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Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901-2719
+1 920-235-6903
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Nice facility but has issues

The Paine is an old (never occupied) home in Oshkosh that was built by a local lumber baron. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A day at the Paine Art Center.

This place is classy and educational. Through out the year they have featured exhibits that are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George G
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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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 5 days ago

The Paine is an old (never occupied) home in Oshkosh that was built by a local lumber baron. It is a beautiful home but guests are sometimes made to feel unwelcome by the snootiness of the staff. I also have a major issue when a...More

Thank B Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is classy and educational. Through out the year they have featured exhibits that are astounding. Every year they have put on "Nutcracker in the Castle". This is one I have seen a few times and find it enchanting every time. If you haven't...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Paine Museum is moted for their beautiful art collections on display. The interior is mostly hand crafted walls and woodwork. The gardens and grounds are meticulously well kept. A great setting for a calm environmental estate.

Thank Ric L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was just beautiful. The mansion was amazing and the gardens were fantastic. There were some great art displays as well It really took you back ion time to the grand days of the Lumber business and the wealthy business people of yesteryear

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A powerfully healing and imaginative exhibit of breathtaking art and photograph! Whether your traveling solo, as a family or for a date night this will be an experience for all ages!

Thank Karina725
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh severak times, twice to see their Nutcracker in the Castle which is always beautifully displayed. This trip, with another senior friend, was to see the Kirsty Mitchell exhibit entitled "Wonderland". The Paine has always been welcoming...More

Thank Cat S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The area was beautifully situated on water with gardens. It was peace,quiet and beautiful art in a beautiful designed building. There was a modern exhibit on about a woman recalling her mother pre Alzheimers. Very interesting since I work with older people. The permanent collection...More

Thank Kathleen1abbott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our three granddaughters really enjoyed the Nutcracker in the Castle. We did the guided tour with the ballet dancers and when we got home, our twin 6 year olds did a little dance of their own showing us what they had observed. Very sweet!

Thank Vickie165
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

House was absolutely beautiful and gardens where very pretty. Some great opportunities for pictures and a wedding. So beautiful would definitely recommend.

Thank kesjost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Daughter got married in the formal gardens and it was beautiful.The staff were great on helping to make the day a success. Beautiful grounds and exhibits.

Thank avalanchejoe
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Audrey G
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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.