The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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The country's largest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses vast series of collections, with more than 2 million works divided among 17 departments. Within this single building view thousands of pieces of American and European art, including notable works by Whistler, Sargent, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. The museum also notably contains what's considered the greatest collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo. One of the world's most prestigious centers of art and culture, the museum welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year. Step inside to see Roman statues, musical instruments, antique weapons, costumes, period rooms, Egyptian artifacts, and modern photographs. Consider a guided tour of the museum highlights. You may want to end your visit with a drink in the rooftop bar. Make The Metropolitan Museum of Art a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Too much for one day but if one is selective it makes for an incredible visit. Amazing exhibitions and great explanations. Go before the crowds and enjoy at ease.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Amazing Museum for quantity and quality of the exhibits. Recommend you start from the extensive gallery and leave for breaking the salt archaeological sites.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Not much not to like about the Met.....the handy guides are essential to help you navigate your way around the site, this was our kids first visit and they were blown away with the Egyptian section......  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    It's a unique experience. This place is huge! Wear your walking shoes. The staff was very friendly and helpful unless you touch something on display. It wasn't me... Saw a lady get shaped up real quick for it. The price is pay what you want but they do have guidelines to give you an idea. Family friendly.
  • June 25, 2017
    Absolutely amazing experience. There was so much to see and it was all actually worth stopping to look at. I'd love to go again and see the rest of it, which is a testament to the value of the ticket. The rooftop garden/lookout/little cafe type thing was also beautiful.
  • June 15, 2017
    Amazing museum. You'll need several full days to get a good feel for the place. We've been five times now, and I'm just starting to get familiar with where things are. The best part is the Egyptian wing, followed by the Greek wing. See if you can find the electrum vase.
  • June 27, 2017
    This is an incredible museum with art from many famous painters from different countries and time periods. I have been to the museum twice and spent a lot of time there both times and I still have not truly experienced the whole museum. Spend a full day there if you can.

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