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H.H. Bennett Studio Museum & Historic Site

215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
+1 608-253-3523
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End of summer in the Dells

I have been to the Dells several times before and I can't ever recall seeing this place. Boy am I... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Michael N
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Chicago, Illinois
History of Wisconsin Dells

This summer the H.H. Bennett Studio was free to visit, and after having gone on the Dells Upper... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Ellie S
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have been to the Dells several times before and I can't ever recall seeing this place. Boy am I glad I stumbled upon it this time. This is an awesome museum that is loaded with history and information about how Wisconsin Dells became a...More

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This summer the H.H. Bennett Studio was free to visit, and after having gone on the Dells Upper Boat tour I felt I absolutely had to stop in. The studio is split between a museum, and the actual original studio that H.H. Bennett himself used....More

Thank Ellie S
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Finally I got an answer to why this random small town became a tourist trap, and it was largely because of Mr. Bennett's photography and promotion. It was quite an interesting exhibit and free this season.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Museum of Bennett's photo studio. Great piece of history regarding photography in the US and many of his pictures of Native Americans from this region.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a GREAT place! You'll see the history of the Dells area, all in pictures! H.H. Bennett was responsible for the "famous" Dells photo of his son jumping from one rock formation to the other - find out why that photo was the talk...More

1  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Anyone into photography and history will enjoy this. Self guided so you can take as much or little time as you want.

Thank Don L
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

H.H. Bennett made the Dells famous as a tourist destination. The studio allows you to step back in time & really capture the experience of what the area was like before the tourist shops & waterparks. You get to learn about early photography and the...More

1  Thank Kimberly W
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was free this year due to a grant they had received. Enjoyed learning about the history of the Dells, the local area and people.

1  Thank rgallini
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Enjoyed the museum, surprisingly very interactive so it even kept my teenagers entertained. Beautiful pictures and glimpse of a bygone era. We bought a neat book in the gift area for $2 that showed Bennett's pictures of Dells landmarks along pics of those same landmarks...More

1  Thank Tammy E
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you like history and you'd like to learn local history that might not be found in text books, then this is the place to visit.

Thank klaus724
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Jean J
29 July 2017|
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Response from HH_Bennett_Studio | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in response Jean J! We are open throughout September, daily 10am-5pm with last entry to the museum at 4:30pm. We won't be limiting our hours until after the final weekend of October. We hope to see you... More
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