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Kenosha History Center

220 51st Pl, Kenosha, WI 53140-2909
+1 262-654-5770
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Nice little museum depicting the "olden" days

This museum is small (donation suggested) with two main rooms of exhibits, but there's a lot to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lynne p
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Hobart, Indiana
Well-designed and informative exhibits

We stopped here to see the lighthouse, but ended up spending more than an hour exploring the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Maria R
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Ohio
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220 51st Pl, Kenosha, WI 53140-2909
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+1 262-654-5770
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is small (donation suggested) with two main rooms of exhibits, but there's a lot to see ... old typewriter, machinery, cars, and reconstructed exhibits (dentist office, apothecary, pharmacy, general store, etc.). Unfortuantely, they were remodeling one section but they let you carefull go...More

Thank lynne p
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to see the lighthouse, but ended up spending more than an hour exploring the history center as well. We were given an informative free tour by Ms. Brown, a volunteer. The museum is set up to resemble an early twentieth century town,...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Really have a nice glimpse of the history of the area in a manor that would appeal to all age groups. More in there than we thought.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We visited the History Center when we were in town for the Nash/AMC Kenosha Homecoming 2017. My understanding is that the History Center was a primary organizer of the event. It is a small place, but really neat and very interesting. I LOVED the case...More

Thank edwards99
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We got here just before it closed but even in the minutes we had we saw and learned some interesting things. Looking forward to going back when we have more time and all the AMX cars are there next year! Oh, and if you were...More

Thank RitaLyC
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is a little small but very interesting. Fun for all ages ! The ladies at the front desk are amazing ! Very patient, kind and knowledgeable. Gift shop has good prices.

Thank RAVABRA
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend some time with your grandchildren! Lot of history about Kenosha. Enjoy......We were lucky enough to see exhibits on American Motors, Nash, Snap-On, an old malt shop with a counter and juke box!!! Lot of fun, interesting place to visit. A small...More

Thank ronkury
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Well worth your time. Spend a few hours in this museum to get a feel for how Kenosha, Wisconsin came to be the city that it is today. Located on a now connected jut of land that was Simmons Island, the Kenosha County Museum is...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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
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....More

Thank HelenRacine
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