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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Address: 700 North Twelfth Street, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
Phone Number: 715-845-7010
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Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Wausau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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St. Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The visit to this museum took more of our time than we expected as there are outdoor sculptures and then the Bird Exhibit inside. Both had us enjoying every piece of artwork and creation. We went to this museum with our teen daughter and college daughter. There was an elementary school tour going through while we were here and we... More 

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Rhinelander,WI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We often visit the "Birds in Art' exhibit, but on my most recent trip, my girlfriends and I saw a display of fashion created from recycled materials. Entitled "ReDress, this was a fantastic show. In addition to exhibits and special displays, the museum offers hands on classes and seminars for all ages. The museum itself is attractive, easy to walk... More 

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Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The birds in art exhibit is worth the visit but the remainder of the year there is "canned art" road shows

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NJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Came here over Thanksgiving break on my first visit to WI. Loved this little museum. Perfect for a few hours. Loved the new exhibit with National Geographic photos. Beautiful bird art as well. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend for people who live nearby or for visitors as well. It's nice that it's manageable to get through everything in... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This little museum was just perfect for a 2 hour visit. The grounds have some awesome sculptures outside, and the "Birds in Art" show had a wide variety of artwork that we all enjoyed for different reasons. The admission was free, there were audio tours available if you chose, and you could wander at will from room to room and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Although it had been a few years since our last visit to the museum for the annual fall exhibit of juried works -- the Birds in Art show -- we found this trip to be well worth a drive to Wausau. There was such a nice variety of media presented and the setting is delightful. Can't believe there is still... More 

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