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H.H. Bennett Studio

215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-253-3523
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites
Description: Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum.
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

H. H. Bennett made the Wisconsin Dells famous by photographing the natural landscapes in the area. He was also a pioneer in perfecting and changing the way photographs were taken. His most famous image is of his son Ashley caught in mid leap to Stand Rock. In the museum you learn about the area he photographed as well as the... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a wonderful little museum showing the history of the photographer who made the Dells famous. I wasn't sure if our kids (age 12 & 6) would find this museum interesting enough, but it did keep their interest and we spent about an hour and had a great time! The hustle and bustle of the Downtown strip can be a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved this tiny photographer's studio hidden nicely on the main drag. Delightful and informative about the area and about HH Bennett's contribution to the promotion of the Dells. Perfect place for the history lover to unwind and relax from all the waterparks.

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Janesville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love history, and my husband loves photography, so this was a great place for our family to visit. It was great to learn about the history of the Wisconsin Dells area and how it became so well known. Our kids liked it as well. It's a small museum and a self guided tour, so you can spend as long... More

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Newton, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife loves photography and has done a lot of free lance shoots. She also is a Victorian Era memorabilia collector and enthusiast. So when looking for things to do on our vacation, I found this Photography Museum and put it on our itinerary. When we arrived, we were greeted very warmly by Danielle, who was very excited that we... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much. This was much nicer than expected! Really cute museum with great history. Worth the trip.

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited here hoping the museum held some childhood memories for us. We spoke to the lady in charge telling her how we remember Fort Dells, the Dinosaurs, Storybook Gardens etc and places from the 50s--80s. It seems to be a lost era. She was very friendly and we had a lovely visit. We've talked with others our age who... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Really enjoyed this stroll through the career of Henry Hamilton Bennett, who was responsible for the fame of other Dells landmarks like Stand Rock. His photography of the area is what brought people to the Dells in the first place. Absolutely wonderful.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Amazing photos of the dells. The exhibit has wall sized photos, 3d pictures and the original studio. It also has a gallery upstairs that has a then and now of famous dells landmarks. Worth the money!

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I think this is a must see for any visitor 12 and up. Kids may get bored although it has a few hands on exhibits. The story and photos are really incredible, they have a nice gift shop with alternative souvenirs other than the stuff you find in all the other stores. I think I have visited this museum five... More

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