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Door County Historical Museum

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Address: 18 N 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2423
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+1 920-743-5809

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Lots if interesting stuff to look at. It shows the different species of wild life in the area. Shows you what life was like growing up in the area as well.

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Denmark, Wisconsin
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Denmark, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Lots if interesting stuff to look at. It shows the different species of wild life in the area. Shows you what life was like growing up in the area as well.

Thank ConnieCraig1970
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place to visit. Nice place for the kids too! Its nice that you can sit on one of the old fire trucks and take pictures. Fun for all ages and very informative place for the Door County area. Desk staff could be a bit more friendly and informative..

Thank 274timothyj
Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I enjoy visiting County Historical Museums and have been to several in the state. Relative to other ones, this one was just okay. I have come to expect county museums to have an in-depth analysis of early settlers and early industries, as well as unusual events that have occurred in that area. This museum provided only a cursory overview of... More 

Thank fancherfetch
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a very pleasnt trip to this delightful museum during our daytrip to Door County. It is not a large museum, but it presents a pretty comprehensive history of Door County. Well worth a brief visit. It is free to enter, but contributions are gratefully received.

Thank Sendall
Janesville, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The weather was terrible the morning we were in Sturgeon Bay! So went to plan B...indoor activities. We were a full half hour early for there 10:00 open time so parked right outside the door and took that time to plan the day. As soon as they opened the door we figured we could give this museum a quick run... More 

Thank sonja410
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

What a very nice Museum,so much to see.Love the birds,trees,animals.So real life.Been there many times with friends & family. Great Place Don't miss it.

1 Thank herbrudlph4
Brodhead, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stopped in museum for what we expected to be a half an hour or so, and two hours later we were still there!!! There's so much history of the Southern Door Cty. area in pictures, maps & videos. Plus, there's clothing, fire trucks, logging gear, Native American clothing, ice fishing & winter sleds, but the gem is the over 100... More 

Thank msearls49
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Spent hours here and could have spent more. This place is full of great memories of old. Well displayed and lady who greets you tells you about the mural which is the first thing you see. Allow ample time to visit as there is a lot to see here. There is no admission fee but they ask for donations which... More 

Thank lovtwotrvl
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Nice museum ! Lots of historical facts and artifacts of the area. Nice place for kids to explore as well. You could easily spend an hour or two exploring. The cost is free, but donations are accepted.

Thank Wesley A
Tewksbury, MA
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Kudos to Nyla for all the information she shared with us. The Taxidermy display of the four seasons was amazing, especially after hearing of the process involved in putting it together. The kids will enjoy finding and identifying all the birds and animals, as well as other hands on activities for them to do.The displays were very well put together.... More 

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