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Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

610 N. Eighth St, Manitowoc, WI 55420
920-686-3090
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Manitowoc
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Historic Sites
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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

USA Today listed the Rahr-West Museum as 1 of the top 10 small museums in the US, so when a family reunion put us in the area I jumped at the chance to see it. We were not disappointed. The woodwork inside the mansion is amazing in its detail, & reminded us of how this type of work is a... More

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Petaluma, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
54 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We stop in at the museum every couple of years when we visit Manitowoc, and it never disappoints. This June they had a Colorama display, a series of Kodak ads that were employed on buses and subways in the 60's. Very colorful for their time, they are scenes from around the world where a Kodak camera is shown in the... More

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Alexandria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a neat art museum and bit of history rolled into one! We enjoyed our visit & were delighted that there was no charge for the tour.

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Arlington, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice art exibit. It was great to tour the mansion on our own. Couldn't believe there was no admission....

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is a gem. And it was free when we visited (we made a donation). The museum is built around the base of the mansion, and it has a pretty nice collection for a small museum - a Picasso ceramic, a Liechtenstein, a Georgia O'Keefe, a Warhol, and some other notables of modern art among about 40 pieces. We... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The house houses much of the artwork and is an experience by itself. Many more pieces of art are on display in the museum addition.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were here for a stop on a tour of the area while our others were in a conference. Old architecture and paintings were cool.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Certainly worth seeing! It is beautiful! I go there several times a year. Like to see what art is on display, but also always make a trip through the mansion. A treasure to have in our community!

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Always changing exhibits in a beautiful 19th century mansion. Factoid: a piece of the Soviet satellite "Sputnik" landed in 8th street near this museum. The admission is free; but after spending some time there you will probably make a donation. A nice place to spend an hour or two.

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Beaver Dam, WI
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18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This month they have a display of place settings! I thought it sounded kind of "hokie". But it was really interesting! Also went to the Mansion. It had alot of collections-was not what I expected-not alot of original displays in the house. It was worth our time and their is not a fee-just donations so always worth your money. Person... More

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