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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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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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Always in Season

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a beautiful spot to visit anytime of the year. I always make time to take out of town friends and relatives here for a stroll through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a beautiful spot to visit anytime of the year. I always make time to take out of town friends and relatives here for a stroll through the gardens or to take in the latest exhibit. There is always something new and beautiful to enjoy. A must see destination in Oshkosh.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Always something going on there, and it's done perfectly every time they have an event!! It's well organized and the volunteers work hard to make it what it is and has been!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We went to the Nut Cracker at the Castle and it was fabulous! We were greeted by fresh cookies and punch with our costumed guide greeting each of us. The tour was beautiful and we saw many different rooms, each decorated in a theme of its own. There was a live ballet dance! and a fantastic exhibit of nutcrackers. This... More 

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Ripon, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I just returned from another visit to the Paine where we viewed the traveling Winslow Homer exhibit. The Paine has a nice collection of 19th century art and hosts a number of traveling exhibits. Costumes from the television series Downton Abbey will be next. It also puts on a gorgeous Nutcracker celebration during the Christmas season with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Paine is one of the gems of not only the city of Oshkosh, but of the entire Midwest. The stately mansion and grounds has so much to offer, as the mansion itself is a wonderful place to get lost in the beauty of what the original owner was trying to create for his family, but is a fantastic setting... More 

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Omro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This gorgeous home was built by the Paine's who owned Paine Lumber Company in Oshkosh. They never lived in the home. The architecture is fantastic and is furnished with the original furniture. Well worth a visit and tour of the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

my sister had her wedding here in the garden and it was just absolutely beautiful, flowers were still in bloom and had very well kept grounds, the building was very open feeling and gave it an open air feel even when every one was in at the tables or dance floor. i really don't have a single bad thing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Paine has unique traveling exhibits of different art collections. We also like the house itself with its history of Oshkosh and the Victorian era. The gardens are amazing and so well maintained. They offer great photography subjects and a beautiful stroll through nature,

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As a family, we visit the Paine every December for the Nutcracker event. Each time they add a new twist as well as sticking with their time tested favorites. It's become a Christmas tradition!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Attended a wedding in the gardens, it was absolutely lovely ..a gorgeous old building with character that you don't often find anyplace anymore! Well manicured lawns and gardens and well kept buildings. They hold a lot of wonderful events here, I especially like the Christmas decor and events, flower shows, exhibits. A must see if you are in Oshkosh, WI

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