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“Beautiful Art Center on beautiful grounds”
Review of Redlin Art Center

Redlin Art Center
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Redlin Art Center is a gift from artist Terry Redlin to his hometown of Watertown, South Dakota. Filled with over 160 of Redlin's original oil paintings, the Art Center is self guided and admission is free of charge. Guests are also invited to shop 3 gift shops, enjoy complimentary video presentations about the artist and stroll the 30-acre conservation park.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful Art Center on beautiful grounds”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Finally got to visit the Redlin Art Center and my only regret is that I hadn't visited sooner! Very talented artist. It was fun to find the original of the print I have, "Almost Home".
Friendly staff - felt very welcome, and was even invited to visit the last floor (there are 3) even though it was minutes to closing. Didn't want to keep them late, so just made a quick view of that floor. I will definitely be visiting again. Guess what - admission is FREE!
Be sure to check out the wonderful gift shops within.

Visited April 2014
Thank Mary F
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Melbourne, FL, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

While on a business trip to the area, we stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites next door (highly recommended). As a collector of wildlife art for many years, I was familiar with Terry Redlin's work, and was delighted to find - and experience - the Art Center during our visit. The Center is home to an incredible number of his original paintings - more than 150 are on exhibit, including many older works. Sketches from when he attended art school are included, and even some from his childhood. This is a must-see attraction for anyone near the area.

Visited August 2013
Thank Stephen O
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Killarney, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Artshow of a Man”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

this was an experience worth a day's drive & more!!!!!!
It is a breathtaking mansion situated on a hill outside of town that will take your breath away.
the architecture is phenomenal, the displays are to perfection, the ambience is delightfully cozy yet serene throughout the spaciousness of all three floors.
the staff are a delight.
the studio display brings tears to your eyes.

Visited December 2013
Thank gerty m
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Watertown, South Dakota, United States
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth the time”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

One of a kind attraction. Free admission. Many original paintings by Terry Redlin, one of the most popular artists ever. Wonderful gift shop.

Visited September 2013
Thank Dave F
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Julie R, General Manager at Redlin Art Center, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks, too, for your kind words about the Gift Shop. 100% of the proceeds generated by the sale of merchandise in the Redlin Art Center's Gift Shop go directly back into the operation of the Redlin Art Center - this enables us to keep admission to the Redlin Art Center free! Thanks again!
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Show Low, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Coming Home”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Fantastic. If your a lover of art or just that of the outdoors, this is a great place to visit. Mr. Redlin can bring alive many emotions of the creatures that live in the midwest and of those basic American family values.

Visited October 2013
Thank R H
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