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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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A must see!

Well worth the admission, I think it was $7.00. The museum is set up like Main Street and you travel in time through the model stores and homes. Also great tributes to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well worth the admission, I think it was $7.00. The museum is set up like Main Street and you travel in time through the model stores and homes. Also great tributes to the military and others.

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My kids spent all day in this museum! The staff are so friendly and the kids are allowed to handle everything! They actually enjoyed this more than a children's museum, plus it was educational. Don't be afraid to bring toddlers- it's very kid-friendly!

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Geneva Lake Museum is more than a place to spend a rainy day. Most visitors think of it as just someplace to go until the rain stops and the sun comes out. But they are quite surprised once they see all that the Museum has to offer! As you walk down Main Street, it's a step back in time... More 

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pontiac,il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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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Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number: 262 248 6060
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva

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