James Sheeley House

The James Sheeley House is a local hot-spot for supernatural explorers and ghost hunters. Built in the 1860s, is allegedly haunted by the spirits of its original owners. Currently operates as restaurant serving up-scale dining in a historical…

Rose & Lily Gardens

See nature’s beauty of over 500 roses, teas, floribunda, grandifloras, miniatures and climbers.

Chippewa County Genealogical Society

The mission of the Chippewa County Genealogical Society is to provide education and assistance to those who are tracing their family roots; to collect and maintain genealogical and historical materials; and to provide access to all materials…

Club MTC Makerspace

Club MTC is a community workshop for hobbyists, crafters, inventors, educators, and tinkerers of all ages. We provide you with the tools and technology necessary to build, hack, fix, or create just about anything you can conceive. Become a…

Ager House

Presented by the Waldemar Ager Association, the Ager House is the historic home to Norwegian-American writer Waldemar Ager, restored to its early-1900's likeness. Part of the National Register of Historic Places a Literary Landmark by the…

Historical Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

The Mabel Tainter building includes a lavish 313-seat "crown jewel" Victorian theatre and a historic reading room. It is a premier example of a restored vintage American Theater. Take a self-guided tour to inspect the intricate…

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic half mile minature steam- and gasoline-powered train ride located in Eau Claire's Carson Park, presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. Opens May 30th, and runs on Sundays throughout the summer from noon until…

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

Featuring displays comprised of canoes and canoe related ephemera, plus a 2500 square foot canoe shop. This eclectic assemblage of boats is exciting in its diversity, and includes significant craft from the golden age of North American…

Eau Claire Planet Walk

The Eau Claire Planet Walk is a one-mile scale model of the Solar System stretching from the Phoenix Park Farmers Market Pavilion (the Sun) to the Haas Fine Arts Center at UWEC (Pluto). thomaspj@uwec.edu.

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

Enjoy this outdoor, interactive, free exhibit of sculptures displayed nearly year-round, twenty-four hours a day. The sculptures are owned by the artists who created them and are loaned to Eau Claire’s exhibit for 48-50 weeks. Each May a…

Wise Nature Center at Beaver Creek Reserve

The Wise Nature Center is your starting point for exploring the Beaver Creek Reserve. Stop in, pay trail fees, rent equipment, grab a map, and check out the animal exhibits, observation deck, butterfly garden, nature store, plus occasional…

Lake Wissota State Park

This 1,062 acre park combines pine and hardwood forests, lake, prairie, and marshland. Visitors to the park will enjoy the scenery, and if you're a bird watcher, you can find up to 200 different avian species throughout the year.

Chaos Water Park

Looking for some family fun? Visit Chaos, the Valley's only indoor waterpark which features multiple slides, an activity pool, hot tub, lily pads, lazy river, and kiddie area. Visit online for admission and seasonal hours.

Colfax Railroad Museum

The depot houses the large collection of lanterns, railroad china, and the nation's largest railroad paper-weight collection. The primary purpose of these artifacts is to show what people encountered on day-to-day activities with the…

Ager Resource Library

Designed to bring together materials that are otherwise difficult to find and/or not usually accessible in one place. The collection is organized into two major areas: Ager’s life and work, and relevant immigrant issues. Ager was an…

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

An interactive environment for kids and their grown-ups that inspires imagination, creativity, discovery and the love of learning. A favorite destination for families in the Chippewa Valley, the Children’s Museum offers non-traditional…

Bullfrog Fish Farm

Rent poles or bring your own, fish in the pond, and have your catch cleaned and packed on ice to take home for dinner. No license required; no catch limit.

Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park

The house in which Caroline Woodhouse lived has been moved to the park from a nearby farm. Her granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink, based the 1935 Newbery Award-winning children's book Caddie Woodlawn on her life.

Chippewa Area History Center

The Chippewa County Area History Center and Museum building was formerly the Notre Dame Convent, built in 1883. Your tour will take you through the history of the Chippewa Valley and includes exhibits on furniture, photos, lumber-period toys,…

Chippewa Valley Museum

Have an adventure in history for all ages throughout exhibits showcasing American Indian history, European settlement, industry, farm life, and health and recreation. Grab a treat at the vintage ice cream parlor year round, or visit the…

Cook-Rutledge Mansion

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the finest examples of High Victorian-Italianate architecture in the Midwest. Extraordinary hand-painted ceilings and walls, ornately carved woodwork,…

Dells Mill and Museum

The five-story Dells Mill was built in 1864 as a grist mill. Wisconsin had been a state for just 16 years and Augusta was a town for eight years. The area was barely settled and Augusta was just a pioneer community; there were no automobiles…

Fall Creek Historical Society Museum

See items from Fall Creek's history including a doctor's office, a drugstore, dresses, and military uniforms. Also on the grounds are a washhouse, kitchen, and jail. Open weekends from Memorial to Labor Day, or by appointment (call ahead).

