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Address: 1622 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, WI 54241

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Would not hurt to visit and take a walk back in time .....best of all it's the birthplace of the ice cream sundae!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Two Rivers
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Historic Washington House is the location of the birth of the Ice Cream Sundae. It is the location of where the very first ice cream sundae was served to a customer who asked to be served the sundae with adding some topping for added flavor. There is quite a history in and about this particular building, and it is an... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Would not hurt to visit and take a walk back in time .....best of all it's the birthplace of the ice cream sundae!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

An interesting place to visit and learn a little history of the area. The ice cream sundae is a must!

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Some construction in area, but it is worth going to. The voluntary staff will tell you about the house where the ice cream Sunday was first made. There are 7 rooms of items to explore on the first floor of this 1850 saloon and hotel. Upstairs there is the Ball Room with stage and 6 sides rooms to explore. When... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I've walked through the Washington House many times and I discover something new every time. It's just full of random interesting-ness. To top it off, they have an ice cream parlor! A fun stop if you are in Two Rivers.

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Alexandria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in here out of curiosity & I'm glad we did! The museum is staffed with very friendly volunteers who are eager to share their knowledge. We learned a lot on our tour and enjoyed the ice cream offered for a very reasonable price before we left.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The bar experience was great but the dining experience was even better! The food and sevice was wonderful.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The period displays above old Tavern are neat, accessible behind stage in upstairs theatre. More icecream flavors/sugar free is desirable!

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Interesting, well curated, much enjoyed - we had planned on visiting the Hamilton Wood Type Museum but it was closed so visited here instead. Glad we did!

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I wish there were more places like this, staffed completely by volunteers who are so friendly, great ice cream shop, the museum has a lot of neat things, and it is free!! I have two kids 8 and 11 and they loved this place!! Thank you Two Rivers for this gem!!

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Address: Address: 1622 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, WI 54241
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Two Rivers

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