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“Amazing collections! Impressive renovation”

Chrysler Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Amazing collections! Impressive renovation”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Plan to spend time here, if possible, and to make a return visit because there is so much to see! I could easily spend all day admiring the vast collections and would be comfortable doing so as there's plenty of resting spots for quiet reflection.

I did not have the opportunity to visit pre-renovation, so I cannot contrast the improvements, however the entire museum is a work of art with a fabulous open layout. It is apparent that each nook and cranny is cared for by the very courteous and knowledgeable staff.

The glass art collection is mind-blowing and there's plenty of character and eclecticism to all of the collections. Indoor and outdoor seating make it an idea spot for lunchtime.

Best of all, admission is free! If you are in the area, this is a must-stop attraction!

Visited May 2014
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Saginaw, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“the duck”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Visited Chrysler to see the huge duck. It's size was very impressive. We went into the museum and were amazed at the artifacts and art on display. The glass exhibit was wonderful. Next we went upstairs. The assortment of paintings and sculptures was great. Many pieces by Rodin Picasso. We had to leave early, however, because the building was cleared. But best of all was that the admission was free.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Free museum - great for families”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Went here for the reopening and the duck sculpture - the museum has a nice variety of pieces, and its free. Worth a trip.

Visited May 2014
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Oxon Hill, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Something for everyone! Not ho-hum!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I was afraid of going to omg another boring art museum..but that was not the case with the Chrysler Museum! The building was beautiful! Very well laid out! Several rooms with art for everyone.. China, paintings, sculptures, blown glass, Egyptian artifacts, modern and ancient blending in wonderful harmony! The children were mesmerized not bored! The layout allowed for flow for many people with places to just sit if you wanted, a gift shop with reasonable prices, a snack area, and both stairs and elevators centrally located to allow accessibility for all! The cherry to top it all off is that admission is always FREE! We will go back again for sure!

Visited May 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wow! What a Great Renovation”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Rush to the Chrysler Museum for a treat. The renovation has greatly improved the displays and freshened the experience. Entrance is free. You can even enjoy lunch at the Wisteria Restaurant off the lobby, both indoor and outdoor seating. The gift shop has plenty of nice things if you need a souvenir for the family. This is a fabulous museum.

Visited May 2014
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