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Fishing Hall of Fame

Hayward, WI
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Ranked #7 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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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband wanted to go to this museum because he wanted to see the biggest Muskie fish. The museum has a lot of detail for someone who is into fishing but there is only so much you can handle when you see hundreds of lures, motors, and fishing poles. The giant Muskie that you can go inside of and get... More

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chicago Il
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142 reviews 142 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Local attraction has been in the area forever but grounds are very clean and well kept .Lots of local lore and old collections of fishing equipment .A tribute to men and women that have made an impact in the fishing word

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We drove to the Fishing Hall of Fame, but didn't go in since they charged $7 per person and for 8 people, that would have added up very fast. Disappointing that they didn't have a family rate.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This structure is HUGE! Inside this Musky structure are all kinds of fishing related items. You also have a great view of the nearby Hayward Lake from the open Musky's open mouth with teeth. This structure is surrounded by a small park for kids with other fish structures. This attraction is rather famous, so you get bragging rights if you... More

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Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It rained all week we visited, so we wanted to be inside somewhere. We have known about this place forever, but wanted to take the kids, and a rainy day seemed to be a perfect day for it. We had a lot of fun and the kids got to stand in the mouth of the giant musky.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you want to see a museum full of fishing memorabilia, this is your place. It takes you back to the 30's, 40's, and 50's to see what up north fishing was like. Nice displays with easy access. And of course, there's the BIG fish out front...you can walk up to the top (mouth) -- a good place for picture... More

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wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Bit costly to go. Leg fish need attention like paint. Kids area has a grave kids can play in. Building in the large musky good view of the area at the top. Kids can also fish but fish know the game so no one there caught anything. I even was able to drag the hook with feed on the end... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great big giant musky building , got it . It's got a lot of lures and classic fishing equipment all over the place . Very interesting for an avid fisherman and not too bad for a field trip . I don't think it's what I'd call right for family fun during a vacation though . The musky's mouth me and... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Come for the muskie, stay for the museum. Both are a lot of fun. They have some really neat fish mounts inside the museum and a lot of interesting history to read. It was neat to see the fishing lures and there were a lot of "gag items" from the "prehistoric fisherman" to the photo op outhouse which we had... More

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Wilmot, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visited here as a child, and returned many times after with my children and now grandchildren. Its a great place to see. Looks great from the outside, and wonderful view from inside of the fish mouth. There are alot of stairs to get to the top, not for everyone who cant do stairs. Very interesting displays all around at ground... More

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