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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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Feed the fish!!

Very nice and huge visitor center.Very informative about the area and Lake Superior. Be sure to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nice place to stop

Informative museum to walk through. Free admission. Nice grounds to walk through besides. Great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lake superior” (14 reviews)
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29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339
+1 715-685-9983
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice and huge visitor center.Very informative about the area and Lake Superior. Be sure to feed the fish when you are there!!!

Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Informative museum to walk through. Free admission. Nice grounds to walk through besides. Great views from the top of the building also.

Thank EricOOOO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fascinating info center. The exhibits were awesome. Setting gorgeous. We had an overview of the entire North Lakes - from the Ojibwa to the Fur Trade. Don't miss the 10 minute movie. Beautiful.

Thank Amigo1111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely made new Visitor Center with a lot of exhibits. Well worth the time to visit !! Good location also.

Thank WesleyBear
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large, newer visitor center, with museum-type exhibits about the area, a small gift shop, and walking trails. I enjoyed the exhibits about the region, and also the woven displays about female native Americans. It was very interesting.

Thank Dee Dee R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for people 3-93. Displays, educational and entertainment value are exceptional. Friendly staff and very little--even no cost for a great day or couple hours.

Thank BettyTom42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in to get visitor materials and guides to attractions. Excellent and quick support from the National Parks Ranger. Good materials. Wish we had had time to see the movies and the dioramas. They looked interesting as I whizzed by. Lovely facility.

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way from Silver City, MI to Duluth, MN . The girl working the desk provided me with information on things to do on our way and in Duluth. The center has many displays on history and nature, a boardwalk trail...More

Thank Bike2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here on Memorial Weekend. This was a really well done museum that is free and has great facilities. We really enjoyed the exhibits and the scavenger hunt that you can do through the exhibit. There is a nice look out tower, a...More

Thank Karissa E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local history and geology of the area that makes up Ashland County. Lots of displays of historical artifacts , wildlife , and culture of the area. Easy to find , ample parking and very affordable place to spend a day.

Thank William J
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I was planning a trip to your facility. But I was wondering about the costs to get in. It would be for two adults one child, 3yrs old. I couldn't find anything on your website. It would be for a weekend trip if the prices change. Thanks
22 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.