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Geneva Lake Museum of History

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Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number: 262 248 6060
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Fantastic job the locals did in creating an interesting museum. Lots of local interest and laid out fine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic job the locals did in creating an interesting museum. Lots of local interest and laid out fine.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was attracted to the museum due to its high marks on Tripadvisor. Since I am a museum lover, I thought my wife and I would give it a go. And we are so glad that we did. It is so much more than what you would expect. Main street. The agricultural exhibit. Paintings and stained glass. The military room.... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

What an informative museum. We have been to Geneva many times but we finally took time to visit this treasure trove of local history. It is a very clean, attractive and informative museum. The staff was very helpful. It took us about an hour and a half. There is more to Lake Geneva than just shopping!

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The exhibits on life in the early days of the city.. Many exhibits that reflect the past especially the rules for young children in the school.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having spend summers at Lake Geneva for the past 50 or so years, I was surprised by this place. For $7 (check to see if there is a Groupon), we walked through the 15,000 sq ft space, starting with a depiction of a Pottawatomie settlement - the first true 'year rounders' who lived there in the 1830s till the government... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

So interesting and well laid out that we lost track of time! Excellent staff also so don't be afraid to ask questions or strike up a conversation.

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Glencoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From the outside this place looks small and in-interesting. Inside it is a great tour of yesterday America. Staff is really helpful encouraging you to touch and learn. About an hour needed to go through but worth it and very enjoyable.

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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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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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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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Address: Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number: 262 248 6060
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva

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