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Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901-2719
+1 920-235-6903
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Beautiful Historic Home, Museum and Gardens

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a hidden gem in Oshkosh and worth a slight detour (travel east... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Made our Day

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

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Door County, 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
+1 920-235-6903
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Reviewed 4 January 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 1 January 2018

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

Thank patrickstrantz
Reviewed 24 December 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.

Thank BossLady64
Reviewed 6 December 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'

Thank par1202
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Saw the Daughten Abby exhibit! LOVED!!! Gardens are beautiful and will return for new garden upgrades and Christmas tours some day....

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Three friends visited this wonderful museum and the Nutcracker Exhibit. The facility (build as a home for a couple that never lived there) is now a museum that has special exhibitions throughout the year. This exhibit was amazing- filled with nutcrackers and 70 unbelievably decorated...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We went to their Wonderland photography exhibit and I was just mesmerized!The mansion and gardens are amazing in their own right, but they always have the most interesting exhibits. They do an exceptional job!! And the cost is minimal. Give it a try! Can't go...More

Thank 67annie
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The docent who took us through the home and museum was very good and answered all our questions. The gardens are lovely and the formal garden was just opened

Thank June P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Tour the mansion, walk through the lovely gardens, and visit tbe art gallery all for $9. WOorth every penny. Plan on at least 90 minutes if you want to see it all. Even im Oct the gardens were beautiful.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I are always looking for something different to do on a weekend. We live in Plymouth, Wisconsin so generally speaking we usually have to travel quite a long way for something different, especially of a cultural nature. So visiting Paine Art Center...More

Thank 779Happytraveller
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Audrey G
26 December 2015|
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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.