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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place has so much going on. The grounds are beautiful. I think there are 3 or 4 floors. Don't plan just a quick visit. Give yourself some time to check out all it has to offer.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This was our first stop of our weekend in Ashland. The view from the top is worth the stop. My kids 8 & 10 enjoyed th walk up & the view from outside on the deck. The people working inside were very friendly & helpful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A thorough overview of local Native American culture and regional geology/topography. I would highly recommend the view from the top to anyone that stops by. Open 9-5 everyday.

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Atchison, Kansas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This visitor center is filled with information and I found it to be most helpful as we explored the area around the Apostle Islands. There are a lot of interactive displays and the information about the glaciers was fascinating. The grounds are well kept and the movie about the shipwrecks in Lake Superior were very interesting!

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a neat stop if you are in Ashland and really want to learn about Lake Superior and the surrounding area. The center is fairly large with lots of displays and history and exhibits. The view from the top is very nice and they have telescopes you can see lighthouses on the lake. There is a nature trail like... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a fantastic place at which to stop to learn about the local history. We truly enjoyed it. It is a beautiful building and grounds, and interesting exhibits. We ended up spending an hour here and could have spent more time.

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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
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187 reviews 187 reviews
31 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First visit here; wonderful introduction to this area of Wisconsin. Observation deck, very nice gift shop, helpful folks and good exhibits make this a worthwhile stop. There is also a 3/4 mile trail to walk, if you or the little ones want to stretch your legs. Loved it!

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North Bend, Oregon
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

very good exhibits and a nice gift shop. wish you could see lake superior more from the tower - you just get a glimpse. walking path around the outside as well

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colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

They were extremely well versed in all of the info for the area and willing to take the time to review it with you.

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Southern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved the nature trail showing you what the northern region was all about. It's a nice place to start if you're going up to Washburn and Bayfield along Lake Superior.

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