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Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

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Address: 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339
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+1 715-685-9983
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a four-season facility,...

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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time exploring with the kids

so much to learn and explore any time of the year. enjoy the variety of films and the auditorium is very accomodating

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Chesterton
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Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of information packed in this building! We felt like kids feeding the fish in the pond (bring your quarters!) Third floor boasts a lookout with beautiful views. Handicap accessible with an elevator. Friendly staff. Neat gift shop. Lots to learn about.

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Chesterton
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

so much to learn and explore any time of the year. enjoy the variety of films and the auditorium is very accomodating

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114 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very neat to visit. The information is interesting and well presented. In addition, the outdoor trail would be relaxing. It is a must see to visit here and learn about the area.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The large auditorium type structure makes an excellent event venue. Check their website for a list of very impressive presentations.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Pleasantly happened upon this visitors center as we were driving around Ashland on a college tour. AMAZING place. Great indoor displays, great outdoor displays, great trails. Wish it were closer to us!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

On our way to Bayfield, we decided to stop and stretch our legs and we are glad we did! The visitor center has a very easy to navigate layout with helpful staff to guide if needed. Take the time to climb up the stairs to the top lookout area. We then walked the path through the marsh & woods, it's... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I went here while in Ashland with three children 9,6,2. It is a small cute center. The best part was the look out floor on top with a couple sets of binoculars for the kids to look at. I probably wouldn't bring them back as it is pretty limited to keep their interest. I was surprised that it was so... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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189 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place only showed up on our journey as we were LEAVING the area...only wish we had stopped in here FIRST as we were ARRIVING! This place is extremely well put together...beautiful displays.... and gives a comprehensive overview of the whole region. It is cooperatively run by several regional and municipal governmental and tourist agencies and with the National Park... More 

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Texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Staff was very friendly and accommodating when we arrived just before closing. Be sure to allow enough time to fully enjoy what the center has to offer. There are all sorts of displays that will educate you about Wisconsin's wonderful natural habitats.

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WI
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have driven by here a few times but I never noticed it until I looked on Trip Advisor's Things to Do recommendations. We turned a day out of school into an educational experience. My son is fascinated by Lake Superior and I was glad to see so much about the history of the people in the area. Native Americans,... More 

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