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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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Museum quality displays, but little area pamphlets, etc.

While I had stopped at the Visitor's Center to obtain information on local restaurants, I spent a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry B
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Redmond, OR
Great natural history museum is free

Great cultural museum run by several government agencies. Always helpful staff on duty. See Lake... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
w951srb
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Washburn, 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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  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (25 reviews)
“lake superior” (16 reviews)
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29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339
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"observation deck"
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"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
"lake superior"
in 16 reviews
"feed the fish"
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"northern wisconsin"
in 11 reviews
"local history"
in 11 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 7 reviews
"walking trails"
in 9 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 10 reviews
"native americans"
in 5 reviews
"rainy day"
in 10 reviews
"apostle islands"
in 14 reviews
"edmund fitzgerald"
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"degree view"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"viewing area"
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"free museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While I had stopped at the Visitor's Center to obtain information on local restaurants, I spent a goodly amount of time looking at the displays. I needed to ask at the desk to obtain what I originally had wanted.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Great cultural museum run by several government agencies. Always helpful staff on duty. See Lake Superior from the tower.

Thank w951srb
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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We've been by the visitor center many times. We're glad we finally stopped for a visit. Great building but a little light and n exhibits. Overall it was nice. We will stop again in a few years but won't be in a rush.

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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you stopped too! We are in the process of adding a new exhibit to our main exhibit hall and our second floor exhibit will be changing at the end of May. Thanks!

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We've driven past this Center many times. Finally took the time to stop in. Wonderful building with elevator to the top viewing area. Takes an hour or so to see it.

Thank Chuck M
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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you stopped by! Thanks for the kind words.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This was a great way to learn about the area. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Staff even helped with dinner recommendations as well as directions to other cities

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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad to help! Our front desk staff has a ton of information about the Lake Superior region and we're always ready with a map and a travel guide. Thanks!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I've stopped here twice now and have enjoyed it both times. My kids ages 3 and 7 also enjoyed it - the older one more so than the younger. Lots of neat history and displays.

Thank GRANT M
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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! We have many programs for kids as well at the Center which you can find on our website under the events tab, The next upcoming event is Kid's Fishing Day on Saturday, June 2nd.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Free museum near Ashland, with beautiful murals identifying notable historic people from the area- Along with natural history exhibits- Well worth a stop on the way to Apostle Islands. Nice views from the top floor. Pleasant and profession staff. There are also interpretive nature trails...More

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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I remember this place opening as a kid and it was always a highlight visiting with my grandparents. It is still a great educational Place to visit, with a lot of interesting exhibits and walking trails.

Thank KelsieMoose
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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you still enjoy it! Thanks for coming!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a must stop if you are travelling along lake Superior. They had really good information about the area and the Lake. They also has some exhibits and a really good gift shop with a good variety of gift items for purchase. The center...More

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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Please give yourself time to tour this wonderful visitors center in Ashland. I was on a motor coach tour and we were running behind schedule, a negative of bus travel, but what I did see at this center, was very interesting. It is a beautiful...More

Thank MNGal66
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NGLVC, Front Office Manager at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you soon!

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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.
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