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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
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Ranked #13 of 30 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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Fargo, North Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This former International Harvester warehouse now houses a surprisingly good regional art collection. When we visited there were two exhibits that really got us excited. One consisted of selections from the permanent collection which nicely mixes pieces with well known artists (Warhol, Scholder, Frankenthaler) and local artists (Pullen, Star Wallowing Bull). It was fun to see some our favorites as... More

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Fremont, California
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1,147 reviews 1,147 reviews
713 attraction reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped here to see the art while in Fargo. There were several interesting art pieces to see. Unfortunately our timing was off as they were changing over the rotating art galleries to new exhibits. Still an enjoyable stop and free parking nearby. Staff was very helpful in telling us what we could see given; their advise was very helpful.... More

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Park City, Utah
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156 reviews 156 reviews
49 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
60 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
35 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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