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Civil War Museum

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Address: 5400 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4141
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Description: The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin’s...
The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin’s scenic lakefront campus. 57,000 Sq Ft covers American Civil War history like no other, offering the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West. Already acclaimed for their permanent exhibit featuring life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology.
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Interesting place for history; stop by after seeing the other museums first.

PROS: plenty of free parking; some free exhibits but the main exhibit has a fee; right beside the Kenosha Public Museum and the History Museum and Lighthouse from across the dock... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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339 reviews 339 reviews
232 attraction reviews
616 helpful votes 616 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

PROS: plenty of free parking; some free exhibits but the main exhibit has a fee; right beside the Kenosha Public Museum and the History Museum and Lighthouse from across the dock; the Kenosha tram has a stop right outside of the building. CONS: may not be too interesting for some people and children; there are more interesting museums within a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you're looking for somewhere to visit in Kenosha, and you're interested in history - especially the Civil War that torn our country apart, then look no further - Kenosha Civil War Museum is the choice. Wonderful collection with lots of informative display and videos, with professional team of staffs that is ready to help. Very interactive, even for families... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Only been there once, but MUST go back and see the things I had to go by too fast. Big, imaginative displays, videos, wonderful memorabilia and the feeling you were right there with the soldiers and the locals involved. A real must for any visitor (or resident) of Kenosha, WI!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Why? Because the focus is on how the War Between the States affected the Upper Midwest, which sent 750,000 men to serve in the army but, perhaps more importantly, how the Upper Midwest also provided much of the food and raw materials necessary to sustain the Union Army. Believe it or not, this is the third... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is spectacular! It's a lot of amazing exhibits and information. It's great for the whole family, interactive exhibits and scenes to really explain how life was during the civil war

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Rochester Ny Area
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188 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Set up mostly on one floor,with just travelling exhibits upstairs; this is a rather new building up east on Lake Michegan..a nice movie in the round opens up the time well spent there... most all displays are simple and well done; a few areas lacked for adequate lighting... there is a nice gift shop on the main level.. a small... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The price is right and if you are looking for a little bit of history the Civil war museum is a good deal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

OK for school aged children. Has some interesting artifacts, but have visited actual Civil War battle sites with museums where it was much more interesting.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was an awesome museum. We had just a short visit but saw the 360* movie and walked through the first floor. Absolutely wonderful. A must see in Kenosha WI.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My son is a Civil War enthusiast after visiting various battle grounds on the East Coast last Summer 2014 and a trip down South this Summer 3013 with a group from Marquette University High School, headed by Chris Lese. Chris Lese, is a MUHS teacher and a Civil War expert, He was very influential with development of the Museum. We... More 

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