Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison

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The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on Madison's Capitol Square and is full of wonderful information about the state's rich history. Explore Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dioramas, audio-visual presentations, and interactive multimedia programs.

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  • I went after Veterans Museum is right next to them. Many exhibits were carefully watch and stayed longer than two hours. Impressed with the actual State Capitol seen from the history of Madison and State Capitol building photos, and Windows. Many photo spot, so families can enjoy.
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  • Absolutely loves this museum. Spent way longer here than we thought as there was so much to see. Lots of historical artifacts and displays. Loved it  more »
  • On 3 medium-sized floors, this museum presents the human history of Wisconsin, with one whole floor dedicated to the indigenous peoples, including both pre-contact and post-contact, and two devoted to...  more »
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  • Pretty old and some interesting levels. But mostly a show of industry and Indian heritage. Great view of the state capitol building from the top floor.
  • Great place to spend the day to learn about the history of Wisconsin. And, great view of the Capitol from the 4th floor.
  • The kids had a great time while learning all about our great state of Wisconsin! The underwater shipwreck exhibit was not what they expected, and didn't hold their attention very long, so I'm very glad the rest of the museum was worthwhile!
  • They've done great work with what they have. Many exhibits haven't been changed in years, but they're informative and the volunteers and staff are always helpful. The gift shop is great for wisconsinites of many interests.
  • The museum is very informative. As a dairy farmer I really enjoyed the job with the history of farming on the 3rd floor however I was not impressed with the "farmer" clothes in the bin in front of the tractor. Farmers in the past and currently wear many hats like agronomist, dr, nurse, accountant, hr and the list goes on. We run our farms with guidance and precision planting off sattelites and have computers to assist us with every day tasks with employees and cattle. I felt we were portrayed as hillbillies with the clothes in the bin that the mother was having her children put on calling them "farmer" clothes. There are less people now than ever that have not been on a farm and know where their food comes from and small things like this arent helping the matter. Thank you.
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