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Chippewa Valley Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Chippewa Valley Treasure

Always a Joy to visit Clean Friendly Historically Inspiring Painstakingly accurate Thorough... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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This museum was close to the Paul Bunyan logging camp which could be combined for lower fee. The... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Donnagay A
Kaysville, Utah
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Have your own adventure in history at Eau Claire's nationally recognized Chippewa Valley Museum, open year-round. The museum offers award-winning exhibits, beautifully preserved historic structures on the grounds, fun activities, a 1950's ice cream...more
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1204 E. Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Always a Joy to visit Clean Friendly Historically Inspiring Painstakingly accurate Thorough information presentation A MUST on the 4th of July!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This museum was close to the Paul Bunyan logging camp which could be combined for lower fee. The museum's galleries were well done. We enjoyed the farm section most. The movie/slide/diorama was well done. We enjoyed an ice cream sundae at the Old fashioned soda...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend an hour or two. They have displays of interest to older people as well as interactive displays for younger people. Everyone will enjoy the old time ice cream stand that is part of their building

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. There were a lot of volunteers running things but they were cheerful and tried to be helpful. I especially liked seeing the exhibit with the iron lung.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were next door at The Paul Bunyan museum. So bought the tickets for both in which you save $2 per person. Plan on at least 2-3 hours to see everything. Staff are very friendly and informative.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Having gone to school in the area over 65 years ago, I was delighted to find this delightful representation of the one-room school my husband and I attended years ago. Talk about the original Community of Practice, the one room school still has many lessons...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

This is such a well put together museum. There are variety of exhibits and an ice cream parlor. It has special events for things like the 4th of July. We were recently at the national museum of Swaziland and my son commented on how much...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I had driven by a number of times since moving to Eau Claire a year and a half ago. It simply didn't look like it was worth stopping. My brother-in-law and my adult son visiting from South Carolina were driving around looking for something to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Vince M
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Granddaughter& grandson really enjoyed exploring all the exhibits. Lots of history of area and Eau Claire. Easy to spend a few hours. We went when train exhibit was operating.

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed October 18, 2017

When you live in a place, you often miss the gens sitting right under your nose. The Chippewa Valley museum is one of those places. In addition to the main building which houses many interactive displays from Native American heritage, the story of immigrants to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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