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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 North Twelfth Street, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
715-845-7010
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Wausau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We've tried to see the Woodson's "Birds in Art" fall exhibit over the past decade and have always been stimulated and delighted with that show and others. The Woodson is small yet has a quality collection and imaginative curators. When you're in Wisconsin, this art center is always worth a visit. Throughout the year there are about five exhibits of... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Children are welcomed. Kids activity area downstairs. Toddlers enjoy as well. This is a quiet, pretty place to visit year round. Situated on Wausau's historic East Hill. Convenient parking, accessible for all. Friendly docents. Especially unique gardens. Fall Bird festival is the annual must-see. No dislikes.

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Rockford, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went in a cold and snowy day, the building is so pretty, from outside looks like a beautiful Tudor house with stone façade. Although it's a small museum it was interesting. They offer an iPhone with earphones for specific tour spots. Well worth it to complete your experience. There's neither a fee for the entrance nor the iPhone. All... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Not a very large museum, but it's a good fit for the area. They do a great job bringing in wonderful exhibits that are always enjoyable. It's donation and volunteer based so only spend what you're comfortable with. It's a nice way to spend some time in Wausau. Check out their website for the latest news.

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This place is famous for its annual Birds in Art exhibit in the fall, but does have nice exhibits year round.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Always a great presentation, not just during the fantastic Birds in Art display. The outdoor sculpture park is excellent and continues to grow. Our international guests think it is a fabulous museum and are impressed that a town the size of Wausau would have a world class museum like this. We visit several times a year because the exhibits change.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An excellent museum with an extensive collection and get exhibits. There is also a wonderful sculpture garden on the grounds.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The building fits right into a lovely near downtown neighborhood on the side of a hill. All the paintings are well displayed and the sculpture garden is thoughtfully laid out too. Worth a trip - expect 1 to 2 hours depending upon how long you like to linger and look a things.

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Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The museum was a great way to spend an afternoon. Sculpture garden outside was beautiful. Lots of beautiful paintings and exhibits indoors. They have permanent and temporary displays as well as an annual Birds in Art display every fall. Free admission and parking!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Set in a quiet Midwestern neighborhood, visiting this free museum was a highlight of our Fall Road Trip. Lovely grounds with substantial outdoor sculpture surround the museum itself home to a permanent exhibit and the annual Birds in Art show. Possible to spend several hours here wandering from room to room; docents knowledgeable and friendly.

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