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Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

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See the big Musky...lots of big Musky!

Enjoyed taking friends through the museum on a rainy fall day. It was fun seeing the old fishing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hudson, Wisconsin
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Good quick family fun

Me and my family of 4 stop here for our family vacation my 4 year old son and 1 year old daughter... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Hinckley il
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Visitors to this unique attraction stand in a giant fiberglass musky that's half a block long and five stories high.
10360 Hall of Fame Dr, Hayward, WI 54843-2666
+1 715-634-4440
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed taking friends through the museum on a rainy fall day. It was fun seeing the old fishing lures, motors, boats, etc. Nice to see the fresh water fishing pros recognized in the Hall of Fame. I want to go back and study everything more.

Thank Abbybowwowmom
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Went there as to show our guests "How Great Hayward is". We were not disappointed. We've been there years ago. The new look and setup is amazing. Had a great time with many pictures. I felt like a local Tourist for the day. Fun Stuff!!

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The grounds are immaculate. The museum buildings are very clean and everything is displayed nicely with each item having information about it. Fishing enthusiasts dream for sure. There is a fun "fishing" themed playground. The walk in "big fish" is the highlight, as you can...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

If you're interested in fish or fishing, you'll enjoy this museum. Aside from the huge fish relicas, there are big displays of lures and all kinds if freshwater fishing gear. And, all kinds of fish mounted on the walls & in displays. I grew up...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had planned on taking a trip up inside the big Hayward fish, but it didn't work out. Unfortunately the place doesn't open until 9:30am, and we were there at 9am. But, we were able to park and get a good look at the big...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had not visited the Hayward area for 35+ years as we came every year for fishing vacations. When the Walleye fishing slacked we moved on to Canada to fish. We wanted to revisit to see if the fishing had returned to the Chippewa Flowage...it...More

Thank sandibill2
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Not very interesting, kids were bored after 10 minutes. Not worth the $30 for the family to get in. Great if museums are your thing, just not for us.

Thank rcbeckman
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This far exceeded our expectations. The sculptures of the fish and the beautiful flowers were amazing. We loved seeing all of the history involving fishing. We will definitely return again!

Thank brucedenisepeyton
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my family of 4 stop here for our family vacation my 4 year old son and 1 year old daughter had fun

Thank Quizzy31
Reviewed 1 August 2018

From the Gargantuan Musky to the Life sized Sasquatch, it's worthy of a visit. Don't miss the ancient snowmobile in the shack out back, 1950's Polaris...

Thank sfcsapper
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Response from Casey R | Reviewed this property |
Aprox three flights.