Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • 6626 Metropolitan Ave

    Flushing, NY 11379

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Metropolitan is one of the worlds largest and finest museums, museams in the world,presenting the best of human creativity from across the globe. Mesmerizing displays

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★★★★★

Metropolitan is one of the worlds largest and finest museums, museams in the world,presenting the best of human creativity from across the globe. Mesmerizing displays

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Holy huge museum, Batman!

I had no clue how gargantuan the building is. It would truly take at least a full two days to be able to see and appreciate all that is on display.

Fortunately - my museum buddy and I have similar tastes in what we'd want to see and what we really don't care for - so we walked through and opted to miss several wings completely. We had a little less than four hours to spend - which is absolutely not enough time - but packed a lot of quality into that time.

An absolute highlight is the room in the Egyptian section that has the full temple. AMAZING.

We wrapped it up with a glass of wine at the balcony bar overlooking the grand hall. Wine, being surrounded my amazing art, live chamber music? PERFECTION!

Would definitely go back when I have a LOT more time, better walking shoes and am more well rested!

Oh - and had no clue just how huge the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware is. WOW!

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★★★★★

Holy huge museum, Batman!

I had no clue how gargantuan the building is. It would truly take at least a full two days to be able to see and appreciate all that is on display.

Fortunately - my museum buddy and I have similar tastes in what we'd want to see and what we really don't care for - so we walked through and opted to miss several wings completely. We had a little less than four hours to spend - which is absolutely not enough time - but packed a lot of quality into that time.

An absolute highlight is the room in the Egyptian section that has the full temple. AMAZING.

We wrapped it up with a glass of wine at the balcony bar overlooking the grand hall. Wine, being surrounded my amazing art, live chamber music? PERFECTION!

Would definitely go back when I have a LOT more time, better walking shoes and am more well rested!

Oh - and had no clue just how huge the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware is. WOW!

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i went there today and all i can say is wow
i love this place and recomend everyone should go there

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★★★★★

i went there today and all i can say is wow
i love this place and recomend everyone should go there

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I have been to Metropolitan Museum of Art thrice and I believe that this is only the place to find any type of art. I would recommend my friends to visit what! an amazing art here is. Best museum in New York!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I have been to Metropolitan Museum of Art thrice and I believe that this is only the place to find any type of art. I would recommend my friends to visit what! an amazing art here is. Best museum in New York!!!!!!

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One of the best museums in the city. Had some of my favorite Warhol pieces on display. And always has wonderful limited engagement exhibits.

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★★★★☆

One of the best museums in the city. Had some of my favorite Warhol pieces on display. And always has wonderful limited engagement exhibits.

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This museum is one of the best in the city. I have gone 4 times now and you lose yourself in knowledge and in the amazing art work. The funny part in all of this is I've always hated museums! This is a great place to get away from the madness and lose yourself in the art. I've spent hours here and not even realized it. I recommend this museum to anyone. Thanks for the getaway.

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★★★★★

This museum is one of the best in the city. I have gone 4 times now and you lose yourself in knowledge and in the amazing art work. The funny part in all of this is I've always hated museums! This is a great place to get away from the madness and lose yourself in the art. I've spent hours here and not even realized it. I recommend this museum to anyone. Thanks for the getaway.

Pros: inexpensive, great art

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This is by far my favorite art musuem on the east coast. If you live in NY or are just visiting this is a must see.

2
★★★★☆

This is by far my favorite art musuem on the east coast. If you live in NY or are just visiting this is a must see.

Pros: best collection of art

Cons: crowded

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the MET is by far my favorite museum in NYC. You can wonder around there all day long endlessly entertained by the extrordinary amount of history surrounding you.

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★★★★★

the MET is by far my favorite museum in NYC. You can wonder around there all day long endlessly entertained by the extrordinary amount of history surrounding you.

Pros: You can spend hours there amazed by the sites

Cons: crowds

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This is by far, the best museum in all of New York City. You cannot take a trip to the Big Apple and not make a stop at the Met. They have the coolest exhibits I have ever seen. Gotta go through the Ancient Egyptian exhibit first, they have a chunk of an actual pyramid in there and you can walk through it! Even can see some mummified bodies! Also, don't forget to check out the Armors and Weapons exhibit on the top floor, its jaw-dropping! Definitely check it out if you haven't. If you've been there, they always have new and temporary exhibits as well. So definitely worth coming back to.

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★★★★★

This is by far, the best museum in all of New York City. You cannot take a trip to the Big Apple and not make a stop at the Met. They have the coolest exhibits I have ever seen. Gotta go through the Ancient Egyptian exhibit first, they have a chunk of an actual pyramid in there and you can walk through it! Even can see some mummified bodies! Also, don't forget to check out the Armors and Weapons exhibit on the top floor, its jaw-dropping! Definitely check it out if you haven't. If you've been there, they always have new and temporary exhibits as well. So definitely worth coming back to.

