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Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102-4904
+1 701-551-6100
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Surprisingly Good for a Fargo-size Town

We didn't expect an extensive museum for a town the size of Fargo, and this museum is not large... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
via mobile
Building is beautiful

I was more impressed with the building than the pieces of art. The investment in the museum seems... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
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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
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 17 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
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I was more impressed with the building than the pieces of art. The investment in the museum seems out of place for Fargo. Very impressive.

Thank kevindief
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Not at all crowded. When I was there only 4 other people on a Saturday afternoon. Nice display of local artist. Had watercolors from annual contest on display was impressed with them. My problem was that by living by NYC I went to the Metropolitan...More

Thank PeterHa1
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful local/region artists represented. Also a great location for special events (they were setting up for a wedding reception while we were there).

Thank LifeAtlasTravel
Reviewed 1 March 2016

A very nice art collection, not just Western art as you typically see. A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Fargo does not have the reputation it deserves and it's Old Broadway area which, this museum is very close to is part of the reason that most people should rethink their opinion of Fargo. Although Fargo seems to have the reputation for being a college...More

1  Thank Stabbo
Reviewed 9 February 2016

You will be blown away by the collection of contemporary art, mostly by Plains artists, and the way it is displayed. The Museum also has activities, and we were fortunate to visit on a free Saturday with children's art classes. This is a gem.

Thank rovinglawyer
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Located in downtown Fargo, the PAM is a cheap, easy, and quick way to spend a few hours. They participate in the Free Museum Thursday program so if you can schedule a visit on a third Thursday of a month, you'll be in for free!...More

Thank Farfisa J
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

When I come here, I know I can linger and really get up close and personal with the art (no touching) The Picasso / Transformers exhibit currently is really special. Always surprised, always ready to return. Perfect for Fargo.

1  Thank JulietteND
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I was very impressed with this museum. It is housed downtown in a converted brick factory building and their use of space is enviable. They have been running a themed collection centering on the oil boom--it was creative, inciteful and gutsy. Not what one might...More

1  Thank Street D
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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