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Dinosaur Discovery Museum

5608 Tenth Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
262-653-4450
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Kenosha
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Largest collection of meat-eating theropods on exhibit! Learn what dinosaurs looked like, ate and how they behaved. See life-scale replicas, The... more » Owner description: Largest collection of meat-eating theropods on exhibit! Learn what dinosaurs looked like, ate and how they behaved. See life-scale replicas, The Carthage Institute of Paleontology on-site lab Minutes from the Illinois Wisconsin border and Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois. « less
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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What kid doesn't love dinosaurs? Adults will enjoy this place, too. While not large, the main gallery is very well done and makes these ancient creatures come to life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a beat place to take your kids to see dino fossils a bit small, but the kids loved it so thats a plus... and FREE.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are in the area, it is worth a short stop for the visuals and the dioramas. The museum is free entrance, and you should plan about 30/60 minutes. The kids would be thrilled.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Dinosaur Discovery Museum is in downtown Kenosha, but is a little harder to find than the Public Museum. There is free street parking. The museum is small, but the dinosaur exhibits are informative.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

PROS: free; ample parking; main parking is in the back of the museum while you can park in front for 2 hours (which is more than ample time); a relaxing 45 minute stop or even shorter if you don’t have kids and don’t read all the information .small viewing area in the basement where you can see archaeologists working on... More

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a rare gem in downtown Kenosha, but there is not much to see. My two children (10 & 5) were done looking around in about 20 minutes. For a free (donations welcome) museum, it was a fine place to check out. If you like dinosaurs, check it out.

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Athens
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you already have an I depth knowledge of, or interest in, dinosaurs, then this is the place for you! Otherwise, feel free to skip it, particularly with small children. It's essentially one large room with a huge display of dinosaur skeletons in the center. They are labeled nicely and you can get up close and personal, but so many... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Guess I should have read the reviews before going here. Once again as someone else mentioned, it does not open until 12:00 so don't plan on scheduling it the first part of your day. They do have a nice collection that the kids enjoyed, it's just that it is only confined to one room. The part in the basement had... More

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Centennial, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Located in downtown Kenosha, this small one room museum houses only meat eating dinosaur skeletons. The display is nicely presented and written descriptions are easily read. The younger children might lose interest quickly as there is no animation or techno stuff. But if your family really wants to get up close to the meat eaters of the past then this... More

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Dublin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Was hoping to pop in after checking out of hotel in Kenosha and before hitting the road, but this place does not open until 12 noon. Wasn't going to hang around just for this so no proper review. I didn't catch the full opening hours, but weekdays it only opens at 12.

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