Old Courthouse Museum and Jail

Wisconsin's last remaining woodframe courthouse features an iron-latticed cellblock in the jail, upstairs courtroom in near-original condition, railroad room, bridges of Durand, century-old paintings, doctor and dentist office equipment, and…

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

Take a step back into time when you visit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Begin your tour with an introductory movie on logging in the 1890s and then visit their barn, blacksmith shop, cook shanty, bunkhouse, and heavy equipment shed to…

Russell J Rassbach Heritage Museum

This museum, headquarters of the Dunn County Historical Society and the Dunn County Genealogical Society, interprets the history of Dunn County through its collection of exhibits.

Stanley Area Historical Society Museum

Dedicated to preserving the history of the area by the collecting of historical artifacts and written materials and by educating the public through displays and programs. Recognizes the contribution lumberjacks, farm families, and carpenters…

Wilson Place Mansion

Wilson Place was built in 1859 by Capt. William Wilson, a principal in Knapp, Stout, & Co. lumber company, founder and first mayor of Menomonie, and the area's first state senator. Three generations of Wilsons remade it from a colonial house…

Chippewa Moraine Interpretive Center

Exhibits and videos explain the glacial history of the region. Live and stuffed native animals are also on display. Visitors can also hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils, or snowshoe. Part of the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State…

Crystal Cave

Knowledgeable guides will lead you on a one-hour tour through a maze of well-lighted passages where glistening cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and rippling flowstone can be seen hanging from the ceiling or covering the…

Hobbs Observatory

Hobbs Observatory consists of two domes with computer-operated telescopes, a large lecture room and a resource room. It features a digital camera that allows images from the telescopes to be stored on computer disks or transmitted to a video…

James Newman Clark Bird Museum

The bird museum, circular in shape, contains four dioramas and surrounds the planetarium in Phillips Hall room 002. The 530 species housed in the museum were collected by James Newman Clark from the 1870s through the 1920s. Two popular…

Wise Nature Center

The Wise Nature Center is your starting point for exploring the reserve. Stop in, pay trail fees, rent equipment, grab a map, and check out the animal exhibits, observation deck, and nature store - Adults $3, children 15 and under $1, members…

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

The museum was an idea that sprang from local citizens who wanted to record and preserve the history of important, unique and ground breaking innovations in industry and technology that were developed right here in the Chippewa Valley. It…

Leinenkugel's Brewery Tour

Tours and beer tastings cost $5 for those 21 and older and includes a souvenir glass. A portion of our sales will be donated to water conservation efforts for Little Lake Wissota, our hometown lake.

Cabin Ridge Rides - Holiday Tours

Offering wagon and sleigh rides through beautiful woodland scenery for groups of all sizes. Gatherings of 16 or more can enjoy bonfires, picnics, and meals in the woods. Two pavilions allow groups to sit around a bonfire to toast marshmallows…

Beaver Creek Reserve

Enjoy a multitude of flora and fauna on more than 400 acres of diverse habitat. Beaver Creek Reserve offers a butterfly house, citizen science center, obstacle course, field research station, and much more.

Bullfrog Fish Farm

Open casually year-round, Bullfrog Fish Farm's hours are Friday-Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit the fish farm and catch your own fish (no license required) and watch as it is netted, cleaned, and iced. If fishing isn't your style, you can also pick…

Action City

Action City, attached to the Metropolis Resort, is a 55,000 square foot family fun center featuring popular arcade games and fun attractions. Action City has the largest indoor go-kart track in the Midwest, laser tag, a climbing wall, batting…

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum

The Dunn County Historical Society seeks to discover, preserve, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the history of Dunn County and its role in Wisconsin.

Chippewa Valley Museum

Have an adventure in history for all ages throughout exhibits showcasing American Indian history, European settlement, industry, farm life, and health and recreation. Grab a treat at the vintage ice cream parlor year round, or visit the…

Irvine Park

With over 300 acres of natural and scenic beauty, this FREE park offers a zoo with cougars, bear, bison, tigers and many other wildlife and a petting zoo, scenic dam, museum, picnic shelters, restrooms and historical displays. Take a tour of…