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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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Beautiful Small Museum Tucked in Wausau, WI

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 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
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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
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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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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