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Appleton Museum of Art

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Address: 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-5000
Phone Number: 352-291-4455
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Hidden Nugget of Beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Darlene P
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Ocala, Florida
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80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank arthur_lazarus
Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank DonnamarieTCF
Ocala, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Appleton twice. It is bigger than I thought. The rooms are well organized by subject and date. They do offer special exhibits. We enjoyed the "Robot" exhibit. The robots were created with different types of cast-off items. Cute and interesting. Actually, one of our group went thrifting and created 2 very clever "robots". Excellent value for... More 

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Thank pjsabo
Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Appleton trips are always well organized. This was delightful day trip to Jacksonville, FL via a coach bus to see a former DuPont estate at the Epping Forest Yacht Club where we toured the estate and then had a delicious meal there. We then went on to Sweet Pete's Candy store where we made our own candy bars - 3... More 

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Thank Patricia G
Ocala, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Lovely two hour experience! Very helpful staff and available in every section of the museum. I must go!

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Spring Hill, Florida
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Spent a couple hours touring and enjoying the exhibits; entrance rates are very reasonable. This museum is very well done and the grounds are beautiful. Great staff and and the gift shop offers some nice local art pieces.

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Lady Lake, Florida
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Garmin GPS is not to be trusted. It takes you to the back parking lot next to a Theatre. But there is a short sidewalk to the main entrance. We visited a few years ago. Workers were removing a set of escalators. So this August 2016, the lobby was beautiful and functional. The Norman Rockwell exhibit was different than we... More 

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