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Fishing Hall of Fame

Hayward, WI
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Hayward
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Visitors to this unique attraction stand in a giant fiberglass musky that's half a block long and five stories high.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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212 reviews 212 reviews
105 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

1st off I will start by stating I despise fishing but I wanted to see the huge muskie so we bit the bullet and shelled out the $ to enter. It wasn't all that bad and I was actually entertained and even amused for awhile. The fish is cool to walk up thru and stand in it's mouth while taking... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you love fishing, and all that entails, then this is the place for you. It's touristy, but what the heck, where else are you going to see such a wide collection of fish, rods, reels, lures, boat motors (even one of my Dad's!), pictures, etc. Great place to go on a rainy day.

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This fishing hall of fame is well advertised so since my husband was an avid fisherman at one time in his life, we decided to stop in here on a rainy day. We had fun looking at the mounted fish on the walls as well as the antique motors, rods and reels. Took some pictures of the giant fish outdoors... More

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Took my daughter-in-law and two young grandsons here last week which was my second visit, the first being quite a few years ago. The grounds are lovely, but several of the large fish statues weren't marked as to what they were. I did notice that a large impressive did tell us about what a certain bush was and who donated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A fun little place to check out fishing gear and history. The mounts and records were very popular with the kids, as was all of the old fishing gear and giant fish replicas (including the big Northern Pike). Worth checking out, but not a destination like other Hall of Fame's.

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Fall River, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you like fishing, you'll love this place. Cost is $7 per person. The fiberglass sculptors are interesting as well as the taxidermy. They have the largest collection of boat motors I have seen. Lots of tackle and bait too. Fun for the whole family.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum was far more fun and fascinating than I expected. Various exhibits show the development of fishing and its related tools around the country, not just Wisconsin. Numerous mounted fish are throughout the museum, including many record setters. I personally loved the boat section inside, with some early motors and beautiful wooden boats.

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esky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went with hubby the Hall of Fame is very intersting. You walk up a set of stairs into the guts of a giant Walleye. Inside is all sorts of trophys and such. They also have giant plexiglass freshwater fish scattered all over the property. I liked my visit very much.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a great time looking at the exhibits and remembering who used to have this or that. We were surprised at the number of exhibits including electric and gas motors going farther back than we imagined. There's free fishing for the kids under the Giant Muskie and photo ops a plenty.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went there when I was younger and I really enjoyed it. It was great going to the mouth of the giant musky. I also enjoyed the fishing in that little pond.

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