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Appleton Museum of Art

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Great place in Ocala, a touch of culture; great activities for kids

We brought my whole family in and had a great time. The art collections were world-class and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rob B
Loved all the different exhibits!

This museum was very very interesting! There were a lot of different exhibits, not only paintings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winston K
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We brought my whole family in and had a great time. The art collections were world-class and organized well, and the venue is perfect, a lot larger than I expected. Looking forward to attending some adult events in the evenings, and taking my 5-year-old there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very very interesting! There were a lot of different exhibits, not only paintings, but fossils, antiquities, science and engineering exhibits and more! We did not want to leave! And my wife bought the most beautiful Abalone shell flower necklace in the gift...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Winston K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic exhibit of Clyde Butcher’s amazing photographs of the Everglades. The exhibit is so well done and the explanation cards that accompany the photos provide brief rich explanations that absolutely enhance the entire experience. I don’t usually read these but I read...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SuzMarJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to spend time, in comfort. Great little gift shop. Changing displays. Helpful volunteers.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dr Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given and outstanding tour of this beautiful museum by the Curator. This is a must see for art lovers and for those who want to view something special.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank skip65jack
Reviewed February 1, 2019

this museum is the crowning jewel of Ocala. It is well worth the admission price of $8. My guests were very impressed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

We visited the Charles Dickens display and it was amazing how many santa dolls there were and also nutcrackers and display trees

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank macarrollsis
Reviewed January 15, 2019

While the collection of art in this museum does not compare to the museums of New York or other large cities, it is nice to have one art museum in Ocala. I did like the new age art paintings as well as the collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danny616
Reviewed January 6, 2019

My visit was very pleasant, they had interesting exhibits including a hands on area with some of the best craft stations I've had the pleasure of sitting at with my little ones. Their Christmas collection was a treat to view and I was very glad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FunMomO
Reviewed January 4, 2019

The Appletons were wonderful collectors and have endowed Ocala with exquisite art works and artifacts one would not expect in this small town. Went at Christmas when is is especially lovely. Fun gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara M
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Laurence O
January 10, 2019|
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Response from stewie1515 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the exhibit has already been removed. I know the trees put up by community organizations and businesses were removed Jan 2.
Sue L
February 9, 2017|
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Response from DonnamarieTCF | Reviewed this property |
The day we went it was an open house.
Stefanie H
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
The exhibit goes through July 31, 2016. Then it moves on.