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Fishing Hall of Fame

Address: Hayward, WI
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Hayward
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Visitors to this unique attraction stand in a giant fiberglass musky that's half a block long and...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner 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
Hayward, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I went here a few years ago & if you're at all interested in old boats, motors, snowmobiles, you don't want to miss this place. Climb up the steps inside the big fish & you get an awesome view of Hayward. Worth the trip!

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Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is great if you like huge fish, tons of old tackle, and old outboards! The giant muskie is a must see... those teeth are huge!

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've never seen so many boat motors in one place. It was very cool to see the 75hp Evinrude engine that I grew up skiing behind on our 18 foot Lonestar boat. Oh, and the Angler's on the spot weather report was too funny.

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Union City, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A little pricey, but assume the upkeep is expensive due to Hayward's harsh climate. Almost more stuff to look at than your brain can handle. I'm sure fisherman love the place. I really liked the large models of every fish you can imagine.

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place has several outdoor fish art that is great for photo opportunities. Buildings are filled with tons of photos of great catches, historical scenes, boats, lures, rods, reels, etc. Even as a non-fisher...I found this place very interesting. Reasonable admission price @ $7 per adult.

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Phillips, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very disappointed when we arrived at 3:34 and they wouldn't allow us to enter to take a photo of the fish even though they are open until 4 pm.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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227 reviews 227 reviews
115 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 review
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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