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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
701-232-3821
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Fargo
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, N.D. and...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, N.D. and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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174 reviews 174 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our group visited here to see the musuem and to have dinner. It's an interesting collection. And, while the dining choice was limited to what had been chosen, I was extremely pleased with the offering and the service!

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Byron, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited in October when they featured art from local teachers and professors from the Fargo-Moorhead colleges. Paintings, scuptures, mixed media, pottery, photography-it was all from local artists. All in all, we enjoyed it.

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Moorhead
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful historic building, light and airy, well laid out. Interesting and very good art, phodtography, sculpture, and travelling special art displays, movies about artists. Not crowded, tasty cafe offering meals at lunchtime in beautiful atmosphere, special events, and this is a great place to book a venue!

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Fargo, North Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

beautiful place, old world look, very clean and spacious.. went to a wedding here and was decorated very elegantly, giver you the feel of big city,

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Manassas, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We are not the most artistic people but alot of the art we didn't understand or find that attractive. I think I had a different expectation. The most interesting thing to us was the renovation of the old Harvester showroom building into a museum.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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468 reviews 468 reviews
5 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum has been at this location for decades. It specializes in special exhibits featuring regional artists. The art on the special exhibits are usually for sale. It is a great way to acquire regional art of high quality. It also has a good inventory of regional art if you ask to see the items available for sale. The folks... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A pretty building that fits right into the plains showcases wonderful art. From local pieces to interesting rotating exhibits, a visit here is a good idea. The cafe is average food but convenient and nice atmosphere. Cute gift shop. Fun to see loads of kids creating in the newly built artspace hooked to the original museum via a second story... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here—the permanent exhibits were wonderful, with some truly excellent paintings and sculptures. The rotating exhibit when we visited was of Sandra Menefee Taylor's work, which we loved. The building is a lovely repurposed space. We're glad we found it.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Rotating art installations in a cool building with lots of exposed brick in downtown Fargo. A local institution.

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Boston
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at our recent visit to the Plains Art Museum. Fargo has a small but vibrant "counter-culture" and this museum helps fill the gap between the art community and the otherwise ordinary crowd. The museum has a small but interesting permanent collection of mostly modern local pieces and temporary shows of Midwest artists. It will not require... More 

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