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Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
414-278-2702
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Ranked #10 of 90 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Featuring more than six million objects and a variety of exciting exhibits, this is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United... more » Owner description: Featuring more than six million objects and a variety of exciting exhibits, this is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Wellington, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This should be at the top of your sites not to be missed. Plan to spend at least half a day. It is close to public parking facilities.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As a citizen of Milwaukee we enjoy the museum but unless they have a new special exhibit, visiting once every other year is more then ample. It would be nice if the exhibits would be freshend up, they are very dusty and just look dull.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I took my 5th graders here for a field trip over the years. Their enthusiasm kept me going back. The Streets of Old Milwaukee are my favorite. You feel like you are walking down a cobblestone road in the past. People in the displays took so real.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have had a family pass for years which allows us to take our four grandchildren. There are so many exhibits, many of which have become favorites, that they now know where among all the displays to find what they want on a given day. Increasingly they learn more about the displays from the signage and over the years they... More

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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really enjoy going to the library, they have a great selection of books, magazines, and dvds. I usually can find what Im looking for, if not, they will have it ordered from another library.

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Minot, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had a couple of days in milwaukee to take in as much as I could, we did museums and mansions and breweries, this museum however is way above the class of everything else. Whoever is responsible for setting up the displays should be commended, these sets are better than disney quality! We left very impressed, best money I spent... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Plenty here to keep anyone busy. This is the best museum I have been to. Everything set up in scenes rather than just a bunch of artifacts. Other museums need to take note on how well this is done.

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Xi'an, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a great time at this museum! The kids especially enjoyed the butterfly room. Old Milwaukee was my husbands favourite from his childhood!

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Vista, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum, the layout and exhibits are great. Tip: if you are a teacher, go to their website and register as such and you get in free :)

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The biggest problem is parking in the area. Depending on were you are staying, get out an walk explore the area around there. Food service was so, so.

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