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Paper Discovery Center

425 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911-6058
+1 920-380-7491
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So creative and fun!

Even adults without kids would love this place. You have to make some paper with Wendy. She is fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
via mobile
Fantastic family fun for any age

We happened upon the paper discovery center on a quick trip into Appleton. What a great find! Not... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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425 West Water Street, Appleton, WI 54911-6058
+1 920-380-7491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even adults without kids would love this place. You have to make some paper with Wendy. She is fun and makes it go fast. The sneeze display. So fun. Th outhouse. Oh my. The elephant dung gift paper you can purchase. Fabulous! Thanks Michael and...More

Thank Susannadanna1
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We happened upon the paper discovery center on a quick trip into Appleton. What a great find! Not only was it educational and informative, but it was so fun too. There was actually a station where each person got to make paper. The educator, Wendy,...More

Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 9 February 2017

There is a lot of learning that can happen at the museum but our kids were a little too young for that (6 and 4 years old). They did like getting to make some paper there. There was also a scavenger hunt they had fun...More

Thank kxguerr
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The building's history, hands on activities, and educational experiences make the Paper Discovery Center a perfect visit for everyone. Make sure to walk around outside as well!

Thank live2showski
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is fun for the family!! Learn all about paper making and even make some recycled paper of your own. Several crafts for you or your kids to try. The gentleman who helped make the paper was super-he really made it a good time.

Thank UWBadgers2000
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a hands on museum Housed in an old mill building where they have several stations for activities. The coolest is the lab in the back where you can make your own paper. Highly recommended!!!

Thank David M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice little museum explaining the process of papermaking from start to finish. There are plenty of hands on displays and videos to keep it interesting, most of which are geared toward kids. There are many craft stations for kids (and adults if they wish) and...More

Thank Beck W
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Solo visit, enjoyed hands on exhibits, made my super hero shield, watched videos explaining growth, harvesting, processing. Great little discovery museum. $6 well spent (only $4 for seniors) Especially liked making (or is it remaking) my own sheet of paper out of torn paper, colored...More

1  Thank Becky W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had been here once before but it had been years ago. This visit I had some young teenage girls and they enjoyed it. There is a video to watch for starters. Then you can read through exhibits and along the way the way there...More

Thank TravelingGirl65
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I work in the paper industry and am currently on a project within sight of the center. The exhibits are interesting but certainly directed more towards school kids. I'd love to see more of the "nuts and bolts" of the industry but I guess that...More

Thank Norri1
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Brianna S
14 January 2015|
Response from Kathryn C | Reviewed this property |
That would be a question for the Paper Valley Hotel I think.