Pros: Best and coolest exhibits

Cons: Too big to do in one day

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I wish for once New Yorkers would own up to their actions. So you can pay a dollar or a penny to get in, that does not mean that you should come in and be smarmy to the cashiers and throw your money on the counter and snicker at us. It is extremely rude and degrading to the cashier who has probably done anywhere from 200-400 transactions before you and who just can't even stand to look at another dollar. I am sorry but it's not right how we get abused day after day. and your not helping New York if you pay $1 or a penny to get in, the Museum is in dire straights right now and it shows, if you come and there are several galleries closed well don't complain because that's what happens when you take advantage and pay a penny.

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★★★★★

I wish for once New Yorkers would own up to their actions. So you can pay a dollar or a penny to get in, that does not mean that you should come in and be smarmy to the cashiers and throw your money on the counter and snicker at us. It is extremely rude and degrading to the cashier who has probably done anywhere from 200-400 transactions before you and who just can't even stand to look at another dollar. I am sorry but it's not right how we get abused day after day. and your not helping New York if you pay $1 or a penny to get in, the Museum is in dire straights right now and it shows, if you come and there are several galleries closed well don't complain because that's what happens when you take advantage and pay a penny.

Pros: everything

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You can find anytype of art here, from any culture or era...its an amazing meseum....the tour guides were extremely helpful and informative. Must visit if in NY!

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★★★★★

You can find anytype of art here, from any culture or era...its an amazing meseum....the tour guides were extremely helpful and informative. Must visit if in NY!

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The building itself is worth seeing- look up at the ceiling of the lobby as you walk in and I bet you'll agree that it is magnificent. And then of course they have an incredible collection of all kinds of art-everything from Ancient Egyptian artifacts to Medieval musical instruments to French Impressionist landscapes. I can't think of any other museum I've been to that is quite so diverse. Obviously, if you really love art you will most likely love this place, but even if you're not that into art, it is worth checking out if you are in New York. It's one of those landmarks that everyone should see at least once.
As great a museum as it is, there are some pitfalls: it can be very hard to navigate through, and I've never found the staff to be very friendly. If you can deal with those things, though, you'll really enjoy your visit.

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★★★★☆

The building itself is worth seeing- look up at the ceiling of the lobby as you walk in and I bet you'll agree that it is magnificent. And then of course they have an incredible collection of all kinds of art-everything from Ancient Egyptian artifacts to Medieval musical instruments to French Impressionist landscapes. I can't think of any other museum I've been to that is quite so diverse. Obviously, if you really love art you will most likely love this place, but even if you're not that into art, it is worth checking out if you are in New York. It's one of those landmarks that everyone should see at least once.
As great a museum as it is, there are some pitfalls: it can be very hard to navigate through, and I've never found the staff to be very friendly. If you can deal with those things, though, you'll really enjoy your visit.

Pros: great collections, not too expensive (it's by donation), you'll probably find something new every time

Cons: can be crowded, hard to navigate, staff is not very friendly or helpful

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What can one say about this museum that hasn't already been said? This is an incredible place for anyone interested in art to visit. I moved to NYC in the 80s for college, I loved how whether visiting here for a school assignment, or w/ friends seeking an afternoon immersed in another world, I would always see something different at the Met. That hold true through today. One thing that had always helped me get the most out of Met visits is picking one or two departments/exhibits per person to see, then heading for those, allowing yourselves to be distracted along the way. If you go here without even a rough plan, you're sure to get tired out within the first several galleries in the front, LOL. We just visited recently to check out the Koons roof exhibit (terrific on a nice day, there's also a cool Rodin up there) then to see the Costume Institute's fun Superheroes exhibit, while wandering historic rooms that I had seen many times before displaying European decorative art & stumbling upon some modern paintings that we had never seen...it was a wonderful afternoon at the Met. I've never taken a tour here but I imagine if you're visiting from out of town & can only visit once, that maybe it's a good idea. OR, just pick a few galleries to see, meander towards them, & promise yourself you'll see other parts of the museum another day in your life. They do have a "suggested" admission ($20 for adults) & they request those visiting special exhibits pay the full amount. But if you're strapped for cash, there's no guilt in giving the several dollars you can spare (less than that I think would be slightly obnoxious but yet still allowed). From the moment you take in the impressive facade, ascend the massive stairs & enter the museum, until the time you leave, you will transport yourself to a spectacular world of art. Truly a must-see.

