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Address: 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
Phone Number: +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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Really great old pictures!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
John W
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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1 Thank Sharon P
Ohio
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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1 Thank aquajean
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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1 Thank DiscountTravelee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

No children in tow so the water and adventure parks didn't call to us. Instead we spent time in the Dells and then came across this studio museum. Only a donation is requested to enter. On entering I first thought it was quite tiny and wouldn't take long.But it meanders through two buildings connected as one and presents the history,... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a self-guided tour (but there are museum helpers around who have all the answers to your questions) and is definitely a must see in the Dells if you like history, photography, and learning. It's so interesting to see how the Dells used to look. They did a great job at curating and maintaining this gem.

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1 Thank Antonia T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I'm a big photography buff so this really interested me. I loved learning more about HH Bennett, and how he helped develop the instant-shutter camera, his cool developing room that rotated on wheels, and how his photography drew tourists to the area and actually helped develop tourism to Wisconsin Dells!

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