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Dinosaur Discovery Museum

5608 Tenth Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
262-653-4450
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Ranked #11 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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Racine, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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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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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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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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102 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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226 attraction reviews
599 helpful votes 599 helpful votes
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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