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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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A MUST

This is a MUST stop for visitors to Wausau. The adjoining sculpture park is well done. The Art Museum always seems to have outstanding shows. The Bird art exhibit in the fall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Galena, Illinois

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Galena, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST stop for visitors to Wausau. The adjoining sculpture park is well done. The Art Museum always seems to have outstanding shows. The Bird art exhibit in the fall brings artists from around the world to participate.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This art museum is a wonderful treasure in downtown Wausau. The building and grounds were beautiful and the exhibits were very interesting. We also enjoyed the downstairs area where children were allowed to play. It was just a very enjoyable experience!

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were on our way to upper Wisconsin and we needed to take a break from the car ride. I read about this on tripadvisor, so we got off the interstate and visited the Art Museum. It was very entertaining! First, we walked through the outside garden which had a few different (and interesting) sculptures. Then, we went in and... More 

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time at the Woodson Art Museum! Thank you for visiting and for sharing your enthusiasm so that others are encouraged to visit, too. We hope you'll return often with family and friends! More 

Marathon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Art museum is fun to go too. Free pay is awesome. Different stuff you don't know what to expect. Kids get their own room for old art. I wish I could go again. Every thing is free except the meal.

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We've been to the art museum several times and it's always a fun, memorable experience. The quality of their exhibitions and the beautiful setting of the museum along with their friendly staff is superb.

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Marathon, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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