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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 10 Attractions 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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NJ
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52 reviews 52 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A museum devoted to bird art sounds like an acquired taste, but the Woodson Art Museum is delightful. It is manageable in size, and each image is accompanied by a detailed explanation of its creation. Admission is free, and there are often lectures and tours by visiting artists. We saw everything in a couple of hours.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were in Wausau for a family event and had some time to fill on a lovely afternoon, so we headed for this museum. So glad we did! The grounds are stunning, with sculptures and landscaping. The museum itself is small, and all the art is bird-themed. This sounds like it would be monotonous, but far from it! The permanent... More 

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stopped on our drive home because we wanted to stretch our legs. We are glad this was the place we picked! When we pulled up and saw the sculptures in the garden we were pleasantly surprised. It was relaxing and inspiring to walk along the path and see the hippo and the cougars among other things. When we walked... More 

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Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Didn't expect such a nice art museum- merits a couple visits. There is a nice sculpture garden outside, in addition to rotating exhibits

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I cannot tell you how many times schools force children to go to this place for field trips here in Wausau. They have paintings/art, with their most popular being the bird exhibit that comes through periodically. If you like art museums, you'd probably like it here. If you don't care about art that much, you'll hate this place.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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137 reviews 137 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If it hadn't been for Tripadvisor, I probably would not have even heard of this fabulous art museum in Wausau when I was in the area. It was in a different part of the city than where I was staying. I decided to visit based on the highly positive reviews on here. I am so glad I spent time at... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This lovely museum has world class artists and a fantastic outdoor sculpture garden with fountains, etc. Well worth the time. Does not have admission fees either (optional donations).

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