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Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

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Address: 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806
Phone Number: 715-685-9983
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a four-season facility...
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a four-season facility, capturing the unique qualities of this multi-state region. An intriguing objects theater, engaging exhibits and special programs are designed to tell the stories of the region's cultural and natural history. Comprehensive visitor information services and a friendly hospitality staff will help guide you on your journey. Open Daily from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free
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Great history presentation

My wife and I stopped here on the way to Bayfield and were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits, many of which were interactive. I loved the representation of Native Americans, as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and I stopped here on the way to Bayfield and were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits, many of which were interactive. I loved the representation of Native Americans, as well as an honest history of logging and fishing in the area and how it led to conservation efforts. History on trade of furs/pelts/hides was also interesting. Great information... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I live near Ashland and enjoy taking my daughter (5years old) and her friends here. Lots of things to see. Some hands on exhibits. Always something new happening at the visitors center. Lots of room to explore and run. Nature walks outside. We have went to the Easter Egg hunt and the Cutter Sleigh show and had a great time.... More 

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Palau
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wow. This was an unexpected stop on our way home from visiting the ice caves in Bayfield, and I will be going out of my way to visit from now on. I have driven through every state in the country, and visited many countries of the world, and this is by far the best visitor's center I have ever seen.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
102 attraction reviews
458 helpful votes 458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was an unexpected gem encountered on a day of driving across Wisconsin. In addition to the museum, there is a nature trail on a boardwalk through the northern forest. There were birches, marshland grasses, flowers, butterflies and more. Take your camera and take pictures. The back porch was shaded, had a nice breeze, had rocking chairs, and was a... More 

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Burnett, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We decided to give this place a try and it was a nice way to get info on the area. It is almost like a mini museum and there are little movies about different topics that I found very interesting. If you like info on the history of a area and surroundings it is worth a look.

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Ashland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lot of information on display. Well set up and an excellent view from the tower. A theater for presentations, gift shop and good bathrooms.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is full of information about the area, the history, the activities, and everything there is to know about Lake Superior, Apostle Islands, and the area. There are snow shoes to rent with trails behind the building. The staff are all very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Go here first, you'll be glad you did.

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174 reviews 174 reviews
26 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was a pleasant surprise after a long road trip. We stopped in here, more as just a pit stop but it became much more. Very informative on all things to do with Lake Superior and northern Wisconsin. From mining and logging to the fishing histories of this area. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We liked the look... More 

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Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a wonderful teaching facility. Stop in - stay for as long as you want - you will learn, you will be introduced to the beauty of the Greatest Lake and its history, cultures, habitats, and become aware of how you can make a difference in our Natural World. Also a great resource for those who are planning a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice views of Apostle Islands. Informative multimedia presentation. Very helpful people. Interesting exhibits, too. Clean, well maintained. Even a fun gift shop.

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