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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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297 reviews 297 reviews
64 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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25 reviews 25 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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