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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
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Ranked #15 of 29 attractions in Fargo
Type: Art Museums
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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Park City, Utah
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145 reviews 145 reviews
46 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This museum is in a neat building and has nicely presented exhibits. However, I felt like there wasn't tons of content, and two of the exhibits were by the same artist and thus extremely repetitive. I appreciate that there was a lot of local art, but I wanted to see more about the area's history through art.

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Los Angeles, California
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45 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

this is a very nice museum with local artists exhibited. The museum is small but actually a lot of art is displayed and it gives one a good education about life on the plains, past and present. There is also a terrific gift shop. Don't forget to buy your "I've been to Fargo" T-shirt here because I haven't seen it... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Both the permanent collection, which contains work by both internationally known and local artists, and the temporary exhibit, are enjoyable. The temp. exhibit of work by George Morrison is very extensive and impressive. The museum features a nice cafe with a pleasant staff and good lunch food as well as easy parking, great location downtown.

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Winnipeg, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Enjoyed the new gallery, renovated from an older building. Local and national artists. Right downtown, close to main street and other stores and restaurants.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

OK smaller museum. Plan on spending an hour tops. Discounts for senior and students. Tablets are available for use at no charge just leave credit card.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

But it really wasn't. A lot of it was closed on the day we visited and there was a wedding in the lobby. I'm not sure why they even let us in. One small gallery was open in the main building and apparently there was another small gallery in the other building, but we would have had to walk through... More

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154 reviews 154 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nestled just a couple blocks of Broadway is a very nice museum in downtown Fargo. This three story loft type building is spacious and respects the architecture of the area well. The first floor has the permanent gallery, with a few high quality pieces. The second and third floor are for visiting and rotating exhibitions. Currently they house the Warhol... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you are traveling to Fargo or if you live in Fargo and have never been to the Plains Art Museum, it's definitely worth checking out- just don't expect to spend a super long time there. There are usually some neat exhibits, but it's by no means a large art museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Pros: Friendly staff. Housed in a newly renovated factory building. Some neat sculptures. Cons: Small, not much there, mostly one artist whose works were to leave at the end of August 2012.

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Beaver, PA
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is a very quick visit. Very little to see, even though there are three floors. Would not go out of the way to visit this museum, but if you are downtown with a half-hour or forty-five minutes to kill, it is a pleasant diversion. Very reasonable admission fee.

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