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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
+1 701-551-6100
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Nice building

I really don't want to write this review, but I find it necessary. I will try to be kind. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa O
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Teen loved it

Went on a rainy day. One gallery was closed due to exhibit change, but remaining exhibits very... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Jason H
Gardner, Kansas
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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
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
+1 701-551-6100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Melissa O
Andy M, Director/CEO at Plains Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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
Andy M, Director/CEO at Plains Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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.

1  Thank wildhockeylife
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Nice building and nice staff but not much art to see, especially if you're not a fan of contemporary art. There was a special Native American exhibit the day we went, and it was pretty disturbing. Apparently it's a popular venue for wedding receptions, etc.

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Plains Art Museum is a lovely museum with a large exhibit of modern art in different forms. Our group toured it and found it interesting, even though it is not my favorite kind of art, I enjoying looking at the displays.

2  Thank MNGal66
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I am so glad I visited. I enjoyed the galleries thoroughly. Each one was enjoyable, well curated and accessible. I really wanted to read each placard. And felt a true connection to the artists as American artists. So grateful for museums like this for exposing...More

1  Thank Carla N
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Little art museums can be a lot of fun..often with good local art and this one did not disappoint. They had a full room of permanent collection and there was a lot of Dakota art that I would not have seen elsewhere. Also of interest...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been here for a number of events. The atmosphere is always welcoming and the art on display is ever changing. Definitely worth going.

Thank Gisela S
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect an extensive museum for a town the size of Fargo, and this museum is not large. However, it is very well done with a large selection of interesting pieces. We were really impressed with the watercolor exhibit. The day we visited, it...More

Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
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14 May 2015|
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