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Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum

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I love anything with History. It was perfect to fill in a couple hours, while visiting my mother... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Adrienne B
San Antonio, Texas
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Explore the other 15 Les Paul stops!

The exhibit here is very good, but do take the time to pick up The Les Paul Foundation map guide... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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10 Mar 2017
“Led Paul”
4 Mar 2017
The Waukesha County Museum has begun a complete building transformation, we are working to rehabilitate the historic courthouse complex we occupy in beautiful downtown Waukesha. Due to construction the Museum is temporarily closed to daily...more
101 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186-4811
+1 262-521-2859
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Les Paul exhibit on the 3rd floor is wonderful, but take time on the 1st floor to get to know Dr. I. M. Nutts, learn about local involvement in the Civil War, and see the 2nd floor exhibits. It's worth taking the stairs so you...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I love anything with History. It was perfect to fill in a couple hours, while visiting my mother and father.

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Les Paul exhibit is incredible! A lot of Les's guitars on display and unique history. The museum also has a couple of other interesting exhibits!

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The exhibit here is very good, but do take the time to pick up The Les Paul Foundation map guide (c) April 2016 of significant locations in the life of Les Paul in the area. As Waukesha residents, we enjoyed discovering where he was born...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

There is art displayed among articles of historical interest. The guides are very helpful. Some areas are for children to explore and create. Very nice! Very interesting.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 21 May 2016

For being a small town museum, they always seems to attract good special showings. And their lunch & learn series is especially interesting.

Thank J S
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We went there on May 18, 2016 but there was a sign on the door indicating that they were closed for renovations. I also called them and was told that were closed for renovations but may open partially in July depending on the progress of...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were in town for a family visit and in between family gatherings we decided to take our children here: so they can learn about the town their mom and dad grew up in. They had so many questions and just being there, talking about...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is waukesha, WI...what more can you ask for in a small Wisconsin suburb outside of milwaukee. It was cool to read about the history since I grew up in Mukwonago (@ 20mins from Waukesha) and I also lived in the historic part of Waukesha...More

Thank Venus1977
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This is an average museum because it gives you the history of the city, but doesn't really appeal to kids. It's is okay for people who want to know more about the city. I don't really like it. But again it's good for if you...More

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