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Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

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This is a gem!

This art museum is a gem....and it's free! There is so much to see and do, you could fill an entire... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Leeanne R
This is the place

I loved seeing all our artwork hung up in the competitions in the past 3 years, as i love art... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
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610 N 8th St, Entrance Off Park Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220-3920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galleries were closed for new exhibit. Spent some time going through the mansion, which is what we like to see, old architecture. There is artwork in the mansion, we enjoyed our time looking at it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank teklamom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This art museum is a gem....and it's free! There is so much to see and do, you could fill an entire day. There is not only art, there is history! From the artwork, to the sculptures, to the tour of the mansion, there is so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leeanne R
Reviewed January 24, 2019

I loved seeing all our artwork hung up in the competitions in the past 3 years, as i love art myself, i come here every year with mom and dad and my six year old sister. it's a artists delight. i recommend coming here for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

I preface this by admitting I am not an art museum person. The last one i was in was probably in Yokohama maybe 10 years ago. This place was a great visit and considering its in Manitowoc has an amazing collection. It is also free!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisnpg
Reviewed October 22, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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 cv66seabear | 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.