Minocqua Area Nature Centers and Museums

Visit the Northwoods Wildlife Park in Minocqua for an unforgettable adventure with the whole family. Or take a trip back in time with a ride on a vintage steam train at Camp 5 in Woodruff.

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Ask our hotel front desk for details on any of the following Minocqua area attractions:

Wildlife Center in Minoqua Wisconsin

Wildlife Park
View animals:
Over 500 mammals, birds, reptiles, and primates.
New shark lagoon.
Ride adventure boats
Catch your own trout

Open 9 AM to 5 PM daily, seasonal.

2 miles west of
Hwy 51 on 70
Minocqua, WI 54548
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Vilas County
Historical Museum
Learn the history:
Founded in 1959, the museum offers an extensive collection of historic exhibits and artifacts dating back to the pioneer days of the late 1880s in Northern Wisconsin. Donations appreciated.

217 Main Street
Sayner, WI 54560
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Dr. Kate
Newcomb Museum
Learn the inspiring story:
Topics include Dr. Kate, Angel on Snowshoes, and other local history. Open
11 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday, mid-June through Labor Day.

923 Second Ave
Woodruff, WI 54568
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Minocqua Museum
503 Flambeau Street
Minocqua, WI 54548

Wildlife Center
View animals:
Hospital owls, hawks, turtles, eagles, etc.
Guided nature tours:

Leave every half hour
Open 10 AM to 4 PM daily
Donations welcome.

8683 Blumenstein Road
Hwy 70 West
Minocqua, WI 54548
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Children Museums
Play and learn:
Indoor exhibits, activities, and events
Open from 10 AM to 5 PM
Monday through Saturday and Noon to 5 PM Sunday.

346 W Division Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
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Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum
Learn the history:
See historic race sleds, trophies, clothing, and the Ramstad photo collection. View racing videos and find gift ideas for the race and recreational snowmobile enthusiast. Open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM to 3 PM most Saturdays.

8481 Hwy 70 West
St. Germain, WI 54558
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Eagle River
Historical Museum
Learn the history:
The history of Eagle River and the surrounding area
is shown through the pictures, books, artifacts, school records, and personal history items of the early settlers that are on display.

519 Sheridan Street
Eagle River, WI 54521

Art Oehmcke Hatchery
Fish hatchery tour:
Open from 11 AM to 2 PM,
Monday through Friday
during the summer.

8770 Hwy J
Woodruff, WI 54568
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North Lakeland Discovery Center
Hike, bike, or cross country ski :
20 kilometers of trails. The Center also offers a diversity of experiential learning opportunities.

215 West Hwy W
Manitowish Waters, WI
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George W. Brown, Jr.
Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center
Celebrate Culture:
A four seasons diorama and other exhibits including a 24-foot dugout canoe, birch-bark canoes, arts and crafts, traditional clothing, a French fur trading post, and a world-record sturgeon. Also offers programs, classes, and special events. Open 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday (May - October) and 10 AM to 2 PM Tuesday through Thursday (November - April).

603 Peace Pipe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
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