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★★★★★

What can one say about this museum that hasn't already been said? This is an incredible place for anyone interested in art to visit. I moved to NYC in the 80s for college, I loved how whether visiting here for a school assignment, or w/ friends seeking an afternoon immersed in another world, I would always see something different at the Met. That hold true through today. One thing that had always helped me get the most out of Met visits is picking one or two departments/exhibits per person to see, then heading for those, allowing yourselves to be distracted along the way. If you go here without even a rough plan, you're sure to get tired out within the first several galleries in the front, LOL. We just visited recently to check out the Koons roof exhibit (terrific on a nice day, there's also a cool Rodin up there) then to see the Costume Institute's fun Superheroes exhibit, while wandering historic rooms that I had seen many times before displaying European decorative art & stumbling upon some modern paintings that we had never seen...it was a wonderful afternoon at the Met. I've never taken a tour here but I imagine if you're visiting from out of town & can only visit once, that maybe it's a good idea. OR, just pick a few galleries to see, meander towards them, & promise yourself you'll see other parts of the museum another day in your life. They do have a "suggested" admission ($20 for adults) & they request those visiting special exhibits pay the full amount. But if you're strapped for cash, there's no guilt in giving the several dollars you can spare (less than that I think would be slightly obnoxious but yet still allowed). From the moment you take in the impressive facade, ascend the massive stairs & enter the museum, until the time you leave, you will transport yourself to a spectacular world of art. Truly a must-see.

Pros: An entire world of amazing art, "suggested" admission

Cons: Not enough time to see it all, can get crowded

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I made the unfortunate mistake of not reading the "fine print" about the museum's hours on line. It states it is open until 5:30pm (missed that the "galleries are cleared at 5:15"), and I met a friend there just after 4pm, paid a reduced admissions fee (which received disgusted looks from my cashier), confirmed that the museum was open until 5:30, only to be literrally escorted out of the exhibit I was viewing on the 2nd floor at 5:05pm! Bathrooms were locked, galleries were closed, and we were being rushed out of there like the place was on fire!!! I know that it is only a matter of 15-20 minutes, but this was ridiculous! I don't understand the closing time of 5:30 if in reality the museum closes MUCH earlier! It's just a matter of principle. I'm furious, and I love the museum, but I will have to cool down quite a bit before I go back again.

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★★★☆☆

I made the unfortunate mistake of not reading the "fine print" about the museum's hours on line. It states it is open until 5:30pm (missed that the "galleries are cleared at 5:15"), and I met a friend there just after 4pm, paid a reduced admissions fee (which received disgusted looks from my cashier), confirmed that the museum was open until 5:30, only to be literrally escorted out of the exhibit I was viewing on the 2nd floor at 5:05pm! Bathrooms were locked, galleries were closed, and we were being rushed out of there like the place was on fire!!! I know that it is only a matter of 15-20 minutes, but this was ridiculous! I don't understand the closing time of 5:30 if in reality the museum closes MUCH earlier! It's just a matter of principle. I'm furious, and I love the museum, but I will have to cool down quite a bit before I go back again.

Pros: It's the Met, of course it's amazing!

Cons: Rude and pushy staff members

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I had went to the museum one day with my sister. We were both having a very enjoyable time together, when I noticed someone was calling on my cell phone (it was on silent). I answered it and was talking in a voice so low (lower than most people who were talking about the items in the museum they were viewing) when a security guard SCREAMED at me to "CLOSE YOUR PHONE. THERE ARE NO PHONES ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM." I was so startled and offended at his rude tone, that I immediately shut the phone and placed it in my bag. He continued to say that same exact line, 2 times after I had already shut my phone, getting louder and louder each time. At this point, each person in the section of the museum was staring at me and others in other sections came over to look what was happening. I have never been more mortified in my entire life. After saying to the guard, "I have already shut my phone - I heard you the first time" he repeated that line to me AGAIN. I have never in my entire life been treated like that before by somebody. I think the reason being is because I look young, although I am well into my adult years. In other sections of the museum, I noticed other people with cameras and cell phones, and in response a guard would politely come over and ask them to put it away. This incident completely ruined the rest of the experience I had in the museum and spoiled my day. It's such a shame such a good museum has to staff it would horrible employees.

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★★☆☆☆

I had went to the museum one day with my sister. We were both having a very enjoyable time together, when I noticed someone was calling on my cell phone (it was on silent). I answered it and was talking in a voice so low (lower than most people who were talking about the items in the museum they were viewing) when a security guard SCREAMED at me to "CLOSE YOUR PHONE. THERE ARE NO PHONES ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM." I was so startled and offended at his rude tone, that I immediately shut the phone and placed it in my bag. He continued to say that same exact line, 2 times after I had already shut my phone, getting louder and louder each time. At this point, each person in the section of the museum was staring at me and others in other sections came over to look what was happening. I have never been more mortified in my entire life. After saying to the guard, "I have already shut my phone - I heard you the first time" he repeated that line to me AGAIN. I have never in my entire life been treated like that before by somebody. I think the reason being is because I look young, although I am well into my adult years. In other sections of the museum, I noticed other people with cameras and cell phones, and in response a guard would politely come over and ask them to put it away. This incident completely ruined the rest of the experience I had in the museum and spoiled my day. It's such a shame such a good museum has to staff it would horrible employees.

