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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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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185 reviews 185 reviews
31 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were drawn to the visitor's center because in the brochures it looked big, nice, and the price was right (free). There was lots of information about the history of the region, and was interactive enough to hold my kids' attention. We chose to donate via free will offering because it would've been worth an admission fee.

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Washington DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We only had about an hour but both parents and kids enjoyed the exhibits and a quick hike. Definitely recommend this stop. And for free, you can't beat the price.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We love the Visitor Center. They have a nice little museum and we love the long walking trail they have. They host lots of community events and are a great resource for area homeschoolers. It is also the location of one of Ashland's murals.

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Orlando, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
68 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This FREE center does a great job explaining how the lakes are formed and what is needed to protect them. Bring a quarter to feed the fish from the back deck. Lots of trails including some with boardwalks. The observation tower was nice, but I was expecting to see more of Lake Superior. If you want that, drive a couple... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Lots to learn about the area for a visitor and for a long time resident, as well. It was wheel chair accessible and the people couldn't have been nicer.

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