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Geneva Lake Museum of History

255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262 248 6060
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Showcasing a treasure trove of information and artifacts of the Lake Geneva area dating back to the 1880s, the Geneva Lake Museum is a must-see for... more »
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Loved it! We spent at least an hour going through the museum. Very interesting history of the area. Lot's of families with young kids as well as the older crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The museum was our first stop in Lake Geneva and it set the tone for the rest of our weekend. Bob gave us a personal tour. It was very interesting to get stories behind the town. Very well put together museum.

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Arkansas
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

While visiting Lake Geneva, we stopped in at their local museum. We were given a personal tour (5 people in party) by Tom Y, who took us around this wonderfully displayed walk around rooms denoting history of the town thru several centuries. This is so well done, don't hurry and spend the time to look at this wealth of information... More

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North Bend, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This museum is set up as Lake Geneva must have looked like in the late 1800s. . It is done chronologically through time. It is filled with lots of antiques and represents various buildings in the town. A fun way to enjoy history!

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We purchased a Groupon to attend the museum for basically 1/2 price. It was definitely worth it. We saw all that we cared to in a couple of hours. I personally feel it's the perfect sized museum. All sorts of items to review which definitely felt worth the trip and price paid.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went to the Geneva Lake Museum, was spectacular had a wonderful time seeing all the history. I would highly recommend you go to this museum if you are in Lake Geneva so much history here.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After visiting the Smithsonian, you might find this a bit disappointing, but for a small town, it is quite well done. The building is a former mill (the town was built on a river and used water to power millworks), and has a variety of things from the city's history (going back to 1836 -- about the same age as... More

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a good location and offered insights as to historic Lake Geneva attractions that no longer exist. Who knew there used to be a Playboy Club in the area?

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Des Moines, Iowa
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Lots to see and do for all ages. Nice use of technology throughout to illuminate the exhibits. (My favorites were the typewriter concert and the train display.). The Pickard Pottery display through Jan 2015 is exquisite! It is of exceptional quality. Volunteers are very friendly and informative. Thank you for this jewel!

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Wheeling, IL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a must visit. The staff was great and took the time to explain every section of the museum. I mentioned that I home school my daughter and the staff went the extra mile to show my daughter some very interesting facts. They encourage children to touch their exhibits, very nice. Ask question when you go, they are very... More

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