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Appleton Museum of Art

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Address: 4333 NE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470-5000
Phone Number: 352-291-4455
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Great Museum with wonderful staff

I took a tour as was so impressed to have this type of Museum in Ocala. There was so much to see, I will be taking another visit soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Amy M
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I took a tour as was so impressed to have this type of Museum in Ocala. There was so much to see, I will be taking another visit soon.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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60 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This town does not have a lot to offer other than being a gateway to cool places. However, this is a great museum. Small and intimate, it has a really cool feel to it. Great architecture. The staff is very friendly and the place is super quiet. The traveling exhibits were really interesting and the permanent ones were good as... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The collection doesn't feature any well-known artists, but it makes up for that with its organization and the scope of art displayed. All the major movements in European art up for the last 200 years (Dutch, French, German, English, et al) are represented, along with explanations of the work and themes present. The Asian art collection, while smaller than the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I don't believe that the marjority of the residents in this area are fully aware of what the Appleton Museum has to offer. I had not been in several years and was impressed by the art on display as well as the gift shop. There were many unique items by local artists available for sale..

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Ocala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is one of the most outstanding meseums I have visited including those in Washington, DC. This is the best I have ever found in a small town. If you are ever in the area it is a must to see.

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We drove by on our way to our hotel but decided to do a u-turn and are we ever glad we did.A real unexpected gem.While they have a nice collection of American & European art the highlight for us was the Asian & African collection. The family were quite the collectors & the results are presented in an informative style.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Appleton Museum of Art is located on spacious grounds near the famous Silver Springs. It has an excellent collection of sculpture, paintings and antiquities.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

There's a solid amount of Art work and the landscaping up to the museum is nice also. I really enjoyed the Bonzai exhibit that was there last year.

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Toronto, Canada
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is our second visit to Ocala in five years and we made a point of going to the Appleton. Again, we were not disappointed. The permanent collection was nice to review, and the special exhibits an added bonus. The best part is that it is a quiet and uncrowded venue. Most museums of this caliber you are shoulder to... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have been coming to the Ocala area for years to stay at Silver Springs State Park. We heard about the Appleton but spent our time hiking, biking and kayaking instead. But the rainy weather this week convinced us to finally go to the museum. What a delightful experience! It's an eclectic collection of art from all over the world,... More 

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