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Appleton Museum of Art

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Address: 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-5000
Phone Number: +1 352-291-4455
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A GREAT RAINY Day Outing

Originally we planned a day of canoeing at Silver Springs but the weather did not cooperate and rained. We visited Appleton Museum of ART and was pleasantly impressed. I loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
AmberAtTheZoo
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally we planned a day of canoeing at Silver Springs but the weather did not cooperate and rained. We visited Appleton Museum of ART and was pleasantly impressed. I loved the children's art room it has some great ideas for teachers. There are many great exhibits but our favorite was the futuristic displays. Cool place to spend a couple of... More 

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a member. They have special exhibits, that are a must see. The staff are always friendly. The grounds and outside art are nice. It is a very unbusy, peaceful place.

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Thank gillespie1949
Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

From living artwork, fountains and sculptures on magnificent grounds, to changing collections and permanent installations, everything here is top quality, including the friendly and knowledgeable staff. The center courtyard is an oasis itself. Worth your time -- you'll expand your sensibilities, and sure to find a new favorite work of art.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Special exhibits were excellent and Mr. Appleton's collection is amazing. Sorry there is not cafe or we would have spent more time here. Great little gift shop too. People all very friendly and helpful.

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Thank foodieme26
Ocala, Florida
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This museum is something you would expect to see in a much larger city. The exhibits are great and change often making return trips a must!

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We and another couple took advantage of the annual Free Museum Day and chose to drive from The Villages to the Appleton Museum to check it out. WOW! We certainly didn't expect to see this beautiful building in a gorgeous setting and we were blown away by the extensive awesome art on display. The diverse art forms provided something for... More 

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Thank Darlene P
Ocala, Florida
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I loved this place growing up and visiting with various school programs. I still recommend this place for a quiet get away.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I've taken many of our guests here for different displayed events and have never been disappointed. the staff is great.

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Thank fernrosalie
Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Passionate pride drives this museum and if you're spending time in Ocala, FL. I suggest you add this to your itinerary.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We spent the whole day and had a wonderful time learning of Mr. Appleton, viewing home movies, viewing all the wonderful collections, learning about past cultures and visiting the gift shop.

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