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Old Bayfield County Courthouse

Bayfield, WI
+1 715-779-3397
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This Courthouse is now a National Park Visitor Center

This is a re-purposed historic building that is now the headquarters for the Apostle Islands... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Lance B
Woodstock, Virginia
Still Useful!

The Old Bayfield County Courthouse is quite different now-a-days. When we entered it, it wasn’t a... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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Late 19th century brownstone building housing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Visitor Center.
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Bayfield, WI
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a re-purposed historic building that is now the headquarters for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This is a beautiful old red stone building that has a helpful short NPS orientation video, a small museum and gift shop area, and a number of displays...More

1  Thank Lance B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Old Bayfield County Courthouse is quite different now-a-days. When we entered it, it wasn’t a courthouse any longer, no prisons were located here any longer. It is now a Visitor Center for the National Parks. There was information about the light keepers that was...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I am not sure why this Trip Advisor location is called the Old County Courthouse, perhaps for historical reasons. When we visited in August 2016, it is clearly the Apostle Islands Visitor Center for the National Parks. We stopped here in Bayfield before taking the...More

Thank IowaMum
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good video, nice display and exhibits. Grand daughter is Junior Park Ranger and earned another badge by completing a workbook from that office. The Rangers do a swearing in ceremony that is awesome.

Thank Terese A
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It is a great stop for info on the national parks, and apostle islands. They have a nice exhibit, and free! They are very helpful! Bayfield heritage tours stops at the old Court house/jail. It is a must stop inBayfield, and see the Rittenhouse Inn,...More

Thank charleshaycock
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Staffed by national park ranger. Maps, info about Apostle Islands. Good 20 minute video with details about many of the major islands, excellent place to visit before you boat (or walk in winter.) Washington Ave between 4th & 5th. Kids can get a stamp for...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 16 September 2014

This is a beautiful old building that now houses a (free) National Park Service information office about the Apostle Islands. They have a helpful short movie and a number of displays about various aspects of the Islands, especially lighthouses. Definitely worth 30-45 minutes. Just a...More

2  Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This is a quaint litlle town with great people and sites to see. The view from the city to the town entry is awesome.

Thank chezhd
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We recently purchased property in Bayfield and need a plat map, so we had to visit the court house for that and other information. I don;t know what I expected, but it's just beautiful. Built in 1895 of local brownstone, with high ceilings, staircases, and...More

1  Thank Gracie99
Reviewed 21 July 2013

You can't miss the opportunity to visit this place when you are in Bayfield. Old crackling wood floors, cool art, tee-shirts, hats and tons of information about the Islands. You must see the historical Apostle Island Movie; it is fantastic! The Rangers are so helpful...More

Thank Patrick K
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