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Address: 5608 Tenth Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone Number: 262-653-4450
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Largest collection of meat-eating theropods on exhibit! Learn what...
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.
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Small and Free.

The Dino museum in Kenosha is small, free, but worth a visit. The exhibit was expertly displayed in one exhibit hall and you can see the whole thing in five to ten minutes.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Virginia, Minnesota
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Virginia, Minnesota
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325 reviews 325 reviews
165 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Dino museum in Kenosha is small, free, but worth a visit. The exhibit was expertly displayed in one exhibit hall and you can see the whole thing in five to ten minutes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place rates a minimum of 3 stars for the price / free!. Add another one for the kid's activity room downstairs and another for the nice assortment of bones and you're there. If you're a history geek, they have some super local history stories on the wall. The gift shop had enough assorted doo-dads for the cheap at heart... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Awesome displays - an amazing collection in a deceptively small building. Lab in the lower level so you can watch curating (call ahead to see when). Definitely not your dry-and-dusty dinosaur exhibit!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice layout and artful, realistic displays. The kids love it. The second floor balcony will stop your heart as the little ones run to the edge.

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Free is always good, so the price here was right. The single room is pretty cool, but there is not much to extend the visit. We participated in the children's activity where they were able to uncover fossils. That extended the trip to 35 mins.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

a fast run through a one-room display...almost crazy!!! think of all the dino's that are actually there and then it hits you!!! gift shop with related dino stuff:.) also a sand box in the basement and research facility.

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appleton, wi.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Small but free. My youngest son who's 3 loved it, the older 5 kids in our group weren't impressed. Nice quick stop if you need to fill 15-30 minutes of time.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Outside of building is impressive. Lots of great old architecture. Entrance area has a small gift shop, some dinosaur bones for viewing. Main area is limited to one room with several dinosaurs on display (a few interactive display boards with dinosaur sound effects) On the lower level (when open) provides an area to view workers digging through fossil materials. There... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum was nice, but small. A good day trip from Chicago, but not a place to set for a destination.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

First trip here. The lower level was closed due to some repairs & painting, so we could only see the main floor. A large tour group of kids came in before & after us, which would had made for cramped conditions in this small building, but we lucked out. You can't beat free

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