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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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A feast for the eyes!

You will experience some of the most amazing eclectic art imaginable! I'm am not going to include... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
High point of my trip to Baltimore

Debated going, but outstanding. A different kind of art museum, and not to be missed if you have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
Federal Hill
+1 410-244-1900
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will experience some of the most amazing eclectic art imaginable! I'm am not going to include photos so you can experience it live without prejudice! I would put this on the top of the list when visiting downtown Baltimore even before the inner harbor!...More

Thank beengland
Reviewed 4 days ago

Debated going, but outstanding. A different kind of art museum, and not to be missed if you have any eclectic view of any form of art. A little heavy handed on preaching, but all in a good cause, and the art will wake you up....More

Thank ebdreyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

My niece had her wedding ceremony and reception here at the museum a few weeks ago, and it was absolutely lovely. (Wildflower Garden and Sculpture Barn). The website shows parking for the museum on Covington, but if you are coming from north of Baltimore, using...More

Thank kibrij
Reviewed 1 week ago

The American Visionary Art museum offers interesting, varied art from individualistic perspectives, often touched with humor. "Visionary" in the name of the museum distinguishes the work from "Outsider" art, and the museum takes pains to provide information about the artists' backgrounds that helps explain the...More

Thank MSGYoungsville_NC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my kids (ages 3 through12) and we all loved it. We were all engaged throughout the visit. The icing on the cake was the free movie in the evening. They showed the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (there's a free movie...More

Thank ChikaLadybug
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a very unusual, fun, and eclectic museum. You will have a good time there. Plan to spend about 2 hours.

Thank 649,001
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love AVAM for many reasons, but our favorite family event is in December - Sock Monkey Saturday. Fun for all ages. My son is getting better at making his own sock creation (we have done all kinds of critters besides monkeys) and choosing the...More

Thank KR_Balto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum for teenagers & kids. Modern day ecletic artists, my description & as the saying goes, "eclectic is in the mind of the beholder" so you might describe it differently! Great gift shop & restaurant.

Thank Shelly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the works in the AVAM are by untrained artists. It is a visual feast. It is always different and always interesting. I highly recommend the museum.

Thank JimB79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well-worth the time ... a very enjoyable experience. Charm city bus (Blue Line from Inner Harbor) stop near by with a nice walk before or after to\/from the Federal Hill dining district.

Thank Greg J
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Yes, they allow strollers.
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