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Oshkosh Public Museum

1331 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Oshkosh
Type: History Museums
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
16 reviews 16 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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322 reviews 322 reviews
85 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is really several museums in one. The building itself, with Tiffany windows is wonderful. Their permanent collection is well displayed and provides some great local history. And they are getting better touring exhibits I think. The current one is the Tiffany Angels and if you have not seen them, and have the chance, do so as they are exquisite.... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Take a trip back in time and visit this holiday display! The downstairs has beautiful trees that you can look at as you go on a fun scavenger hunt for little elves. But the second floor will take you back in time. Relive your childhood days by viewing some of the toys from your childhood and your parents' childhood. It... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Oshkosh Public Museum, occupying a mansion built for one of the town's lumber barons, is worth a visit. Lately they have done several special shows, some on loan from elsewhere, others, the best ones, bringing to light different items from their huge inventory of local historical artifacts. Their permanent exhibits on local history are what I like best--the dioramas... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Couple this with the Paine Art Center across the street and you will be saturated with history! The only negative about the Public Museum is the steps--there is a lot of walking so make sure all in your party are up for that. Wonderful museum and well-taken care of.

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