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Wisconsin Historical Museum

30 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703-2707
+1 608-264-6555
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Nice but small

I guess I had my hopes up, looking forward to seeing our state Museum. However, it was much... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Jennyj2boys
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River Falls, Wisconsin
Always wanted to check this place out.

We were able to see everything in just a couple of hours. Could have stayed longer. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
zemretz
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Mayville, Wisconsin
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Bringing Wisconsin's history to life through exhibits on the material culture of the state and the Upper Midwest, from prehistoric times to present day.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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30 N Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703-2707
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

I guess I had my hopes up, looking forward to seeing our state Museum. However, it was much smaller than we expected. It would be very difficult to view when school groups, which happened to us, due to limited, narrow space. Had some good exhibits,...More

Thank Jennyj2boys
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were able to see everything in just a couple of hours. Could have stayed longer. Interesting exhibits.

1  Thank zemretz
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It's free and there's a lot to see. Covers different periods of Wisconsin, the mining stuff, cheeseheads, all sorts of things. Good way to kill an hour or two.

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We loved visiting this museum during our short trip to Madison. We spent about 2 hours here, but could have spent more. The exhibits are outstanding. Staff was very friendly. The suggested donation charge was very modest. We will visit again!

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I stopped in to see the temporary exhibit but decided to visit the permanent exhibits as well. This isn't a large museum but the exhibits are interesting and well-presented. I was pleased to find a good deal of space dedicated to Native American history. This...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I had some time to kill waiting for my daughter to finish her finals, so decided to give this museum a go. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of exhibits in this place. They had a lot of history of the native peoples of...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We enjoyed this museum immensely as it took you through the various stages of Wisconsin growth, from the days of pioneering to modern times. They have tons of artifacts, nicely displayed as well as life size dioramas depicting early life of Native Americans and early...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had it not been raining, we probably would not have ventured inside. If you're looking for a cold or rainy day activity, this fits the bill. If you're an outdoor person, keep walking outside. The four floors of the museum gave a nice overview of...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great museum that starts with the indigenous peoples and goes into modern times. There is a wonderful timeline that shows the political direction of the country state by state. Very interesting to see how different areas of the country felt about the...More

Thank Laurie A
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I appreciated this museum about Wisconsin history. I thought the most interesting floor was about the Native Americans; being from Michigan, it was interesting to hear the Native American and fur trading stories told from a different angle. I also enjoyed the special exhibit on...More

Thank stellarsong
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