We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Trout Museum of Art

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 111 W College Ave, Fox Cities Building for the Arts, Appleton, WI 54911-5781
Phone Number:
+1 920-733-4089
Website
Today
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

As one of the region's premier spaces for visual arts, The Trout Museum of...

As one of the region's premier spaces for visual arts, The Trout Museum of Art features exhibitions of regional, national and international visual art. The museum presents special events, educational programs, jazz performances and more. Visit our website to view current exhibits and events.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
pleasant local art gallery with interesting and varied exhibits

intriguing variety of local and traveling exhibits including a wide range of artistic content and styles. I love that they do so much to support the arts in the local region. Give... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
john e
,
Appleton, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 31: English reviews
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

You average museum of art. exhibit changes about once every two months. They always have unique exhibits, but I honestly expected more.

Helpful?
Thank missmegsmail1211
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

intriguing variety of local and traveling exhibits including a wide range of artistic content and styles. I love that they do so much to support the arts in the local region. Give it a look when you are in town!

Helpful?
Thank john e
TheTroutMuseumOfArt, Manager at The Trout Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! More 

Neenah, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We happened to visit on opening day of the current exhibit, which is a collection of photos of Pablo Picasso! Staff was very friendly and told us a lot of interesting information before setting us free to see the collection.

Helpful?
Thank busheyacht
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This isn't a large museum, but really lovely. Nice staff and a fun exhibit. The store is small but well-stocked.

Helpful?
Thank GreenBike
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped in to view the "Little Golden Books" exhibit. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the gallery set up was easy to navigate. Great for a quick visit.

Helpful?
Thank Carly S
TheTroutMuseumOfArt, Manager at The Trout Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see the "Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books" exhibit. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Level Contributor
60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

"I smell strawberries" ... I will never forget The Poky Little Puppy. Current exhibit of original art created for Golden Books presented in the tiered gallery of the Trout brought back childhood memories. They have coloring opportunities for kids and special Wednesday morning special kids activities.

Helpful?
1 Thank Becky W
TheTroutMuseumOfArt, Manager at The Trout Museum of Art, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the "Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books" exhibit and Children's Story & Activity Time. We hope you can join us again! More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My daughter and I spent the afternoon looking at the Little Golden Books Art exhibit that the Trout Museum is currently featuring. This was our first visit and it was entertaining. Highlight: Richard Scarry's beautiful illustrations for Ole Rissom's "I Am a Bunny" book. It was fun to compare the styles of the many featured artists through the decades. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anjolynjan
TheTroutMuseumOfArt, Manager at The Trout Museum of Art, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip to the museum, thank you for visiting! More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I was told I was In the Appleton Art in the Park as I am a Copper Artist... they withdrew $230.00 from my account. ..I and other family members travel over 200 miles and booked non refundable hotels at very high booking rates due to the Oshkosh air show going on, as well as the 200 artist in the show.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jan L
TheTroutMuseumOfArt, Manager at The Trout Museum of Art, responded to this review

We regret that we were unable to come to an agreement. Per our conversations with you since the event, we have addressed your questions. Thank you. More 

Wisconsin
Level Contributor
243 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Part museum, part school, part gathering place. The lighting on the outside is beautiful and fun to watch it change colors. Enjoy it while listening to a concert in the adjacent park or strolling the farm market.

Helpful?
Thank MissWisc
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Trout exhibits are by donation so this makes a nice date night in conjunction with dinner or drinks downtown. However, double check to make sure they don't have anything else going on as they do not update their website. We were recently disappointed by a private event when we wanted to see the latest exhibit. Love the Christmas tree auction... More 

Helpful?
Thank E M

Been to The Trout Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Trout Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?