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Museums, Zoos, and Botanical Gardens of Wisconsin: A Comprehensive Guidebook to Cultural, Artistic, Historic, and Natural History Collections in the Badger State
     

Museums, Zoos, and Botanical Gardens of Wisconsin: A Comprehensive Guidebook to Cultural, Artistic, Historic, and Natural History Collections in the Badger State

by Anton Rajer
 

This fascinating, well-researched guidebook describes for the first time in print the full gamut of museums, zoos, and botanical gardens in Wisconsin and the broad spectrum of cultural artifacts and natural history collections in the state. It invites everyone to enjoy a rich variety of sites, from the famous Milwaukee Art Museum to the smallest local historical

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This fascinating, well-researched guidebook describes for the first time in print the full gamut of museums, zoos, and botanical gardens in Wisconsin and the broad spectrum of cultural artifacts and natural history collections in the state. It invites everyone to enjoy a rich variety of sites, from the famous Milwaukee Art Museum to the smallest local historical society. The book:
 
·          includes more than 400 art museums, historical museums and societies, zoos and nature centers, botanical gardens, house museums and historic buildings, heritage farms, spiritual sites, sculpture parks, halls of fame, and other unique sites
·          is organized in four geographic regions, with maps indicating cities where sites are found.
·          offers for each site the street address, contact numbers, hours of operation, admission fees, collection highlights, and a witty, informative description
·          includes several indexes to help visitors find their own areas of interest.
 
Museums, zoos or botanical gardens are found throughout Wisconsin, in almost every county. These are assets of cultural and natural history preserved for the public’s educational and recreational use. With such a variety of places to visit, travelers can easily plan destinations for an extended vacation or short one-day trips.

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From the Publisher
“Essential reading for travelers and museum professionals alike. The comprehensive nature of Rajer's newest book will enrich the experience of traveling about in our state.”—Richard Zeitlin, director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

“I hope this book will encourage more people to explore all that Wisconsin has to offer, and, in turn, to strengthen the cultural resources that make Wisconsin such a wonderful place to visit, and an even better place to live.”—U.S..Senator Russ Feingold

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966418002
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,378,314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Anton (Tony) Rajer, a native of Sheboygan County who lives in Madison, is coauthor, with Christine Style, of Public Sculpture in Wisconsin. He is an internationally renowned conservator and museum specialist and the former Wisconsin State Capitol conservator.

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