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Geneva Lake Museum of History

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Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number: 262 248 6060

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A good Place to go when you care about learning about the area.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tami E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Tami E
Rock City, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bill E
Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank 19Laurie56
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 

Thank MinaHKerr
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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.

Thank eskraus2
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Staff were extremely helpful and informative. They shared stores about items in the museum and history of the area. They clearly loved their job and made this an exceptional stop for us.

Thank Ginny E
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We've always wanted to stop by every time we visit Lake Geneva we were fortunate that it was open and near us this time . They staff is very welcoming and very nice it's definitely worth to check out .

North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We loved this little museum... though for a small town, it actually was a pretty big one. It was well laid out, very "touchable" displays, much more than we could have imagined would be there. Treat yourself!

Thank Gloria K
Lake Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We finally stopped in the museum after walking past it a dozen times. Nice collection of Lake Geneva history and recreations. Worth a visit. Adults will enjoy. Not so sure it'll hold a child's attention for more than 30 minutes.

Thank t_mclaughlin_jr
Addison, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We had been to Lake Geneva many times, but had never stopped into the museum. It was wonderful. The volunteers are great and it takes you back to times gone by to see how this town and its people have traveled through the years. Very nice, definitely great for you history buffs!!

Thank ggloms

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