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Appleton Museum of Art

4333 NE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470-5000
352-291-4455
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Pleasantly surprised to find this museum in Ocala. It has a wonderful collection of European and American artists and wonderful exhibits. A true gem, multifaceted with a warm knowledgable staff. Great place to spend a few hours with friends, children or alone.

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Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a very nice museum especially considering the small town location. It's permanent collection is quite impressive and also features numerous temporary exhibits you will enjoy. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The facility is beautiful and access and parking are very convenient.

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the Appleton Museum on a rainy day while my family visited during Spring Break. We all enjoyed the various exhibits. The museum is conveniently located and has lots of parking. It was a great thing to do on a day that we couldn't get out and play.

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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a world-class museum with treasures from every corner of the globe. The Appleton collection rivals some of the finest art museums in the world and they have amazing "traveling" exhibits, too. My favorites are the European (Bouguerau, Cot, etc.) and American (Gardner, Tiffany) collections. A must visit if you're in Ocala!

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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nice art from many lands and local art also. Good value and great for school age children. Check local paper for special events which they have often.

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Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you live near Ocala, buy a membership. The cost is equal to a single visit and you can visit as much as you like. That also includes all of their shows for the entire year. The quality and versatility of entertainment is amazing. The museum itself is outstanding with it's fantastic artifacts. Treat yourself.

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visit here regularly: great exhibits, lovely little courtyard, Sunday art movies, music events, great little gift shop. If it had a cafe/coffee shop I would go more often and linger, which is part of what a museum experience is about. Christmas is the best at the Appleton: decorated trees, miniature village with train, elegant and beautiful.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find the superb quality of exhibits in this gem of a small town museum! The Appleton Museum of Art sits in a garden setting with a contemporary water feature entrance. I visited with a friend who lives in the area while the guys were playing golf. We spent about 2 hours gazing at the paintings,... More

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Ocala, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We go to the Appleton often, and we love how this museum brings art to Ocala: In Style. Is an excellent place to visit for anyone who is a tourist, but we recommend it. It's a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy museums.

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Gainesville, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Folks who like to visit art museums should not pass up the Appleton. Close to Silver Springs,it is one of the gems of Central Florida. A good range of European and American landscape and portrait painting, and some truly impressive sculpture. Stunning building with walls clad in travertine.

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