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“Great little museum!”

Madeline Island Museum
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in La Pointe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Island's legendary shores for centuries. Opened in 1958 through the efforts of summer residents Leo and Bella Capser, Madeline Island Museum was donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society in the late 1960's. More than fifty years after opening, the original museum looks very much like it did back in 1958, chock-full of fascinating objects and artifacts from one of the richest historical collections in Wisconsin.
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The museum curators have done an excellent job of recreating early life on Madeline Island.

They have a video to show put a little perspective on why Madeline Island was important not only to early fur traders, but also to the Ojibwe people.

They are also a Blue Star supporter so military get in for free.

Thank John N
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very interesting museum with all the history of this tiny island. Kids also love it. Laid out very nice to appeal to everyone.

Thank MandySSS
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Enjoyed visiting the museum after taking ferry over to the island. Lots of neat artifacts and information about the area and local native american culture.

Thank stsm441
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This museum does a great job showcasing the vast history of Madeline Island. Definitely watch the video presentation if you get a chance! Staff was super friendly and made great suggestions of other things to do in the area. Definitely recommend!

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lovely museum of local culture and history going back to the french explores and missionaries. Good context for visiting the island and the region. Well informed guides and docents.

Thank Jonwal
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