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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
+1 701-551-6100
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Worth an hour of your time

Timing is everything. This is a small art museum, and several galleries were closed to change out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue B
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Evansville, Wisconsin
Spectacular Wedding Venue

Our daughter recently held her wedding ceremony and reception at PAM. It was perfect! It was a... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
BNBFool
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Minneapolis
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Plains Art Museum, located in downtown Fargo, is the largest, most dynamic, and only Accredited art museum in the immediate region. The primary strengths of the Museum lie in modern and contemporary, regional, and Native American art. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs Sat, 10 am - 5 pm The Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
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+1 701-551-6100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Timing is everything. This is a small art museum, and several galleries were closed to change out exhibits. Even so, I did find myself enjoying the bird house exhibit. It was intriguing and engaging. What was not engaging was the staff. One staff member at...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Our daughter recently held her wedding ceremony and reception at PAM. It was perfect! It was a Christmas themed wedding and PAM provided a sensational setting for the ceremony, complete plated reception, and a DJ for 180+ guests. The PAM staff was very helpful and...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

A fine way to spend an hour or so; there were some interesting pieces and exhibits, though I wasn't blown away by any of them in particular. They seemed a little scattered, not well-organised. Building in very nice. Overall experience would probably have been better...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Like so many institutions of this type you can never go often enough. The staff works very hard to provide a variety of exhibitions. The styles, the visual presentation, and guided opportunity enhances the experience.

Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I visited while two galleries were being made ready for new displays. My tour of the Regalia Exhibit by Linda Whitney was very interesting. Here work was amazingly detailed and complex. Highly recommend it. The Museum has open galleries and displays throughout the hallways and...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Plains Art Museum now has free admission. I've visited the museum a few times in the past and they always have the best travelling exhibits as well as some very nice pieces in their permanent collection. The attached workshop is a great space to...More

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I really don't want to write this review, but I find it necessary. I will try to be kind. The building really cool, but there really isn't an art collection as you would expect in an art museum. I believe all, but one or two...More

2  Thank Melissa O
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Andy M, Director/CEO at Plains Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Melissa, we are sorry to hear that the Museum did not meet your expectations. The Museum is not an encyclopedic one. Our strengths are in modern, contemporary, regional, and Native American art. Your review actually made use tweak our description on our TripAdvisor site to...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Went on a rainy day. One gallery was closed due to exhibit change, but remaining exhibits very interesting. Museum is an integral part of the community and you can tell.

Thank Jason H
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Andy M, Director/CEO at Plains Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you, Jason, for your review of Plains Art Museum. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Right when we got there rude were unwelcoming and rude. The special Native American art was my favorite. Every thing was nice except the staff. There is a little kid center so That was entertaining for the kids.

2  Thank wildhockeylife
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Art museum, with contemporary and American Art. Small collection but big on education so if you have time/interest check out their class schedule!

1  Thank JanetHouston
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CaroStiny
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Response from Amy R | Property representative |
Yes,we have our own parking lot right next to the Museum, accessible on 7th Street. I would allow at least an hour to walk through the various galleries. We also have a Museum store and a cafe (which is open M-F for lunch... More
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