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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
+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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4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
+1 816-751-1278
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a member of art museums in four cities, but whenever I'm in Kansas City I make time to get to the Nelson-Atkins Museum. It's simply one of the best. Admission is free, but we always make a contribution to show our support. Highlight of...More

Thank dadiamond1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed the art museum. The giant shuttlecocks were definitely cool. Really liked the clear maze on the lawn!

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome place to visit. We spent 3 hours here. Loved the out door art. Will visit again and see more.

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have not been here in four years. The Bloch collection was a tremendous addition to an already strong European Collection. Every time I am here, it is a challenge to see everything that I know is here. This time I missed the Donald Hall sculpture...More

Thank markkX6690EX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum but free. So much to see so spend some time. My favorite was the Egyptian artifacts. There was even a mummy. A must place to visit.

Thank 10charlotte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum can capture the attention of teenagers! Imagine that... them not looking at their phone for a few hours. Gorgeous pieces with amazing history. Go!

Thank AudreyNoel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not often I get to pick a vacation outing my daughter and husband will enjoy as much as I do. But we all actually enjoyed this art museum. To begin there's a variety of lawn sculptures surrounding museum. Once inside, it's lovely. The staff...More

Thank MJFahrman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've gone to the Nelson-Atkins numerous times over the years and have always enjoyed the experience. Our kids have grown up walking the halls with us and they love it as well. Also, the ground are always a great place to take photos

Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nelson-Atkins Museum was my introduction to Kansas City. As my friend (who lives in KC) and I walked into the entrance, my friend got into a conversation with the woman who greeted us. They had quite a discussion about barbeque. That wouldn't happen at...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For years I had heard of the Nelson-Atkins Museum but had never been, but we decided to take our kids and I'm so glad we did. It is truly amazing and has some incredible art and a huge collection, it was so much bigger than...More

Thank cplang
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21 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.
30 November 2015|
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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