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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 #3 of 12 Attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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