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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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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Mansion tour + art gallery

The mansion was absolutely stunning. The woodwork & stained glass windows were incredible. We had a bit of s private tour from a nice lady. She showed us the kitchen and told... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris B
Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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145 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion was absolutely stunning. The woodwork & stained glass windows were incredible. We had a bit of s private tour from a nice lady. She showed us the kitchen and told us some nice history about the people who lived there. Great place to see and the art gallery was excellent!

Thank Chris B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Never been so humiliated by a disrespectful and unprofessional staff. Families are made to feel unwelcome with children under the age of 15. My family was followed around like we were vandals and criminals because we had 2 little ones. I am a paled and will never donate to any charitable event helping this so called community friendly musuem again.

Thank mistydanny
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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

Thank David B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

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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128 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank WarBrew
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226 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
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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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

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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