Highest-rated museums in Wisconsin

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March 20, 2022
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Highest-rated museums in Wisconsin

Museums are one of the most important institutions in any country. They don’t just show us our past, they contextualize it—allowing visitors to better understand cultures and ourselves. Good museum displays lead to reflection, generate ideas, and create a sense of appreciation for who has come before. In many towns and cities, museums are jewels of the public, and often rank highly for tourist visits. Stacker compiled a list of the museums in Wisconsin on Tripadvisor.

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#30. H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (234 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
- Address: 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
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#29. Discovery World

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (540 reviews)
- Type of activity: Science Museums
- Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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#28. Hoard Historical Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 401 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2255
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#27. Wisconsin Veterans Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (239 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, Speciality Museums
- Address: 30 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2589
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#26. National Railroad Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (459 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304-4832
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#25. Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (241 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 10360 Hall of Fame Dr, Hayward, WI 54843-2666
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#24. Northwoods Children's Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Type of activity: Children's Museums
- Address: 346 W. Division Street 346 W. Division Street, 54521, Eagle River, WI 54521
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#23. Madison Children's Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (309 reviews)
- Type of activity: Children's Museums
- Address: 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
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#22. House on the Rock

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,886 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Architectural Buildings
- Address:
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#21. Railroad Memories Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 424 N Front St, Spooner, WI 54801-1402
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#20. Paine Art Center and Gardens

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (282 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901-2719
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#19. Paper Discovery Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 425 W Water St, Appleton, WI 54911-6058
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#18. Kenosha Public Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (202 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-3778
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#17. Villa Louis

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (186 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, History Museums
- Address: 521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
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#16. Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (524 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8444
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#15. Ripley's Believe It or Not Wisconsin Dells

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (626 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 115 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1549
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#14. The History Museum at the Castle

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (151 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 330 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5715
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#13. Wisconsin Maritime Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (511 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, History Museums
- Address: 75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823
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#12. Milwaukee Public Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,065 reviews)
- Type of activity: Natural History Museums
- Address: 800 W Wells St Handicap accessable door and if there are scooters, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
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#11. Chazen Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (316 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 750 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706-1411
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#10. Circus World

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (670 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2578
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#9. Geneva Lake Museum of History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (190 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1927
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#8. Building for Kids

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Type of activity: Children's Museums
- Address: 100 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5735
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#7. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (261 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 700 N 12th St Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
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#6. EAA Aviation Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (699 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54902-8939
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#5. Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (935 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304-3927
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#4. Hearthstone Historic House Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (150 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
- Address: 625 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-6042
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#3. Civil War Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums
- Address: 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-6508
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#2. Milwaukee Art Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,743 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4098
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#1. Harley-Davidson Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,075 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 400 W Canal St At the corner of 6th and Canal, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3208
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