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American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
+1 410-244-1900
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Crazy Sexy Cool

What an amazing museum! So interesting! Only one of its kind in the US! That's the hype, and this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Savannah, Georgia
via mobile
Fun, Fun, Fun

Terrific museum. The art was amusing and delightful. We also had a great lunch there. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Be prepared for the unusual and imaginative at this museum housing works by non-mainstream artists, including the "whirligig", a 55-foot wind-powered sculpture, a 10-foot model of the Lusitania made entirely out of match sticks and a mobile that spans three floors.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (182 reviews)
“self taught” (62 reviews)
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800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
Federal Hill
+1 410-244-1900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing museum! So interesting! Only one of its kind in the US! That's the hype, and this museum lives up to it. Amazing outdoor area, inside the exhibits - permanent & not - were unique and thoughtful. If you're into art, especially contemporary...More

Thank R M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Terrific museum. The art was amusing and delightful. We also had a great lunch there. The admission and lunch were not cheap but worth it. I had the burger, husband had the BLT toast and wonderful wine.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum showcases odd and untutored art made by people from all kinds of backgrounds. It is all quirky and very inspiring. It makes you feel like anyone can make exciting and moving art. The art is often made from unusual materials used in unexpected...More

1  Thank Perry C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the perfect location for my niece’s wedding. The upstairs cafeteria was the perfect size for her small wedding. The food was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time.

Thank Velma W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many museums in my life and there has been nothing exactly like this. All the art is from self taught artists. There are fun exhibits bringing odd things to thought, like existence of UFO’s and visitations from Mother Mary, as well...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The concept of this museum is outsider art. It makes it super interesting but also the art isn't the kind to knock your socks off. That's the only reason I have it only 4 stars. It's a good spot to visit if you're a tourist...More

Thank Mercedes B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never in your life have you seen a place like this. All self taught artists. There is no way to describe this place and it's 3 buildings. Absolutely fascinating. If you get to Baltimore YOU MUST allow 2 hrs to see this place. Just past...More

Thank maven75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A collection of whimsical articles and things that just make me want to go, hmmmm. Different from any other museum I've visited. Worth getting off the beaten path.

1  Thank bb_organic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you will be wowed by the unusual art plus a wonderful place to eat. you can stay and admire for hours. worth the trip

1  Thank 849lawrences
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a museum for the works of people whose works might not otherwise get in. Very creative and imaginative stuff from a broad swath of Americans. It is a great visit with kids!

1  Thank jgieske
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