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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

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Address: 560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone Number: 608-254-2525
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Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as...

Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.

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We keep going back

Not much changes there, but my kids enjoy the learning experience each year we visit. They understand more about the interactive things each time as they keep getting older.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Waterloo, Iowa
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here with our four children. We spent a good 2 1/2 hours, but it could have been longer if we had time. Many other families ran threw only interacting with a few of the stations. We hit almost every one. They have a lot of things you will see in other Children's museums, but unique things as well.... More 

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Thank Mike H
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All I can say is, meh. It was very touristy. It had a couple neat things like the star room and the magnetic puzzles. I don't know if I would go again.

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Guthrie Center, Iowa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Multiple acts in the nearly 2 hour show (waterskiing, boating, magic, feats of strength). No a bad show, very family friendly. There were some highlights that we enjoyed, but overall I would have been disappointed if I had spent $20 or so per ticket. We had 'free' tickets as part of our resort room rentals.

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Beckley, West Virginia
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun place. Lots of exhibits. Very interactive. takes you on a 'space station.' Four floors/areas of fun.

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Thank Tank002
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much changes there, but my kids enjoy the learning experience each year we visit. They understand more about the interactive things each time as they keep getting older.

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Thank amkok721
Frankfort
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Exploratory! We let each of our 3 children choose a day trip activity, so it wasn't really surprising that our son the science nut, chose this place. It was clean, organized and very comfortable on the hot day we went! Plenty to see for the whole family, but I wouldn't think it would... More 

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Eldridge, Iowa
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviews that I read had me skeptical. I actually had free tickets, so I thought what the heck...we were using it to fill time between other plans. The only disappointment I had was that we only allowed ourselves an hour here. Hubs and I enjoyed it as much as the kids! It's fun, with challenging puzzles and illusions. It teaches... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As my daughter gets older she seems less interested in going here. This trip she was somewhat amused by what they have because we had our friends kids there with us. I don't think they have added or changed anything for years here. Overall it is a great place for younger kids, especially if you have never been before. We... More 

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Thank Luckster77
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great entertainment at a decent price. Fabulous setting on a July evening. Water ski performers were very skilled and entertaining. Favorite part of the show was the guy and his chihuahua. Couldn't believe how great they were. Also the father-son team was awesome with their performance. A definite must see when you are in the Dells!

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fun time. I love love all the hand on experiments to play with. You could spend hours in this place. I remember coming here as a kid and now I get to take my kids.

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