Exhibition Highlights
  • Grand Opening of GUITAR                       June 1,      10am-5pm
  • World Record Air Guitar Attempt              July 17,      7pm
  • Mile of Music                                             Aug. 1-4,   10am-5pm
  • Les Paul                                                    Sept. 14,    1pm
  • Simple Slide Guitar                                   Sept. 28,    1pm
  • Our Songs Our History                             TBD,           7-9pm
General Admission
  • The World's Largest Playable Guitar
  • Chuck Berry's 1960 Gibson ES-345TD
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Telecaster
  • The Only Playable 8-Neck Stringed Instrument
Live Guitar Events
Adult: $12
Child: $7
Under 5: Free

Sue Baker, the Program Director for the Les Paul Foundation, will discuss the life and legacy of guitarist, luthier, and inventor Les Paul. Born in Waukesha, WI, Paul transformed Rock 'n' Roll with his innovative multi-track recording and solid-body electric guitar. 

The History, Science, and Cultural Impact of the Most Popular Instrument...
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Group Visits

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
  • More than 70 unique instruments and artifacts
  • 40 Photographs
  • 18 Hands-on STEM interactives
  • 10 video displays
Fun Interactives
The Instrument
The World
Featured Guitars

Open Daily

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Prepare to Rock
  • Guitar Strobe: See the vibrations of a string in slow motion.
  • Music to Your Ears: Use sensors to activate different sounds from unique instruments.
  • See-Through Amplifiers: Speakers, tubes, and electronics of these musical monsters revealed.
  • Remember the Riff: Test you memory to repeat guitar riffs using color as reinforcement.
  • Design Your Own Guitar: Choose the color, pattern, shape, and textures of your very own guitar.