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Paine Art Center and Gardens

Address: 1410 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone Number: +1 920-235-6903
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Oshkosh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic estate with art galleries and display gardens...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Horicon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I t was by far the best Christmas exhibit I saw yet. And I have seen A LOT !! The staff was so helpful, and friendly. I am so glad I went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We took a shopping break on Black Friday and did the self guided tour of the Nutcracker in the castle with our teen aged granddaughter. The house was beautiful and the Xmas decorations amazing. The trees were all different and rooms told the story of the Nutcracker. The docent in the gift shop was very knowledgeable. Even our granddaughter got... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited the Paine Art Center and Gardens this morning. The house was fascinating. It's huge and was built to replicate a home that has been in a family across the centuries so the decor of the house changes from room to room as if it's been built onto. The grounds are lovely though they are not extensive. Be sure... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My parents came to visit and they love to see old houses and some history. The Matisse exhibit was very cool, interesting to see some drawings and etchings that you don't normally get. I personally enjoyed the gardens even more than the house. Find a gorgeous day and check them out!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Paine home is fantastic. The gardens are worth spending time there. The art exhibit was informative and new to me. Entrance fee was a little high.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

the Paine is a surprise bit of culture in this old rust belt town. a current exhibit of glass artistry is fascinating. The museum building, the Paines house in which they never lived is a work of art in itself. Well worth a visit.

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Silver Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a stop for every old house enthusiast. The architecture is divine and the story so worth hearing. The exhibits I've had the opportunity to experience have been wonderfully done. The Christmas season is especially worth the time to go to the Paine Art Center.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stunning home/museum with unbelievable special exhibits and gardens to rival those in Europe. Great wedding venue as well as just a quick stroll in gardens which is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The meusum is an old house built in european style. It remind Colmar city in France. The garden is miniature example of "château de la loire" in France The reception staff are very nice the exhibition of Matisse was very nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one attraction you can come back to and visit time and time again, and still find new things. Very family friendly as far as the exhibits and displays go, although young children may not find things as interesting (They do have a small children's area). The gardens (when in bloom) provide a feeling of serenity and peace, as... More 

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