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Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

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Meet a Sputnick fragment and explore the - gasp! - possibility that the Russians lied!

In fairness, we didn't have much time to spend in the museum, but, having seen the street plaque... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Linda T
Atlanta, GA
Birthday Party

They have large rooms to rent for any occasion that are very reasonable. They also provide plenty... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Vicky M
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610 N 8th St, Entrance Off Park Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220-3920
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 10, 2007

Museum is in a historic home. The main floor contains exhibits from the home's era -1900. A number of interesting maritime objects. Most impressive is modern lower addition that contains an art exhibit center that contains revolving displays of local artists or special quirky ones...More

4  Thank roadwarriorTX
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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...More

2  Thank mistydanny
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting collections. The table setting exhibit is unusual but actually kind of need. And a must see is the replica of the Sputnik satellite that crashed just outside the museum.

Thank OddEater
Reviewed June 25, 2018

In fairness, we didn't have much time to spend in the museum, but, having seen the street plaque and the circled impact point (on the street) where the piece of Russian Sputnick crash landed, we needed details. And T-shirts. It's an interesting exhibit detailing the...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed April 14, 2018

They have large rooms to rent for any occasion that are very reasonable. They also provide plenty of table and chairs, if needed.(Fridge/freezer in the room we used) They were very friendly and accommodating . We used it for our Grand Daughter's 1st birthday and...More

1  Thank Vicky M
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My wife came up last weekend (we live in Marshall, WI and I am a traveling sonographer). Came upon the Museum and, on a whim, stopped in. Entry is free, but " $5 donation is suggested." Fair enough, but I hardly ever carry cash. Would...More

1  Thank justjace
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, WI has had this table setting display for over 30 years. It is free to enter this exhibit. It had over 20 different table settings. There are so many different creative ideas - with the different colors and different...More

1  Thank Lulabell2014
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This isn't a big place, but is nice to walk through. We especially enjoyed seeing the mansion part of this. It's a beautiful place. We enjoyed the art displays as we walked through.

Thank MaribethB24
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Our cruise stopped for the day in Manitowoc, and so we walked up 8th Street to the art museum. The air conditioning inside felt nice as soon as we entered. The main exhibit we wanted to see was their display of Marc Chagall's 1967 38-plate...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We love the revolving art displays. During Christmas the house is fully trimmed and so beautiful. We visit nearly every time we go to Manitowoc.

Thank linsplace4mly
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We came for the transient exhibit of submarine paintings, but really enjoyed the Chagall prints the best! Informative and historical banners add rich detail to the individual prints. Also worth venturing upstairs into the house - Samurai doll extreme!

Thank HarryBGurnee_IL
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Ran across an ad today and we got on the motorcycle and visited. Glad we did. Not large but very unique and interesting. We came while a famous Navel artist's work was on display. Have most of the summer to still see it. Beautiful work...More

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December 13, 2017|
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Response from HarryBGurnee_IL | Reviewed this property |
The information above is correct. A rather steep staircase with one landing leads to the exhibit rooms upstairs in the mansion. They're optional, however - quite a few interesting things to see on the ground floor, too!
July 10, 2016|
Response from Kent B | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free, although they do suggest a $5.00 donation. Closed Mondays Tuesday - Friday 10-4 Saturday & Sunday 11-4 Enjoy! The Mansion is not hadicap accessible as far as I know.