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Paper Discovery Center

425 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Appleton
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Location is gorgeous and worked into the museum's displays nicely. Very interesting place, but best of all is that you get to make a piece of paper. Brought out my inner child - I had a great time and enjoyed every minute. Wonderful docents! This is well worth the small admission charge. There was also a very nice looking small... More

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Middleton, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very neat place to learn history about paper and how it impacted this region of Wisconsin. Staff was very nice. We got to make our own paper to take home which was pretty cool. All in about 45 minutes -- so well worth the trip and nominal charge.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This Discovery center is in a retired paper mill (2000).You see a 5 min video about the paper mill industry, other exhibits and then you make paper yourself. A different activity that kids should enjoy. A good rainy day activity.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very interesting and well thought out displays. Making the recycled paper was a lot of fun for the kids.

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Pirassununga, SP
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Only managed to take some pictures outside, due to the location time.Mas pleased by the conservation and importance given to the past the technology!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great activity for a family. Simple and brief history on the making of paper. Well produced introductory video/movie (about 5 minutes) provides a quick overview of the history of paper making and how the making and use of paper has evolved. Great hands on activities for kids and adults alike. Oragami paper folding centers, science activity centers and our favorite... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I work in the paper business and took 2-3 new employees to the Discovery Center for a crash course on paper making history and a 'how-to'. As adults we found many of the exhibits very helpful, fun and informative. There is a 10-15 minute movie you can watch, but most young children would quickly grow restless. By far the best... More

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Near Chicago, IL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We arrived at the Center about an hour before closing and the time went by like the blink of an eye. The exhibits on paper making were very interesting and informative. Then we had the fun of actually making a sheet of paper to take home as a souvenir. This place is fascinating for young and old alike. A bonus... More

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Niceville, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We expected to spend about an hour at the Paper Discovery Center; we ended up there for about 2½ hours. We lucked out - a school field trip had just left and we had the place to ourselves. Our 6-yr old son probably had a better time than our 4-yr old daughter because he and my wife worked on their... More

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appleton, WI
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This was a fun field trip to go on with my granddaughter's class. There were fun activities and lots to see. Some things were a little too time consuming to hold the attention of kindergartners, but we enjoyed it.

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