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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

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Address: 560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone Number: 608-254-2525
Description: Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as...
Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.
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Just Okay...

I put this right in the middle of it all. There were so many other things we enjoyed in the Dells that this was just...ok. Would we do it again? Most likely not. We are from a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
MichellesCharmWorld
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I put this right in the middle of it all. There were so many other things we enjoyed in the Dells that this was just...ok. Would we do it again? Most likely not. We are from a museum centric city (Chicago) and just find this to not be up to par with that. It also feels quite dated. Our kids... More 

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Chicago Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ok, I want to be as truthful as i can be in all my Reviews so thats exactly what i will be with this. I Guess i expected much more becasue of the name and the building etc.. Tommy Bartlett Is a Huge name in Wisconsin Dells. He has a world Famous Water Ski and stage show. It`s a 5... More 

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Montgomery, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was fun. Better for families with younger kids. It's a good one time visit, I would not do it again. You only need a couple hours for this. There are some things for older kids too like the bike ride on a high wire.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Recently took my five-year-old and one-year-old to the exploratory along with our three-year-old nephew and all of the kids LOVED it! I was pleasantly surprised that so little had changed since I was last there (probably 19-20 years ago). There are so many attractions that have closed or have changed significantly since the late 80's/early 90's that it's nice to... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It was lots of fun for the family, and my kids loved it! Some of the exhibits were a little run down. Some of the things were broken and the some of the instructions didn't make much sense. I recommend going around dinner time so you can get the food from the really good Chinese food next to it! The... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Went Saturday with my kids (8&6). The cost to get in for the family was around $57 for two kids and two adults. It wasn't very crowded so we were able to enjoy the exhibits without feeling rushed. Several of the hands on exhibits were in bad shape or just didn't work. Much of the technology is very dated but... More 

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Madison
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went with a group of 5 children ages 5-12. All of them seemed to enjoy it. They ran around playing with gadgets and learning in the process. There was something for everyone. As an adult I was even entertained. It hasn't been updated in decades, but there is still a chance for nostalgic fun.

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Owen, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We took our 12 year old daughter and a friend for our daughters birthday, the girls really enjoyed this place. It took about 1.5 hours to go through and they found it very amusing. Lots to do!!;

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I wasn't expecting much but this place entertained my 2.5 year old for hours. Great hands on place. And room after room of stuff to do!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am 32. This place has not changed since I went there on a school field trip in middle school! What a disappointment.

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