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Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-995-1055
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Hidden Gem - great for rainy day activity for the kids

Our visit coincided with a business trip - and we really enjoyed our tour. The parking lot is... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2016
Chicago, IL
Great Inuit Collection

We were most surprised to find such a beautiful museum in a resort centric town. Extensive Inuit... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Schererville, Indiana
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Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits in the arts and sciences. The museum holds and exhibits one of the largest and most historically complete collections of stone sculpture, prints and drawings by the Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic, in the United States. Its hands-on Discover Gallery features interactive engagement with the arts and sciences. The museum produces a concert series of blues, jazz and world music and other entertainment forms each year from September to May in the center’s 367 seat Milliken Auditorium and hosts performances by other community groups throughout the year.
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1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-995-1055
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

Our visit coincided with a business trip - and we really enjoyed our tour. The parking lot is separate, so make sure you got the code to exit. The receptionist was helpful and informative. The manager helped us setup a video presentation in a small...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were most surprised to find such a beautiful museum in a resort centric town. Extensive Inuit art collection. Wonderful way to spend a few hours.

Thank CANDY10580
Reviewed October 15, 2016

A very surprising find. One of the most engaging and technologically - sophisticated exploratoriums we've found outside of a major city...excellent for kids and grown-ups. The Inuit collection is also really excellent.

Thank NeuroscienceYogi
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We've made many trips here. It is always fresh and interesting. Family members are always amazed by the unique presentations.

Thank keadler
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went here to view the Inuit art and carvings and were amazed at their huge selection. It was wonderful. Not expected in Michigan since art is all from northern Canada.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I love coming to Dennos. There is lots of Inuit art and cultural insight as always, but on this visit there was also exhibits on "Grandmother Power" and one featuring the art of Jean Larson inspired by the Icelandic landscape. Dennos was open late on...More

Thank psa2
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Major emphasis upon Inuit art from artists in the Canadian Arctic area. They employ stencils, etchings, engravings, and more. It was a great way to spend part of a rainy day.

Thank dpriver
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We were drawn to this little gem because of its Inuit art collection but enjoyed everything they had on display. Admittance is very inexpensive and worth every penny. We loved the Inuit sculptures and paintings in many media, and were surprised to see a real...More

Thank CBW47
ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thank you for your review. We at the Dennos are pleased that you found your visit enjoyable and worthwhile. Since your visit we have transitioned to new exhibitions, but the Inuit Art is always here. We will also be making a big transition beginning soon...More

Reviewed September 20, 2016

Traverse City is a resort town, with a lot going on, and we were just passing through on our way south. But one of TwoInMaine's travel companions on this trip know of Mr. TIM's strong interest in Inuit art, and suggested a stop at Dennos...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

I often take residents there from work. This is a very community friendly, tasteful museum. The exhibits are always beautifully displayed.

Thank amtootsie
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