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Kenosha History Center

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Great little local museum

This is how you curate and display a nice collection of local artifacts and information. We... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
All about Kenosha

In a small building on Simmons Island the Kenosha History Center will inform you ALL about the city... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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220 51st Pl, Kenosha, WI 53140-2909
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

PROS: Free; ample parking; right by lake Michigan and the beach; has 2 lighthouses in close proximity with each other; kind docent ; small exhibit about the early days of Kenosha and a great exhibit featuring the Rambler and AMC car company; there are also...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is how you curate and display a nice collection of local artifacts and information. We learned things about Kenosha we'd have never dreamed of. The facility is clean and comfortable. The volunteers are great. And the price ... whatever you want to donate ......More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

In a small building on Simmons Island the Kenosha History Center will inform you ALL about the city and surrounding area of Kenosha you really need to visit it

Thank West J
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a great place to visit to learn about the areas history. Sections are divided by periods. Lots of local items to view and read about. Plenty of parking. No charge to view, but donations are accepted. One floor with restrooms available.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I love the streets of yesteryear theme, and this cute little museum had fun exhibits and is very well kept. We enjoyed the toys exhibit, reflecting on how old we are having played with them in the 70s. It seems they change things out, so...More

Thank Monarch132
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a fun place to stroll through and learn about Kenosha history! Highly recommended for something to do!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

1  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 N4101GAlindab
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
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