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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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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you want to see what the Wisconsin Dells looked like in the late 1800's before the dam was built, this is the place. Lots of original cameras, dark room equipment from over 100 years ago. Upstairs there are modern photos that are awesome of the Dells.

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a MUST see first thing on your trip. The museum shows you how one man's vision and love of the area helped shape it into what Wisconsin Dells is today. The museum was relatively inexpensive and well worth the stop. After you leave there, you will have a better feel for the area. Definitely don't miss stoping here!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A great little stop for anybody interested in the history of photography or how the Wisconsin Dells used to be. Fairly easy to find greatly reduced admission price.

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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 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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