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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 13 Attractions in Wausau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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29 reviews 29 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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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went to this fine museum to see a glass work show. The exhibit was spectacular! The museum itself is a handsome structure with very nice grounds. The space throughout the building is comfortable and spacious. Designed well for art displays. Another reason why Wausau is one of our favorite cities in Wisconsin. I love visiting this town; and a... More

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Minneapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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