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Oshkosh Public Museum

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Address: 1331 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
Phone Number: 920-424-4731
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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A Beautiful Place to Spend an Hour in Oshkosh

This is a nice museum for two main reasons: the infrastructure of the original Sawyer house and the "duck hunt." If you have little ones and you personally love to browse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anjolynjan
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice museum for two main reasons: the infrastructure of the original Sawyer house and the "duck hunt." If you have little ones and you personally love to browse beautiful old homes, this is a must if you have an hour and are in Oshkosh. We went on a weekday and the museum had a few patrons, but... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Check out the Oshkosh Public Museum! Housed in a lumber barren's home the woodwork alone is a marvel. The exhibits are always top notch as well and the history of Oshkosh and the Fox River Valley is stellar!

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Thank JoyeMoon
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Love this place. Love that they change the exhibits often. Just dislike that its small. Good for the whole family.

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Thank lynnerpinners
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went for the dinosaur exhibit, was not very interesting at all, after all they hype and advertising, disappointing for the little ones- 3 yrs old. Great old clock that chimes on the hour.

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Thank Dawn H
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The dinosaur scavenger hunt was exciting. The kids loved it. It kept them interested for about an hour. Thanks museum for another great opportunity in our community.

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Thank familysnyder
Placencia, Belize
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Stop in and see some interesting things while learning about the history of Oshkosh. Learn about the early years of logging and businesses there were part od the past!

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Thank jungleboyandjane
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This museum is housed in a home built by the Sawyer family, prominent citizens of Oshkosh, WI. The home alone is worth the trip: Filled with Tiffany glass-work, moldings, art work, and much, much more. The history of Oshkosh and the surrounding areas are fascinating always, to any history buff, but adding the beauty and splendor of the Sawyer home... More 

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Thank Sharon M
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend a few hours immersed in local history. Wonderful exhibits with periodic features including Lego's and Dinosaurs. Great trip for kids of all ages. Don't miss the Apostles Clock that performs on the hour every hour!

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Thank rrdomer
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Came here to burn a couple hours when visiting Oshkosh. Fantastic collection of artifacts from Oshkosh's history as well as Wisconsin's. Would go back again.

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Thank Alexxjade
south east wisconsin
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

This museum was a great way to spend an hour or two. It is laid out well and the home itself is beautiful. We would heartily recommend it as a way to spend a little time on a dreary day.

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