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Address: 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone Number: 608-253-3523
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Description: Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering...
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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A real historic treasure!

I took my middle school kids to H.H. Bennett Studio for a tour and found it to be fascinating! The director Alan was very interesting and really knew a lot. A definite stop for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Lakefield, Minnesota, United States
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Lakefield, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I took my middle school kids to H.H. Bennett Studio for a tour and found it to be fascinating! The director Alan was very interesting and really knew a lot. A definite stop for the history buff.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a well-laid out small museum. We are locals, and we appreciate being able to take visitors to find out more about the history of the Dells and the role of H.H. Bennett in bringing it to the attention of the world. Definitely worth the cost and something families with school-age children should definitely see.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I like seeing what the Dells once were - and this is the man that brought them into the public eye. The museum is tucked away between all the t-shirt and misc souvineer shops downtown, but is well worth the few buck to go through. Even just stopping in the shop gives you an idea of what the Dells were.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

H.H. Bennett was a photographer whose photos of the Wisconsin Dells area were largely responsible for drawing throngs of tourists to the area. Visiting his studio and the exhibits are well worth the time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The history museum & gift shop were top notch. Learned so much about the Dells area and also about photography history here. I wish I had found this place a little sooner in the vacation and had more time to spend here. It sure beat walking through all the other tourist store selling tourist junk you would expect to find... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We attended as part of a conference tour (otherwise the parking might be rather difficult). I think the guided tour adds to the understanding, but it probably isn't necessary. I found it interesting, and really liked browsing the books and photos for sale afterward.

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Mpls, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a museum that pictorially portrays the development of the Wisconsin Dells. The H. H. Bennett Photography Studio was the oldest business in Wisconsin Dells. It has been transformed into a fascinating museum that spotlights the history of the Dells through H.H. Bennett's photographs. We spent more time than we planned to at this museum. It is very well... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went on a Dells tour boat ride and discovered a back-story of the region more fascinating than all the water parks and amusement parks put together! What a fascinating individual Mr. Bennett was, and what energy and enthusiasm he imparted for this gem of a natural beauty this region is. This jewel of a museum and photo gallery is... More 

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had never been here before and decided to give it a try. The woman at the desk was quite pleasant and gave us great directions about not only the museum itself, but the new collection of photos upstairs. Well worth the $7.00 entry.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Almost everything in the Dells is beyond tacky. It's sort of like the Branson, MO of Wisconsin. However, the H.H. Bennett Studio is a breath of fresh air. It is a great museum. Apart from it's successful preservation of an 1800s "frontier" photographer's studio, the museum displays much of Bennett's work. While he may be responsible for ushering in the... More 

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