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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
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+1 715-845-7010
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Excellent exhibition

We go almost every year and are never disappointed. Spectacular staff and volunteers. A must visit if in area!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We go almost every year and are never disappointed. Spectacular staff and volunteers. A must visit if in area!

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

Your review made our day! Thanks so much for sharing your good words with others and encouraging them to visit often - always admission free. We hope you'll return as frequently as possible, too! More 

Chesterton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you're in Wausau its a nice place to visit for an hour or so. My kids and i were turned off by the many sketches of roadkill though...they didn't think of it as artistic at all. Nice area for young children to try oragami or sketching downstairs.

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

We hope you'll return to experience upcoming changing exhibitions in 2017 that include M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusions, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Birds in Art 2017, Turning to Art in Wood, and Wild Fabrications. Although I'm not sure which sketches to which you're referring; the Museum strives to offer a wide array of changing and collection exhibition artwork to enhance lives... More 

Weston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the LYW Art Museum when you are in central Wisconsin! I would encourage you to even go out of your way to make it happen. In particular, you will want to take in the Birds in Art exhibition which opens each September, bringing artists together from around the world to this premier juried exhibit... More 

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

We greatly appreciate your encouraging others to experience all that's offered at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, always admission free, year-round. Thank you and we hope you'll continue to visit with others often! More 

Ringle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has something to captivate everyone from young to old. The featured Art exhibits guide you through with an audio tour option, you can use one of the museum's iPods or download an app for you phone to hear descriptions and background information of the unique art on exhibit. On the lower level is a... 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 enjoy your time at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and thank you for sharing your great recommendations with others, highlighting the Museum's audio tour; Art Park, the Museum's interactive family gallery; and the sculpture garden and grounds. We invite you to visit often - always admission free - to discover new and ever-changing delights to... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is heresy, I know, but: I'm not a huge fan of bird art - I mean, I can appreciate it but wouldn't travel 2 hours to see it. Their special traveling exhibitions however are OUTSTANDING and well worth the trip. Over the years I've seen exhibits of Picasso Ceramics, Trompe L'oeil, The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of... More 

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

We're thrilled that you so thoroughly enjoy the variety of changing exhibitions at the Woodson Art Museum; thank you for continuing to share your enthusiasm with others! We especially appreciate these comments from you: "Their special traveling exhibitions however are OUTSTANDING and well worth the trip. . . . This is definitely worth a stop for anyone traveling on US-29... More 

Conroe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing your enthusiasm with others via this review here and elsewhere. We hope you'll return often and bring others during your frequent trips to Wausau! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

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

We're thrilled that you discovered the Woodson Art Museum and hope you'll return with friends and family often - always admission free. Yes, Art Park, the interactive family gallery in the lower level, incorporates the themes of each changing exhibition into the hands-on activities that are engaging for all - the young and young at heart. Visit soon and often... More 

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 

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