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“Definitely visit the Rodin Museum”
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Rodin Museum
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Ranked #10 of 438 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Home of the greatest Rodin collection outside of Paris. The museum houses 124 sculptures, including "The Thinker."
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“Definitely visit the Rodin Museum”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

There's the Phila Art Museum, the Barnes and the Rodin all within throwing distance of each other. If you go to Barnes (which you MUST), definitely visit the Rodin as they are right next door to each other. I usually do not go on guided tours, but there was one starting when I got there and I tagged along. I am very glad I did as I learned a lot about Rodin, the art of sculpting, and the history of this museum. the museum is small - I am guessing the tour took 45 minutes.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Some great works, yet cluttered and underwhelming”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It's a no-brainer to stop by here. There are dozens of works by Rodin, after all, including his Gates of Hell piece that he spent decades on. But the museum itself felt cluttered and haphazard, and it wasn't particularly inviting. I'd stop by during a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes but would leave far more time for the other two.

Visited May 2014
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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We did not have the opportunity to go inside the museum as we were sightseeing with two toddlers in tow who were getting restless. The exterior grounds of the museum are gorgeous. They transported you to a garden in Paris. Serene and comforting you could sit on a bench and read a book. The thinker statue was impressive. The gates of Hell blew my mind. If this is all you get to see of the museum you will be the better for it. Take a few moments to just look and really appreciate what you are looking at. I would most certainly return to tour the rest of the collection when my girls are older.

Visited May 2014
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Paris, France
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“Don't miss the beautiful gardens of the museum”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The museum reopened after extensive renovations in 2012.

The larger sculputures have been moved outside to the beautiful garden designed by Jacques Gréber. Henri Gréber’s replica of Rodin's "The Kiss" is now located in the main room. Overall, the interior is less busy and you can stroll around admiring Rodin's works without feeling crowded.

Visited August 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“A little bit of Paris in Philadelphia”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This small gem of a museum is well worth the visit and is included as part of your two consecutive day Philadelphia Museum of Art ticket. It's the largest collection of works by Pierre Auguste Rodin(1840-1917) outside the Musee Rodin in Paris.

It is a remarkable ensemble of architecture, landscape and sculpture that originally opened in 1929 and has been beautifully restored.

Visited May 2014
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