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Geneva Lake Museum of History

Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number: 262 248 6060
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Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Lake Geneva
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

great way to spend an hour or two..so much history and the staff is so knowledgeable tons of antiques to explore,small fee to enter,worth it

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's hard to believe such a high quality museum can exist in a small town, but this is truly an excellent and engaging museum. The staff of volunteers has put together a super high quality museum with interesting displays of all sorts of historical items. The old time street is really well done and rivals what is at the Milwaukee... More 

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

WE passed the museum many times but never went in. We had extra time so decided to visit learn about the Geneva Lake history. It had the old time street set up starting with the log cabin to 1900 shops. Even though it was close to closing time the staff let us in and let us stay well past the... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by this museum! We weren't sure what to expect for a museum in a small town, but it's very well down. The ladies that work there are very friendly and helpful, and the museum is well done. There are lots of interesting things to look at to learn the history of the area, and a well... More 

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Chicago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Since most of the potential visitors never lived with the objects on display and never used them..they will enjoy seeing what their grandparents lived with.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to know how Lake Geneva evolved, visit the museum. It is surprisingly accurate and a fun experience but more hands on for children needed.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a museum where kids, parents, and grand kids will find something to see and TOUCH! It is amazing the items available to hold,examine, or operate. Our docent, Jim, spent a remarkable amount of time walking with us thru Main Street with its blacksmith shop,fire station,ice harvesting tools, and 1920's dentist office before proceeding to the history of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The museum was very well done. First portion is like a mini re-creation of Main Street that you get a guided tour of (at first) then are set off to explore on your own. Was very cute, especially when decorated for Christmas. Enjoyed wandering and browsing.

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49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a gem of a museum with something for everyone to explore and find of interest. Add this to your stop next time you are in town and check out the re-creations of town stores and old time memorabilia

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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