Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Internationally recognized as 'one of the finest general art museums in the United States', the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art will surely not disappoint on your trek around Kansas City. This museum must-stop serves as one of the most recognizable local landmarks around the 'City of Fountains', the giant badminton birdie an iconic part of the city's landscape.
Within the walls of this art and architecture giant, you will find over 40,000 works of art, the subjects ranging from ancient Chinese ceramics to modern paintings by some of the most widely recognized artists. See African, American, American Indian, Ancient, Architectural, Design, Decorative Arts, Chinese, Contemporary, European, Japanese, Modern, Southeast Asian, and Photography works, as well as the highly popular Donald J Hall Sculpture Park.
This museum is free, and also holds several daily free tours for those interested. You can practically find a tour of any theme while visiting, from specific collection info sessions to general overview tours. There are 'stroller' tours for young children, school tours for older children, and adult and college tours as well. Each highlight excursion is 'fun, interactive, and informative', making them really hard to pass up. Before you go make a pit stop at one of the two onsite eateries or the Museum Gift Shop.
So what are you waiting for, let's schedule your trip to Nelson Atkins, the 'gathering place for people to share and contemplate the greatest creations of humankind', today!