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The front façade of the mansion with blooming tulips in spring.Jim Koepnick

Explore an English-inspired country estate in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley

Along the way, you’ll discover French Barbizon and American landscape artworks, acres of flourishing botanical gardens, incredible architecture, and inspirational exhibitions.

Two children read from Nutcracker storybook with their grandmother in the Land of Sweets.
Sherry Nedens

Nutcracker in the Castle

November 17, 2023 – January 8, 2024

Throughout the holiday season, the Paine presents the scenes of the beloved Nutcracker story within the historic mansion. Follow the adventure of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince through elaborately decorated rooms and enjoy a scrumptious treat at the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café!

Four cupcakes from the Sugar Plum Fairy's Cupcake Cafe.
Sherry Nedens

Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café

November 17, 2023–January 8, 2024

Sweeten a visit to Nutcracker in the Castle with a scrumptious treat at the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café! With the Sugar Plum Fairy as hostess, the café serves cupcakes and hot cocoa in a fantastical setting.

Travel Beyond Your Horizon

The Paine is proud to be a founding member of Wisconsin Art Destinations, a brand-new collective of 13 art museums raising the profile of Wisconsin as a destination for the visual arts.

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A husband and wife pose with their baby in front of trees.


Receive benefits such as free admission, discounts on Gift Shop merchandise and more.

A couple walk with their bridal party in the Formal Garden.
Haylie Rae Photography

Enchanting Weddings

Host an unforgettable wedding at the Paine, from ceremony to reception, photography and more.

Today at the Paine

December 7, 2023

Nutcracker: Self-guided tour

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Reservations Recommended

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