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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

Address: 10360 Hall of Fame Drive, Hayward, WI 54843
Phone Number: (715) 634-4440
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Ranked #6 of 16 things to do 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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281 reviews 281 reviews
197 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I visited here in September 2014. I thought the museum had a lot of interesting displays, but it does help to be interested in fishing. There are walls of lures, reels, rods, boats, motors, and more. The walls are decorated with stuffed fish. Some of the labels on the displays were done on a type writer. It would be nice... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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281 reviews 281 reviews
197 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This museum is dedicated to fresh water fishing. There are old boats, motors, hand crank trolling motors, lures, rods, reels, and more. There are also a large number of mounted fish on the walls, to include the world record large mouth and small mouth bass, and a lot of pike and musky. If you are not into fishing as a... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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228 reviews 228 reviews
116 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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