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Fun and well-reserved history on the Dells' main street

If you want to take a break from the carnival atmosphere and experience a walk into the past for an... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
SavyyTravelre
This is where it all started!

HH Bennett brought the world's attention to the Dells with his camera invention that captured his... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
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Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum.
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

If you want to take a break from the carnival atmosphere and experience a walk into the past for an hour or so, then this is a great place for it. This studio has been here over 100 years and is pretty-much the same condition...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience! We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 9 August 2018

HH Bennett brought the world's attention to the Dells with his camera invention that captured his son jumping the gap at Stand Rock. This historical fact and many others await for your discovery at HH's Studio. Even if you are not a history buff (which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review! Yes, the technology Bennett used to capture an instantaneous photo was new and important for the time period! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here, thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

As with all Wisconsin historical sites, this one was nicely done. Most of the museum is the original photography studio from the 1880's with associated equipment. Seems Mr. Bennett was a pioneer in the area of nature photography & invented equipment & techniques--probably of a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We appreciate the support and feedback and are glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Costumes supplied, neat settings. Fun photo shoot for family or a group of friends. Black and White, Sepia or Color prints available. A bit pricey, but a unique photo opportunity!More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

You may be thinking of our neighbors Old Abe's Old Time Portraits. We are a historic photography studio and museum. We do offer a brand new Tintype Experience but it features historic methods and equipment with an original portrait struck on metal. Not the same...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018

Especially good after you have taken a boat tour. Very well done. Do know that it used to be free, now it is $10 a person. If you get a coupon book at hotels, you can get "buy one, get one free." Rest rooms and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review and nice comments. Yes, we were free for one year (in 2016) due to a grant which was only for that year. As you say, there are a lot of admission incentives around the community too. We...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

This was a great first stop in the Dells area as it gave us a general overview of how the town became so popular as a vacation destination. We felt the ticket price was pricey though.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hi, thanks for your review! We appreciate the feedback. Our prices haven't increased in over 10 years so due to a variety of factors our admissions needed to increase slightly for this season. At only $10 per adult, we continue to be one of the...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Located in the middle of town, it cost $10, $8 for seniors & takes about an hour to see all of it. It has many interesting photos of Wisconsin Dells before anyone was here except the Indians. Such a beautiful area which makes me wonder...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for visiting! Mr. Bennett fought hard against the dam being built but it was completed in 1909 only after he died (in 1908). He was passionate about this area and capturing it in his photography. He was also a businessman and new progress...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The Dells have a long history of tourism. Photography by HH Bennett documents the Dells in an earlier era. The photographs are beautiful and sometimes haunting. Surprisingly, this was a wonderful low tech experience.More

Date of experience: August 2017
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you, yes it does! H. H. Bennett is sometimes referred to as the "man who made the Dells famous" because of his photography of the natural landscape and subsequent advertising of this area as a tourist destination. We are so glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Our company, Tom's Christian Tours, visited the H.H. Bennett Studio with several large groups of senior citizens in February. The management was well organized and made us feel welcome. Their excitement for the museum definitely showed through as our three guides led us through the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your visit, we were happy to have you! Your group was really enthusiastic which is always fun for our guides as well! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing your groups again in the future...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Very interesting in that it is a history of Wisconsin Dells tourism, as well as being a photography museum. Have visited several times and enjoy it each time. A low-key (not hyper) experience that is recommended for the family. It doesn't take that long to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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HH_Bennett_Studio, Guest Relations Manager at H.H. Bennett Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks for your review! We're so happy to see you're a repeat visitor!

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Jean J
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Sorry for the delay in response Jean J! We are open throughout September, daily 10am-5pm with last entry to the museum at 4:30pm. We won't be limiting our hours until after the final weekend of October. We hope to see you... More
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