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“History Muesum” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The History Museum at the Castle

The History Museum at the Castle
330 East College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911
920-735-9370
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Appleton
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The History Museum at the Castle presents award-winning local history as well as national exhibits through hands-on experiences that engage people of all ages. We're best known for our exceptional interactive Harry Houdini exhibit that reveals the magician's illusions. Don't miss the exclusive Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion interactive exhibit now through February 3, 2013! We also pay tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning author Edna Ferber, and put Sen. Joseph McCarthy into perspective.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“History Muesum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The outside of the castle was very impressive looking. The inside was not as impressive. They really pushed the Harry Houdini exhibit on the 3rd floor. It was the least impressive exhibit in the castle. A neat Alex Rodriquez Appleton Foxes jersey.

Visited June 2013
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myhistorymuseum, Public Relations Manager at The History Museum at the Castle, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
We'd like to invite you back for a fresh visit to see our current exhibits, including "Food: Who We Are and What We Eat." Spear a sturgeon in a life-sized shanty, and learn about how food traditions help shape our community. Attend one of our upcoming special programs. Celebrate Houdini's self-professed birthday by learning some of his illusions. We'd like you to have a great experience in our Museum!
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“Nice little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We loved the museum. The Houdini exhibit was pretty fun. They have interactive exhibits, fun for kids. They can even perform a magic act for friends, and try and escape a jail cell.
The Wisconsin history and Appleton exhibits are pretty neat. We had a nice time here, well worth a trip. It on
Y took an hour to see everything

Visited February 2014
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myhistorymuseum, Public Relations Manager at The History Museum at the Castle, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
You can spend as much time as you'd like when you visit. There are hands-on activities on all three floors. Once the kids broke out of jail, did they spear a sturgeon in the "Food" exhibit? Glad your visit was time well spent.
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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“Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The displays were interesting. The hands on displays about Houdini are fun and engaging. Nicely done.

Visited March 2013
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myhistorymuseum, Public Relations Manager at The History Museum at the Castle, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your visit. We're developing some unique exhibits, so continue to check our website.
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Wausau, WI
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“Nice way to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My daughter just finished a Houdini book so we decided to check out the museum. She loved it--great hands-on activities. The food exhibit was interesting, too. We were there about 2 hours and didn't see everything.

Visited December 2013
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myhistorymuseum, Public Relations Manager at The History Museum at the Castle, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
How cool that you could explore the History Museum at your leisure. Some people zip through in half an hour. Others have stayed from opening until almost closing time. The Museum is designed to allow visitors to take in as much as they choose to explore. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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“Afternoon excursion "Pat and Paul"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a local history museum with special exhibits at this time of food and ethnicity along with a Houdini exhibit. Both were hands on and fun besides being interesting

Visited December 2013
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myhistorymuseum, Public Relations Manager at The History Museum at the Castle, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Sounds like you are lifelong learners who enjoy exploring! Glad you discovered our Museum and found it educational as well as entertaining. Hope you'll come again.
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