Pros: Loved the exhibits and most workers were extremely helpful and nice

Cons: Got yelled at like I was 5 years old

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the Met never fails to be amazing. it's a treasure that we're fortunate to have right in our own backyard

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★★★★★

the Met never fails to be amazing. it's a treasure that we're fortunate to have right in our own backyard

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Like the reviewer before me, I am writing to let tourists and fellow New Yorkers that the Rooftop Cafe is most assuredly NOT a cafe, or a bar of any sorts. I read the descriptions on citysearch and was excited to check this place out, assuming it would be a swanky, artsy bar atop the Museum with interesting cocktails and interesting people. I take the elevator up, and immediately to my right is a sandwich cart. In disbelief, I poke my head around the rest of the roof, but to no avail. That cart is actually the cafe. Sure, the view is great, and it's worth a trip up there. But seriously, don't go up there for the "bar." You can buy an expensive beer (and, incongruously, a bag of chips as well), but why not enjoy the Museum sober and then go to a real Upper East Side bar?

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Like the reviewer before me, I am writing to let tourists and fellow New Yorkers that the Rooftop Cafe is most assuredly NOT a cafe, or a bar of any sorts. I read the descriptions on citysearch and was excited to check this place out, assuming it would be a swanky, artsy bar atop the Museum with interesting cocktails and interesting people. I take the elevator up, and immediately to my right is a sandwich cart. In disbelief, I poke my head around the rest of the roof, but to no avail. That cart is actually the cafe. Sure, the view is great, and it's worth a trip up there. But seriously, don't go up there for the "bar." You can buy an expensive beer (and, incongruously, a bag of chips as well), but why not enjoy the Museum sober and then go to a real Upper East Side bar?

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I became a member of citysearch for the sole reason of informing you that this isn't a rooftop cafe. There are no tables; there are no chairs, but you can get a beer for $9. If you want a drink at the end of a day exploring the museum, you can go upstairs and check out the view for five seconds of "oh," or you can actually go to a nice cafe on the street or in the park (boathouse is beautiful and cheaper!) and (gasp) sit down. There are other rooftop spots in the city that give better views and better atmosphere than this cement roof with a few bushes along the perimeter, and other museums that provide better beverages, better scenery and actual gardens. Check out the Cloisters. I hope this helps someone, because I was too disappointed to let anyone else be.

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★★☆☆☆

I became a member of citysearch for the sole reason of informing you that this isn't a rooftop cafe. There are no tables; there are no chairs, but you can get a beer for $9. If you want a drink at the end of a day exploring the museum, you can go upstairs and check out the view for five seconds of "oh," or you can actually go to a nice cafe on the street or in the park (boathouse is beautiful and cheaper!) and (gasp) sit down. There are other rooftop spots in the city that give better views and better atmosphere than this cement roof with a few bushes along the perimeter, and other museums that provide better beverages, better scenery and actual gardens. Check out the Cloisters. I hope this helps someone, because I was too disappointed to let anyone else be.

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The best part of this is the Egyptian art wing. There are mummies and sculptures on display. The room with the lake is beautiful. The knights and armor exhibit is very impressive. The armor is displayed fully assembled so you get a sense of what they really looked like when going to battle. I also liked the collection of musical instruments since you can see how the modern instruments evolved into what they are today. There are so many different types of art in the museum that everyone will surely finfd something that they will like. Admission is by donation of your choice. I usually give $5. The gift shop is nice, but you most items are overpriced.

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★★★★★

The best part of this is the Egyptian art wing. There are mummies and sculptures on display. The room with the lake is beautiful. The knights and armor exhibit is very impressive. The armor is displayed fully assembled so you get a sense of what they really looked like when going to battle. I also liked the collection of musical instruments since you can see how the modern instruments evolved into what they are today. There are so many different types of art in the museum that everyone will surely finfd something that they will like. Admission is by donation of your choice. I usually give $5. The gift shop is nice, but you most items are overpriced.

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There is no substituion for the Met. If you only have a few hours to spend in New York City, this is the place to be. Having traveled to many other countries and frequented their museums, I have yet to find any other place that offers such an amazing artistic experience. This is definitely the place for both art and non-art lovers, since there is something for everyone. Although you could feasibly spend an entire day being here, if you only have a few hours to spend, your best bet is to check out the current exhibitions that are running, the Egyptian wing, and the modern works of art.

