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Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

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Address: 610 N. Eighth St, Entrance Off Park Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Phone Number: 920-686-3090
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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world class art

big time art in a neat small town this is a must see. I would highly recommend to any art lover also for the old mansion decorated wonderfully every Christmas

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David B
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

big time art in a neat small town this is a must see. I would highly recommend to any art lover also for the old mansion decorated wonderfully every Christmas

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you're in Manitowoc and like old houses , it's a well preserved Victorian mansion with beautiful hand crafted woodwork, brass gas light fixtures and stained glass windows. Free entry but donations appreciated.

Thank rgwmil
Rocky River, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We enjoyed looking through this local museum during a weekend trip. The Mansion is a interesting building reflecting the time it was constructed. The rooms contain interesting exhibits reflecting the history of the house and local life.. The attached art museum has a nice art collection with a number of paintings of interest. This is a nice way to spend... More 

Thank rivertrader46
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family and I go through the Rahr-West Museum at least six times a year. Love looking at the different exhibits. The family always ends up in the Library paging through art books upstairs in the Mansion.

Thank WarBrew
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216 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Rahr-West Museum is a step back in time. The art collections are housed in a mansion that provides a glimpse into what life was like for the wealthy years ago. My husband and I were there recently to view the paintings of submarines which was of interest to my husband who served in the Navy. One painting in particular... More 

2 Thank Beatriz121
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited the museum for the special showing of naval drawings associated with submarines. Included in the museum is the 2 story historic building Victorian Rahr Mansion. there were also outside sculptures and exhibition galleries.

Thank saint5
Tryon, North Carolina
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I couldn't believe this was a free museum. The collection is varied and interesting - between the art gallery and the house I found many interesting pieces of art to look at.

Thank LauraPh
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

For me, i skipped the art museum part and went into the old house. Which is awesome. More importantly this museum is near where a piece of sputnik landed when it re-entered the atmosphere. U can stand on the spot where it landed on the street.

1 Thank Lee M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not Large but so well done. Picassos and a Georgia O'Keefe among many others that will impress. Friendly informative staff. Don't miss the bottle cap Starry Night in the lower level! Mansion is very well preserved and restored. Thank you Mr and Mrs West!

Thank kitsuanddate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were surprised that the Rahr-West Museum and Mansion held creations by Warhol, Picasso, O'Keefe - just to name a few. The museum and mansion was amazing and showcased each art piece well. Also surprised the admission is free. Classy place to visit.

1 Thank 411melissag

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