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Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
414-278-2702
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Ranked #11 of 91 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
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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We took our two grandsons (7 and 4) and we are enjoyed ourselves a lot. There is a quite extensive collection of natural history. Exhibits are well done and kept the interest of all of us. I was amazed how big it was - and we covered it all. Enjoy your day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic museum!! Whether you like ecology, science, natural history, etc., you will find it in the Milwaukee Public Museum. The quality of the dioramas and other exhibitions is world-class. We were in the city and had an available afternoon so picked a museum close to the hotel. What a surprise! We spent several hours walking around the museum... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Wow. The place is awesome. Lots of different exhibits take you back in time-some better than others. It was a very learning experience.

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Denver
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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This was a good way to spend an afternoon. Of course, you have to love a place that greets you with a gigantic dinosaur! Not as hands on as other museums, but very good. Worth the price of admission. The area of town was a bit sketchy if homeless people bother you, but use the garage and you will be... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Doesn't sound like much based on its name but this IS a city gem....what a wonderful collection of natural history and Native American history. Truly remarkable and worth the find. Lots of levels to discover and each pleasantly surprising. I was impressed by the skeletons which contained many authentic bones and not casts. A definite must see while in Milwaukee.

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Neenah, Wi
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14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It has been years since we had the time to visit the Milwaukee Public Museum. We love this place and the Old Streets of Milwaukee section. The creators and staff have done an excellent job with the presentation of all of its areas. Milwaukee truly has amazing attractions to offer the public and this is at the top of the... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The museum was much bigger than I expected and had alot of different exhibits. It seemed to focus on animals from different regions. It did not catch my attention as much as other museums have, but it is worth a go if you like natural history museums. It did have very nice displays such as the rainforest and Milwaukee Streets.... More

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North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit is nicely done! Interesting to learn and see the exhibits. We loved the candy store located in the exhibit! We parked on the street (metered parking) across from the museum. Good value!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We hadn't been to the Milwaukee Public Museum in quite a while, and we went because a friend gave us free tickets to the Alien Worlds temporary exhibit. This was a major disappointment. The exhibit is just one room with some displays about the solar system, cartoon style statues of would be aliens, a movie about how the mars rover... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The museum is a fascinating one with considerable anthropology, botanical, zoology and history, It would be especially interesting to children. The department which prepares the exhibits is truly outstanding as many of the people and animals appear real and caught in a time warp. I was extremely impressed with the efforts of this group. A live butterfly room catches our... More

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