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Appleton Museum of Art

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Address: 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-5000
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+1 352-291-4455
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Love Appleton inside and out

This museum is a hidden gem in the woods. Their exhibits are outstanding, have a really nice gift shop, and their education classes are first rate. They also sponsor a calligraphy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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DeLand
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DeLand
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a hidden gem in the woods. Their exhibits are outstanding, have a really nice gift shop, and their education classes are first rate. They also sponsor a calligraphy guild.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time Christmas 2016. Fabulous display of trees and Villages. Magical for sure !! My 2yr. old friend was a bit intimidated by the sparkle at the entrance, so I think more appropriate for 3yrs. and up.

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Thank Peggy D
Ocala
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited while attending a friend's wedding; this is a wonderful venue and a great museum; I will definitely be going back more than once; the items on display are beautiful and the ambiance is very good too.

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love to go each Christmas to see the Upton display. The family donated ornaments, which are displayed throughout the museum on many Christmas trees. They also have a huge Santa display, Nutcrackers, Buyer Carolers, Nativity's, and Christmas villages. On the first Saturday of December they have a family free day. They have activities and free snacks for the family's.... More 

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Thank Debbie S
Ocala, Florida
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

They had a bonsai exhibit. It was really interesting to see this. So many were old bonsai and so beautiful also.

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Bowmanville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Was here for Christmas visit to see Christmas display of Christmas trees, dickens stuff, nut crackers display Really enjoy it Staff was really great very friendly Very enjoyable

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Small, interesting collection. The Spanish Colonial artworks are truly enhanced by the religious music playing in the background. I enjoyed the African masks that included informative notes and photos of the masks actually being used. Really enjoyed the paintings by Bouguereau, especially "The Little Knitter", who felt timeless to me. Lovely outdoor installations, including "Fancy Free" -- a site specific... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A friend wanted to go to the Christmas exhibit. We really enjoyed it. They had all the whimsical characters from Grandinroad and they were amazingly detailed and adorable. There was a collection of nutcrackers and a good deal of religious paintings from Latin artists. Beautiful Madonnas and hand crafted Spanish frames. The staff wss great and so helpful. A sweet... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Originally we planned a day of canoeing at Silver Springs but the weather did not cooperate and rained. We visited Appleton Museum of ART and was pleasantly impressed. I loved the children's art room it has some great ideas for teachers. There are many great exhibits but our favorite was the futuristic displays. Cool place to spend a couple of... More 

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I am a member. They have special exhibits, that are a must see. The staff are always friendly. The grounds and outside art are nice. It is a very unbusy, peaceful place.

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