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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

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Address: 10360 Hall of Fame Drive, Hayward, WI 54843
Phone Number: (715) 634-4440
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Visitors to this unique attraction stand in a giant fiberglass musky that's...

Visitors to this unique attraction stand in a giant fiberglass musky that's half a block long and five stories high.

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If you fish, come here and see an amazing collection of all things related to fishing. If not, stay home.

We came here on a rainy day with our guests that included 2 children and their non fishing parents. Since we both fish, we found many of the collections very interesting as did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandi M
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a rainy day with our guests that included 2 children and their non fishing parents. Since we both fish, we found many of the collections very interesting as did our grandchildren. The other two adults found it rather boring.

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River Forest, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It was an amazing experience and we would definitely do it again! Access was not too easy to get to the ice water, but we managed to find and fish

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Thank Execurate
Treasure Island, Florida
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379 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

For all you guys going to Canada Via Route 53, this is a must stop. Take a right turn on route 63, in 20 miles you will be in Hayward, where this is Located, not hard to find. After you spend an hour or two here, Take route 77 back to 53, it is about 22 miles, but also about... More 

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Thank Daniel K
Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been here at least 6 times over the years. Whenever we have visitors, I offer to take them here as it is piece of northern Wisconsin that I remember for the last 30 years. I always find something new when I go there. The last trip I took my two granddaughters, who are teenagers. They had fun looking... More 

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1 Thank Richard K
Wisconsin
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432 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Check prices on admission before you visit. Nice place if you like fishing museums. Nice fish and fishing equipment exhibits. The big fish is cool. Took about a good hour to see everything. Staff was rude and arrogant. Typical tourist trap. If already in the area it's worth a stop to see if you are a big fishing fan. Not... More 

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1 Thank WItraveler2000
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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205 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We went mainly to see the Big Musky and the large fish sculptures dotted around the gardens. The rest of the museum is probably more interesting if you are into fishing but it was worth seeing all the outboard motors.

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1 Thank Dedgehog
Breezy Point, Minnesota
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119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a good place for non fishing folks too. lots of history in the motors, lures and other items. Nice place to take the kids, if they aren't running and screaming.

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1 Thank Jim D
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great displays! If you love fishing, you have to see it to believe it! Massive display of antique and classic outboard motors!

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1 Thank motorman2015
Wisconsin
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. So many interesting things for people to see there. However, you can tell that it's starting to age. It has "that smell" to it, one of the first things that I noticed when we walked into the buildings. I also think that it could be rearranged, possibly made more interactive somehow. However,... More 

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1 Thank ringerdog0
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We decided to visit in early September, which was apparently bad timing. If you go with children, I suggest doing so during the Summer season where you will have access to all activities. The pool for fishing was not open while we were there, yet the cost for admission was the same. I also had a hard time finding out... More 

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