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Appleton Museum of Art

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Address: 4333 NE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470-5000
Phone Number: 352-291-4455
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A treasure in horse country

The Appleton has nothing to do with horses but everything to do with fine art. To happen upon this extraordinary treasure in my adopted community was a delight. Two continuously... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ocala, FL
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Ocala, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Appleton has nothing to do with horses but everything to do with fine art. To happen upon this extraordinary treasure in my adopted community was a delight. Two continuously flowing floors featuring a wonderful permanent collection augmented by traveling exhibitions is truly a gift to the residents and visitors to Ocala and the North Central Florida area. I have... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

That is how you feel when you enter the museum. You can walk anywhere in the building and admire all the beautiful art and sculptures. You never feel rushed. There is a small gift shop that, at the end of your day, you can grab a little something to bring home to remind you of all the beauty you saw... More 

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Thank cruisinmimi
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is outstanding. Expecting to view art works on a wall instead we were immersed in an experience with cartoons, photos, food, entertainment and lectures that enthralled us at all ages. Look it up online to get a schedule of exhibits and presentations. This will be a regular stop for us.

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Thank AscDac
Oviedo, Florida
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to many museums in and out of the country, this museum was outstanding, service people very friendly and happy to chat or help. No pressure. You can tell everyone here loves their job. Great, and I mean GREAT sculpture and oil paintings of various periods. This is a MUST.

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Thank Traveler292929
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

In the small city of Ocala Fl is a world class museum filled with spectacular art. There are permanent exhibitions of European, American, Asian, African, Pre-Columbian, Islamic and Contemporary art. My favorite is the outstanding European collection. This is an active museum with art films, lectures, events, themed tours, music, programs for children and hands on studio work. We became... More 

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Thank GretchDes
Burnsville, United States
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Appleton Museum of Art was simply enchanting and some examples can be seen in my submitted photos. I was impressed with the fact that the city of Ocala provided lush forested land and Albert & Martha Appleton supplied ideas for the building design, funded the elegant museum building and donated art from their personal collections. Similarly, today that same kindness,... More 

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Fort McCoy, Florida
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A must see for families or couples. Rich in culture and history. Very tasteful and the staff is very friendly.

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Thank Baron2772
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Ocala has more to do than most people realize, but even people who have lived here for many years are sometimes surprised to find out we have our very own, world-class art museum - The Appleton Museum of Art... Don't Miss It!

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Thank Scuba S
ocala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Last Saturday my husband and I took the opportunity to go on "museum Family Day" for free, what a beautiful museum, the christmas village and the entire christmas collection is a must see, absolutely gorgeous. The museum overall is fantastic, will be buying the yearly pass for the family as a christmas gift, all the museum has to offer throughout... More 

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Thank sarah g
Ocala, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I've been a student in the Ceramics classes offerred here. I love the entire museum and all the shows they have. Very innovative and a hidden gem in Ocala.

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