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Pinecrest Historical Village

Address: Pine Crest Lane, Manitowoc, WI
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Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Manitowoc
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A gem in the rough. A historical village dating from the 1850's with original building relocated to this site. Re enactments by local historical members add to the experience. During our visit we were treated to a Christmas coral concert by singers from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc. A wonderful experience.

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Mishicot, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Old time small wisconsin town with small buildingd where they explain what small town life was like in the 1800s. Interesting to visit but a lot of walking around. Kids seem to like for the first hour but soon get restless and bored.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went to Pinecrest Village with a friend who had not been there before. We went on a Sunday morning in May. We had the whole place to ourselves that made it extra special. We were able to look at all the exhibits and take all the time we wanted doing it. We both enjoyed all of the buildings in... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Pinecrest Historical Village has a great layout of buildings from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. They have a really nice audio tour for every building describing who lived or worked there and the history behind each building. Every building has actual displays of items from the time period, and Pinecrest is one of the few places where the... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

These twentyfive buildings are well presented, the new visitors center is handicapped accessible, most buildings aren't.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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115 reviews 115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I may be a bit bias here, as I have done volunteer work at the village. I love the place. There are special events that are taken right out of the 19th century. I very nice way to spend an afternoon exploring old buildings, breathing fresh air, and learning some history. There are usually staff or volunteers about to inform... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Laid out beautifully like a real town, lots of variety and detail, only $7 admission. They give you an audio device in which you press the number of the building and it gives you a brief character narrative of its history. I found the narratives enjoyable. We were the only customers on a Tuesday afternoon, had the whole town to... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My Wife & I found this village great for our hobby of taking photowalks. We had a very relaxing and unhurried day strolling the grounds. We came away with some very nice shots and an education into the early days of Manitowoc history. We will return soon!

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Aurora, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This village is incredibly well done. An easy stroll takes one from an early cabin through a complete village. Each building is very well curated - extremely enjoyable.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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265 reviews 265 reviews
40 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We arrived midday during the week and no other guests were there. The person taking care of the admissions couldn't get the crdeit card equipment to work, so we looked around and decided this place wasn't good enough to stick around.

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