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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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Marion, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum one afternoon thinking we would be there for an hour. We were there over 2 hours. Wonderful history in there. Tom our guide was awesome.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I think this is a great little museum to get the history of the Lake Geneva area. It has exhibits that give you a feeling of how things use to be. They are honest about what happened to the Native Americans who were displaced. It is also a great place to cool off on a hot day while learning the... More

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Wood River, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Surprisingly large and well display exhibits in a small summer vacation town. Latest addition this year is a Woodland People (native American) exhibit and a great special exhibition of Pickard Chinaware. Enjoyed the main part of the musuem which features main street Lake Geneva from 1830 to 1930. But many other things to see, including a Ceylon room with beautiful... More

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Chicago
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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