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Kovac Planetarium

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Address: 2392 Mud Creek Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501-7789
Phone Number: (715) 487-4411
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This place is so cool!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
erinbsc
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank VKK69
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Jacqui D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very unique planetarium; hand painted stars, etc. My granddaughters, age 5 and 7 really enjoyed it!

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Thank lucindarw
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Fascinating. An absolutely incredible experience! We had a great time at the show and then went outside that night to find the constellations we learned about! The northern Wisconsin night sky is a welcome escape from all of the light pollution surrounding the bigger cities. I could appreciate the night sky so much more after the show at the Kovac... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There isn't much else that I can say - see all of the positive reviews!! We really enjoyed our show - it's amazing on many levels. The show was really good; however, observing Frank's passion is also an amazing experience! Part of the show was also learning about how he created his planetarium - and that's also a really engrossing... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are in the Northwoods, this place is a must. It is located on Hwy. 8 between Rhinelander and Crandon. The owner hand painted all the stars and it is one of the best planetariums i have been in. Much better than any of the digitally projected ones. I highly recommend a visit.

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1 Thank KM L
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You'll be in awe of what one man with a dream can do. Built from the ground up, every single star hand-painted to it's exact location, you won't be sorry. You can feel Frank's enthusiasm throughout his presentation. Well worth your time and very affordable.

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Union City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

i felt like sitting in my living room without a roof watching at the starry sky with a narrator telling me what i was looking at. Very comfy and dreamy experience.

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