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H.H. Bennett Studio

215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
+1 608-253-3523
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Museum of Bennett's photo studio. Great piece of history regarding photography in the US and many... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
RHJones
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St Louis
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See the History of the Dells in Pictures

This is a GREAT place! You'll see the history of the Dells area, all in pictures! H.H. Bennett... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Donna M
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Chicago, IL
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Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1504
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+1 608-253-3523
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Museum of Bennett's photo studio. Great piece of history regarding photography in the US and many of his pictures of Native Americans from this region.

Thank RHJones
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a GREAT place! You'll see the history of the Dells area, all in pictures! H.H. Bennett was responsible for the "famous" Dells photo of his son jumping from one rock formation to the other - find out why that photo was the talk...More

1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Anyone into photography and history will enjoy this. Self guided so you can take as much or little time as you want.

Thank Don L
Reviewed 15 August 2016

H.H. Bennett made the Dells famous as a tourist destination. The studio allows you to step back in time & really capture the experience of what the area was like before the tourist shops & waterparks. You get to learn about early photography and the...More

1  Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was free this year due to a grant they had received. Enjoyed learning about the history of the Dells, the local area and people.

1  Thank rgallini
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Enjoyed the museum, surprisingly very interactive so it even kept my teenagers entertained. Beautiful pictures and glimpse of a bygone era. We bought a neat book in the gift area for $2 that showed Bennett's pictures of Dells landmarks along pics of those same landmarks...More

1  Thank Tammy E
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you like history and you'd like to learn local history that might not be found in text books, then this is the place to visit.

Thank klaus724
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Ran by the Wi. State Historical Society this is where the tourist business began for WI. Dells. You're able to look at some of the stereoscopes (pictures) that H.H. Bennet sold and started the tourist rush to WI. Dells.

Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I had been inside the gift area of this museum many times, but never had the time to get into the actual museum and studio. When I found out that the Wisconsin Historical Society was not charging admission anymore, I thought I would make time...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

In the 1800's with photography aids, such as photo shop, H.H. Bennett created photographs that many pros struggle with today. A must see.

Thank raevogt
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Jean J
29 July 2017|
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Response from HH_Bennett_Studio | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in response Jean J! We are open throughout September, daily 10am-5pm with last entry to the museum at 4:30pm. We won't be limiting our hours until after the final weekend of October. We hope to see you... More
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