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Kenosha Public Museum

Address: 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4140
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Kenosha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Accredited natural science fine arts museum located in the heart of beautiful downtown Kenosha...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Babbitt, Minnesota
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305 reviews 305 reviews
158 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent FREE museum. Very high-quality exhibits. The mammoth section is excellent and interesting, and the Native American section focuses on Wisconsin tribes and history and is really well done. There were two art exhibits upstairs that my whole family enjoyed because both showed the process of the artists' development of work; in fact, there is an artist at work corner... 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

Director Dan Joyce and his staff have made what was once a dry and stagnate museum into a showcase that draws people from all over that come here to visit. There are travelling exhibits, a hands-on children's area, gift shop and don't miss the mineral display - ask any of the docents for assistance. There is an elevator for those... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great 'little' museum. My granddaughter loved the dinosaur skeleton. Had a great time. Nice little gift shop also.

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KENOSHA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great way to spend some quality time with family. There is a lot of interesting things at the museum for all ages.

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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 is great for children, plus it's free admission! It's got a lot of awesome information and interactive exhibits! It's a must see

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Racine, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This museum has an annual transparent watercolor show every year, usually running in the summer. We attend every year around the 4th of July. It is awesome and the works represented are exceptional. Usually, there is something else to see on top of this show so it is a worthwhile experience. Drop a donation into the box and explore. Then,... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

beautiful building!!! take a look out to kenosha harbor on the 2nd floor. two rotating displays change, check schedules...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This free admission public museum is very well kept. A good size to learn the history of Kenosha, life of mammoth million years ago, the Native American, and see some arts. Would love to visit again. Must stop if you visit Kenosha, a gem of their downtown

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