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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

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Address: 700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
Phone Number: 715-845-7010
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wonderful neighborhood museum

What a treat to have this beautiful little museum in our back yards. The traveling exhibits are such fun and they always put such effort into making part of it accessible and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Margaret C
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a treat to have this beautiful little museum in our back yards. The traveling exhibits are such fun and they always put such effort into making part of it accessible and interesting to children. With three little ones ages 6 and under, I not only feel comfortable bringing our family to the Yawkey Museum, my kids request it!

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Spencer, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Self Guided tour was very enjoyable. We couldn't believe all the chairs from different time periods. You can spend a lot of time or a short amount. You can give a donation which we always do but that's the nice part you decide how much you want to donate. We really enjoy the Sculpture Park. Every time we go there... More 

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

Thank you for visiting, sharing your enthusiasm with others, and we hope you'll return often! More 

Appleton, WI
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum with a wonderful sculpture garden. But what it's most known for is its annual Birds in Art exhibit. This year's exhibit is a must-see for birders and art lovers alike. All media are represented - water colors, oils, charcoal, wood sculptures, bronzes, even art made of turkey feathers. This is the best bird art in... More 

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

Thank you for letting others know about the must-see opportunities here - always admission free! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have s beautiful outside park with sculptures. They staff indoors is very informative and helpful. A nice place for picnicking but not for small children.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments about the sculpture garden and grounds and the Woodson Art Museum staff; volunteers are the heart of the Museum, too! Picnics in the sculpture garden are welcome, and small children - and all, both young and young at heart - are welcome to touch and climb on two outdoor sculptures, the "Prince Marvin" frog... More 

Schofield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to see the changing exhibits now and again. This time it was the "chair exhibit". Was a quick in and out. One could spent more time there and see all of the exhibits if they wanted. It is a friendly and clean environment with staff on hand to help or answer questions. There is no admission fee but... More 

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

So pleased that you visit often; thank you for encouraging others to do so, as well. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located just east and up the hill from downtown Wausau this museum is well worth the stop. Free admission and a very first class display of talent from all over, the bird exhibit will begin in September. On a nice day you can begin in the sculpture garden and proceed to the different area throughout the building. The lower level... More 

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

Thank you for continuing to share your good words about the Woodson Art Museum. We hope many will take your suggestions and visit soon and often, always admission free. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

In addition to its excellent collection of bird art, the museum mounts temporary exhibitions. The Art of Seating, 200 Years of American Design featured more than 40 antique and contemporary chairs designed by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, the Stickley Brothers -- plus architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry and post-modernist Robert Venturi. Outside in the garden, we... More 

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

Thank you for letting others know about what's available to see and do - always admission free. "The Art of Seating" remains on view through August 28; we hope many will visit soon and return often! More 

Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This free museum is in a Tudor-style mansion, with a modern addition, that is on a hillside in a neighborhood. There is a fantastic sculpture garden, with the art being incorporated into the natural settings. The current temporary exhibit is a gigantic pair of cranes, with the feathers being made of plastic bags. The interior has rotating special exhibits, currently... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum! We hope you'll continue to help spread the word to encourage frequent visits - always admission free! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Super friendly staff. Had a couple Audubon and Wyeths I found interesting. The chair exhibit had an interesting Gerhy (who knew he did cardboard furniture?)

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

We're so pleased that you discovered engaging reasons to visit often, both within avian artwork on view and beyond birds in changing exhibition galleries! More 

Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I took my friend to the local attractions for her birthday since she isn't originally from the area. We went when they have the I Spy display. We rather enjoyed looking at all of the pieces and finding certain objects in some along the way. It brings back some nostalgia from yesteryears and toured the sculpture gardens afterwards since it... 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 visit here and we hope you'll return often with others! More 

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