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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great collection of art in a small town. I liked that it was small enough to see the whole museum. We were able to walk through the whole museum and still have time to shop the museum store.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

this a great facility - the collections were wonderfully displayed, and I was amazed at all the collections

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Tallahassee, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's quite unexpected to find a museum with works of this quality in relatively small-town Florida. The building itself promises great things in it's wooded setting with classical reflecting pool at the entry. The interior is serene and beautifully kept with each gallery having center seating for viewing and reflection. Paintings from the Dutch masters to the contemporary line the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This museum has the most beautiful artwork. A truly lovely facility. Super friendly staff. I can hardly wait for my return!

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Deland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The collection is diverse. I beautiful building and garden. The collections are diverse. I rich history with up-to-date exhibits and installations. I would not think a smaller town in Central Florida would have such a hidden gem. I nice surprise for a relaxing afternoon.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

the collection is housed in a magnificent building in a grassy setting with an inner courtyard featuring a water fountain and asian statues. It is know for its extensive 19th c. European collection of rural life but do not overlook the Asian collection with several extraordinary Japanese statues. Community support is evident given so many acquisitions since its founding in... More 

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Floral City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were on vacation and had a rainy day so we spent the day inside at the museum. We enjoyed a presentation in the auditorium about an artist. Then we spent the day viewing the the great art and displays. It was very educational.

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