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“Unexpectedly Well-Done”

Dennos Museum Center
Ranked #18 of 115 things to do in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits in the arts and sciences. The museum holds and exhibits one of the largest and most historically complete collections of stone sculpture, prints and drawings by the Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic, in the United States. Its hands-on Discover Gallery features interactive engagement with the arts and sciences. The museum produces a concert series of blues, jazz and world music and other entertainment forms each year from September to May in the center’s 367 seat Milliken Auditorium and hosts performances by other community groups throughout the year.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited the Dennos immediately after the open of the Birds of Paradise exhibit, which was absolutely extraordinary. I've visited museums in Chicago, Washington D.C., and Boston, but the Dennos is one of my favorites. The Birds of Paradise exhibit was extraordinarily well thought out and put together, making for an informative and entertaining multi-media experience.

The rest of the museum was interesting as well, and the children's area was extremely fun for a pair of twenty-somethings. It would be a shame if you didn't visit the Dennos while in Traverse City.

Thank Freemajo
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Found out they are having the "Birds of Paradise" exhibit right now. This is worth the price of admission. This is the story of the two biologists (one from Hope College in West Michigan) who documented all 37 varieties of the Birds of Paradise. Lots of great video footage. Interesting exhibits.

2  Thank Richard V
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I love Inuit Art and the people at the Museum were wonderful to me. I really really enjoyed my visit.

Thank ewilkens
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The showings are amazing, as well as the children's museum hands-on room, and also the unique gift shop. The concert area is intimate with very comfortable seats.

1  Thank Gloria H
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Not a big museum, but a nice variety of exhibits rotate through regularly. They have an exhibit of Inuit art that I enjoy seeing every time I'm there. They have a great craft show in October of various local artists.

Thank JeanneConventionTrip
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