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Geneva Lake Museum of History

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Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1927
Phone Number: 262 248 6060
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I have visited Lake Geneva many years and have never gone or new of its existence. I saw a Groupon and we bought it and really enjoyed the history of the Lake. It doesn't take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Lake Geneva many years and have never gone or new of its existence. I saw a Groupon and we bought it and really enjoyed the history of the Lake. It doesn't take long to go through and I think some kids would really like it. They have a fire engine, buggy, and trains too. It's not that... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly my daughter who is generally not a museum lover chose this attraction based on other TA reviews. What a choice! We probably spent two hours there. Our first time through was wandering and enjoying the terrific exhibits; then as we finished, my 6 y/o granddaughter found out that they had a 100 teddy bear hunt activity and she was... More 

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Thank mench
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love seeing the historic items of Lake Geneva as well as history in general. Lots of rooms to walk through.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is not only interesting, but extremely informative. You will be surprised at the amount of artifacts very creatively displayed. You can also be part of the displays by walking right into them, how very original as most museums cordon of displays. Many of the artifacts were donated from the many historic mansions around the lake. And it's set... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many stories and pieces of history to see and touch. You could spend hours in there and kids are FREE. There is an old fire truck that the kids can jump up on, an old post office, ladies clothes from the 1800's, a military room, an ice boat, stage coach and more. We were impressed with how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We went to learn more about this area & we found it very useful. I would not say it is the best place we have gone to, but it was interesting. It was not very expensive & you are able to go at your own pace. People are around to ask questions, but do not bother you if you prefer... More 

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Rock City, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

It's a must see to get an overview of Lake Geneva's history. A bit hodge podge and not always very 'historical'.

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is a first class small town museum. They have taken the time to create interesting an informative displays and tableaus. My Great+++ Grandparents homesteaded 2 farms in Lake Geneva after the Civil War. I thoroughly enjoyed the the local history and stories from the docents. This is really a "must see" if you are in town.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

My husband and I have visited the museum twice. It is wonderful! So much local history. Great re-creations of rooms. Kids love it because visitors can get up close and touch almost everything. We met a docent (sorry don't remember his name) who was so friendly and a fountain of information about Lake Geneva. It is an amazing place for... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This museum was amazing! There is so much to see and its hands on! It is self guided or with a docent! We will go back next time we are in Lake Geneva.

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