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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

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Address: 560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8444
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Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as...

Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.

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Good family fun

We took our 3, 5 and 12 year old kids there for some family fun. The kids seemed to really enjoy it. There was lots for them to see and do. It kept them very entertained. As an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 June 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We took our 3, 5 and 12 year old kids there for some family fun. The kids seemed to really enjoy it. There was lots for them to see and do. It kept them very entertained. As an adult, you could see that it needed a little bit of a face lift and updating. All in all, worth the money... More 

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1 Thank jaymzw74
Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

It was a blast from the past for me, as a former local in Wisconsin Dells, to come home and see the attractions. I was able to point out all the things I remembered from my childhood that are still in the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory today! Ta-2 the robot is still there...which leads me to my observations. It is a... More 

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1 Thank CallMeCarol
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Great for the kids or young adult at heart. Many, many hands on things you can touch and play with. There are multiple levels of entertainment with fun noise games and a pedal bike that creates color the harder you bike. Plan for 1-2 hours to this.

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1 Thank Melissa Z
Woodstock, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

On our second day in the Dells, it was rainy and we needed something to fill a few hours before dinner. We decided to check out the Exploratory based on the excited-looking kids with staticky hair in the brochure. We took our 4-year-old twins, and they had a really good time even though they were a little young for some... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This place is great if you can't afford a time machine but need to go back to 1985. It is in a great location but it is horribly outdated. I remember going here as a kid in the early 1990's and it seemed a little out of date then. Not much has changed. I have been to children's museums in... More 

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1 Thank Julie D
Madison, WI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

I am a local and I decided to stop in to check this out with my 2 and 4 year old. They had a blast and loved it. Great spot to let them run around and check out the many hands on attractions. the exhibits are interesting but are in need of a face lift to make them a bit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

If you are familiar with Milwaukee's Discovery World, this exhibit was very similar just about 10 times less exciting. There are a couple exhibits that were interesting, but overall dated and needs a revamping. Save your money,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came to the Dells for our 4 year wedding anniversary. The plan had been to go horseback riding then go down town and have an old timey photo taken. (Capones. Amazing staff great photo) then to Ishnala for dinner then Ho Chunk for hotel and gambling. Anyhow, the horseback place was closed. We had to improvise.... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Its got a lot of hands on items and some space shuttle items also. Its quite interactive, we went withe the Grandkids and they enjoyed also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

This is mostly a place for kids. Being an adult and a kid at heart i had fun. updates could be used in some areas. had fun making my hair stand up. beware of kids wanting to get in front of you to use stuff.

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