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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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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...more
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4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

classical style art museum with nice collection. i paid for in garage parking ($5?) but then there was no admission fee (although a donation isn't a bad idea since it is a great experience).

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

We went because of the outdoor sculptures and we weren't disappointed. Very unique and beautiful. We were limited on time so we were only able to view some of the inside - especially enjoyed the Native American exhibt. This is a must see even if...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

You can wonder all day and not get through all the rooms. They have art from the masters and a great asian wing. Just a great way to spend a day inside.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Nice place and ground to explore. Have some wonderful pieces. Nice Asian collection. Have good special exhibits as well. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Had some afternoon free time and spent 3 hours enjoying this facility. Lovely outdoor grounds and exhibits. Well worth the visit for anyone coming into town.

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed 29 October 2012 via mobile

!!I was amazed at the enormity of museum the sheer beauty in structure and scope of artwork that is diverse and educational. The opportunity to enjoy the Pablo Picasso exhibit giving a glimpse of the artist through the lens of camera moments in his life...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Very nice museum. Lots of artwork, an sculpture from different periods. Definitely a must see for any art fan. The inside cafe is also a great spot to hang out and relax. The food is a little pricey, but great atmosphere!

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Amazing and FREE museum with a great and well maintained sculpture park. Be sure to plan a few hours at this gem. We didn't plan well and only had about 1.5 hrs and barely covered the main floor. We will plan another trip and give...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

FREE!! Unbelievable. My wife and I went several times while we lived down here in KC and barely scratched the surface of the museum. THe outdoor space often kept us from getting inside. A world class museum that is free. A must for any trip...More

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank sportsteven
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The Nelson Museum not only has a great collection and some wonderful shows, but the restaurant there is in a gorgeous atrium space, and the food is healthy and yum. It's a great way to spend half a day, if you have it. Don't miss...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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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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Response from richardjwaksman | Reviewed this property |
It is free.
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Response from PatrickP258 | 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