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Address: 2392 Mud Creek Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone Number: (715) 487-4411

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Awesome place!

My husband had been to this planetarium before and was excited for me to experience it. We went there and I was blown away by the amount of work and dedication that was shown in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
HSchoell
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband had been to this planetarium before and was excited for me to experience it. We went there and I was blown away by the amount of work and dedication that was shown in the building. I also was thrilled by the information that was given to us by the owner. It was a great show, very interesting and... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This Planetarium was built by had by the owner and he shows the passion for his place. Learned a lot about the universe by visiting.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Took my grandson to visit when he was visiting from Florida. He was 6 years old and absolutely loved it. Very educational and the owner gave grandson personal attention.. Would highly recommend!

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Galveston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Kovac Planetarium is a heart-felt tribute to the heavens. A true labor of love. I learned about the constellations and stars, which was great. But I also appreciated the tactical and creative energy and the dedication over a long time that went into creating this structure. The story of the Planetarium's construction is as mesmerising as the show itself--and that's... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Reluctantly went at the request of friends. Thought it was more to educate kids. Boy was I wrong. Great learning experience for young and old. Owner and creator has done a magnificent job in transforming his passion into a reality that all can enjoy.

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Simi Valley, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My wife and I took a 10 day tour of Wisconsin last month. We saw lakes by boat, sea caves by kayak, the Dillinger shoot out spot, the Dells and a lot of beautiful country, but the most interesting attraction was the Kovac Planetarium. Frank Kovac has, through grit, determination and love of astronomy built an impressive facility and he... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Need a fun outing while visiting the North Woods? Try the Kovac Planetarium for a unique experience. Frank Kovac is living his dream being able to share his vast knowledge and enthusiasm with the public. All ages will enjoy the show. Frank rocks!

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Madison
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were a group of nine, ages 2 to 65, and Frank included something to elicit a "wow" from each of us. We've seen the most famous planetarium shows in the U.S., and that's what they are...shows. This was an experience, Frank adjusts his presentation depending on each day's audience. Be sure to grab a neck pillow as you enter,... More 

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Chicago
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a perfectly astonishing labor of love, dreamt and built by one man who as a kid was a wacky star gazer. Each star is painted in luminescent paint by hand; the whole rotates so you can see how the Northern Sky looks at any season of the year and time of night; interspersed is a wonderful talk with... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Frank Kovac, step-by-step and without a blueprint, has built with his own two hands, over a ten year period, the largest mechanical globe planetarium in the world, in the middle of the woods of northern Wisconsin. The globe is tipped at a 45 degree angle, to match the latitude of where it sits. Every star was hand-painted, and every minute... More 

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