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Oshkosh Public Museum

1331 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
920-424-4731
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Oshkosh
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Stow, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The entrance fee was VERY low. The exhibits were well displayed and interesting. The clock they are so proud of isn't that great. And it didn't work as described. Otherwise a good set of exhibits. Parking is free.

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Flint, mi
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817 reviews 817 reviews
166 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is an Excellent museum located in a historic mansion. Check out the mansion rooms and Tiffany windows and interiors. The clock is very cool, but be sure to look at the lower dial for the ACTUAL TIME that the clock will chime. This old clock runs slow and does not keep to the time that is on your cell... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The point of this visit was to view the stained glass windows from Pennsylvania. Along with this visit we enjoyed many historical exhibits of Oshkosh. Wonderful settings and displays

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The museum is located inside of a historical estate with a modern add-on housing the local history. The grounds are well kept and across the street from the Paine Art Museum. They have a very large carriage house near the front where it appears they use for storage. There is another large building on the property which used to house... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you go, you have to make sure you stop to see the Apostle's Clock which goes off every hour. I don't want to give it away, but it's a must see. There is only one other clock like it in the world!

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Several interesting exhibits, most notably the Apostles Clock, made this museum well worth visiting. The museum does a very good job of capturing Osh Kosh history. The cost was reasonable because we were able to use a 2for 1 coupon available at various locations inthe city.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Try to time your visit to see the Apostle's Clock activate on the hour. It's a bit of German glockenspiel right in Oshkosh. We also enjoyed the sawmill and lumbering exhibit on the top floor and the Oshkosh photos on the lowest floor. The main floor exhibits are well explained and well-lit. Those especially interested in architecture and interior design... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For a small community, the Oshkosh Public Museum does a great job. Their visiting exhibits are always set up very nicely and flow well. The local exhibits are informative and pleasant to view. It is easy to make your way around the museum without feeling like you may have missed something. The prices are a little steep considering the size... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Check out the temporary Tiffany Exhibit featuring seven "lost" Tiffany windows. You'll also enjoy the other interesting exhibits.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I made a special trip to the museum to see the Tiffany Angel Windows that were on display. We were delighted with the various other collections within the museum. It is very well laid out, displays are filled with regional items. The Apostle's Clock is not to be missed; it plays on the hour. Very nice museum.

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