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Address: 700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
Phone Number: +1 715-845-7010
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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I visit Wausau frequently and am always impressed and amazed that a town of this size has what is really a world-class art museum - especially if you love birds. The outdoor... read more

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Conroe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visit Wausau frequently and am always impressed and amazed that a town of this size has what is really a world-class art museum - especially if you love birds. The outdoor gardens are as impressive as the inside, too. It's free and just a lovely time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place. There is an incentives at the end for the kids. I like that they have the kids activity area at the end, otherwise we end up spending almost the whole time there. And The whole thing is very well put tighter! The gallery is beautifully laid out, It is an amazing space (I didn't know... More 

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Olympia Fields, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We were there to see the "Birds in Art" exhibit. I was blown away that a museum of this size had such a first class exhibit. The curators did a great job! Highly recommend it. Don't miss the outside garden sculpture as well. Lots of fun.

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

Excellent; we're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll visit again soon and often! More 

Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Wonderful little museum. The outdoor sculptures are interesting and fun. The indoor exhibit "Birds in Art" is stunning and showcasing a range of styles. The 2016 exhibit features 112 artists and is limited to art created in the last 3 years, which makes it very fresh to the eye. Digression: If you enjoy "Birds in Art," you really must take... More 

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

We're so glad you appreciated the fact that, although the theme remains consistent each fall, the Birds in Art exhibition includes new artwork each year. Thank you for taking the time to share your good experience here and hope you'll visit again soon. More 

Lisle, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This museum is a Wisconsin gem. We come up from Chicago every year to see the "Birds in Art" exhibit. The museum is beautiful and the outdoor sculpture garden is relaxing and well maintained. This is a great place to stop if you are in the area.

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

How lovely that you make the trip from Chicago each fall for the Birds in Art exhibition and thank you for taking the time to share your great comments with others. We invite you to visit for Tiffany Glass, M.C. Escher, Japanese ceramics, and more throughout the next year. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Visiting this museum is always fun because they have great rotating exhibits and great art. The grounds are also kept very clean.

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

Thank you; we're so glad you visit often and appreciate the variety and quality, indoors and in the sculpture gardens and grounds! More 

Wabeno, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This museum is unique in that it is strictly "Birds in Art". Don't let this deter you! There is ample parking, and a lovely garden area to walk thru that you shouldn't miss. The actual museum space is spacious and well lit, and very easy to follow thru all the exhibits. We were fascinated, and just loved our visit 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 your lovely comments; we're so glad you enjoyed your time here! Please note that varied themes run throughout changing exhibitions, including the upcoming Tiffany Glass, M.C. Escher, and Japanese ceramics exhibitions throughout the next year. We hope you and many others will return soon and often - always admission free! More 

Plymouth, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop in Wausau on a trip and glad we did. This museum was a find but enjoy the grounds before or after. The exhibits are wonderful. And the cost is right!

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

We, too, are thrilled that you stopped in Wausau to visit the Museum; thank you for taking the time to share your good experience with others. We're glad you appreciate the Woodson Art Museum's commitment to always-free admission, too. We're proud to have steadfastly adhered to this throughout the Museum's 41-year history. More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We make the pilgrimage down here each year for the Birds in Art exhibit each fall. It is spectacularly good. The facility is exceptional, the docents pleasant, simple to park, nice little gift shop and a kid's area to take a break. I recommend it.

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

How fantastic that you make a point of returning here each fall for each new iteration of the annual Birds in Art exhibition. Thanks, as well, for sharing your lovely comments about the facility, our terrific volunteers, accessible parking, Visitor Services area, and Art Park - the museum's interactive family gallery. We hope you'll return throughout the year; upcoming exhibitions... More 

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very interesting if you are a Bird person, this is a small museum but very nice. Very glad we stopped.

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

Thank you for visiting and your we're glad you enjoyed your time here. The Museum offers a wide array of exhibitions including Tiffany Glass, M.C. Escher, and Japanese ceramics coming during the next year. We encourage you to check out the details on our upcoming exhibitions page on the Woodson Art Museum website and hope you'll return soon and often! More 

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