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November 1, 2009
From journal Wisconsin: The Farmers and the Dells
January 7, 2007
From journal The Best Thing That Could Have Happen to Us
September 13, 2005
From journal The Dells of Wisconsin
Overland Park,, Kansas
January 7, 2004
From journal A FUN TRIP TO THE WISCONSIN DELLS
September 23, 2003
Now, as far as going into the house, there are a lot of amazing things in the house. The rooms in the house are very small and the ceilings are low. It is very hot in the various parts of the house and displays, and it can be rather dimly lit. First, I was amazed at all the animated, automated music machines that people could play for 25 or 50 cents. They were fantastic and it is the largest such collection. It even has the world's only mechanically-operated symphony orchestra. The other display that is world renowned is the world's largest carousel. It is inside the house also. It has over 20,000 lights and 269 hand-crafted carousel animals, and not one of them is a horse. There is also a weapons display, aviation history disply, a history of sea building, armor collections and a royal crown jewel collection. These things are all pretty neat to see.
On this trip, it was 4 adults, an 11 year old, and a 3 year old. They do not allow strollers, so we had to carry the 3 year old the whole time. It was a little boring for the 11 year old, as he was not interested in all the old tools and equipment. It cost $20 per adult and the 11 year old was $12, so it was pretty expensive for what you got to see. I would say that it is something to see once, but if you were deciding between this and lets say seeing the Railroad museum, I would tell you to save some of your money and go to the Railroad museum. This is not a must do while at the Dells, but more of an attraction to see if you have time to spare. I would say to not take younger kids, but wait until they are in their mid-teens. Also, be ready for a lot of walking, being very warm, and going through small, cramped rooms. If I went back to the Dells, I would probably go to the Frank Lloyd Wright houses and studio that is around that area.
From journal Wisconsin Dells and Christmas Mountain
March 23, 2001
From journal Caves, Carousels and Cornish Pasties in Southern W