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

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
+1 701-551-6100
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
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 yesterday
Courtney G
via mobile
They tried...

This little museum is in the heart of Fargo,ND. It is free and open to the public but it only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
candycorn1
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Read all 74 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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: Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs Sat, 10 am - 5 pm The Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
CONTACT
Website
+1 701-551-6100
Write a ReviewReviews (74)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"permanent collection"
in 7 reviews
"interesting pieces"
in 2 reviews
"great space"
in 3 reviews
"free admission"
in 2 reviews
"galleries"
in 4 reviews
"pam"
in 2 reviews
"receptions"
in 2 reviews
"wedding"
in 4 reviews
"community"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank candycorn1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 28, 2017

I visited while two galleries were being made ready for new displays. My tour of the Regalia Exhibit by Linda Whitney was very interesting. Here work was amazingly detailed and complex. Highly recommend it. The Museum has open galleries and displays throughout the hallways and...More

Thank danf552017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 23, 2017

The Plains Art Museum now has free admission. I've visited the museum a few times in the past and they always have the best travelling exhibits as well as some very nice pieces in their permanent collection. The attached workshop is a great space to...More

Thank Emily K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 24, 2017

I really don't want to write this review, but I find it necessary. I will try to be kind. The building really cool, but there really isn't an art collection as you would expect in an art museum. I believe all, but one or two...More

2  Thank Melissa O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andy M, Director/CEO at Plains Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Melissa, we are sorry to hear that the Museum did not meet your expectations. The Museum is not an encyclopedic one. Our strengths are in modern, contemporary, regional, and Native American art. Your review actually made use tweak our description on our TripAdvisor site to...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Went on a rainy day. One gallery was closed due to exhibit change, but remaining exhibits very interesting. Museum is an integral part of the community and you can tell.

Thank Jason H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andy M, Director/CEO at Plains Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you, Jason, for your review of Plains Art Museum. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 50 hotels in Fargo
The Hotel Donaldson
191 reviews
.23 miles away
Radisson Hotel Fargo
840 reviews
.30 miles away
Scandia Hotel
13 reviews
.63 miles away
Candlewood Suites Fargo
111 reviews
2.01 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Wurst Bier Hall
327 reviews
.17 miles away
Nichole's Fine Pastry
129 reviews
.20 miles away
Wasabi Sushi and Asian Grill
61 reviews
.15 miles away
Toscana
113 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center
161 reviews
.65 miles away
Drekker Brewing Company
39 reviews
.14 miles away
Veterans memorial bridge
26 reviews
.67 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
CaroStiny
May 13, 2015|
Answer
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
0
Votes
;