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Chippewa Valley Museum

1204 E. Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703
+1 715-834-7871
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A wonderful experience

I had driven by a number of times since moving to Eau Claire a year and a half ago. It simply... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Vince M
Very informative and Enjoyable

Granddaughter& grandson really enjoyed exploring all the exhibits. Lots of history of area and Eau... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
CDC_ALUMNI
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Eau Claire WI
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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 parlor, a museum store, and more. A visitor favorite is the multi-media object theater "This Day." The Chippewa Valley Museum sits beneath towering pines in Eau Claire's beautiful Carson Park, a 134-acre peninsula nestled inside horseshoe-shaped Half Moon Lake. The Chippewa Valley Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1204 E. Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703
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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

My husband and I were passing through Eau Claire and happened to hit on the free night at the museum. So glad we stopped. Only the main museum was open, but it contains a terrific collection of local history. It is well organized and informative....More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Right next door to the Paul Bunyan Logging Museum is the Chippewa Valley Museum. They have an excellent farming and farm life display, along with a one room school house and authentic cabin. Included are a number of other displays too numerous to mention. When...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

While my wife and I were visiting Carson Park here in Eau Claire, we also visited the grounds of the Chippewa Valley Museum which is located within Carson Park immediately next to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. The Chippewa Valley Museum is very large...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

I loved visiting the chippewa valley museum. Its mostly run by volunteers and they do a great job! I has some great history about Eau Claire and the surrounding areas.

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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This museum is chock full of history displayed in interesting and engaging exhibits. It's great for history buffs but also those with kids or limited attention spans.

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

They are always hosting something new! My daughter did a late night there, we loved the old fashioned 4th of July activities, Christmas is spectacular and more and more. Very well laid out and definitely appeals to kids. Does need some more rotating exhibits though...More

Thank Angela W
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

The kind of museum, beloved by people who travel back roads with no particular destination. Yet the museum is tucked amidst the pines of Carson Park, just a mile from downtown Eau Claire.. Features old fashioned panorama wood-land scenes, with all the stuffed critters in...More

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