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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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Historical Lake Geneva life

Because this museum is run by volunteers, the hours and times are limited. Call ahead to be sure. A lot of neat exhibits and interesting reads. I particularly liked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mari M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because this museum is run by volunteers, the hours and times are limited. Call ahead to be sure. A lot of neat exhibits and interesting reads. I particularly liked the vintage dental chair in the local post office. Interesting too, were the boats that have sailed and sunk in the lake. A small museum but packs a mighty punch if... More 

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delavan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My family visited this museum last year. We are from the area and thought it was time was visited the museum. We weren't expecting much as it seemed small and we assumed there wouldn't be much to it. We were wrong. It was great. The museum was well put together, super interesting and lived the fact we could walk in... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

There are few higher accolades that can be given to a museum than "It taught me something I did not know." The Geneva Lake Museum does this in spades. We drove to Walworth County the day after Christmas (2015) not to visit a museum, but to go for a hike along a portion of Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail. However, by... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Really enjoyed my visit here today - the staff were so nice and explained everything there was to see, but also let me explore at my own pace. LOTS to look at, fun place to stop especially in the off season with free parking.

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Stitzer, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We visited this museum twice: first with our sister and brother-in-law and second with our daughter and our 26-year-old granddaughter. Everyone enjoyed it and we all learned some new things. The first time we were given some facts by a guide and then left to explore on our own. The second time the docent accompanied us for the whole time... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had a great docent(Ken). The exhibits were very well laid out and very interesting. A great way to find out about the history of Geneva Lake and Chicago. The kids loved the train exhibit and the school room. A lot of interactive things for kids.

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Woodstock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is a very informative museum. It has something for all ages. The amount of walking is appropriate for seniors and those who have difficulty walking.

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

After doing some shopping, my husband and I decided to visit the museum. We were greeted by very knowledgeable guides. They were all eager to show us around and we're very informative. We both are history buffs and found the museum interesting. One area is set up as a "Main Street", which starts with the Indians and goes through to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Geneva Lake Museum is a fun stop. Kids can enjoy some hands on historical adventures. The docents are very friendly and helpful with tips about the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Don't forget this is a museum. I like to learn the history of places that I visit. Ask for a volunteer to assist you as you look through the museum, they know more than can be shown to you. This makes the museum much more fun. For $7 you can't go wrong. Unfortunately a lot of the history of Lake... More 

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