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Plains Art Museum

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Address: 704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
Phone Number: 701.551.6100
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in...

Plains Art Museum is a nonprofit, regional fine arts museum located in downtown Fargo, N.D. and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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

The Blue Goose Cafe: Mon-Fr, 10 am - 2 pm

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Nice museum art changes regularly

I have been here for a number of events. The atmosphere is always welcoming and the art on display is ever changing. Definitely worth going.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gisela S
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Fargo, ND
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Fargo, ND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here for a number of events. The atmosphere is always welcoming and the art on display is ever changing. Definitely worth going.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't expect an extensive museum for a town the size of Fargo, and this museum is not large. However, it is very well done with a large selection of interesting pieces. We were really impressed with the watercolor exhibit. The day we visited, it was free, not for sure why. We spent a pleasant couple of hour there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was more impressed with the building than the pieces of art. The investment in the museum seems out of place for Fargo. Very impressive.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Not at all crowded. When I was there only 4 other people on a Saturday afternoon. Nice display of local artist. Had watercolors from annual contest on display was impressed with them. My problem was that by living by NYC I went to the Metropolitan the week before so its a letdown for sure but you can spend an hour... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Wonderful local/region artists represented. Also a great location for special events (they were setting up for a wedding reception while we were there).

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Viborg, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

A very nice art collection, not just Western art as you typically see. A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Fargo does not have the reputation it deserves and it's Old Broadway area which, this museum is very close to is part of the reason that most people should rethink their opinion of Fargo. Although Fargo seems to have the reputation for being a college town or a place for Canadians to shop this vibrant little city has a very... More 

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minneapolis, mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

You will be blown away by the collection of contemporary art, mostly by Plains artists, and the way it is displayed. The Museum also has activities, and we were fortunate to visit on a free Saturday with children's art classes. This is a gem.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Located in downtown Fargo, the PAM is a cheap, easy, and quick way to spend a few hours. They participate in the Free Museum Thursday program so if you can schedule a visit on a third Thursday of a month, you'll be in for free! Their gala (usually in May) is well worth the cash you'll pay to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

When I come here, I know I can linger and really get up close and personal with the art (no touching) The Picasso / Transformers exhibit currently is really special. Always surprised, always ready to return. Perfect for Fargo.

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