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★★★★★

There is no substituion for the Met. If you only have a few hours to spend in New York City, this is the place to be. Having traveled to many other countries and frequented their museums, I have yet to find any other place that offers such an amazing artistic experience. This is definitely the place for both art and non-art lovers, since there is something for everyone. Although you could feasibly spend an entire day being here, if you only have a few hours to spend, your best bet is to check out the current exhibitions that are running, the Egyptian wing, and the modern works of art.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art located on the East Side of New York City is one of the most famous Art museums in the world.

If you don't want to go inside, feel free to sit on the grand steps in front of the entrance to have a good lunch with a friend/pal.

Once you are inside the museum, you are treated to a courteous staff. The art here is simply amazing. You can sit here the entire day and view less than a quarter of the museum.

So, you should come here again and again!

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art located on the East Side of New York City is one of the most famous Art museums in the world.

If you don't want to go inside, feel free to sit on the grand steps in front of the entrance to have a good lunch with a friend/pal.

Once you are inside the museum, you are treated to a courteous staff. The art here is simply amazing. You can sit here the entire day and view less than a quarter of the museum.

So, you should come here again and again!

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The Metropolitan is the "grand dame" of the New York city Museums. She is steady and true, and you will never run out of things to see here. My children and I love to come here and explore our old favorites along with the constantly changing new exhibits. The place is massive, so it is best to just focus on a room or floor and plan on coming back. Stop at the information booth - especially if coming with children. You might be lucky enough to sign up for a free class, or just get information on the exhibits you are interested in. We love the Egyptian exhibit, and start there every time. A big tip--the suggested admission is just that- give it if you can-but if it is too high for you- pay what you can.

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★★★★★

The Metropolitan is the "grand dame" of the New York city Museums. She is steady and true, and you will never run out of things to see here. My children and I love to come here and explore our old favorites along with the constantly changing new exhibits. The place is massive, so it is best to just focus on a room or floor and plan on coming back. Stop at the information booth - especially if coming with children. You might be lucky enough to sign up for a free class, or just get information on the exhibits you are interested in. We love the Egyptian exhibit, and start there every time. A big tip--the suggested admission is just that- give it if you can-but if it is too high for you- pay what you can.

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The The Metropolitan Museum of Art is considered one of the must sees of New York City in terms of culture. There is something there for everyone, whether you are an avid art fan or not. One does not need to have an appreciation for fine art to enjoy the exhibits at this museum. Admission is inexpensive.

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The The Metropolitan Museum of Art is considered one of the must sees of New York City in terms of culture. There is something there for everyone, whether you are an avid art fan or not. One does not need to have an appreciation for fine art to enjoy the exhibits at this museum. Admission is inexpensive.

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Disclaimer: I hate museums. Museums are generally painful for me. And to have to pay to get into one, well, that just takes the cake. But I have to say that even for museum loathers such as myself, this is one that must be visited. It's huge and it's got so many types of art. Even if you hate museums like me, go for the sake of being able to say you've been to the Met before. Because if you've been to NY and haven't been to the Met, everyone else around you will shoot you an evil look and think it's a tragedy. So I finally went to get everyone off my back. Saw the whole museum in about 3 hours. Glad I went, but probably won't be going back.

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Disclaimer: I hate museums. Museums are generally painful for me. And to have to pay to get into one, well, that just takes the cake. But I have to say that even for museum loathers such as myself, this is one that must be visited. It's huge and it's got so many types of art. Even if you hate museums like me, go for the sake of being able to say you've been to the Met before. Because if you've been to NY and haven't been to the Met, everyone else around you will shoot you an evil look and think it's a tragedy. So I finally went to get everyone off my back. Saw the whole museum in about 3 hours. Glad I went, but probably won't be going back.

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The roof garden on the Met is like knowing someone with the best apartment in town. The great view of the park and the fancy schmancy buildings along Fifth Ave and Central Park West are sooo worth the trip. The sculpture up there looks as if it melted in this summer's heat, but I think it's supposed to look that way. I even saw that famous red tail hawk eating a pigeon! He could have washed it down with a cocktail from the bar up there, if he had the money. I'd say it's one of the nicest places to be in the city.

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★★★★★

The roof garden on the Met is like knowing someone with the best apartment in town. The great view of the park and the fancy schmancy buildings along Fifth Ave and Central Park West are sooo worth the trip. The sculpture up there looks as if it melted in this summer's heat, but I think it's supposed to look that way. I even saw that famous red tail hawk eating a pigeon! He could have washed it down with a cocktail from the bar up there, if he had the money. I'd say it's one of the nicest places to be in the city.

Pros: Great view, Romantic, And culture!

Cons: none

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This was a great experience for me and my children. Everything from the outside to the inside was so large and amazing the kids were impressed. They also have the best displays from all around the world. I think this is a great educational experience for any child or adult. I will be going again.

