The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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Art Museum · Landmark
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. Using our custom trip planner, New York City attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice museum but perhaps very VERY crowded. It make it almost impossible to see anything because of the amount of people.  more »
  • Timed admission but truly painless! I had a 1 PM visit on a Sunday planned, got there fifteen minutes early. They said to go on in, and said if I'd actually arrived at 1 there would have been a line.....  more »
  • We had a great experience! One of the best Museum in the world. Many famous Paintings and artwork! Great location as it is in Central Park! Tips: -There is another entry in the parking lot. You don’t have to park to use this entrance. Therefore, go around and use this entry while there are hundreds of people standing on the line in front of the building. - Park will cost you around $13 per hour. It is not that bad considering the average parking cost in New York City!
  • Great art! You get to see paintings from some of the greatest in history which is super awesome! Tons to see multiple levels and various forms of art include installations, film and photography. There is even outdoor area. There are many seating areas and ample staff and security. The museum is huge with so much to explore. Definitely for the art lover and those interested to learn about art. I was skeptical to pay for entrance but it was WELL worth it, glad I did. Your pass can also be used at their other location as well. Enjoy!!

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