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Address: 402 S 2nd St, Alma, WI 54610-9704
Phone Number:
+1 608-685-4231
13:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Museum is extremely interesting for any history lover

I do not consider myself a weapons person but the historical aspect of the displays is totally fascinating. The guides were wonderfully knowledgeable and personable.

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I do not consider myself a weapons person but the historical aspect of the displays is totally fascinating. The guides were wonderfully knowledgeable and personable.

Thank bbillmeier
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

A very interesting collection of ancient weapons in a very interesting building. I enjoyed this place. It was noisy when we visited as a school group was there.

Thank cuTRis
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

To be perfectly honest, I almost waited in the car while others went in. A little reluctant, I went in. It was a really neat museum. All sorts of different armor through the ages along with different weapons that were used. Especially liked the horse in armor!

Thank miller1
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

I can not believe how authentic and rich and packed this collection is. We're talking real history and "no touch" historical collections. It is very impressive. What it's doing in this little town is beyond me but if knights and weapons are your thing you will be impressed. This is no Ren. Fest. This is a quality collection of artifacts... More 

Thank 22Travelin
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We were amazed at the collection this museum holds. I'm not in this sort of thing but my boys were there looking around forever. Even I couldn't help but be amazed by everything there and the amount of stuff in this man's collection. What a neat (lucky) thing for Alma to have and this was a great stop on our... More 

Thank RREBELOmaha
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

The museum is small, but the exhibits are carefully selected and arranged chronologically with excellent story boards to make the history of arms and armor come alive. I especially liked the early period showing the various Viking routes of plunder and settlement. It is a museum about weapons and how they developed and were used in various periods of history.

Thank Conmarki
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Stopped on a day trip through the area. Definitely worth the stop. Only open 1-4 Friday thru Sunday. Impressive collection of armor & weapons. Really friendly staff that is glad to tell you more about the displays.

Thank NickyV1976
West Salem, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

Most people around the La Crosse and Rochester areas do not even know about this museum. #1 the scenic area and charm of Alma areworth a visit. #2, if you like history, the arms collection at Castlerock is really nothing short of incredible. Some of the items are amongst the rarest in the world. One of the Roman daggers was... More 

1 Thank ROB W
Winona, Minnesota
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Castlerock Museum has recently completed a revision of its displays. Most interesting to me are the recently added Athenian helmet dating to c.650 BC and a double-barrel wheel-lock pistol from 1591. The display of many additional period items made a return visit to this hidden treasure museum very while. The museum is open to the public year-round Fridays and Saturdays... More 

2 Thank Chris K
Baldwin, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This museum has quite the extensive collection of arms and armor from many points in European history. Housed in a very newish and clean building. Employees were very willing to answer questions.

Thank Suzanne W

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