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Address: 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
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+1 608-253-3523
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Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering...

Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum.

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History of Wis Dells in Pics

Visited here based on previous Trip Advisor reviews. What an excellent museum. Free will donation, and lots of history through photographs. Discovered that the famous photo of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kathie C
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La Porte City, Iowa
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La Porte City, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here based on previous Trip Advisor reviews. What an excellent museum. Free will donation, and lots of history through photographs. Discovered that the famous photo of the man jumping across the rock was taken by Bennett and was what started the whole thing of Wis Dells becoming a tourist destination!

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Thank Kathie C
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have seen this at the Dells before, but decided to take the tour. I can't believe how fascinating this tour was. I am a history bluff, but I think anyone would enjoy.

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Thank Funonewi
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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532 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in while in the Dells to learn a little about how the Dells became the Dells. The Studio has a great collection of information and artifacts that shares the story of Bennett and the Dells. We enjoyed the museum and really liked the preserved studio and storefront space.

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Thank JesseWhite
Jackson, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Interesting and historically informative. A little known gems in the Dells. Right near everything in the downtown area.

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Thank John W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We toured this museum the day after we took the Upper Dells boat tour. Very interesting photography in this museum of sites we saw on the tour. Also very knowledgeable staff. Well worth spending an hour or so at this museum.

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Thank BlakeAndDiana
Grayslake, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I had gone through a tour a couple of years ago, but our then 1 year old was with us, so we decided to try again just the two of us. It was very interesting and we enjoyed ourselves. The two women working there inquired if we would like to visit the gallery upstairs where they had... More 

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Thank Kari P
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Was very interesting museum on the life of a fantastic photographer. He invented several forms of style photography.

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Thank lovebeach2
Huntington Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were advised by our Dell Boat Tour guides that this would be a good way to spend part of the rainy afternoon. H H Bennett was the photographer who was first fascinated by and explored and photographed the dells. His photographs drew tourists from everywhere. He innovated the photographic process, first using the shutter to capture action. The museum... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A small but very interesting museum. A lot to see and take in. Didn't have a lot of time to read and see all that the museum has to offer

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Explains history of the area and entrepreneurship of a very smart man! Might be easy to miss, located on the main down town strip.

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