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Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901-2719
+1 920-235-6903
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Artist and Gardner Delight

The Paine is an interesting collection of architecture, art and gardens. Allow plenty of time to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JNJRSNP
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Lovely Place To Visit

We came to visit and there was a lot of construction going on but our visit was still enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sulyn64
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic estate with art galleries and display gardens, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The historic Paine estate serves as a multi-faceted museum for learning and inspiration. The museum preserves the mansion, surrounding architectural structures, and many of the interiors as they were created by founders Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine. Selections from the museum's art collection, much of which was acquired by Nathan and Jessie, are featured in the many rooms and settings of the estate. Outdoors, the Paine maintains and enhances numerous display gardens as "galleries" of horticulture with varied designs and thousands of plant specimens. In addition, the museum presents a wide variety of changing art exhibitions, from historical to contemporary, within the estate's galleries and gardens. The Family Discovery Gallery, located on the house's lower level, offers "hands on" activities about architecture, art, and gardens for people of all ages.
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1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901-2719
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+1 920-235-6903
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Paine is an interesting collection of architecture, art and gardens. Allow plenty of time to stroll through the multiple gardens. The Tiffany collection opens soon and it is exquisite. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to visit and there was a lot of construction going on but our visit was still enjoyable. The mansion is beautiful and it was fun to walk through the gardens. We will be back at Christmas.

Thank sulyn64
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I have been wanting to go to the Nutcracker at the Paine Art Center for years and this year I was finally able to make it after Christmas. I went the last Friday they had it which was early January. It was nothing short of...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The Paine is a nice building, would have been a little more impressive if I had not just gotten back from vacation in Ireland, Scotland and England where we toured quite a few very impressive castles. The art galleries were just OK. Honestly expected a...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful! My favorite piece of art in the breakfast room is the iron railing. Very knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Each spring for 2 weeks only the Paine brings in talented floral (and other designers) to add fragrance and color to the mansion. We hold a membership at the Paine because we like to go several times of year. There is something particularly wonderful about...More

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a hidden gem in Oshkosh and worth a slight detour (travel east at Hi-way 21 exit) and a stop especially when it has a featured display. Entrance fees are relatively low and you can wander at your own...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This is a must see, can spend hours there. The people and prices were great. My wife and I highly recommend visiting.

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

We went to visit the Paine at the last minute as it is our neighborhood. We were so happily surprised what a wonderful experience. This is a must see if you are in the area.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

This was my second visit to the Paine in December for The Nutcracker. Absolutely beautiful! Had cupcakes and hot chocolate in the spectacular 'Sugar Plum Cafe'

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Response from Belizemeitsbeautiful | Reviewed this property |
It is self guided but there are people who will answer any questions that you have.
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