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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

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Address: 700 North Twelfth Street, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
Phone Number: 715-845-7010
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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I've visited smaller city museums all over the U.S., and this one is the best I've seen. Wausau is in the approximate middle of Wisconsin in an area famous for woods and cheese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've visited smaller city museums all over the U.S., and this one is the best I've seen. Wausau is in the approximate middle of Wisconsin in an area famous for woods and cheese. But don't underestimate this first-class art museum - it's a dandy. When we were there they were celebrating their 40th annual exhibition of Birds In Art. I... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was back for the first time in a long time for their Medieval to Metal exhibit, which centered around guitars and the like. Honestly, it was kind of ho-hum. But aside from that, this place is definitely worth checking out. It's an old mansion, converted into an art museum and expanded over the years. There are outdoor sculptures and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This museum is amazing! It is smaller compared to museums in metropolitan areas but it is worth the stop! The staff is very helpful and informative. There is a garden outside of the museum that you can walk around afer your done inside. I would recommend this museum to everyone and the best part is that it is free admission!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I took a day trip to Wausau, WI to see the exhibit "Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar" at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Wausau is a beautiful area and this lovely museum fits right in. It appears to be a mansion upon which an extension was added to house permanent and... More 

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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Various themes at different times. Check website for classes & also kids projects. Yearly have birds in art, concerts in the summer. Beautiful gardens in the summer, many wedding pics taken here. Something for everyone, have been taking my daughter there since she was 2 now she is 13

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Medford, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

For a small city this is an outstanding museum. We have been in some big city museums and this will rank with them on quality, but not size. It is easy however to spend a morning or afternoon here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is the most diverse art museum in the area. Between the facility itself and the beautiful 4 season outside art gardens, you can't go wrong! Rotating art exhibits keeps this museum always fresh and exciting. They have a great Hands-on Children' s Museum downstairs that is both educational and fun for children of all ages and a perfect way... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Really cool place to go and spend some time. Place for the kids to do crafts and stuff too. Nice place to have around to visit and see what they have going on when you need something to do.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Very interesting and hidden Gem in the Wausau area. Worth checking out. Make sure to call ahead for hours as those change seasonally.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Activities inside and outside of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum will never disappoint. Come alone or bring a group.

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