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Kenosha Public Museum

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Address: 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4140
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Accredited natural science fine arts museum located in the heart of...

Accredited natural science fine arts museum located in the heart of beautiful downtown Kenosha. Free General Admission, Permanent Exhibits: World class art by Chagall, Picasso and Dali. Wisconsin Story, Kenosha County Woolly mammoth, Native American Village, Children’s hands-on Field Station. Changing exhibits and free family programs and events. Gift shop. Corporate events venue,birthdays, group tours. Shares a Lake Michigan shoreline campus with The Civil War Museum and a working electric streetcar! Short walk to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Minutes from Illinois Wisconsin border / Six Flags Great America.

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"Love those trains...Great for "kids" of all ages"

You MUST visit during Winter Break. The train display runs through January 10th,2016. You can visit two more Museums by just hopping on the Kenosha Streetcar. There is also a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Jeep057
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought the grand kids here on a wintery afternoon. We all had a great experience. The volunteers and staff were very helpful and friendly. The exhibits are far better than one would expect for a smaller city museum. It is top shelf.

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Thank John C
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

You MUST visit during Winter Break. The train display runs through January 10th,2016. You can visit two more Museums by just hopping on the Kenosha Streetcar. There is also a new train restaurant along the streetcars route. The restaurant has model trains that bring food out of the kitchen. The restaurant is called Choo Choo Charlies. You can visit the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I went on a snowy Saturday morning and it was pretty empty. The staff greeted me kindly and gave me a map and explained what was in the different areas. The downstairs history exhibit was a little more oriented towards children than I expected, but I still enjoyed it. The art upstairs was nice, it was really cool to see... More 

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Thank eec317
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice museum. Awesome learning for the kids. Learned allot myself. Need to return someday. 😄😃😀😉☺😅

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Thank Loren D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My kids love the Kenosha Museum. As an adult, one time is good and it's kind of small, but the kids just LOVE it and want to go through it over and over again. I do have to say that the hands-on activity area is really nice and has tons of things for the kids to do, play with, and... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Unlike any big museum, every exhibit is organized in a manner that you can visit all without having to go around in a maze. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts.

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Thank Legrand1
Yukon, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you have a little time and like history it is worth the time and stop. The place does not charge to get in but they would like donations to help keep the place running.

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Thank Mike B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Have had the family here several times. Great exhibits very informational A must see for children and adults

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Incredible fossils and artifacts from around the country as well as those found here in Kenosha. A must-see for all interested in archeological history. Very well put together exhibits, articles, and facts.

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Thank Cheryl B
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

To stroll at you leisure, to stop, study and reflect. The Kenosha Public Museum is huge, yet intimate - you're surrounded by light and darkness, history, beauty and peace. I quickly became calm and felt connected with all the artifacts, paintings, sculpture and the humanity of it all. Do yourself a simple and pleasant favor - go with a loved... More 

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