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“A Real Gem”

Appleton Museum of Art
Ranked #4 of 59 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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florida, usa
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Real Gem”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went to the Museum with visitors from out of town, the Christmas exhibit was partially setup this was my first time to the museum and I was impressed. I'm not a big art person but, this became much more than just something to pass the time with guests. The art work was varied and amazing I found many pieces that made me say WOW! I will go again even without out of town guests. The museum is very comfortable and for a small building very spacious. There is a fee to enter I'm not sure if it was a charge or a donation, it was very reasonable.

Visited September 2013
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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A must for everyone”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a way to spend a couple of hours , their exhibits change on a regular basis. I recommend this as a place anyone visiting in or living iin Ocala must visit.

Visited December 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Lovely, Extensive Art Museum”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The Appleton Museum of Art is very extensive and well done. The building and grounds are quite lovely. My husband and I visited while in Ocala and do not ordinarily visit art museums when we travel. But...

There was a temporary travelling exhibit of robots. Sounds a little strange, but it was very interesting to see how the artists took ordinary items and put them together to create these amusing creatures.

The permanent exhibits of fine art are located on an upper floor. Even if a person is not well educated in fine art or "into" art, it is impossible not to appreciate these amazing pieces! Thank goodness for the generosity of the Appleton family for donating its huge collection for the public to get to know and love.

The admission fee is quite reasonable. We planned on visiting for an hour and ended up spending over 3 hours enjoying it. This museum is well worth a visit!

Visited September 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
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“Always a treat”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The exhibits range from modern to contemporary to ancient cultures. The Appleton is large enough to encompass a wide range of art and artifacts but small enough to view at one time. The gift shop is one of the best.

Visited August 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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1,066 reviews
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“Good Variety and Nice Grounds”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Appleton has nice grounds inside and out. There is a wide variety of art from photos to De Soto's Expedition, European, South American, Asian, Pre-Columbian, and some special exhibits. This is a well done medium sized art museum not far from Ocala's center.

Visited August 2013
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