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Address: 2392 Mud Creek Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501-7789
Phone Number: (715) 487-4411
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"A jewel just 75 miles from our house!"

In 2015, we took 2 of our grandchildren to Kovac's. LOVED the trip and science lesson!! On Wed. August 17, 2016 we came back with 2 other grandchildren. They couldn't believe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Dianne G
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Prentice, Wisconsin
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Prentice, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In 2015, we took 2 of our grandchildren to Kovac's. LOVED the trip and science lesson!! On Wed. August 17, 2016 we came back with 2 other grandchildren. They couldn't believe such a wonderful place was so close to home! Frank is the BEST narrator and he has to be a genius to have built this place - it's the... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I never expected it to be the great experience that we had. The owner did a fantastic job in constructing the planetarium. It is very true to reality and he does a fantastic job of engaging the audience, and a great presentation. We took our granddaughter and she wanted to go back the same week. We had to promise to... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing structure and one of a kind. This not just explains the movement of the stars but demonstrates in in a way that cannot otherwise be experienced, besides by computer animation. And this is much better! Frank also explains everything as the program goes along. A wonderful family experience.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frank is the ultimate guide and Host. He makes the stars and the sky and all the planets sooo interesting and fun to learn about. Well worth the price of admission and then some. Also, READ HIS BOOK. What a life story. Definitely as interesting as the show! A real gem in Rhinelander. I'm definitely going back again!😃

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my granddaughter(7 1/2), had a very enjoyable time. Frank was a very charismatic speaker, keeping everyone engage. We will go back .

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very cool to see a home built planetarium. The owner is very dedicated to his love of the stars. Not a great on the phone person, but good at his tour and explanation.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an experience you will not have again! This is the world's largest mechanical globe planetarium and it was built almost entirely by hand. Frank Kovac is such an amazing guy and knows so much about the universe. His presentation is full of information and will keep the whole family entertained. My daughter was 6 when we went and... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My husband is a space buff and found this on Trip Advisor.. so we thought we would give it a whirl! It was beyond our imagination of how it would be! We were invited in by the owner, perused the information that the lobby had on display while we waited for the show to begin and then sat in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to believe this is in the middle of the Northwoods! We took a group of kids to view the stars. Tour guide was very informative and interesting. I highly recommend this educational outing on a raining day or any day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This was enjoyable. Frank is a very nice guy who followed his passion. He is very knowledgeable of our galaxy.

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