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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

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Address: 700 North Twelfth Street, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
Phone Number: 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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great place inside and out! the garden is very nice and well maintained. exhibits change every 3 months so always something new!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice small museum in Wausau, both indoor and outdoor facilities. I am a bit tired of Birds in art, it seems to last for 6 months.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place inside and out! the garden is very nice and well maintained. exhibits change every 3 months so always something new!

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Thank Jerrycur1s
Amy B, Public Relations Manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum with others so more people can experience - admission free - all that's new to see and do! More 

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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109 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the heart of Wausau just up the hill from downtown. This museum boasts international exhibits as well as a Chihuly glass basket exhibit. First class museum that will impress you. No entrance fee however donations are accepted and worth your visit. Rivals exhibits seen in much larger metro areas. Well worth your time!

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Thank Tom P
Central Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Who would have thought a community the size of Wausau could support a world class museum like the Leigh Yawkey? It's fun to know the original museum was the former residence of the Forester family. A recent addition offers a contemporary contrast to the original 1930's footprint. As museums go, the Leigh Yawkey is young. It's only 40 years old,... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler0505
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let others know the range of terrific things to see and do at the Woodson Art Museum and for encouraging others to visit often - always admission free! More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I cannot say enough about this museum. We were actually "killing" time, while waiting for our grandson's football game to begin that evening, so looked up what to do in Wausau on trip advisor. This museum came up as a top attraction. The day was a bit drizzly, but the trees in the area were magnificant, We thought it was... More 

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

What lovely comments! We're so thrilled that you discovered the Woodson Art Museum and enjoyed your time here. We hope you'll continue to tell others and return often! More 

Jackson, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Building, staff and grounds were all very nice. You have to love nature art however. Do not expect modern art or contemporary pieces. Mostly nature paintings and sculptures.

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson has provided our young high school artists opportunities for which we are grateful. It also is a refuge for anyone wishing to absorb quiet and creative moments in a beautiful museum/home. The level of art is very notable and we especially enjoy the permanent glass pieces. Thanks to all the staff that makes it happen 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 taking the time to share what you appreciate most and for encouraging others to visit often, too. More 

Toronto
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The Woodson Art Museum is a real treasure for Wausau, displaying wonderful wildlife paintings and sculptures. Set in the beautiful family home adds to the charm of the exhibit. The "Birds in Art" show was very special.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here. Thank you for your sharing your lovely comments. We hope you'll continue to let others know and that you'll return often! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

One of the best small museums in the Midwest, maybe anywhere. We drove up from Chicago just for the most recent " Birds in Art " exhibit, having heard it was unique and outstanding. And, it truly was. You definitely do not have to be either a bird lover, or a museum goer to enjoy this. The grounds contain some... More 

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

Thank you, John, for taking the time to share your enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum. We're thrilled that you had a great experience and hope you'll tell others and return often - always admission free - with friends and family! More 

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The exhibits are nice, facility is breathtaking and clean. The only drawback is most of the art is of birds. Would be nice to see something other than birds/wildlife.

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