It’s a...More

Thank LVBBICALHO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a great collection of paintings of different eras ... very versatile that can satisfy varied tastes in art.

Thank Flyer A
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globaloutlook
20 August 2016|
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Response from JimmyB0bby | Reviewed this property |
Parking is underground and is super clean and convenient and you can walk directly into the modern art section from the lot, through sliding glass doors. You can also park on the street. You will see many parked cars on... More
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It is free.
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Response from Patrick P | Reviewed this property |
The MAX (Metro Area Express) runs north and south to all the main destinations. It stops at 45th and Main, and you can walk east past the Kansas City Art iInstitute to the Nelson-Atkins
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