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Address: 425 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6058
Phone Number: 920-380-7491
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fun for the family

This museum is fun for the family!! Learn all about paper making and even make some recycled paper of your own. Several crafts for you or your kids to try. The gentleman who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Madison, WI area
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Madison, WI area
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is fun for the family!! Learn all about paper making and even make some recycled paper of your own. Several crafts for you or your kids to try. The gentleman who helped make the paper was super-he really made it a good time.

Thank UWBadgers2000
Tampa, Florida, United States
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393 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hands on museum Housed in an old mill building where they have several stations for activities. The coolest is the lab in the back where you can make your own paper. Highly recommended!!!

Thank David M
Hartford, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Nice little museum explaining the process of papermaking from start to finish. There are plenty of hands on displays and videos to keep it interesting, most of which are geared toward kids. There are many craft stations for kids (and adults if they wish) and there even is a paper making area which is a highlight of the museum. As... More 

Thank Beck W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Solo visit, enjoyed hands on exhibits, made my super hero shield, watched videos explaining growth, harvesting, processing. Great little discovery museum. $6 well spent (only $4 for seniors) Especially liked making (or is it remaking) my own sheet of paper out of torn paper, colored paper, water, and bling (a dash of glitter.) My paper looks a bit like strawberry... More 

Thank Becky W
Green Bay
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I had been here once before but it had been years ago. This visit I had some young teenage girls and they enjoyed it. There is a video to watch for starters. Then you can read through exhibits and along the way the way there are hands on activities. At the end you get to make a piece of recycled... More 

Thank TravelodgeGB
Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I work in the paper industry and am currently on a project within sight of the center. The exhibits are interesting but certainly directed more towards school kids. I'd love to see more of the "nuts and bolts" of the industry but I guess that would need more real estate and cash!

Thank Norri1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something fun to do with, last min Saturday. And even though we showed up 45 min before they closed the lady here at the discovery center was very nice and thought us quickly how to make paper. She was also very engaging with my 4 year old. There was a lot to see and learn and... More 

Thank yoink02
Andover, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

This museum helped answer the questions my 5 year old asked...what's that smell mom? I told him it was the paper factory so we set off to discover what we could about the paper industry. I remember taking a tour of a paper plant when I was in grade school (30 years ago) but they don't do that any more.... More 

Thank boysmom2016
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

My sister and I visited because our father and grandfather were in the paper business decades ago and did business with some of these companies. It was really interesting to read more about the history of Wisconsin paper mills, and the highlight was making a sheet of paper ourselves .. starting with a blender, a sheet of paper torn into... More 

Thank BarbJ117
Fox Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went with my sister. Our father and grandfather we're in the scrap, paper, recycling business. They did business with the mills in Wisconsin. Fascinating to see the other end of the business. Loved it

Thank Sarie S

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