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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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Great victorina style house

Beside the contemporary art galeries at the first floor you will be impressed by the 17 rooms in the house plus the amazing craftmanship along with the pieces of last century art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lucian B
Champlin, Minnesota
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Champlin, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beside the contemporary art galeries at the first floor you will be impressed by the 17 rooms in the house plus the amazing craftmanship along with the pieces of last century art spread all over the house

Thank Lucian B
Owosso, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has beautiful woodwork and windows, just walking around in this place is stunning. They have changing art displays in the basement gallery and up in the mansion there are permenant displays. The cost is by donations but so worth a few bucks.

Thank Lisa S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good mansion to visit. It is totally restored and has beautiful woodwork. You are able to see the main floor and the upstairs bedrooms which now hold various art work. Adjoining the mansion is an art museum that was having a special exhibit while we were there. We spent about 1 1/2 hours between the mansion and the... More 

Thank Cathy L
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

1 Thank Linda R
Joliet, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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!

1 Thank cooley25
Redford, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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

Thank Michael R
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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.

Thank William G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kent B
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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 

Thank palisades76
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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.

Thank IA-bolledudes

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