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Kenosha Public Museum

5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
+1 262-653-4140
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Free Museum Downtown

Nice place to stroll through for free and it is in a wonderful location right along the harbor area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey V
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Very good museum

Very pleased with this museum. Art display was amazing. Sculptures of metal art was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas R
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Saint Charles
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Accredited natural science and fine arts Museum located in the heart of beautiful downtown Kenosha. Free General Admission and free parking. Permanent Exhibits include: Wisconsin Story, Kenosha County Woolly mammoth, Native American Village, Children's hands-on Field Station. Rotating exhibits and free family programs and events year-round. Unique Gift Shop carrying local, hand-made and green products. Includes rental spaces for corporate events,birthdays, weddings, parties, etc. Group tours for children and adults available. Shares a Lake Michigan shoreline campus with the Civil War Museum and a working electric streetcar which runs to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Short distance from Illinois/Wisconsin border.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
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+1 262-653-4140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to stroll through for free and it is in a wonderful location right along the harbor area in downtown Kenosha with beautiful views of Lake Michigan.More

Thank Tracey V
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review! You're absolutely right - we have a prime location just on Lake Michigan, with plenty of areas to walk and enjoy the scenery. But there's lots to see inside, too! We have both Natural History and rotating Art...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleased with this museum. Art display was amazing. Sculptures of metal art was very interesting.More

Thank Thomas R
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review! In addition to our permanent Natural History exhibit, our rotating art space is always bringing in a variety of subject matter and media, such as the Bruce Niemi metal sculptures which will be up through November 5th. Stop...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Each time we visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, we stop by the lakefront and visit the Kenosha Public Museum. We love seeing the wall with all the dedication and families of Kenosha.

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The grandkids want to see other towns along our train track, so we rode to the northern terminus and spent a day in Kenosha this week. This town has done so much to rejuvenate itself, including a mile+ trolley line from the train station to...More

Thank amygilbert777
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

It sounds like you had a wonderful day in downtown Kenosha! Thanks so much for making us a part of your visit. It's great to hear that not only did your grandkids enjoy the Museum, but you did as well. Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Such a gem! We love this amazing museum! The awesome free exhibits and hands on area! Amazing history at your finger tips!! Beautiful views of the Harbor from the top floor. Great gift shop. Love this place!!More

Thank Tarah H
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks for your kind words! We could not have asked for a better location, right on the lake with beautiful views any time of year. And we love being able to showcase a diverse range of exhibits for all tastes and ages. See you again...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

lots of exibits to see. has a civil war museum right next door! great for all ages. great view of the lake and harborMore

Thank toddt501
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review! With the help of the Streetcar, you can visit all three of our wonderful Museums in one day, then grab lunch or dinner at one of our amazing downtown restaurants. Or, take a break by walking along the...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Another small, free museum in Kenosha with a suggested donation of $3. The first floor has the gift shop, natural history museum, and a classroom area for the kids. The upstairs is an art museum with a couple of galleries. My kids really enjoyed the...More

Thank Jen R
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review! We have a great mixture of natural history, science, and art, so there truly is something for everyone. We hope you come see us again soon!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

This museum is a gem. I am a member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. KPL hosts our annual exhibit each year in their spacious and well lit gallery. Also, TWSA sponsors a painting workshop and KPL provides an amazing classroom. It is a...More

Thank vlmorley
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks for the great review! We love hosting the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's annual show in our galleries, which always gets such positive words from our visitors. The artists in the show are extremely talented, and we feel lucky to get to showcase the...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped into the Kenosha Public Museum during the Farmers Market this morning. What a nice, manageable space for families with small children. The lower level had a walkthrough that focused on Native Americans from the region. There was also a wooly mammoth skeleton on...More

Thank djcollie03
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum! We love being a place where you can bring the whole family and spend the day together. There really is something here for everyone; Science, Art, History, and hands-on fun for the little ones. Visit...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

I like museums, but not enough to want to spend the whole day in one. The ones in Chicago can be overwhelming. This place is small enough to go through in an hour or two, and still hold your interest. Some very cool exhibits, well...More

Thank Customer53140
Kenosha_Museums, Social Media Manager at Kenosha Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

What a great review! We want to make our Museums accessible to everyone, whether you're looking for something educational, entertaining, or artistic! While we do not charge an admission fee, all donations are much appreciated. Thanks for visiting!

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