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Port Exploreum

118 N Franklin St, Port Washington, WI 53074-1901
+1 262-284-2406
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Great Shipping History

Loved learning about the shipping history on the Great Lakes as well as the daring rescues. Kids... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Libertyvillian
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Libertyville, Illinois
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Exhibition backed by local historians

Very smart presentations of Port Washington's history. Thank you, all, for your dedication putting... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Brian S
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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118 N Franklin St, Port Washington, WI 53074-1901
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+1 262-284-2406
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Loved learning about the shipping history on the Great Lakes as well as the daring rescues. Kids liked the basement best, especially the fish sorting game. The staff lady was very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Very smart presentations of Port Washington's history. Thank you, all, for your dedication putting together the ever changing displays.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The displays change so there is always something new to look at and learn. Is kid friendly with interactive displays but is interesting for adults also. Well worth a visit while in town. Easy walking access to everything else downtown.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Visited today with daughter and grandsons aged 5 1/2 and 8. We adults enjoyed the exhibit on the SS Atlanta. Great story of local history and heroic efforts. We all enjoyed interacting with Michigan table and the Ozaukee Press board. Could find shipwrecks and saw...More

Thank Jackie O
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This 3 level museum has more then expected! a lot of interactive pieces, great story boards & and artifacts. I really liked the downstairs with half the room built as a ship, and the video that is played. $5 to get in and worth every...More

1  Thank 491charles
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

this just opened one year ago. Wonderfull for adults and children. focus is on all things relating to the lake, fishing, ship wrecks, where ship are on the lake.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My daughters and I had some time to kill while my husband was in Milwaukee for Coast Guard business so we drove a few miles north to Port Washington. We toured the exploreum and had a great time. A very nicely taken care of building...More

Thank stephaniez4810
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Learn about the SS Atlanta...how she went down and what she looks like now in Port Washington's front yard. Well done exhibit including artifacts, stories of the rescuers and current views of the wreck. Excellent stop in picturesque Port.

1  Thank Holly W
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with my wife and two children. New exhibit just opened explaining the sinking of the SS Atlanta. Video of the ship wreck, story of its sinking, and many artifacts on display. Friendly girl at the front desk who went out of her way to...More

1  Thank BobW666666
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Special place with lots of photos, new technology displays, entertainment for kids. They did a fabulous job on remodeling this building while leaving the original brick walls. The ground floor has wonderful displays for the kids and the floor of one room looks like the...More

1  Thank Linda T
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