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Oshkosh Public Museum

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Address: 1331 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
Phone Number: 920-424-4731
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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I have been going to the Oshkosh Public Museum since I have been a child. The museum has changed for the better since I've been that little boy. They seem to change exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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WI
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been going to the Oshkosh Public Museum since I have been a child. The museum has changed for the better since I've been that little boy. They seem to change exhibits often, while also bringing in MAJOR exhibits. They also have preserved some of the older exhibits that celebrate the history of Oshkosh. I love that they have... More 

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oshkosh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful smaller museum with informative displays. We have loved the apostle clock that chimes and figures come out, since we were children.

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TORONTO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A beautiful mansion donated to the city, the only condition being it be put to public good. There is quite a story behind the house, including a terrible fire some time ago, and all the restoration work that has been done. Galleries highlight the history of Oshkosh as the lumber capital of the USA, an amazing model of the Paine... More 

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Oshkosh, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is an amazing museum in the heart of Oshkosh. Great information about the history of the city and a view into the life of days gone by. Amazing architectural detail in parts of the home, though some has been modernized for convenience. Beautiful grounds, and be sure to also visit the Paine Art Center that is kitty corner across... More 

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Omro, Wisconsin
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I always loved this museum. When I was young it had a fantastic bird collection that is now gone possibly due to diseases. Public Museums should be free of charge to visit. I don't like it that they now charge admission.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Used to visit it every year as a child and returned there as an adult to go through it again and was amazed at what a great museum this is! My favorite is the Apostle Clock, beautiful to watch!

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This little museum is a gem! One leaves with a sense of pride in the community and its history in the lumber tradition. Exhibits are well chosen for the limited space. Our kids love the apostle's clock! It is always an interesting place to check out.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We enjoy taking our kids (ages 3, 6, 8) to different museums. So we were excited to be able to visit this one. It cost us $21 for us to get in and we spent about an hour there. At the time of our visit there was a Lego Exhibit (The Art of the Brick) which was by far our... More 

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You'll only need about an hour to visit the Oshkosh Public Museum -- unless they happen to be hosting one of the superb visiting exhibits that they often bring to town. Everyday highlights include a one-of-a-kind handcrafted "Apostles Clock" and a very large diorama of the Paine Lumber Company's grounds at the turn of the 19th-20th century. Expect to learn... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum is housed in the former home of an Oshkosh resident. The architecture of the home, interior and exterior, is under emphasized as part of the museum. Be sure and look carefully at the woodwork and flooring. But the real reason for going is the collections. While we were there, much of the second floor was dedicated to "The... More 

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