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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 5 days ago via mobile

That Nelson-Atkins Museum is a beautiful venue located just east of the Plaza. The facilities are Immaculate and showcase the beautiful art from around the world. Plan on spending two to three hours, and if you like they have a beautiful restaurant for light lunch...More

Thank tom r
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum had been recommended to us by an artist friend and it does not disappoint. Each gallery, arranged (as it should be) by era/type was beautifully curated and the collection ranged from late-kingdom Egypt to 21st century post-post-modern. There are some, like Pether's "Eruption...More

Thank agatha56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum with top notch 20th century art collection, beautiful grounds, and much more. We spent about 3 hours and ran out of time. If we return to Kansas City, we'll definitely plan another visit and more time.

Thank caroljbauer
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent about half a day in the Nelson-Atkins Museum. We were blown away. First, it was not elbow to elbow so you could visit the various rooms at your own leisure. Also, we were shocked at the Egyptian and Roman rooms....More

Thank JefferyJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love museums in general but this museum has alot of exhibits, all types from stuff from the US to the rest of the world

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to visit here several times a year. The rotating exhibits are great, but I really love the permanent exhibits as well. The docents are always nearby to answer questions and provide you new information about the art. Great place for lunch too!

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really neat place to visit! We took our time and loved every minute of it! If you're in Kansas City this is a must see!

Thank Lynnwalter76
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had a membership for several years and not only enjoy the world-class exhibits, but also Rozelle Court for lunch! The docents are always courteous and knowledgable about all things.

Thank akparran
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nelson Atkins is free for everybody and have an awesome selection of art and photography to enjoy and keep you busy for half day. The garden is extraordinary peaceful and give you the opportunity to picnic with your partner or your family. Come and visit...More

Thank Ludwig_Alberty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible facility but you need at least a day to give it justice. Unbelievable exhibits. Great outdoor artwork.

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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
9 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