We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339
+1 715-685-9983
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Hidden Gem

Free museum near Ashland, with beautiful murals identifying notable historic people from the area... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Kriegler
,
Lino Lakes, MN
Such a neat place!

I remember this place opening as a kid and it was always a highlight visiting with my grandparents... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
KelsieMoose
,
Boone, North Carolina
via mobile
Read all 276 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (26 reviews)
“lake superior” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339
CONTACT
Website
+1 715-685-9983
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (276)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 8 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

Thank Kriegler
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
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

Thank Windsurferguy01
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A great stop to get local information as well as finding out about the area. The gift shop was a must stop to get our normal hat pin. We also was able to get our Circle Tour stamp and the normal Nat'l Park stamp for...More

Thank MORTS01
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Tons of information regarding the whole area, we almost always make this a stop whether its the Northern Wisconsin area or East to the UP. Always something new and if you get there early in the morning the views from the observation area are spectacular

Thank viking226
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Worth stopping in. They have a lookout area and clean bathrooms. There are also walking trails on the grounds.

Thank melissabD8409YL
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Plan on a couple hours to visit this great visitor center. We were on our way to another reservation and had to take a quick tour of it. I would definitely plan on 2 hours to take it all in. WOW!

Thank coloradofcn
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We always stop in here when passing through, it's a large building with several exhibits. You can walk up several stories to an observation deck and look over a wildlife area.

Thank indianaseth
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Deep Water Grill
446 reviews
5.47 km away
Ashland Baking Company
122 reviews
5.66 km away
El Dorado Restaurant
143 reviews
3.78 km away
Black Cat Cafe
119 reviews
5.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Shore Brewery
40 reviews
5.47 km away
Prentice Park
17 reviews
3.58 km away
Ashland Historical Museum
10 reviews
5.74 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
H M
22 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Helen N | Reviewed this property |
As others have stated no charge, great places, very nice gift shop and nice trails to hike.
0
Votes