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Dennos Museum Center

1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-995-1055
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A surprise find!

Had some time to kill in Traverse City, thought I'd see if they had an art museum. The Dennos... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Crawford B
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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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Neat Local Museum

Been here for many events and exhibits and I always enjoy it. Very nice, comfortable auditorium... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
solomominheels
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Manistee, Michigan, United States
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Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, the Dennos Museum Center offers an ongoing array of changing exhibits in the arts and sciences. The museum holds and exhibits one of the largest and most historically complete collections of stone sculpture, prints and drawings by the Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic, in the United States. Its hands-on Discover Gallery features interactive engagement with the arts and sciences. The museum produces a concert series of blues, jazz and world music and other entertainment forms each year from September to May in the center’s 367 seat Milliken Auditorium and hosts performances by other community groups throughout the year.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“inuit art” (35 reviews)
“on display” (7 reviews)
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1410 College Drive, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 49686
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+1 231-995-1055
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had some time to kill in Traverse City, thought I'd see if they had an art museum. The Dennos Center is on the campus of NW Michigan University. I realize that special exhibits change, but for me this was a wonderful way to spend an...More

Thank Crawford B
ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your review of the Dennos Museum Center. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and I hope we will see you many times in the future. Just a small clarification, we are located at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Been here for many events and exhibits and I always enjoy it. Very nice, comfortable auditorium! Parking is the only downfall. Get there early for an event or plan on walking.More

Thank solomominheels
ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors and are pleased to know you enjoy visiting the Dennos. As you may know were in the process of expanding our gallery space significantly to showcase our growing permanent collection, so that you...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great Inuit art. We have become members and hence they send us notes about upcoming eveents and sales.

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

When I moved here from downstate, I was surprised to find the Dennos Museum. When I visited, I was even more surprised to find such high quality exhibits. What a gem, right here in Traverse City! Gene and his staff so a great job of...More

Thank Barbara R
ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Barbara Thank you for your kind words and positive review. The new gallery space will be amazing and I am confident you and anyone who comes to visit following its opening (now likely mid November 2017) will be impressed.

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Museum currently closed for construction Thoroughly enjoyed permanent and special exhibits in the pastMore

Thank mmmarts
ejenneman, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for posting about the Dennos Museum Center on Trip Advisor. Yes, we are currently closed due to a 15,000 sq. ft. expansion that includes needed support space and new galleries to highlight our growing permanent collections. With this expansion we are upgrading our...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Art exhibts are well chosen. The pieces that "live there" deserve inspection on repeated visits. The interactive room is great fun for spending time alone, with other adults, and children. The gift shop is my favorite place to find cool and sometimes unusual gifts for...More

Thank elle m
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped in for a quick look and left two hours later. We are from Ohio and were only in town briefly. It was the highlight of our visit. We have visited TC several times en route to other places but had not seen the...More

Thank accidentalt0urist17
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Lots of hands on experiences for youngsters, learn by playing and fun for parents and grandparents to watch... And play also! Just as much for adults to do as well as children! Truly a wonderful artsy fun land!

Thank jkno517316
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I love the community feel of this museum. There is always something interesting that you wouldn't expect. There isn't a huge selection, but there is enough movement and events to make this a gem. The staff are always friendly and the museum shop is interesting...More

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Eugene J, General Manager at Dennos Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you for your positive review. As you saw when you recently visited we are growing with a 15,000 sq.ft. expansion that will be provide needed support space, but especially added gallery space to showcase our growing art collection. We hope to debut this with...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Interesting special exhibitions and a permanent collection of Inuit art. Check the hours it's open before heading out.

Thank 2MichiganGirls
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