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“This is why the Dells is a tourist attraction....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of H.H. Bennett Studio

H.H. Bennett Studio
215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-253-3523
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“This is why the Dells is a tourist attraction....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

H.H. Bennett basically invented the Wisconsin Dells as a tourist attraction. Upon viewing his fantastic photographs of the area, people started arriving in droves and the rest is history! It's fun to see his original cameras and to get a sense of the history of the area. Definitely recommended!

Visited June 2013
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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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“The Museum and Studio of the Man who made the Dells Famous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

At the location of the original H.H. Bennett Photography Studio and store, there is a museum featuring a lifetime of photographs taken by the man who made the Dells famous. The original studio and store is also there and had been restored to its original appearance in the early 1900's. It shows how photography was done in the early stages where this technology was developing.
If you want to learn the history of the Dells, how it started and developed, this is a great place to visit. It takes about 1 hour to visit. Young children probably won't enjoy it much but adults will.

Visited June 2013
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“The real Dells..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you enjoy history, and are interested in how the Dells became a "destination" taking 30 minutes to see this is well worth your time. It might be kind of dry for kids. It's only $7 and well worth it to see the photography. This isn't your normal schlock "Ripley's Believe it or Not" stuff

Visited May 2013
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“Very Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Liked all the history of the man and the Dells. We have been to the Dells for over fifty years. This is the first time we were at the studio. We would say this is a must see if you go there.

Visited May 2013
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Nashotah
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“Neat history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This was a neat way to learn how things came to the area? It's a walk and read at your own pace. A tad pricey, but interesting.

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