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“Great Exhibits”

Milwaukee Public Museum
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$25.00*
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Milwaukee Sightseeing Bus Tour
Ranked #5 of 172 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Featuring more than 4.5 million objects and a variety of exciting exhibits, this is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States. Kohl's Thank You Thursday allows free admission to the museum the first Thursday of every month with extended hours (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.).
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Elgin, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great Exhibits”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Enjoyed the whole experience, a very well run museum in all respects. The live butterfly room was wonderful, great to watch the kids expressions when they encountered the insects. Would go back next time I am in town.

Visited October 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews
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“You want to visit this museum!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Everything about this museum is great. The exhibits were most interesting. Free flowing atmosphere, where even if it is packed with people you still can walk around and view the exhibits. I learned a lot from going there.

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Unity, WI
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have been going to this museum since I was little. The staple exhibits are unique and interesting, so I can see the same things every time I go, but I always find something new! The special traveling exhibits and imax are great as well. Although they are pricey, you will find that one of the special exhibits can take up an entire afternoon!

(I love the museum so much, my husband and I actually had our wedding reception there!)

Visited August 2012
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Milwaukee, Wi
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“A World-Class Museum!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you've ever seen museum exhibits that have a dummy or taxidermied animal in the foreground and a panoramic painted back-drop (like Pocohontas in Night At The Museum) the you've seen what's known as 'The Milwaukee Style' of exhibit. The Milwaukee Pubilc Museum is HUGE and filled with amazing exhibits in the Milwaukee Style and many contemporary styles too.

The Streets of Old Milwaukee are fascinating, and the European Village is exceptional (I always visit at Christmas to see each house decorated for the season!)

The Native American exhibits are astonishing - some of the best you'll see. The museum has recently unveiled a whole new floor of exhibits that will boggle the mind!

All of the special exhibitions I've seen have been excellent (Titanic, Frogs, Mummies, Cleopatra, etc.) Highly recommend purchasing tickets for the special exhibitions as well as the main museum.

The Imax is pretty standard, always fun!

Great facilites - nice large cafeteria with lots of choices.

One of the best museums in America - highly underrated. A real gem!

Visited May 2012
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Saukville, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews
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“fun”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Old streets of Milwaukee has to be my favorite! Fun for all ages so much to see makes for a day of fun when its too cold outside. Be sure to stop by the candy shop in the old streets of Milwaukee.

Visited June 2012
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