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“Kovac Planetarium”
Review of Kovac Planetarium

Kovac Planetarium
Rhinelander
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Kovac Planetarium”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Kovac Planetarium is a self built planetarium between Rhinelander and Crandon Wisconsin. Reservations are required. The planetarium show is offered only by reservation. Call to see if
there will be a show that meets your schedule. It is an excellent show.

Visited August 2012
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Atlanta, GA
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“You must experience it!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Made reservations with Frank Kovac for myself and 3 family members a few weeks out from our visit. All I can really say is....WOW! Frank did an amazing job presenting, teaching and just talking with us. He is a brilliant individual who is clearly passionate about his love of the stars. The fact that he built this entire Planetarium himself is absolutely amazing. The facility itself is very clean and comfortable and the admission fee quite modest. Frank even provides neck and back pillows during his show for those that need them. He spent over an hour with us and the entire encounter greatly exceeded my expectations! This is a definite must-do when in the area. Also, an article on Frank Kovac and his planetarium, I believe entitled "Backyard Genius", will be in the September 2013 Popular Mechanic.

Visited July 2013
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sarasota, fl
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“This place is amazing”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

As amazing as this place is, and as great and informative as the sky show is, the real story here is how the planetarium came to be; the owner/host built it with his own hands. It's heart warming to listen to Frank Kovac talk about his planetarium and teach you about astronomy; this man has, clearly, found his passion. A visit to Kovac Planetarium is so educational and inspiring. I highly recommend this attraction.

Visited August 2012
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent place -must go”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Frank did a good job. I initially thought it must me a small show but was comparable perhaps even better than the ones in metro areas . It's a must go if you are ever in the Rhinelander area

Visited April 2013
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Fridley, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent experience! Highly recommend!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Kovac Planetarium is nestled in the woods about 20 miles east of Rhinelander. The experience is awesome and the education is amazing. We will be back.

Visited March 2013
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