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★★★★★

This was a great experience for me and my children. Everything from the outside to the inside was so large and amazing the kids were impressed. They also have the best displays from all around the world. I think this is a great educational experience for any child or adult. I will be going again.

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you can easily spend a whole day here looking through all of their exhibits. the museum is huge. and there are permanent exhibitions in the museum from all around the world and all time periods in the world. i especially love the chinese room in the chinese art galary and the room in which a 360 degree view of versailles is painted on the walls of an oval room. it is breathtaking to stand in the center of that room and to look at that painting. what's even better about the musuem is that it's free. though it is best to give some donation to show your appreciation for such a marvelous place.

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you can easily spend a whole day here looking through all of their exhibits. the museum is huge. and there are permanent exhibitions in the museum from all around the world and all time periods in the world. i especially love the chinese room in the chinese art galary and the room in which a 360 degree view of versailles is painted on the walls of an oval room. it is breathtaking to stand in the center of that room and to look at that painting. what's even better about the musuem is that it's free. though it is best to give some donation to show your appreciation for such a marvelous place.

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If you have any interest in art at all, this is a must visit. Plan one full day at the Met. In this 6 hours, you'll see a fraction of what is on exhibit.

Go to the info desk and request the list of free tours. I suggest the museum overview tour. You'll get highlights and will see things you might want to go back to visit.

Step outside and grab a dog from the 'umbrella room' to save some cash on lunch.

If you can't find something here that moves you, I feel sorry for you.

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★★★★★

If you have any interest in art at all, this is a must visit. Plan one full day at the Met. In this 6 hours, you'll see a fraction of what is on exhibit.

Go to the info desk and request the list of free tours. I suggest the museum overview tour. You'll get highlights and will see things you might want to go back to visit.

Step outside and grab a dog from the 'umbrella room' to save some cash on lunch.

If you can't find something here that moves you, I feel sorry for you.

Pros: Value, Collection, Will want to return

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This place is wonderful! There's something for everyone at the Met, whether you're interested in Ancient Egypt, Greece, Africa, Asia, Medieval religious art, Arms and Armor, paintings - you name it, the Met's got it! Just be sure to give yourself a full day to explore its wonders. We were there for almost five hours and were still discovering things to see when the museum's closing hours caught up to us. There's SO much to see! But one word of warning - if you get hungry exploring the Met, go somewhere else to eat! The food in the 'cafeteria' is way too overpriced!!! I had a smoked turkey sandwich on what looked like a dinner roll, and some soggy Caesar salad on a 6" bread plate with a can of diet soda for about $15. Go for the Art, not the food. :) And be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

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★★★★★

This place is wonderful! There's something for everyone at the Met, whether you're interested in Ancient Egypt, Greece, Africa, Asia, Medieval religious art, Arms and Armor, paintings - you name it, the Met's got it! Just be sure to give yourself a full day to explore its wonders. We were there for almost five hours and were still discovering things to see when the museum's closing hours caught up to us. There's SO much to see! But one word of warning - if you get hungry exploring the Met, go somewhere else to eat! The food in the 'cafeteria' is way too overpriced!!! I had a smoked turkey sandwich on what looked like a dinner roll, and some soggy Caesar salad on a 6" bread plate with a can of diet soda for about $15. Go for the Art, not the food. :) And be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Pros: Awesome Exhibits, TONS to see

Cons: Overpriced food

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An amazing collection of Art and exhibits. Don't make the same mistake I made by not allowing yourself plenty of time to move through the various floors & halls. I would recommend a minimum of 4 hours. The Arms & Armor section was my personal favorite, along with the Egyptian Art. Overall, a must see when in Manhattan. Make sure you get a printed map or you'll easily get disoriented.

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★★★★★

An amazing collection of Art and exhibits. Don't make the same mistake I made by not allowing yourself plenty of time to move through the various floors & halls. I would recommend a minimum of 4 hours. The Arms & Armor section was my personal favorite, along with the Egyptian Art. Overall, a must see when in Manhattan. Make sure you get a printed map or you'll easily get disoriented.

Pros: Massive exhibit

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It's one of the best museums I've been to other than the smaller ones in the Quartier de Latin in Paris. Organized and curated well. A must. And if you're a student, you get in Free, so, how can anyone beat free?

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★★★★★

It's one of the best museums I've been to other than the smaller ones in the Quartier de Latin in Paris. Organized and curated well. A must. And if you're a student, you get in Free, so, how can anyone beat free?

Pros: Everything

Cons: Not really anything

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The times I spent at a Museum, no matter if it was New York, Chicago, Florida, Washington D.C., Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore, and any other place I visited, some moments are remembered by noticing couple (s) enjoying the aesthetics ability of the artist, which for whatever reason, brings a different light to such a date.

