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H.H. Bennett Studio

215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-253-3523
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Honestly, this is like the best part of the downtown Dells area. If you have the time, you should definitely stop in. We especially like the original studio part. Kids might get a bit bored, but they will like some of the interactive parts.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I enjoyed the historical tour. It is a nice change of pace from the usual Dells fluff. It is self guided and you read your way through it. I loved seeing all the nostalgia of the past. I recommend this tour if you enjoy museums.

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Canberra
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A great display of the history of the Dells and Bennett's contribution to photography. Well set up. The display of comparative photographs was particularly interesting. There are photos of the Dells in Bennett's time and ones taken recently. It's all well worth a look.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A fascinating glimpse into the world of H.H.Bennett who's photographs brought the Dell's to the world. The upstairs studio that shows the original photo and then the same view in 2009+ is very interesting. It is amazing how the area has changed with the growth of trees and how the damn put many beautiful areas under water. The lower museum... More

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Park City, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

If you are interested in the history of the dells and photograghy this is a great museum. A must see

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Oxford wi
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A very interesting museum. It tells about early photography and life in the area, including the Ho-chunk tribe and logging industry. The retrospective history of of area attractions in the '50s & '60s shouldn't be missed either.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about so much of the history of the Dells and seeing all the amazing photos. Definitely worthwhile!

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Green Bay, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We enjoyed this museum very much and found it full of history and interesting facts about H.H. Bennett and WI Dells. It's not for very young children, but older school age kids who like history or photography would probably enjoy this. It's remarkable how they saved the original photo studio building and all the euipment to enjoy for the future... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

So my gf made me go to this place with her. I didn't have very high expectations but it turned out to be a pretty cool place. Now if you don't like history or photography this attraction may not be for you. But just realize that this place is a historic museum and if that's not your cup of tea... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Expectations for a place like this must be varied. But not to worry- its a lot of fun! It's really fascinating for everyone! Even people who aren't photography or history buffs. It's a blast! I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone who goes to the dells

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