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Address: 112 9th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601-3422
Phone Number: +1 608-782-1980
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History of LaCrosse in the midst of the library!

I love museums, and the Swarthout is a gem of a museum in the midst of the library! Many portraits of the early people of La Crosse, many artifacts, and beautifully preserved... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 March 2015
Sandi S
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I love museums, and the Swarthout is a gem of a museum in the midst of the library! Many portraits of the early people of La Crosse, many artifacts, and beautifully preserved clothing from days gone by. They change up the displays frequently so you could go back and see "new" old things all the time. It's small, but fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Located in the La Crosse Public LIbrary. They have one of the worlds few remaining horse drawn fire pumpers. It is steam powered.(Fire Engine)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2007

The museum is located in the same building as the La Crosse Public Library but has a seperate enterance located on the 9th street side. The musuem was named after Susan and Edyth Swarthout and features displays detailing the history of La Crosse. The museum isn't overly large but it is interesting and the admission fee is definetly reasonable ($1).... More 

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