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“Family Fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum
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$25*
and up
Milwaukee Sightseeing Bus Tour
Ranked #5 of 155 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Attraction details
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, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

What a great place to visit on a hot day when the kids need to get out. They are always changing and adding things to stir things up a bit. The IMAX theater there is fun as well. There are always discounts to be found so do a simple search before you go.

Visited July 2012
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milwaukee
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Kids love it even tho low tech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My two boys love it but it is a very low tech place (which is great). There is a kind of bizarre turnstyle with Native Americas wearing various ornate outfits they love, an old street in Milwaukee, and lots of artifacts from various historical eras. For two kids who like xbox, they love going there!

Visited August 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fabulous museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We spent four hours here and it wasn't enough time. There is so much to see and learn. We enjoyed all the different exhibits, especially the butterly room and the mummy exhibit.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago suburbs
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95 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This museum is perfect for a few hours of entertainment. It would be good for families with children as it is not too big or too crowded. The butterfly room was fun.

Visited November 2012
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Elgin, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Exhibits”
5 of 5 stars 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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