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Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339
+1 715-685-9983
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Very very interesting.

We passed this place on our way into Ashland. After our trip to Madeline Island the following day... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bob H
Cokato, Minnesota
Great for the whole Family

Kids will enjoy watching wildlife from the secon story. You can see the beautiful countryside too... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ashland, Wisconsin
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The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a four-season facility, capturing the unique qualities of this multi-state region. An intriguing objects theater, engaging exhibits and special programs are designed to tell the stories of the region's cultural and natural history. Comprehensive visitor information services and a friendly hospitality staff will help guide you on your journey. Open Daily from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339
+1 715-685-9983
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We passed this place on our way into Ashland. After our trip to Madeline Island the following day we decided "what the heck" we would take a look. WOW, this place is amazing. It literally has extensive information and history of everything in the area....More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kids will enjoy watching wildlife from the secon story. You can see the beautiful countryside too. There are also exhibits to see. GReat for the whole family.

Thank rubyspringer2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful visitor center with a beautiful walkthrough, experiential, hands on display of the geography, history, culture and nature of this area. It is suitable for all ages with many little additions where you can touch and feel and experience. The elevator up...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to find out anything about the Ashland/Bayfield or Northern Great Lakes area this is the place to go. So much info here its hard to gather it all in.

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 with 2 teenagers stopped at the Visitor's Center. We were there for a couple of hours learning about the local history. We watched a movie on Lake Superior Shipwrecks and Bears. Make sure you feed the fish out back in the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational stop to learn of the Great Lakes. Our second visit back (after a few years) and was just as interesting the second time thru as the first. Very friendly and helpful staff. Facility was very clean. Even tho we were there at the...More

Thank CountryBoyJan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view from the top of the tower about 4 or 5 stories up. There is a mural on the wall with plants, animals and people of WI. What isn't labeled in the mural has a legend for the rest. The museum covers a lot...More

Thank lizzard76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This partnership between NPS. USFS DNR WIExt has a large building with lots of exhibits and information about the area. It covers history, habitat, geology and art. Very helpful volunteers and staff. All visitors should plan on spending some time here

Thank lowell01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a visit and to gather information around the area. They keep this very nice and clean. We had fun on the balcony feeding the fish on the pond below. I was disappointed in all the climate change rhetoric posted at many...More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in at the Northern Great Lakes Visit Center for something to do on a rainy day, and we were pleasantly surprised by how much they had to offer. Beautiful, modern displays that were informative and interesting. They showed movies in a small theater...More

Thank Linda S
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23 September 2015|
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Response from Helen N | Reviewed this property |
As others have stated no charge, great places, very nice gift shop and nice trails to hike.