We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plains Art Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
interesting museum with a surprise

The museum is housed in a historic building. This history is told by a series of photographs inside... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
The Netherlands
Lovely surprise Free!

We toured The Plains Museum in downtown Fargo and enjoyed the outstanding exhibits. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Naples, Florida
Read all 80 reviews
All photos (13)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
+1 701-551-6100
Improve This Listing
Reviews (80)
Filter reviews
80 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews exhibits featuring interesting pieces free admission great building great exhibits on display downtown fargo galleries pam culture wedding classes midwest
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 80 reviews
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The museum is housed in a historic building. This history is told by a series of photographs inside the museum. The museum is not big, but it presents an interesting collection of modern art. When I visited there was a lunchtime concert, which added to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WStatesTraveler
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Very, very good! The 3 major exhibitions were excellent. The activity room for kids was engaging for them, they didn't want to leave! This is one of the gems of the Fargo metro area. Admission is free.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Markjfargo
Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank orto0008
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BNBFool
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 nearby hotels
The Hotel Donaldson
204 reviews
.23 miles away
Radisson Hotel Fargo
903 reviews
.30 miles away
Scandia Hotel
14 reviews
.63 miles away
Candlewood Suites Fargo
120 reviews
2.01 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 389 nearby restaurants
Wurst Bier Hall
393 reviews
.17 miles away
Nichole's Fine Pastry
138 reviews
.19 miles away
28 reviews
.13 miles away
NoBull Smokehouse
48 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 74 nearby attractions
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center
186 reviews
.65 miles away
Drekker Brewing Company
48 reviews
.14 miles away
Veterans memorial bridge
30 reviews
.67 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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