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★★★★☆

The times I spent at a Museum, no matter if it was New York, Chicago, Florida, Washington D.C., Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore, and any other place I visited, some moments are remembered by noticing couple (s) enjoying the aesthetics ability of the artist, which for whatever reason, brings a different light to such a date.

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I went to the Met on Sunday, January 19 with my wife and a couple of friends. We were impressed/surprised with what the Met had to offer. We visited the Louvre in October and were impressed too, but I would say that the Met is slightly better. I recommend seeing the African-American Artists: 1929-1945 exhibit. It is there until May of 2003.

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★★★★★

I went to the Met on Sunday, January 19 with my wife and a couple of friends. We were impressed/surprised with what the Met had to offer. We visited the Louvre in October and were impressed too, but I would say that the Met is slightly better. I recommend seeing the African-American Artists: 1929-1945 exhibit. It is there until May of 2003.

Pros: inexpensive, Friendly staff

Cons: Crowded at times

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no need to mention the great collections, but the museum also opens late on Fridays and Saturdays. here's an alternative dating/waiting place: 2nd floor right above the grand lobby. a glass of wine with live music.

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★★★★★

no need to mention the great collections, but the museum also opens late on Fridays and Saturdays. here's an alternative dating/waiting place: 2nd floor right above the grand lobby. a glass of wine with live music.

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This is the greatest place on earth. There is nothing bettr than this place

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This is the greatest place on earth. There is nothing bettr than this place

Pros: tbest in the world

Cons: too small

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Love it. Only spend a couple of hours at a time or you'll get overwhelmed. Love the tours, no charge/no reservation, "pole" behind info. desk or check website (also shows special exhibits). They are given by volunteers who really know their stuff. BTW, folks at the info desk are great. The guards also know their way around so don't be bashful to ask them directions to an exibit/area.
A plus is that it really is by donation. If you don't have the money for the full price they will take less with not batting an eye (not valid for special exhibits). Please don't take advantage of their genorisity .. this is for people who really can't afford the full price. Now that I can afford the full price I pay it to support the Museum.

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★★★★★

Love it. Only spend a couple of hours at a time or you'll get overwhelmed. Love the tours, no charge/no reservation, "pole" behind info. desk or check website (also shows special exhibits). They are given by volunteers who really know their stuff. BTW, folks at the info desk are great. The guards also know their way around so don't be bashful to ask them directions to an exibit/area.
A plus is that it really is by donation. If you don't have the money for the full price they will take less with not batting an eye (not valid for special exhibits). Please don't take advantage of their genorisity .. this is for people who really can't afford the full price. Now that I can afford the full price I pay it to support the Museum.

Pros: Pleasant staff, Well worth the price

Cons: Sometimes overwhelmin, Sometimes crowded, Lack of evening hours

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I'm so impressive and so amazing with everything in the museum.I took my time about 3 hours in here and still haven't seen everything yet, but the huge of the museum is not a deterant for me to go back again. If you want to go to this museum and walk around, check all the things, I suggest that you shouldn't just look and wow. See the detail of each thing and you may find something weird and surprising, which you might never think about it before, and you'll feel much more enjoying of seeing all things in the museum. I don't hesitate to go back to the museum again for sure.

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★★★★★

I'm so impressive and so amazing with everything in the museum.I took my time about 3 hours in here and still haven't seen everything yet, but the huge of the museum is not a deterant for me to go back again. If you want to go to this museum and walk around, check all the things, I suggest that you shouldn't just look and wow. See the detail of each thing and you may find something weird and surprising, which you might never think about it before, and you'll feel much more enjoying of seeing all things in the museum. I don't hesitate to go back to the museum again for sure.

Pros: Inexpensive, All World Arts, Good Section Deviding

Cons: Too crowd

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My brother and I had an amazing time at the Met. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time (at least four hours) to get through the museum. The collections are expertly put together and Rennaisance Period offers visitors a chance to stare the history learned in art class in the face.

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★★★★★

My brother and I had an amazing time at the Met. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time (at least four hours) to get through the museum. The collections are expertly put together and Rennaisance Period offers visitors a chance to stare the history learned in art class in the face.

Pros: Inexpensive, Beautiful, Cultural Gift

Cons: Crowded, Enormous, Overwhelming

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best bet is to break this up into two visits (2-3 hours each). Sooo much to see. At the top of the list of World's greatest museums

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★★★★★

best bet is to break this up into two visits (2-3 hours each). Sooo much to see. At the top of the list of World's greatest museums

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Plan on spending the entire day there since there's so much to see. Pace yourself and try to go on a weekday, when it's a little less crowded.

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★★★★☆

Plan on spending the entire day there since there's so much to see. Pace yourself and try to go on a weekday, when it's a little less crowded.

