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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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Wonderful walk thru the history of Lake Geneva

We are in our 60's and hubby uses a walker. Our adult daughter and 16 yr. old granddaughter joined us for this wonderful self tour experiencing rooms of memorabilia and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Racine, WI
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot of info. They didn't have anything that was very interesting. Everything was common sense.

Thank bananaphone97
Racine, WI
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are in our 60's and hubby uses a walker. Our adult daughter and 16 yr. old granddaughter joined us for this wonderful self tour experiencing rooms of memorabilia and information explaining the history of Lake Geneva. It is an easy walk, that my hubby was able to manage. We took our time and enjoyed every bit of the museum.... More 

Thank luv2travelRacine_WI
Round Rock, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Lake Geneva has a colorful past and the museum takes you on a journey through time. Very friendly and knowledgeable docents (all volunteers) so they really love what they're doing.

Thank Debra N
Urbana, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Wonderful museum. Lots of great scenes from the history of the Lake Geneva area. Each room is something different. They have put together workplaces such as a blacksmith and drug store. They also have put together scenes from homes in the 18th and 19th centuries. Great for kids and it's free admission for them and only $7 for adults and... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 

Thank mench
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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

Thank Dianne R
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 

Thank cpheller007
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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