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Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806
715-685-9983
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Ashland
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a four-season facility, capturing the unique qualities of this multi-state region. An intriguing objects... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Ashland, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Always something new happening. People traveling with kids or seniors need to stretch this place is worth the stop. It's more than a rest stop. Plan to spend at least a half hour but you may want to spend an hour. There's friendly people to greet you, there's walking trail, a 3 story view of the wet lands , a... More

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Marengo, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center has the best mural, and they have wonderful program we attend. The next program we are going to is called Fright Night on Oct 24th 2014. Kids can enjoy the season of Halloween in a safe place.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

You're going to want a little extra time here. There are trails to walk, a look out tower, a theater of different presentations, historical archives, an interactive museum, a shop, and more. It was certainly more than we had expected.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

They have a wonderful table map of the Great Lakes with all the lighthouses, the view from the tower goes for ever. Very friendly staff and great gift shop.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Best museum- friendly staff- tons of handouts! Edmund Fitzgerald video- plan on spending at least an hour if not more here

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Greenville, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When we are in the area we always hit the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The kids usually do a scavenger hunt and get some cool prizes while learning. This year we hit Smokey's 70th birthday party. So there were even more games and prizes along with cake. The place is very informative, clean, and the staff is always very... More

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Central Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here mainly because it was a rainy monday and not much to do in the area inside. This was an excellent experience and we cant recommend it highly enough for anyone. We watched short films on a variety of subjects having to do with the area from shipwrecks to local wildlife to the history of the early settlers.... More

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Rocklin, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely facility, professional staff and displays of the Northern Great Lakes geology, biology and animals of the region with a lovely little gift shop, too. This beautiful building rests in the great natural open landscape at the tip of Chequamegon Bay.

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CABLE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been here several times. It's a great place to get visitor information and learn about the area. The top floor also has a great view of Chequamegon Bay. There is a nature trail out back that runs through a wetland area. It's a great place to stop and stretch your legs on a roadtrip.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great exhibits and information from the staff. Nice trail outside and views from the observation deck.

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