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Pleasant Surprise on Madeline Island

Stumbled across the museum while walking around Madeline Island. Very well done. Had no idea of... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Great little museum

The Madeline Island Museum is a great local museum. It provides a great look at the Native American... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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May 24 - Jul 3: Open daily 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Jul 4 - Aug 23: Open daily 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Aug 24 - Oct 4: Open daily 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Jun 18 - Aug 27: Open Wednesday evenings until 7:00 pm Discover the magic that has drawn people to Madeline...more
226 Colonel Woods Avenue, La Pointe, WI 54850
+1 715-747-2415
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stumbled across the museum while walking around Madeline Island. Very well done. Had no idea of the rich and varied history of the island. The Native needlework is absolutely stunning.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Madeline Island Museum is a great local museum. It provides a great look at the Native American and European history of the island. It is well worth a visit.

Thank blarson1204
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the museum by accident and we're so glad we did! We are a family of history nerds, and it added to our vacation to learn about the history of the area. Wonderful exhibits and something for everyone. My kids enjoyed playing museum...More

1  Thank Cate N
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This place chronicles the history of the island and the enduring lives of the Ojibwa Native American to maintain their identity in their struggle to keep their ancestral land from the encroachment of the white settlers in exchange for reservations. Their experience remain the darkest...More

1  Thank Jeofrey_BB
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We did not plan to go to the museum, but it was the highlite of our excursion to Madeline Island. My granddaughter was amazed at the differences in life styles from the 1800 to present times. She loved the free handouts, especially the paper dolls!

Thank Val715
Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you want the history of the Island, stop in here and you will not be disappointed. Lots of interesting stuff for a decent price.

Thank mcdonapa
Reviewed 14 July 2016

there were a lot more hands on activities in here than what i had expected. everything was beautifully displayed and explained. very educational for kids, and interesting for the art lover.

Thank klunx71313
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We visited on a weekend when they were having a special fur trading event. We engaged with all of the participants as they explained about their particular "job" during the fur trading hey day. They knew so much information and it was clear they loved...More

Thank Dgbtravels
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Visited on a Thursday afternoon. Not crowded. Displays are not overwhelming but plentiful. Bravo to the folks who had the vision to establish the museum. Bravo to the staff who are clearly passionate about their islands history. You enter the 'new' addition to the museum...More

1  Thank lmsgroup
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Very informative. This is a small but very interesting museum. Lots of small artifacts and pictures with explanations. It appears that several small historic buildings were moved to this site and incorporated into the display area. The 15-20 minute movie presentation was excellent. A very...More

Thank BC W
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