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Geneva Lake Museum of History

255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262 248 6060
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Showcasing a treasure trove of information and artifacts of the Lake Geneva area dating back to the 1880s, the Geneva Lake Museum is a must-see for... more »
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Chicago
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

If this museum was not here it would have been a bit boring in lake geneva. The staff is amazing. They allow you to play with some of the bells and touch some items. Most items are not behind glass. We loved the kitchen of the 1800 and 1900. My 8 and 9 year old kids loved it. I highly... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful step back into time and a great lesson on Lake Geneva history. There is so much to see. The beginning of our adventure started off with a history of the museum and clear instructions as to what we would be seeing. So much to see but take your time not to miss anything. Plus they have... More

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China Spring
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friendly staff, very reasonable price of admission, lots to see, and you are welcome to touch just about everything, so it's kid-friendly, too! Perhaps my favorite museum!

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LOVES PARK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have been several times to Lake Geneva and never went to this museum. We had a very good tour guide that helped us see things we might have missed otherwise. There are over 9000 yes 9000 artifacts to see and touch. Yes I said touch. They promote you picking up object like books, artifacts etc to see their authenticity... More

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We got an awesome Groupon deal. 2 for $7. We had a great docent who spent the first 20 minutes with us explaining and walking around the museum with us. He was extremely knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts about the land owners, agriculture and economic factors of the area. It was my wife and I and our four... More

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you want to know about the history of Lake Geneva town it is very informative. Kids may enjoy seeing old carriages and farm equipment. Run by volunteers

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Aurora, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had no idea what to expect. We were greeted immediately as we walked in. She called someone to come get us. He was so knowledgeable and it's a great Museum. Definitely worth the visit.

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lake Geneva has done a great job with their museum. It is packed with information and artifacts all the way from the Potawatami tribe to Frank Lloyd Wright. You walk back in time from one "store" to another and take in the fantastic collection of antiques from the area. There were plenty of docents to help explain the displays and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We often go to Lake Geneva mostly for waterparks attractions or camping or even plain old shopping activity.. This time around having done all of the above I was looking for something informative and educational vs "time killing". Thus I found out about this meuseum! And I was so glad I did! Not only did I find out about the... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I stopped in wanting to kill an hour and was very impressed. The staff is very knowledgeable and go out of their way to explain the exhibits in great detail. Stop in if your in the area and you won't be disappointed.

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