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Old Bayfield County Courthouse

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Bayfield, WI
+1 715-779-3397
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Bayfield first stop

First stop when arriving to Bayfield! Easy to find, informative, and what a beautiful brownstone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jessica H
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Carbondale, Illinois
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This Courthouse is now a National Park Visitor Center

This is a re-purposed historic building that is now the headquarters for the Apostle Islands... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2017
Lance B
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Woodstock, Virginia
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Late 19th century brownstone building housing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Visitor Center.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First stop when arriving to Bayfield! Easy to find, informative, and what a beautiful brownstone! Inside you’ll find rangers who are full of advice on what to do in Bayfield! There are souvenirs you can buy. Get your passport stamped for National Park service. Watch...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

This is a re-purposed historic building that is now the headquarters for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This is a beautiful old red stone building that has a helpful short NPS orientation video, a small museum and gift shop area, and a number of displays...More

1  Thank Lance B
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

The Old Bayfield County Courthouse is quite different now-a-days. When we entered it, it wasn’t a courthouse any longer, no prisons were located here any longer. It is now a Visitor Center for the National Parks. There was information about the light keepers that was...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

I am not sure why this Trip Advisor location is called the Old County Courthouse, perhaps for historical reasons. When we visited in August 2016, it is clearly the Apostle Islands Visitor Center for the National Parks. We stopped here in Bayfield before taking the...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Good video, nice display and exhibits. Grand daughter is Junior Park Ranger and earned another badge by completing a workbook from that office. The Rangers do a swearing in ceremony that is awesome.

Thank Terese A
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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

It is a great stop for info on the national parks, and apostle islands. They have a nice exhibit, and free! They are very helpful! Bayfield heritage tours stops at the old Court house/jail. It is a must stop inBayfield, and see the Rittenhouse Inn,...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Staffed by national park ranger. Maps, info about Apostle Islands. Good 20 minute video with details about many of the major islands, excellent place to visit before you boat (or walk in winter.) Washington Ave between 4th & 5th. Kids can get a stamp for...More

Thank Becky W
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Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a beautiful old building that now houses a (free) National Park Service information office about the Apostle Islands. They have a helpful short movie and a number of displays about various aspects of the Islands, especially lighthouses. Definitely worth 30-45 minutes. Just a...More

2  Thank Joe N
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Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a quaint litlle town with great people and sites to see. The view from the city to the town entry is awesome.

Thank chezhd
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We recently purchased property in Bayfield and need a plat map, so we had to visit the court house for that and other information. I don;t know what I expected, but it's just beautiful. Built in 1895 of local brownstone, with high ceilings, staircases, and...More

1  Thank Gracie99
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