We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
+1 816-751-1278
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$70.00*
and up
Kansas City Museums Parks And History Segway Tour
More Info
US$33.00*
and up
Kansas City Hop on-Hop off Day Pass
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sculpture garden” (163 reviews)
“bloch building” (56 reviews)
“rozelle court” (54 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
CONTACT
Website
+1 816-751-1278
Write a ReviewReviews (2,693)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"sculpture garden"
in 163 reviews
"bloch building"
in 56 reviews
"rozelle court"
in 54 reviews
"van gogh"
in 45 reviews
"glass maze"
in 41 reviews
"new wing"
in 32 reviews
"asian collection"
in 29 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 44 reviews
"free admission"
in 65 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 58 reviews
"wonderful collection"
in 28 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
in 28 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 28 reviews
"on display"
in 48 reviews
"country club plaza"
in 32 reviews
"lawn"
in 129 reviews
"monet"
in 79 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 2,650 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a trip and plan for at least a half day. Staff was very friendly and helpful to the handicapped.

Thank darsenacity
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Nelson-Atkins is a truly wonderful art museum! Fantastic exhibits, permanent and traveling, great staff/docents, beautiful setting. Indoor and outdoor accessibility. Just a beautiful place to visit!

Thank Liz H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea Kansas City had such a great art museum. I saw an ad for the Picasso exhibit, and made time to go. I found an excellent collection of my favorite Impressionists including a Monet water lily panel, a couple of Van Gogh's,...More

Thank Paul8777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into art then the Nelson-Atkins is the place to visit. So many world class paintings along with wonderful exhibits. Hard to believe that a place like this exists in Kansas City, Missouri but it does. Totally worth a visit and best of...More

Thank mauidreemn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited the "Nelson" on both of our visits to Kansas City. This art museum has no admission charge for its own exhibits - and their catalog of artwork is incredible. In October, we saw old Masters and Impressionist works as well as beautiful sculpture....More

Thank Kayann
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an opportunity to see some of Picasso’s best work. We enjoyed the visit, the kids were less enthusiastic. We took the opportunity to see another exhibition were some jade art was on display. Quite impressive.

Thank Betina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could return and spend more time, and the five year olds I was with enjoyed it for a while and liked the scavenger hunt books. Outdoors was a good place to be loud and burn off some energy. HOWEVER, I’m writing this review because...More

1  Thank jaa2397
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is wonderful! Do not let the price(free) make you think differently! Apparently they used to charge but got a large endowment that made it free for all to enjoy! We saw the Picasso exhibit and that was great too! It's leaving soon I...More

Thank beastofburdenia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this wonderful place for an afternoon or an entire day. Love the exhibits both indoors and out as well as the great lunch spot inside where you feel like you’re in a garden.

Thank maminerva
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the iconic architectural landmarks in KC. So much to enjoy both inside as well as outside. I always appreciate all that the Nelson Atkins Museum has to offer.

Thank callmegypsy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Kansas City
Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Country Club Plaza
167 reviews
.42 km away
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
776 reviews
.43 km away
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
602 reviews
.46 km away
Best Western Plus Seville Plaza Hotel
1,130 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Jack Stack Barbecue
1,640 reviews
.79 km away
Cafe Trio Restaurant
376 reviews
.54 km away
T. Loft
21 reviews
.80 km away
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
464 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
225 reviews
.54 km away
J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
149 reviews
.71 km away
Country Club Plaza
1,740 reviews
1.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
globaloutlook
20 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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
0
Votes
JeanDunham59
9 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from richardjwaksman | Reviewed this property |
It is free.
0
Votes
hummingbird1231
29 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
0
Votes