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Kenosha Public Museum

5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
262-653-4140
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Ranked #2 of 10 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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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 NEW

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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20 helpful votes 20 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 reviews 33 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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Kenosha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very nice museum with interesting displays. Very clean, and easy to get around the displays. This is a great place to bring children to learn about the Native Americans who lived in the area years ago. They usually have special exhibits that are interesting and well done.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The museum is a great learning adventure for young and old. Always new exhibits and fun activities for all. It is amazing that Kenosha has three museums for the public to visit. Spending a day in the downtown area is well worth the trip.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of the best free museums we have been to. The staff were very helpful, friendly and down to earth. We spent an enjoyable hour on the first floor going through the natural and Indian history of Wisconsin. Laid out as a walk through loop starting millions of years ago and ending with the Indians of Wisconsin. The art gallery... More 

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