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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
+1 816-751-1278
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Visited on Friday evening for Dinner with live music in the Rozzelle Courtyard. Our group enjoyed scallops and steak. Both very well prepared. Wonderful food, service and great atmosphere. The galleries are open and quiet. Very nice evening.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I only visited the Native American display and the modern wing. It is free. I paid for parking underground ($10) but then walked to my other locations (National Museum of Toys and Miniatures that was 1 mike away.)

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I had not previously visited this art museum and was highly impressed with the collection. I spent a solid four hours at the museum with a stop at the nice cafe. I did not expect to see a Caravaggio painting or Monet's Water Lilies painting....More

Thank J B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Need at least 1 full day to do justice to the wealth of information available in this museum. Amazing collection of artifacts from all over the world.

Thank madhukar16
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Nice varied collection from ancient to contemporary. Especially loved the African exhibit from tribal to contemporary artists from Qfrica.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We revisited this museum after failing to get in on a Monday a few years ago. Last time we did look at the exhibits in the park which are really unusual. At the moment there are special displays on "furniture" and a very much enlarged...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 2 September 2018

You could spend the entire day exploring this museum. I especially enjoyed the Egyptian artifacts. If it had not been such a hot day, I would have loved viewing all the sculptures outside on the grounds. I kept wishing for a top ten list, of...More

Thank sandsprite
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely something for everyone here!! See the Thomas Hart Benton Persephone - amazing piece. See the Monet right piece of the waterlilies triptych! Some exceptional modern art pieces in the Bloch wing. Too hot to see much of the sculpture garden but enjoyed what we...More

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum, not so huge as to be overwhelming but with a number of stand-out pieces and collections. Plus, it is free!

Thank longshot44
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We stopped in to see the large shuttlecock sculptures outside and found out that the museum was open, so we checked it out and it was fantastic! They had a lot of different works by the "masters", paintings, sculptures and unique exhibits. Spent several hours...More

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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
10 March 2016|
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Response from richardjwaksman | Reviewed this property |
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