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Address: 425 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone Number: 920-380-7491
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A Wonderful Gem!

What a perfect attraction for Appleton, which historically was home to many, many paper mills! A great way to learn about the history of commercially made paper, and also learn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
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Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a perfect attraction for Appleton, which historically was home to many, many paper mills! A great way to learn about the history of commercially made paper, and also learn about how to make your own handmade paper from recycled materials! I love it! :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We got to see the history of paper making in Wisconsin. There was a short video presentation as well as getting to see the world's first cloned tree (dead of course). Our guide even let us make paper, showing us the correct way to handle a "coochie".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you want your kids to learn, you give them experiences they don't forget, like this one. Sure, there's plenty of interpretive displays on the history of paper-making and on it's face, covering that topic sounds like a 101 snoozer coming on, but this place infuses plenty of energy and interaction into the learning process. If your kids (or the... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband and I went with my family to the PDS. What a fun afternoon! I'm a crafty person and enjoyed learning how to make paper. They have a museum of info graphics about paper in this area and it's very interesting. Definitely a fun little stop in Appleton! Their gift shop also offers a bunch of goods - I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I stopped here as we were in the area for a wedding and although we're in the Appleton area fairly frequently, we had never been to the Paper Discovery Center. After paying the fairly low admission price ($5/adult, I believe), we were shown a short video to introduce us to the paper industry, specific to the Fox... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We went for a school field trip and I was happily surprised at the high level of interaction there was for the students. They were able yo make connections between the simple machinss we studied in class and had a great time with all the activities.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

For a low cost ($5 per adult, $3 per child, or $12 for a family) the attraction consists of a short 3 minute movie, self guided educational tour, and guided crafts. The highlight was that they help you make your own paper that you can take home, which was informative and fun. A great time for a great price!

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Flint, mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Want to know how trees become paper? This place will show you. Paper is made from other stuff than just trees... have fun and make your own sheet of paper. Be sure to look out the windows when you are here. The river view of the rapids is great.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ever wonder about paper??? I didn't but after going through the Paper Discovery Center I discovered lots of interesting facts about paper and saw some really cool things. Well worth the trip to the river front and then stop in the little coffee restaurant for a beverage on the back porch and then go next door to that for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited this museum recently with our son and daughter -in-law and grandchildren 4 & 6. At first glance, I thought this might have been a mistake for our very active grandchildren. However, I soon realized that there was much there to keep even that age group engaged. They loved to make paper and the instructor was very patient with... More 

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