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A Little Bit of a Big History

A great little space full of amazing history and artifacts... especially for an amateur... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DenaVand3
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Sturtevant, United States
Fun and well-reserved history on the Dells' main street

If you want to take a break from the carnival atmosphere and experience a walk into the past for an... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
SavyyTravelre
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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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215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little space full of amazing history and artifacts... especially for an amateur photographer and a Wisconsin born history buff!

Date of experience: May 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited this before and wanted to show our kids. Very disappointed that we had to pay $10/person😣More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Hi there! We're sorry you feel this way. We have actually been a paid museum for many years now but in 2016 we received a grant, which allowed us to be temporarily free for one season only. We feel that the history, educational opportunities, and...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018

If you want to take a break from the carnival atmosphere and experience a walk into the past for an hour or so, then this is a great place for it. This studio has been here over 100 years and is pretty-much the same condition...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience! We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed August 9, 2018

HH Bennett brought the world's attention to the Dells with his camera invention that captured his son jumping the gap at Stand Rock. This historical fact and many others await for your discovery at HH's Studio. Even if you are not a history buff (which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! Yes, the technology Bennett used to capture an instantaneous photo was new and important for the time period! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here, thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

As with all Wisconsin historical sites, this one was nicely done. Most of the museum is the original photography studio from the 1880's with associated equipment. Seems Mr. Bennett was a pioneer in the area of nature photography & invented equipment & techniques--probably of a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We appreciate the support and feedback and are glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Costumes supplied, neat settings. Fun photo shoot for family or a group of friends. Black and White, Sepia or Color prints available. A bit pricey, but a unique photo opportunity!More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

You may be thinking of our neighbors Old Abe's Old Time Portraits. We are a historic photography studio and museum. We do offer a brand new Tintype Experience but it features historic methods and equipment with an original portrait struck on metal. Not the same...More

Reviewed June 22, 2018

Especially good after you have taken a boat tour. Very well done. Do know that it used to be free, now it is $10 a person. If you get a coupon book at hotels, you can get "buy one, get one free." Rest rooms and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review and nice comments. Yes, we were free for one year (in 2016) due to a grant which was only for that year. As you say, there are a lot of admission incentives around the community too. We...More

Reviewed June 13, 2018

This was a great first stop in the Dells area as it gave us a general overview of how the town became so popular as a vacation destination. We felt the ticket price was pricey though.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Hi, thanks for your review! We appreciate the feedback. Our prices haven't increased in over 10 years so due to a variety of factors our admissions needed to increase slightly for this season. At only $10 per adult, we continue to be one of the...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Located in the middle of town, it cost $10, $8 for seniors & takes about an hour to see all of it. It has many interesting photos of Wisconsin Dells before anyone was here except the Indians. Such a beautiful area which makes me wonder...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you for visiting! Mr. Bennett fought hard against the dam being built but it was completed in 1909 only after he died (in 1908). He was passionate about this area and capturing it in his photography. He was also a businessman and new progress...More

Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

The Dells have a long history of tourism. Photography by HH Bennett documents the Dells in an earlier era. The photographs are beautiful and sometimes haunting. Surprisingly, this was a wonderful low tech experience.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you, yes it does! H. H. Bennett is sometimes referred to as the "man who made the Dells famous" because of his photography of the natural landscape and subsequent advertising of this area as a tourist destination. We are so glad you enjoyed your...More

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Response from HH_Bennett_Studio | Property representative |
Hi! Unfortunately we won't be open until May 11 to the general public. If you're in the area and looking to visit however, reach out to us via email or call us at 608.253.3523 and we can see if we can open for you. We can... More
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Jean J
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Response from HH_Bennett_Studio | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in response Jean J! We are open throughout September, daily 10am-5pm with last entry to the museum at 4:30pm. We won't be limiting our hours until after the final weekend of October. We hope to see you... More
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