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Address: Marinette, WI
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Quant museum with great history

When this museum opens for the season it's worth checking out. If you are from the area you will learn things you didn't know. If you are passing thru it's a great glimpse into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 10, 2016
sally c
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Marinette, Wisconsin
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Marinette, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My Husband and I went into the Stephenson Island Museum and as Rick was looking around he noticed a framed map about what are trying to learn of the home we bought 12 years ago. So we'll be going back and check on this. If I recall it was busy the day that we went in. Nice people and helping... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

There are so many unusual things in this museum and out buildings. Totally immersed in the culture of the area. Every type of job and feature of living is touched on from logging camps to the Indians in the area. Would definitely recommend planning a stay of at least 1 to 2 hrs to do it justice. I wish we... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were blown away by the size and quality of displays at this sort of hidden treasure of a museum! The museum was staffed by a couple of "more experienced" ladies and a young student. We asked for a guided tour and the ladies recommended the student who had obviously studied the history and displays extensively. We received an outstanding... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was a bit of American history I would recommend to anyone. This was hard, back breaking work and I have nothing but respect for the men who did it. Looking at all the wide open saws they used, and so many hand tools, that was real work. And, part of our precious American heritage.

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Thank GrammaJo I
Marinette, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

The archives in this museum are just some of the things found and donated about Marinette WI. I love coming here for the free wifi also

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

When this museum opens for the season it's worth checking out. If you are from the area you will learn things you didn't know. If you are passing thru it's a great glimpse into the logging history in this area.

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Thank sally c
Menominee, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Nice island to enjoy the river, fishing, picnics, Frisbee, etc. Bring a blanket on a winter day. The area sports a beautiful spring that grows into a fantastic summer with dozens of popular activities happening consecutively.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

When you first arrive the appearance is nice and not a huge building. Inside is a surprisingly appealing and interesting. A place you should not pass up.

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

What can be more charming than a quiet island in the middle of the river off a busy interstate bridge in a small downtown? Especially when the island includes a log-cabin museum chock full of artifacts that tell the story of a busy lumber town in the late 1800s? Probably not much. The museum, operated by the local historical society,... More 

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014

beautiful setting, wonderful exhibits, lots of interesting history. some much of the local history and culture presented in such informative ways. easy access. located close to the information center and library for more exploring.

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