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Paper Discovery Center

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An Absolutely Jewel of an Experience

This is one of those places that is just a jewel. I suppose that if you have no interest in local... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Learning About Paper Was Fun

The friendly staff and the hands on interaction with the exhibits made this visit fun and... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

This is one of those places that is just a jewel. I suppose that if you have no interest in local history, or how paper is made, it wouldn't be for you, but if you're curious and want to learn about something new in a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

The friendly staff and the hands on interaction with the exhibits made this visit fun and memorable. We actually made paper!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dgande
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Went to make a paper lantern through a class they had. Was very well organized and interesting. Nice views of the river as we worked on our projects. Well worth the time and money to take advantage of different projects/classes they offer occasionally.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank goofy8sl
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited with the grandkids (ages 5 and 6). They totally enjoyed the paper making...and treasure the results. They liked the scavenger hunt, (which is really just looking for pictures of trees) and my explanation of the outhouse had them in awe:) Check the schedule...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WisDeb
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We were in Appleton for the day and stumbled upon the PDC. Fun for the kids and us (parents). Our boys are 4 and 6. They learned a lot and most of all enjoyed making paper!! A must do for families!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rfarr99
Reviewed June 25, 2018

My grandparents were visiting from out of state so we found the Paper Discovery Center. My children we also along with us. I thought it was really hands on and educational. It was a fun find however I was shocked by the price of each...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I thought this sounded boring, so I didn't put it on our itinerary. However, my husband walked past it one morning and thought it looked intriguing, so we put it back on the itinerary. We're glad we did. The museum is small - just the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

What a fun place to visit and learning experience! Highly engaging and learning experience about the paper industry and very interactive with the visitors! Learning, exploring and even creating crafts and making your own paper! Worth the visit!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nifer2317
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Husband and i spent a few hours and did the full tour. This is an amazing museum,with hands on learning and very interesting information about the history of the paper industry. Children of all ages (even 60 plus) will enjoy this.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 950bernicef
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The museum would have been more interesting for older children. We had a 2 and 3 year old and they had many different activities for them to do. We would have liked to spend time actually reading the information! But the best part was actually...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 240chanas
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Brianna S
January 14, 2015|
Response from Kathryn C | Reviewed this property |
That would be a question for the Paper Valley Hotel I think.