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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-254-2525
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Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Experience over 150 interactive activities!   Ride the High Wire SkyCycle (seasonal)!   Experiment with virtual reality and static electricity... more »
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Although many of the science activities were dated, our family of 6 (4 kids ages 4, 6,10 and 11) all loved this attraction! The entire building houses hands-on science type activities and games. We could have spent hours there, but came later in the evening, so had about 2 hours. Loved the hands-on nature of the attractions, a great activity... More

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Waukegan, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've been traveling to the Dells almost every year since I was a child. I was never interested in this show but I finally gave it a chance at 30 years old. It was quite entertaining and I enjoyed it a great deal. I don't believe I'd go again only because I was informed they perform the same acts every... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Lots of fun hands on science stuff for the kids to do and while it's a little pricey for admission it was well worth it. Perfect place to take kids if your looking for something different to do

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I loved it as a kid, its still as dated as when I was a kid. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of fun quirky things you can find and do here. It's probably really great for children. I cant justifiably tell you its worth the $15 general admission, but if you can get discount tickets, $7-10. Its... More

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Antioch, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When the kids were younger it was the place to go, so now I won't go anymore. Worth the time even though the cost is a little high unless it comes as part of your Meadowbrook Resort package. Don't cut your hair before going.

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Polk City, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A very good variety show on land, air and water. Children will enjoy the show as it is produced for all ages. Show goes on rain or shine. Be prepared to enjoy the show regardless of the weather. Anyone with special mobility needs will receive help moving from the parking lot to the seating area. Reserved seating are available for... More

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Try to go every year.It is still pretty cheesy and needs a makeover pronto.But the kids love all the hand on things you can do.Finally the tightrope bike was open and we were able to do it this year which was a cool thing to do.Take a camera to get some pictures.The head on a table is a good one.

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Racine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

An excellent hands-on science museum that really keeps the kids occupied, while learning science along the way. The layout helps to keep the kids on a track of a story, although a thin one. While there is little really "different" from most hands-on museums, it's done very well, and has just enough to keep it fresh. The highlight is the... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was a good activity for our kids, but it is a little outdated. It is basically a science museum for children with a lot of hands-on activities. Very interesting, but could use some updating.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is good for kids. Lots of hands on things. A little outdated for 2014. But my kids that are under 10 had fun. But make sure to wash hands when all done.

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