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Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

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Address: 610 N 8th St, Entrance Off Park Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220-3920
Phone Number: 920-686-3090
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Lovely Restored Mansion

We came here looking for something air-conditioned to kill some time on a hot day. There is a small art museum attached, but to me the main attraction was the mansion itself... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Linda R
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here looking for something air-conditioned to kill some time on a hot day. There is a small art museum attached, but to me the main attraction was the mansion itself. Beautifully restored and furnished. Interesting photo opportunities.

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small town museum is great for smaller group showings and specific programs. It is neat, quiet, well-lighted, and has a friendly staff. Donations accepted. It also has a replica of the piece of the Russian Sputnik that fell in this town back in the late 50's. A novelty!

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Redford, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since it is no cost it was an enjoyable experience. The Spudnik connection makes it interesting for even the non art fans.

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Hudson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The mansion is very nice. The art gallery wonderful. Personnel very friendly. We spent over 90 minutes looking over all that is offered.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Nice place to spend an hour. Outside in the street is the spot where a piece of Sputnik debris crashed in the street! They have a replica of the piece in the basement. The art galleries are small with some nice pieces donated by the families who started the museum/gallery. The attached mansion is well worth the walk through, and... More 

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Branch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The mansion is gorgeous and is filled with beautiful pieces of art. It's self-guided so you can just wander around at your own pace. There are also several other galleries to visit. It was a very nice way to spend an hour or so. Admission is free, though they do suggest a donation of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the old mansion and museum. We especially liked the art exhibits by local school children and were amazed by the artistic level of the young children. The mansion architecture was interesting and also the bottle cap mural in the basement was cool. We found the staff to be very friendly.

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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

The mansion was absolutely stunning. The woodwork & stained glass windows were incredible. We had a bit of s private tour from a nice lady. She showed us the kitchen and told us some nice history about the people who lived there. Great place to see and the art gallery was excellent!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Never been so humiliated by a disrespectful and unprofessional staff. Families are made to feel unwelcome with children under the age of 15. My family was followed around like we were vandals and criminals because we had 2 little ones. I am a paled and will never donate to any charitable event helping this so called community friendly musuem again.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

big time art in a neat small town this is a must see. I would highly recommend to any art lover also for the old mansion decorated wonderfully every Christmas

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