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Appleton Museum of Art

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Address: 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470-5000
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A museum of major importance in a small city.

For years my wife and I were members and enjoyed visits to see their changing international exhibitions as well as their huge private collections. Now we don't live nearby but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For years my wife and I were members and enjoyed visits to see their changing international exhibitions as well as their huge private collections. Now we don't live nearby but will still travel on occasion to visit when collections interest us.

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Thank G.Weldon S
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Appleton Museum is a real jewel for the City of Ocala. We love Museums, and have visited many around the world, believe me when I tell you this is an excellent, sophisticated museum.

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Thank Isabel V
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you live in the Ocala area you sometimes are starved for a little culture. Especially if you not from around here originally. The state parks, horse farms, restaurants, bars, and strip malls get old after awhile. Thank god for the Appleton Museum. It is a true cultural oasis that will rejuvenate your mind and soul. The Appleton museum was... More 

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Thank m4hnidj
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Asian art exhibit is amazing!!! Peaceful setting, family-oriented with a new children's center. Hosts international films throughout the year. Beautiful gardens. Easy parking. Nearby to Silver Springs State Park. Spend a weekend day between the two sites with the family, enjoying lunch inbetween.

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Thank C172FlyGirl
Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It is amazing to find a museum of this quality in a city the size of Ocala. If you love art, this is well worth the visit.

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Thank PMOcala
Silver Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We took an introductory Members tour of the Appleton. This was a docent-led tour to describe the history and exhibits of the Museum, offered to new members. The Appleton has marvelous well-educated/trained docents who are enthusiastic about art and providing information to the visitors. The exhibits are well-presented and range from paintings to sculptures to archaeological artifacts. Ocala is very... More 

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Thank HoopFL
Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The first time I visited the Appleton was for a custom chopper and motorcycle event...go figure! This venue displayed these "works of art" just like works of art, with all the respect that should be given. The Appleton has events of all kind so simply keep your eyes open and you will be pleased at what they offer.

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Thank Gary W
Holland, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We enjoyed our time at the museum. It has permanent and temporary exhibits. It was especially good to visit at Christmas. We have been twice and each time we enjoyed our visit. It was not crowded either time.

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Thank Kathleen M
Independence, Kansas
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I visited the museum when it has a showing of Norman Rockwell and it was excellent. The set up was good and we were able to see much of his work. The other art work in the museum was very interesting and I enjoyed just walking around and looking.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very nice museum with special exhibits occasionally also. Went in a group and enjoyed every minute of it.

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