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Address: 704 First Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone Number: 701.551.6100
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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
Description: Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in...
Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, N.D. and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs Sat, 10 am - 5 pm The Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs The Blue Goose Cafe: Mon-Fr, 10 am - 2 pm
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Very imformative for out of towners

I was quite moved by the impact the oil business is having on the state. I was surprised at just thinking of the litter alone and its ugliness on the roads of rural North Dakota... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I was quite moved by the impact the oil business is having on the state. I was surprised at just thinking of the litter alone and its ugliness on the roads of rural North Dakota. It made me wonder as I carried my bottle of refillable water why the tax revenue is not going to educate the citizens on preserving... More 

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Estevan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

fantastic building, saw the very interesting exhibit on the Bakken oilfield. gift shop somewhat lacking. convenient location

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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222 reviews 222 reviews
49 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
84 helpful votes 84 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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5 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
59 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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