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This museum has a short movie about the local history and is full of history about Madeline... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
August 2018

This local, but affiliated with Wisconsin Historical Society, museum is one to make sure to stop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reed S
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May 24 - Jul 3: Open daily 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Jul 4 - Aug 23: Open daily 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Aug 24 - Oct 4: Open daily 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Jun 18 - Aug 27: Open Wednesday evenings until 7:00 pm Discover the magic that has drawn people to Madeline...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a short movie about the local history and is full of history about Madeline Island.....interesting displays and artifacts. Quite a diverse spectrum off displays....trapping, logging, native people etc. Nice gift shop as well. Price is $8/adult and $7/senior.

Thank Cherie P
Madeline Island M, General Manager at Madeline Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This local, but affiliated with Wisconsin Historical Society, museum is one to make sure to stop at. There are signs for its location right near the ferry. The staff are eager to make your time informative and enjoyable. The original museum is connected to newer...More

Thank Reed S
Madeline Island M, General Manager at Madeline Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Reed, we are glad you enjoyed your time at the museum! Come visit again soon!

Reviewed 10 March 2018

This museum is small but full of history of Madeline Island. History of trapping, hunting, logging and the national people who used to live there and some still do. There were people demonstrating how to make baskets, etc. there was a lady who had lots...More

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The local Great Lakes history was described in the interesting displays, almost like storyboards. Also, the staff were friendly and well informed, open to questions and sharing.

Thank ColletteC99
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum for the second time today and we loved it again! It provides a great history of the island and the people that inhabited here over time. There are some great interactive displays with costumes and games that my children really enjoyed....More

Thank danyellekukuk
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in while walking through town to duck out of the rain but spent several hours inside learning about life on this island over the centuries. A scavenger hunt helped our 9 year old stay engaged longer as we wondered what some of the...More

Thank Kakyak
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The staff at the museum were really friendly. They recommended a 20 minute video in the beginning of our tour to get a history lesson of the island. It was helpful. The artifacts and information was neat to see. The only problem I had was...More

Thank Dana L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It has a comprehensive history of Madeline Island as well as the Ojibwe tribe. The guides provide livable history but you can tour it on your own. I was surprised at a bill for a funeral and embalming in 1903= $7774. There is a small...More

Thank russlyna
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A must see for the island. Our kids had a great time & learned a lot! Watch the movie and then walk around looking at all the great historical pieces, especially all the Indian beading. Wow are those just beautiful! Then head on down into...More

Thank JessPem
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The people running the museum are very friendly, and the exhibit does go thru several rooms, it's not very organized or specific. Most of the items are just old regional trapping or home items. Very few things were related to a historic family or event....More

Thank Eric S
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