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Kovac Planetarium

2392 Mud Creek Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501-7789
+1 715-487-4411
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Outstanding. interesting and eduational

Hard to believe that a single individual could put together something like this.Very well done... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
John M
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Fun, Education, and Amazing!

Over an hour long presentation. Our two kids loved it (age 7 & 5). The other reviews all explain... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Aron B
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“all ages” (7 reviews)
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2392 Mud Creek Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501-7789
+1 715-487-4411
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Hard to believe that a single individual could put together something like this.Very well done project, It will appeal to all ages, and everyone will learn something during the one hour program. It's not hard to find but it is not in a heavily traveled...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Over an hour long presentation. Our two kids loved it (age 7 & 5). The other reviews all explain why this is a great stop on your vacation so I won't go into all of that information. I will write that the hand build and...More

Thank Aron B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

To bypass the planetarium is truly a mistake. It's pretty cool. All ages will have a great time. He's into it.

1  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The planetarium was hand made from various materials - mostly wood - and the guy who built it used very expensive glowing paint to paint every star in the sky! Yes, he did it... You need to call ahead, if you want to visit because...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The extreme passion of Frank Kovac, Jr. can be felt every moment while he takes you on a journey into the heavens of stars and galaxies beyond our solar system. Mr. Kovac has a constant smile and an expression of excitement because you have come...More

1  Thank 623cynthia01
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Kovac's Planetarium is hand built and a must see - only one of a few like it, based on old time technology, stars hand painted, and cozy set up. Great for a small group or family. Call ahead for reservations, or to fill up a...More

1  Thank superiorkayaker
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This amazing structure was built by one man (with a little help from his friends). Kovac grew up as a star gazer and shares his enthusiasm for the universe with his informative and engaging show. A popular attraction on rainy days but don't miss it...More

1  Thank peripatetictexan_12
Reviewed 24 August 2016

In 2015, we took 2 of our grandchildren to Kovac's. LOVED the trip and science lesson!! On Wed. August 17, 2016 we came back with 2 other grandchildren. They couldn't believe such a wonderful place was so close to home! Frank is the BEST narrator...More

3  Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I never expected it to be the great experience that we had. The owner did a fantastic job in constructing the planetarium. It is very true to reality and he does a fantastic job of engaging the audience, and a great presentation. We took our...More

2  Thank beabop81359
Reviewed 14 August 2016

An amazing structure and one of a kind. This not just explains the movement of the stars but demonstrates in in a way that cannot otherwise be experienced, besides by computer animation. And this is much better! Frank also explains everything as the program goes...More

2  Thank north757
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27 July 2015|
Response from jbrantmeier | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I don't know. Suggest you google them
Amy D
4 June 2015|
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Response from FRANK K |
Please call 715-487-4411 for avail;able showings