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Paine Art Center and Gardens

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Address: 1410 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone Number: +1 920-235-6903
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic estate with art galleries...
The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic estate with art galleries and display gardens, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The historic Paine estate serves as a multi-faceted museum for learning and inspiration. The museum preserves the mansion, surrounding architectural structures, and many of the interiors as they were created by founders Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine. Selections from the museum's art collection, much of which was acquired by Nathan and Jessie, are featured in the many rooms and settings of the estate. Outdoors, the Paine maintains and enhances numerous display gardens as "galleries" of horticulture with varied designs and thousands of plant specimens. In addition, the museum presents a wide variety of changing art exhibitions, from historical to contemporary, within the estate's galleries and gardens. The Family Discovery Gallery, located on the house's lower level, offers "hands on" activities about architecture, art, and gardens for people of all ages.
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Great Place to Visit

I love going to the Paine. The house itself it beautiful and the gardens are gorgeous and peaceful. We went this time for the Dressing Downton exhibit. If you love the show you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I love going to the Paine. The house itself it beautiful and the gardens are gorgeous and peaceful. We went this time for the Dressing Downton exhibit. If you love the show you will love this exhibit.

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Freeport, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We were visiting the Dressing Downton Exhibit, which is beautifully staged amidst the various rooms of the mansion. We were enthralled with the Exhibit as well as the mansion itself and we learned so many things. The staff is wonderful and the gardens are amazing.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building and gardens. Right in the hart of the beautiful city of Oshkosh. Walking distance to another museum and the river.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to view the Downton Abby Exhibit of the clothing they wear on the show. It was great to see all of the costumes. And displayed in all of the beautiful rooms at the Paine. Beautiful wood carved in all the rooms and the furniture is fantastic, We, also toured the gardens, Very nice. Well worth the time to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds, interesting structure built for a private home but never lived in as such due to untimely death. European in feel; very elegant. Would be a great place for events on the grounds.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic event. MUST SEE. Make sure you save time after the show for a cupcake, it was as exciting as the tour!

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DeForest, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went there last year to see the Chihuly Glass Exhibit. Marvelous! The Paine has an interesting history and is a marvel in itself. The grounds are immaculate & very lovely. A must see for all those wannabe land Barons out there!

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Oshkosh WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A friend and I went to see the Downton Abbey exhibit. I've been to the Paine a number of times over the years and it seems to just get more beautiful each time I go. The exhibit was terrific. I've not ever watched the show (I will now) but was familiar with the storyline and the history of the period.... More 

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rockford ,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went to the Paine Museum to see the Dressing Downton exhibit which was spectacular. It was beautifully staged in every room of this enchanting English Country Manor. Not to be missed if you are a DA fan. The staff is so very helpful and knowledgeable. The history of the home is very interesting and the furnishings are fabulous. We... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We so enjoyed our visit! Although we've never seen the show, we had a marvelous time. The estate is gorgeous. The girls had a great time with the activity backpacks and puppet show area. We also "rocked out" in the outdoor music area. I was a little concerned about the admission price, but felt that it was well-worth the money... More 

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Additional Information about Paine Art Center and Gardens

Address: 1410 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone Number: +1 920-235-6903
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oshkosh
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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