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New York, New York: Museum of the Dog

Pedigreed attraction with canine-themed paintings and sculpture. "Find Your Match" scans your face and matches it to the dog breed you resemble. Play fetch with a cartoon dog. No pet dogs allowed inside.

101 Park Ave., New York, NY
Midtown. Building entrance on the northeast corner of Park Ave. and E. 40th St.
Tu-Su 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
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Museum of the Dog.

Museum of the Dog

If you love dogs, it's worth stopping.

[Laura, 01/20/2014]
Museum of the Dog

The American Kennel Club Dog Museum houses a fantastic collection of high quality, mostly traditional, paintings and sculptures of dogs as well as memorabilia from AKC shows in a beautiful Greek revival mansion situated in the 500+ acre Queeny Park southwest of St. Louis. And the best part is, well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome inside this first-class museum! The grounds are beautiful and paved paths invite joggers, dog-walkers, and horses to enjoy the area. My pups and I discovered this gem on a trip from our home in Chicago to see The World's Largest Catsup Bottle.

[Charlie Propsom, 05/29/2007]

Always listed in area travel guides, but sounded a little too serious and upscale -- though they used to let dogs roam the galleries. Noted in our old database, early 1990s: "Dogs no longer allowed inside, except in the community room. 'The problem is, we were having a lot of accidents on the carpeting. And even in the fall we were having fleas. You'd walk into a gallery, see a big wet spot, and go, 'Oh, great.'' Fleas would bite museum workers as they sat at their desks. Museum recarpeted. Community room is tiled." Problem eliminated, one way or another -- perhaps the whole place is tiled now?

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