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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description: 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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Free and fun for the kids

It's not huge, but there's enough to keep young kids occupied- especially in the kids room where there are activities for them to do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Westville, Indiana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our kids are 14/12 so they kind of breezed through this but did enjoy the artwork display from area school kids. It's free which is awesome! Nice location. Clean. Definitely bring younger kids to enjoy a family day.

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Canandaigua, New York
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's not huge, but there's enough to keep young kids occupied- especially in the kids room where there are activities for them to do.

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Indianapolis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Interesting history regarding the dinosaurs and glaciers of Wisconsin and how prevalent this was in the local area.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's not the biggest museum in the world but there is almost always something to see that makes a visit there worthwhile. Today (3.14.15), it was the Kenosha Quilters Guild Show. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. It's worth checking out multiple times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a great museum. It offers intricate dioramas detailing the history of the area. There are even interactive areas with Trivia and/or live people. There are quite a few sitting areas and the second floor offers an excellent view of lake Michigan. Also on second floor are more exhibits of art. To top it all off, it's free.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you would like to get out of the house, have fun, learn, and explore with your children, this is the place. Every summer, for 8 years I have taken the kids there to explore and encourage learning. They have an AWESOME crafty hands-on learning room for the kids to just color and play. Great views of Lake Michigan. Great,... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's a nice museum with several exhibits, but it's not huge. The dinosaur exhibit takes 10 minutes to walk through, approximately. There is a gallery upstairs which they change from time to time. What I love about it, though, is that they have a children's area where the kids can learn, discover, play, create, etc. My 2year old loves visiting... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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101 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The public museum is next door to the Civil War Museum so it was easy to get to. It covers the natural history of Wisconsin mainly with other small exhibits upstairs. The Mastdadon skeleton was the best part as it was so big hard to imagine these ancestors of the elephant were all over at one time. It's free and... More 

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Virginia, Minnesota
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169 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The history of South Eastern Wisconsin is easily learned from this wonderful exhibit. The museum is "Free" but they accept donations just inside the door. There is a good size gift shop on the main floor as well. The Mammoths were my favorite. Upstairs there was an exhibit featuring works from an artist at National Geographic and the views of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The price was right and the assorted attractions kept both adults and toddlers interested. I wish more locals from across the border in Illinois knew about this place. It's a cool trip close to home. recommended

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