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Plains Art Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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We toured The Plains Museum in downtown Fargo and enjoyed the outstanding exhibits. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Naples, Florida
Great for a school trip or individual

We took our elementary school here. The tour guides were great and the art project was so fun. My... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Courtney G
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Plains Art Museum, located in downtown Fargo, is the largest, most dynamic, and only Accredited art museum in the immediate region. The primary strengths of the Museum lie in modern and contemporary, regional, and Native American art. Gallery Hours...more
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704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
+1 701-551-6100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A smaller but gorgeous museum with big time reach. They consistently feature beautifully curated exhibits featuring work ranging from local artists such as Mike Marth to world-renowned names like Andy Warhol. Right in the heart of downtown Fargo, it's easy to find and it's FREE....More

Thank Mari H
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We toured The Plains Museum in downtown Fargo and enjoyed the outstanding exhibits. The exhibits change regularly so you will enjoy repeat visits. It is so well supported that entrance is free and so is the ample Nextdoor parking. Highly recommended.

Thank lanedesign
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I stopped in Fargo for a long afternoon a few weeks ago, and I decided to check the museum out. I didn't know what to expect, and I was pretty impressed with what they offer. For starters, it's free, and that's tough to beat. Secondly,...More

3  Thank JoeySmithRocks
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My visit to the Plains Art Museum was wonderful. I was really impressed with the building and the space. The exhibits were very thoughtful. Their collection is vast and has great representation across cultures. It is nice to see so much art by Native artists....More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We took our elementary school here. The tour guides were great and the art project was so fun. My husband and I have also stopped by. The art is wonderful. We enjoy the cultural displays.

Thank Courtney G
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This little museum is in the heart of Fargo,ND. It is free and open to the public but it only takes 15 minutes to tour the whole place. There are some Indian artifacts and some modern art sculptures and a room full of bird houses...More

2  Thank candycorn1
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Timing is everything. This is a small art museum, and several galleries were closed to change out exhibits. Even so, I did find myself enjoying the bird house exhibit. It was intriguing and engaging. What was not engaging was the staff. One staff member at...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Our daughter recently held her wedding ceremony and reception at PAM. It was perfect! It was a Christmas themed wedding and PAM provided a sensational setting for the ceremony, complete plated reception, and a DJ for 180+ guests. The PAM staff was very helpful and...More

Thank BNBFool
Reviewed November 13, 2017

A fine way to spend an hour or so; there were some interesting pieces and exhibits, though I wasn't blown away by any of them in particular. They seemed a little scattered, not well-organised. Building in very nice. Overall experience would probably have been better...More

Thank Flora K
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Like so many institutions of this type you can never go often enough. The staff works very hard to provide a variety of exhibitions. The styles, the visual presentation, and guided opportunity enhances the experience.

Thank Nancy J
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May 13, 2015|
Response from Amy R | Property representative |
Yes,we have our own parking lot right next to the Museum, accessible on 7th Street. I would allow at least an hour to walk through the various galleries. We also have a Museum store and a cafe (which is open M-F for lunch... More