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Kenosha History Center

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Address: 220 51st Pl, Kenosha, WI 53140-2909
Phone Number:
+1 262-654-5770
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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a taste of local history

A fairly small but interesting display about the history of Kenosha. The displays are very well done, and there is a lot of attention to detail and references to the local... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ruby P
Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fairly small but interesting display about the history of Kenosha. The displays are very well done, and there is a lot of attention to detail and references to the local connections of the items displayed.

Thank Ruby P
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a well done, little history center without an admission cost. Easy to take seniors (no stairs) or youngsters (even in strollers). It's not busy with crowds or overwhelming. So everything is easy to see and you can take as long as you like. Only a few galleries so it's best to tie in with another visit in the... More 

Thank HelenRacine
Sycamore, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This museum is definitely worth a visit. I learned a lot about Kenosha's history. The automotive history in Kenosha is definitely something that had national impact. So, it is not just something that would be interesting to a local.

Thank Buick1_36758
Chetek, Wisconsin
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

One interesting point is the review of the industry that had been in Kenosha where they were located, and what has happened to the buildings since.

Thank ChetekhomeJan
Olney, Illinois
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143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Kenosha History Center has some interesting things and some history of the City of Kenosha, WI. They have a nice section on Nash Automobiles in Kenosha. Also you can get a stamp for the lighthouse next door if it's closed

Thank chuckie_css
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The Kenosha History Center is a great example of how entertaining it can be to see what live used to be like, especially where you live so you can compare the changes. That it is free, with easily accessible parking and located on the harbor makes it all even better. Granted it is not on the trolley loop like the... More 

2 Thank todd k
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

My sister and I took our father here during one of his visit's home. He could have spent all day there. As a resident of Kenosha for most of his adult life, he had some great stories about the industries represented in the museum.

Thank Jo F
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Very nice and it's free. My husband liked the Nash auto displays and I liked all the different sections like the old time school display and the dentist office& barber shop etc. Very impressive.

2 Thank dashlin53
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I had heard about the other museums in Kenosha but not this one and I was so pleasantly surprised! I visited on a snowy Saturday and was the only person there. The man working was very friendly. There was so much to look at (easily spent longer here than I did at the Public Museum) and really detailed write ups.... More 

1 Thank eec317
Sheboygan WI
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We actually enjoyed our walk through here much more than expected. It was a nice history of the city, it's past industry and the history of both the Nash and Rambler automobile. A display of old original cars, trucks and emergency vehicles were also. displayed. They were in the process of changing the displays in one of the areas so... More 

1 Thank Sandy B

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