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American Visionary Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Federal Hill
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Address: 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
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Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works by...

Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works by non-mainstream artists, including the "whirligig", a 55-foot wind-powered sculpture, a 10-foot model of the Lusitania made entirely out of match sticks and a mobile that spans three floors.

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A wonderland

Expressions of the human spirit in all its creative glory. Often wondrously moving or hilarious and sometimes both at the same time. Do not miss.

Reviewed 23 February 2015
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Minneapolis MN USA
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Minneapolis MN USA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Expressions of the human spirit in all its creative glory. Often wondrously moving or hilarious and sometimes both at the same time. Do not miss.

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Wihte Hall Maryland
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

This museum takes you on a trip down memory lane with some of the exhibits. It has a whole range of art displayed from kooky to serious.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Why should you have to pay a fee to get into this museum that offers nothing to its viewers. What is this place good for? Well, they have a great loft in one of their buildings for weddings. But, if you want to have a wedding in an attic like "Anne Frank in hiding" then this is the place for... More 

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Thank Robert G
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

AVAM is a must-visit museum. It is absolutely fantastic, and you will see things you have never experienced in any other museum. Go! Enjoy!

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Thank Joe S
Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

AVAM is the showcase for hundreds of exhibits by artists who are self-taught. If you ever wanted to see how to make things out of bottle caps or old toilets, this is the place to go. My 6 year-old granddaughter is extremely creative and loved every minute of it . . . even the booth showcasing fart noises throughout history.

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Thank Aloha Louie
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Best museum for all BUT The kids love it When have your children asked to go to an ART Museum? Kids can relate to the colors, shapes, and fun of art They can actually copy and reinvent what they see Don't misss the amazing store Great for kids to shop for gifts What a wonderful treat

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

AVAM is a wonderful place, displaying the personal visions of artists on the periphery. Their gift shop is like no other, full of things to delight the 10-year-old boy child in all of us. We live in Baltimore and enjoy AVAM so much that we've become members and visit regularly.

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Thank bvanwely
MD
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

They call this the art museum for people who don't like art museums. Very eclectic collection and if you're not interested in the art museum itself, definitely check out the museum store. You can go to the museum store for free.

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Vermont
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Definitely worth several hours, this very unique museum is unlike any other I've ever visited. Non-traditional, mystically-inspired, folk art of the best type, along with the unexpected. You won't quickly forget a visit here.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The American Visionary Arts Museum (AVAM) is a hidden gem in the museum world. There are two buildings - one admission gains you admittance to both. It's the perfect place if you like avant grade, modern art. The secondary space also hosts events. My cousin had her wedding there; the space was lovely and had a wonderful view. It's not... More 

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