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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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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Exhibits are always incredible!`

Just visited "The Garden at Night: A Photographic Journey" exhibit and it was beautiful! I will definitely be going back before the end of the summer! This is always a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Marathon, WI

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Marathon, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just visited "The Garden at Night: A Photographic Journey" exhibit and it was beautiful! I will definitely be going back before the end of the summer! This is always a great spot to visit with family and friend who are in town for a few days! Every time I visit the new exhibits broaden my range in the art world!... More 

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mosinee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I brought some artwork we had inherited. We wanted to see if anything was of value. It wasn't. But the people were extremely nice and helpful. In looking around the gardens ar beautiful and the inside is spotless. I was truly impressed that such a small town could have such a nice exhibit.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This museum was wonderful for a small town art museum. I loved all the exhibits, and it was very peaceful to wander around on my own. There were just a few other visitors when I went during the winter, so I had the place to myself to explore. It would make a great stop on a road trip since it... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 700 North Twelfth Street, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
Phone Number: 715-845-7010
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wausau
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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