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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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  • What a great museum and so much to see. You could spend weeks and still not see everything. So please prepare before you go. This is a must visit when in NYC  more »
  • This place is huge. I made the mistake of getting sucked by the first exhibit I visited and the running short on time. Either plan your visit or walk through to the back to get a preview and then work...  more »
  • A great way to spend the day. Also - you pay by DONATION only - So although its recommended you pay more, you dont have to. Doesn't have to break the piggy bank :) You can give $1 and spend the day! H...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I would have loved to go to the met but unfortunately I was completely turned off by this extremely rude older staff memeber. He treated my boyfriend and I like complete idiots when we asked him a simple question about how to get to a certain part of the place. Due to his attitude we decided to never return. Only go to the met if you want to be treated rudely. The Whitney was amazing and the staff members there were super nice and helpful. Obviously not the same but at least the experience was amazing. Both my boyfriend and I have been to the Louvre in Paris and had amazing experiences so we're expecting similar from at least the staff at he met. Extremely disappointed.
  • 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.
  • 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.