The Charles Horwitz Planetarium opened in May 2005. The sky theater is equipped with a large variety of specialized visual effects projectors which can create auroras, meteors, eclipses, lighting, rockets, hurtling through space or a journey to the surface of another world.
The purpose of the Eagle Historical Society is to collect and preserve printed materials and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities of the past and the present, especially in the history of Eagle village and township, Waukesha County, and the surrounding area.
The East Troy Electric Railroad operates a 10-mile round trip excursions from its historic East Troy depot and museum to the early 1900’s style terminal at the popular Elegant Farmer store and deli in Mukwonago.
Housed in a 1920s armory, the Museum provides permanent and temporary exhibits, community programs and meeting space for the edification and entertainment of the areas history spanning from the Native American presence to the present day.
Relive the Spirit of America’s Heartland – Explore this premier outdoor museum of 19th century rural and immigrant farm life. Costumed interpreters perform the daily tasks of farmers and shopkeepers in more than 65 historic buildings. Nearly a dozen ethnic groups are represented at the 1870’s Crossroads Village and 10 farmsteads, stocked with many rare breeds of horses, oxen and hogs. The gardens and fields are planted with many heirloom varieties of grains, flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables. Take a tram or walk the nature trails to enjoy the site. Seasonal special events, workshops, day camps, restaurant, museum store and more.
Ten Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Those who visit, like guests of the Lunts, are welcomed into the Lunts’ extraordinary home without the fuss of ropes or barriers. Tours of Ten Chimneys not only celebrate the one-of-a-kind collection the Lunts amassed during their lifetimes, but also honor the values found in every corner of the Lunts’ lives, both on the stage and in the house they called home for more than half a century. Tour reservations are recommended.
The Children’s Play Gallery features hands-on, creative and interactive play. It’s the Gallery’s goal to provide fresh, updated experiences for children all year round – to maintain new interest and always add new value in their development. A great indoor activity.
Oconomowoc Veterans Park is in downtown Oconomowoc on Lac La Belle. It is a tribute to all service members and includes impressive architectural components. Flags of each branch are represented, a memorial wall and memorial brick path and reflection benches are among the elements created in this park.
Located in an 1893 courthouse, the Waukesha County Museum is a not for profit organization, preserving and sharing the history and culture of Waukesha County. We educate and inspire visitors at every stage of learning. A new permanent exhibit, Les Paul: The Wizard of Waukesha is now open at the Waukesha County Museum. The exhibit chronicles his life as a young boy through his years of fame. Rare guitars and priceless artifacts are used to tell the inspiring story of the man who put a dent-in-the-universe by inventing the Gibson solid body electric guitar and sound-on-sound recording.