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Children's Museum of La Crosse

207 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4044
+1 608-784-2652
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a fun place to take a child

I took my granddaughter (age 8). We had a great time. She has a full imagination and this... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Keith B
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
WOW!!!!

This was one of the best children's museums I've ever been to. 3 floors of nonstop fun, from the... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Mark W
,
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Learning and fun...Rolled into one! Three floors of hands-on exhibits, climbing wall (wall hours vary--call ahead), gift shop PLUS birthday parties, summer day camps, preschool programs and more. For ages 1-10 with adult.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“kwik trip” (18 reviews)
“climbing wall” (12 reviews)
“fire truck” (8 reviews)
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207 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601-4044
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"traveling exhibits"
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"fun place to visit"
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"favorite exhibit"
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"once a year"
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

I took my granddaughter (age 8). We had a great time. She has a full imagination and this experience filled it. There are a lot of things to enjoy for many ages. She loves dressing up and acting and this afforded her that opportunity and...More

Thank Keith B
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FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

We love to hear from grandparents who enjoy playing and learning with their grandchildren. Thanks for visiting the Children's Museum of La Crosse and posting this review!

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

This was one of the best children's museums I've ever been to. 3 floors of nonstop fun, from the pneumatic tube maze to the crane in the basement, to the replica bank and Kwik Trip upstairs, this museum had it all, fun for ANY age...More

Thank Mark W
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FunMuseum, Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

WOW back! Thanks so much for posting this great review. We are so happy that you and your kids enjoyed your visit to the Children's Museum of La Crosse. Come back soon for more silly smart fun!

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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Whenever the grandkids (age 7&8) visit they beg to go to the La Crosse Children’s Museum. They have a great time with all the interesting activities. They love the new climbing activity! It was the first visit for my youngest grandson (almost 2) really enjoyed...More

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FunMuseum, Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

We love to hear from grandparents who enjoy making memories with their grandchildren. Thank you for posting this review!

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

There is so much for children to do at this Museum. They can go up the climbing wall, play in a stream of water with small boats, make fun shadow pictures, learn about shopping and tending a Kwik Trip store, go in a play house,...More

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FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thanks so much for your 5-star review and wonderful, detailed review! We have some building and exhibit improvements and additions underway, including a one-of-a-kind new climber. We hope you will come back again for more silly smart fun!

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

We brought our kids here while on vacation in La Crosse. The kids had a great time exploring the different exhibits, and it was a good way to spend the afternoon. The rock climbing wall was fun for both our 5 and 7 year old,...More

Thank Erica S
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

My two youngest children, seven and 18 months had a wonderful time at the lacrosse Children's Museum! Parking was a challenge, now I know to park in the ramp but it was my fault for not looking into it prior to going. We were greeted...More

Thank Tracy W
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

We got an annual membership to take our 2 kids- 1 and 4 years old. There's a specific area for the little tots age 0-3 years which has a lot of tinker toys and small things to climb on. The rest has so many areas...More

Thank LAURA W
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FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thanks for posting a 5-star review about the power of play at the Children's Museum of La Crosse, and thanks for being one of our 1700 member families! We are so happy that you and your kids have fun playing and learning together when you...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We went on Sunday from 1-5. The place wasn't packed, it has just enough people and they have a discount of $6 per person that day. Thought this price was right for the quality. Some very good exhibits including a rock wall, crane, shadow wall,...More

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FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thanks for visiting the Children's Museum of La Crosse and for posting the 4-star review and comments. Sunday afternoons are a great time to visit--the Museum is less busy and we offer $1 off our regular $7 per person admission as you noted. Annual memberships,...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We've been to a few different children's museums and this was the worst of them all. 1 - parking was almost non existent. We had to park several blocks away and it was a Thursday afternoon. I can't image the parking situation on a weekend....More

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FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

We are disappointed that your experience at our children's museum was below your expectations. Cleanliness--mostly done before and after public hours-- is very important to us, but small exhibit parts do get moved around by active visitors. Please call our Executive Director at 608-784-2652 x223...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Our family had a great time. There is so much to do, including a rock climbing wall, dinosaurs, a train table and big "lit brite."More

Thank Wendy L
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FunMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of La Crosse, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

We are thrilled that your family enjoyed your recent visit to the Children's Museum of La Crosse! The new "lite brite" (we call ours Doodle Dots) is one of many new exhibits made possible by our recent PLAY it forward fundraising campaign. More exciting exhibit...More

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