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“Aaaaaarrrgh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
414-278-2702
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Ranked #12 of 241 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Featuring more than six million objects and a variety of exciting exhibits, this is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Aaaaaarrrgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We took our grandsons ages 7 and 9 to see the Pirate Exhibit at the MPM and it was amazing. The "actors" were both entertaining and informative and the displays were pretty cool. I would recommend it for kids a bit older because there is a lot to read in order to get the information. In hindsight, I should have gotten them the audio tour.
I was impressed with the museum and could spend days there because what we saw was just the tip of the iceburg. The IMAX theatre presentation of flying monsters was great. I was a little shell shocked to have to pay almost $7.00 for two small bottles of water.
I can't wait to go back and see the rest of the museum

Visited April 2013
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Oshkosh, WI
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Went with my three children ages 14, 11, 8. We had a wonderful time. It is amazing to walk through the exhibits. Great presentation on the Native Americans of Wisconsin and a rotating platform of them dressed in their regalia to show what a pow wow would be. Pirates special exhibit was fascinating. Learned how the slave trade influenced pirates. Well done!

Visited April 2013
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This was the second time I've been to this museum. Not a place you need to go to more then once. Nothing changes, first time took four hours to go through. This last time we were there for maybe a hour and a half. Is very neat place though if you haven't been to it. Strongly recommend it! 3 levels!

Visited December 2012
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Mt Horeb WI
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pirates”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Really enjoyed this attraction today 4-13-13 at the Milwaukee Museum. For $26.00 you get a short film on the history of pirates like Sam Bellamy. How and where pirates started and why piracy ended. The finding of the pirate ship Whydah of the coast of Cape Cod and a lot of the treasures found are part of the exhibit and they are amazing. I suggest you really take your time and read all of the information, look at the exhibits and talk to the people within the exhibits dressed and playing the parts of pirates. It was a very enjoyable day of learning history.

Visited April 2013
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Hancock, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Something for everyone! Archaeology, geology, biology, butterflies, pirates, villages, streets, ... I could keep going - there is so much to do and so much to see that one day wouldn't be enough.

I would definitely go again and would definitely recommend everyone else go too!

Visited April 2013
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