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Address: 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
Phone Number: 608-253-3523
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Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering...

Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum.

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A small but very interesting museum. A lot to see and take in. Didn't have a lot of time to read and see all that the museum has to offer

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
aquajean
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Ohio
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small but very interesting museum. A lot to see and take in. Didn't have a lot of time to read and see all that the museum has to offer

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Explains history of the area and entrepreneurship of a very smart man! Might be easy to miss, located on the main down town strip.

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201 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No children in tow so the water and adventure parks didn't call to us. Instead we spent time in the Dells and then came across this studio museum. Only a donation is requested to enter. On entering I first thought it was quite tiny and wouldn't take long.But it meanders through two buildings connected as one and presents the history,... More 

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Thank 20hdk
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a self-guided tour (but there are museum helpers around who have all the answers to your questions) and is definitely a must see in the Dells if you like history, photography, and learning. It's so interesting to see how the Dells used to look. They did a great job at curating and maintaining this gem.

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Thank Antonia T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a big photography buff so this really interested me. I loved learning more about HH Bennett, and how he helped develop the instant-shutter camera, his cool developing room that rotated on wheels, and how his photography drew tourists to the area and actually helped develop tourism to Wisconsin Dells!

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Thank Gretchen W
Beaver Dam, Kentucky
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed looking at all of the pictures from the past. It was great to see how things have changed over the years. I like that you could buy pictures from the past.

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Thank 443robinr
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the seller numerous times and had not noticed this spot prior to this visit. That won't happen again! They have great local and historical artwork and items along with a nice little museum that has a preserved section of the building. My 2.5 year old niece loved the exhibit which only asks for a small donation... More 

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Thank johaganMN
Princeton, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a history this place has for wanting to know more about THE DELLS and not the tourist trap crap. Well done and lay out is IMPRESSIVE! HH BENNETT was a heck of a guy

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Thank Scott B
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Dells several times before and I can't ever recall seeing this place. Boy am I glad I stumbled upon it this time. This is an awesome museum that is loaded with history and information about how Wisconsin Dells became a vacation destination. Much larger than it looks and due to an infusion of grant funds... More 

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Thank Michael N
Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This summer the H.H. Bennett Studio was free to visit, and after having gone on the Dells Upper Boat tour I felt I absolutely had to stop in. The studio is split between a museum, and the actual original studio that H.H. Bennett himself used. The information and pictures show the Wisconsin Dells as they once were, and tell the... More 

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