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this museum has incredible stuff, no argument there. everything from asian art to arms and armor to european to egyptian. and that's just their permanent collection. the exhibits are fabulous, too. and there are the great halls on the first floor of the american wing where you can sit down and rest your legs. BUT the one thing i can't stand about the met is how they keep raising the price of admission. right now it's $12, more than double what it was a few years ago. i don't understand why one of the richest museums in the world would have to do that. i know it's just "suggested" admission, but they make you feel bad when you decide to give less. it's a big deterrent for those who live in new york and would like to visit on a regular basis.

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★★★★☆

this museum has incredible stuff, no argument there. everything from asian art to arms and armor to european to egyptian. and that's just their permanent collection. the exhibits are fabulous, too. and there are the great halls on the first floor of the american wing where you can sit down and rest your legs. BUT the one thing i can't stand about the met is how they keep raising the price of admission. right now it's $12, more than double what it was a few years ago. i don't understand why one of the richest museums in the world would have to do that. i know it's just "suggested" admission, but they make you feel bad when you decide to give less. it's a big deterrent for those who live in new york and would like to visit on a regular basis.

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You have to see it to know what all the hype is about. It ain't just paintings. This is something you have to see and while saying to yourself it's imortant to see the best of anything.

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★★★★★

You have to see it to know what all the hype is about. It ain't just paintings. This is something you have to see and while saying to yourself it's imortant to see the best of anything.

Pros: depth of material, quality of exhibits, physical setting

Cons: no parking, you can't take pictur

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I visited the Museum two weeks back and could not help going there again the next day as there was so much to see and learn that I had to revisit. It's a place for learning and educating yourself on the history, art and culture. I would strongly recommend visiting the museum. The museum has three cafes and they are all great. Must visit and must eat there.
Enjoy!!!

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★★★★★

I visited the Museum two weeks back and could not help going there again the next day as there was so much to see and learn that I had to revisit. It's a place for learning and educating yourself on the history, art and culture. I would strongly recommend visiting the museum. The museum has three cafes and they are all great. Must visit and must eat there.
Enjoy!!!

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The overall art collection held within the MET contains a grand survey of art covering most every culture and major art epoch. But my must admit that my heart and mind leans in towards both sentimentally and intellectually towards Boston's Museum of Fine Art (will always be my favorite museum in the world).

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★★★★★

The overall art collection held within the MET contains a grand survey of art covering most every culture and major art epoch. But my must admit that my heart and mind leans in towards both sentimentally and intellectually towards Boston's Museum of Fine Art (will always be my favorite museum in the world).

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Absolutely incredible! Wonders lurk around every corner. To even begin to do it justice, you'd have to spend a couple of days here. Highlights were Tiffany glass, El Greco, the Temple of Dendur and the Impressionist paintings. WOW

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★★★★★

Absolutely incredible! Wonders lurk around every corner. To even begin to do it justice, you'd have to spend a couple of days here. Highlights were Tiffany glass, El Greco, the Temple of Dendur and the Impressionist paintings. WOW

Pros: World Class, What Variety, Beautiful Building

Cons: So Damn Big!

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The best, biggest, most comprehensive collection of art. Bring comfortable shoes.

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★★★★★

The best, biggest, most comprehensive collection of art. Bring comfortable shoes.

Pros: It's the MET!, NYC location, Lots to see

Cons: Crowded, BAD food

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The best Egyptian exhibit in the US, a must see.

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★★★★★

The best Egyptian exhibit in the US, a must see.

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It is worth a trip to New York by itself. Once you are tired of walking indoors in the galleries, you can go directly to Central Park and breathe fresh air on the lawn.

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★★★★★

It is worth a trip to New York by itself. Once you are tired of walking indoors in the galleries, you can go directly to Central Park and breathe fresh air on the lawn.

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Love this museum! They have free shows, their arts are magnificently beautiful and the location is sooo strategic on 5th Ave. near to Central Park, to Guggenheim, to Central Park Zoo, to Colombus Circle, to shopping areas all the way in 5th Ave.

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★★★★★

Love this museum! They have free shows, their arts are magnificently beautiful and the location is sooo strategic on 5th Ave. near to Central Park, to Guggenheim, to Central Park Zoo, to Colombus Circle, to shopping areas all the way in 5th Ave.

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The museum is great and has an amazing collection but its not the best art museum in the city. Its way too big and crowded. Good luck finding your way around, the maps don't even help. I suggest MOMA or the Guggenhiem for a person who is more interested in seeing some great artwork without hassle.

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★★★☆☆

The museum is great and has an amazing collection but its not the best art museum in the city. Its way too big and crowded. Good luck finding your way around, the maps don't even help. I suggest MOMA or the Guggenhiem for a person who is more interested in seeing some great artwork without hassle.

 

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