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Address: 425 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911
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+1 920-380-7491
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Wonderful visit!

The building's history, hands on activities, and educational experiences make the Paper Discovery Center a perfect visit for everyone. Make sure to walk around outside as well!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Mosinee, Wisconsin
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St. Paul
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of learning that can happen at the museum but our kids were a little too young for that (6 and 4 years old). They did like getting to make some paper there. There was also a scavenger hunt they had fun with. The museum is located on the river with a nice view also.

Thank kxguerr
Mosinee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The building's history, hands on activities, and educational experiences make the Paper Discovery Center a perfect visit for everyone. Make sure to walk around outside as well!

Thank live2showski
Madison, WI area
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is fun for the family!! Learn all about paper making and even make some recycled paper of your own. Several crafts for you or your kids to try. The gentleman who helped make the paper was super-he really made it a good time.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a hands on museum Housed in an old mill building where they have several stations for activities. The coolest is the lab in the back where you can make your own paper. Highly recommended!!!

Thank David M
Hartford, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice little museum explaining the process of papermaking from start to finish. There are plenty of hands on displays and videos to keep it interesting, most of which are geared toward kids. There are many craft stations for kids (and adults if they wish) and there even is a paper making area which is a highlight of the museum. As... More 

Thank Beck W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Solo visit, enjoyed hands on exhibits, made my super hero shield, watched videos explaining growth, harvesting, processing. Great little discovery museum. $6 well spent (only $4 for seniors) Especially liked making (or is it remaking) my own sheet of paper out of torn paper, colored paper, water, and bling (a dash of glitter.) My paper looks a bit like strawberry... More 

Thank Becky W
Green Bay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had been here once before but it had been years ago. This visit I had some young teenage girls and they enjoyed it. There is a video to watch for starters. Then you can read through exhibits and along the way the way there are hands on activities. At the end you get to make a piece of recycled... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I work in the paper industry and am currently on a project within sight of the center. The exhibits are interesting but certainly directed more towards school kids. I'd love to see more of the "nuts and bolts" of the industry but I guess that would need more real estate and cash!

Thank Norri1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something fun to do with, last min Saturday. And even though we showed up 45 min before they closed the lady here at the discovery center was very nice and thought us quickly how to make paper. She was also very engaging with my 4 year old. There was a lot to see and learn and... More 

Thank yoink02
Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This museum helped answer the questions my 5 year old asked...what's that smell mom? I told him it was the paper factory so we set off to discover what we could about the paper industry. I remember taking a tour of a paper plant when I was in grade school (30 years ago) but they don't do that any more.... More 

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