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Geneva Lake Museum of History

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Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1927
Phone Number: +1 262-248-6060
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Great walk for any history geek.

The museum was small but had lots to offer. It was organized by date which was a pretty logical was to view history. It was a nice diversion from a day of walking through shops.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Jersey
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was small but had lots to offer. It was organized by date which was a pretty logical was to view history. It was a nice diversion from a day of walking through shops.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this when you visit Lake Geneva. One of the finest and most entertaining museums. Full of nostalgia .Amazing amount of historical items are housed here.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of info. They didn't have anything that was very interesting. Everything was common sense.

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Racine, WI
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We are in our 60's and hubby uses a walker. Our adult daughter and 16 yr. old granddaughter joined us for this wonderful self tour experiencing rooms of memorabilia and information explaining the history of Lake Geneva. It is an easy walk, that my hubby was able to manage. We took our time and enjoyed every bit of the museum.... More 

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lake Geneva has a colorful past and the museum takes you on a journey through time. Very friendly and knowledgeable docents (all volunteers) so they really love what they're doing.

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Urbana, Illinois
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful museum. Lots of great scenes from the history of the Lake Geneva area. Each room is something different. They have put together workplaces such as a blacksmith and drug store. They also have put together scenes from homes in the 18th and 19th centuries. Great for kids and it's free admission for them and only $7 for adults and... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I have visited Lake Geneva many years and have never gone or new of its existence. I saw a Groupon and we bought it and really enjoyed the history of the Lake. It doesn't take long to go through and I think some kids would really like it. They have a fire engine, buggy, and trains too. It's not that... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Surprisingly my daughter who is generally not a museum lover chose this attraction based on other TA reviews. What a choice! We probably spent two hours there. Our first time through was wandering and enjoying the terrific exhibits; then as we finished, my 6 y/o granddaughter found out that they had a 100 teddy bear hunt activity and she was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Love seeing the historic items of Lake Geneva as well as history in general. Lots of rooms to walk through.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This museum is not only interesting, but extremely informative. You will be surprised at the amount of artifacts very creatively displayed. You can also be part of the displays by walking right into them, how very original as most museums cordon of displays. Many of the artifacts were donated from the many historic mansions around the lake. And it's set... More 

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