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Paper Discovery Center

425 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911
920-380-7491
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Appleton
Type: Specialty Museums
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Flint, mi
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160 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Silver Creek
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Wisconsin
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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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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