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Children's Museum of La Crosse

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Address: 207 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4044
Phone Number: 608-784-2652
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Learning and fun...Rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits,...

Learning and fun...Rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, climbing wall (wall hours vary--call ahead), gift shop PLUS birthday parties, summer day camps, preschool programs and more. FOr ages 1-12 with adult.

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Took my grands there recently. Clean, educational, not crowded. Nice surprise when we first entered....because my husband is a veteran, we all got in free. Thank you. Would highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barbara H
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Lake Wales, Florida

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Lake Wales, Florida
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grands there recently. Clean, educational, not crowded. Nice surprise when we first entered....because my husband is a veteran, we all got in free. Thank you. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Barbara H
FunMuseum, Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Children's Museum of La Crosse and for your nice review. We are happy to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for military families over the summer. More 

New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This place has a very wide selection of things for small children to do. Kwik Trip has donated and build a small replicate of their convince stores. It has plastic grocery items and a small shopping carts.

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Thank Mark J
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We made a stop here on our way home from the dells. Our kids had a great time playing with everything. It was a fun couple hours.

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Thank Josh D
FunMuseum, Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping to play and learn and the Children's Museum of La Crosse and for posting your review. We're glad your family had fun! More 

onalska, WI
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We finally had the opportunity to take our 3 year old to the Children's Museum. What a great place, he loved every minute! We will definitely be back soon. We would highly recommend this for families with children of all ages, there is something to do for everyone!

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Thank beachygirl14
FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your 3-year-old enjoyed your recent visit to the Children's Museum of La Crosse. Thanks for your review and recommendation! More 

Kenora, Canada
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We have been here a few times. Ton's of fun on two levels for kids to choose how they want to play! We loved the mini-Kwik Trip gas station and plasma cars! If you have a few hours to spend and are looking for a kids activity; make the stop here. There's a neat fire truck to play on, large... More 

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Thank JSMinor
FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your kids enjoy playing and learning at the Children's Museum of La Crosse. Thanks for the review and recommendation. To clarify, the Clifford the Big Red dog exhibit you mentioned was a traveling exhibit that was here for a few months last year. Our next traveling exhibit, "Hello From Japan", will be here... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Fun place for kids to explore, learn, and experience new adventures. Definitely a plus to have something indoors during the cold Midwest winters. There are activities for children of all ages even toddlers have an enclosed area to explore. They have a climbing wall for kids to try out new skills. Staff secures harnesses and are attentive for safety.

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Thank bpeppy
FunMuseum, Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

We're so glad that you and your grandchildren had fun at the Children's Museum of La Crosse! Thanks for visiting and for sharing your positive review. More 

Waverly, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Nice faculty. Lots of good activities for children to see and is a very interactive learning experience. The New Year's Eve activity was a blast. Kids also liked the dinosaur maze.

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Thank 232trvl
FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Children's Museum of La Crosse and for the positive review. We're glad you enjoyed the Happy NOON Year celebration with good, old-fashioned fun. The dino maze is full of information--glad your kids liked it! We hope you will visit again. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This museum is smaller than others we've visited, but every exhibit is well done. There's an awesome rock climbing wall downstairs. Staff was friendly and helpful. This museum participates in the ASTC Travel Passport program; much appreciated and highly recommend for a few fun hours in La Crosse!

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Thank adventurer478
FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Children's Museum of La Crosse and posting a positive review. Our staff are committed to offering affordable, enjoyable and educational opportunities for kids and kids at heart. More 

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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an excellent aspect of La Crosse. The Children's Museum truly rivals Madison's and Chicago's. The only one I would say is better is the one in Indianapolis. Kids can easily spend the better part of a day there, holiday activities and special events are always going on, birthday parties can be celebrated there and special exhibits travel to... More 

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Thank Lisa R
FunMuseum, Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

Your review is so much appreciated by our staff, who are passionate about offering affordable, fun opportunities for kids and adults to play and learn together. Thank you for visiting and for sharing your positive thoughts. More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

My 3 girls, ages 9,7,5 all enjoyed themselves and could have stayed longer! Lots of opportunity for imaginative play and learning. Wall climbing was a huge plus and they went back a couple times. Personally, between Rochester, Twin Cities and LaCrosse children's museums, this is our fave.

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Thank stacyleq
FunMuseum, Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your girls had such a good time during your recent visit to the Children's Museum of La Crosse. Thanks for posting a positive review and for celebrating the power of PLAY with us! More 

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