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“Geneva History Center is the best!”

Geneva History Museum
Ranked #8 of 17 things to do in Geneva
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Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown on Third Street, the Geneva History Museum is a non-profit museum offering a permanent Geneva history exhibition "Geneva's Story", a feature gallery for traveling exhibitions, research facilities, climate controlled storage for collection and artifacts, gift shop and a meeting room.
Geneva, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Geneva History Center is the best!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This is a very active, and interactive, privately funded museum. Located in the heart of Geneva's unique shopping district, it features a comprehensive, interactive,permanent exhibit that covers this beautiful town's history from 1835 to the present. In addition, there are temporary exhibits that revolve in some way around Geneva. Foe example, as I write this there is an exhibit on cartooning, featuring a number of cartoonists who have a connection with Geneva. If you visit Geneva please stop by. It;s worth your time.

Visited May 2013
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Geneva, Illinois
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93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Small but very informative”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

It is a small museum, but shows the past time of our town. If you have enough time ask if you could see the timeline upstairs. It was done by Geneva High School Students with the help of a very knowledgeable employee of this museum

Visited September 2012
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Geneva
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Large Scale trains”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Our 18 month old grandson really liked watching the trains at the History Center. He pointed to one train that looked like what his mother rides to work. He also loved the Thomas train.

Visited June 2013
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Geneva, Illinois
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Worth While Visit”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

The Geneva History Center usually has some very interesting exhibits that sporadically go on. I have seen several of them and they are fascinating. A great way to get to know more about the history of Geneva and the rest of the Tri-Cities.

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Thank Phil R
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Chicago
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126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good little spot”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The volunteers are friendly at this little museum. Exhibits change and vary in interest but those we have seen are good. The little gift shop is a good stop to purchase Geneva items like Christmas ornaments.

Visited October 2011
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