Listings Directory

The guides listed below contain up-to-date listings for topics ranging from Health & Fitness, to Weddings, to Beer & Cheese.

Attractions

James Newman Clark Bird Museum

Phillips Hall UW-Eau Claire, 101 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire

The bird museum, circular in shape, contains four dioramas and surrounds the planetarium in Phillips Hall room 002. The 530 species housed in the museum were collected by James Newman Clark from the 1870s through the 1920s. Two popular exhibits are the bald eagle and golden eagle, which require the university to hold a license to have them.

Science & Nature Zoos and Animal Interests

James Sheeley House

236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

The James Sheeley House is a local hot-spot for supernatural explorers and ghost hunters. Built in the 1860s, is allegedly haunted by the spirits of its original owners. Currently operates as restaurant serving up-scale dining in a historical setting.

Local History

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm

N1321 Bullfrog Rd., Menomonie

Open casually year-round, Bullfrog Fish Farm's hours are Friday-Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit the fish farm and catch your own fish (no license required) and watch as it is netted, cleaned, and iced. If fishing isn't your style, you can also pick up some fresh or smoked fish from the retail store.

Amusement & Fun

Lake Wissota State Park

18127 Cty. Hwy. O, Chippewa Falls

This 1,062 acre park combines pine and hardwood forests, lake, prairie, and marshland. Visitors to the park will enjoy the scenery, and if you're a bird watcher, you can find up to 200 different avian species throughout the year.

Nature Centers

Leinenkugel's Brewery Tour

124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Tours and beer tastings cost $5 for those 21 and older and includes a souvenir glass. A portion of our sales will be donated to water conservation efforts for Little Lake Wissota, our hometown lake.

Local History Attractions

Old Courthouse Museum and Jail

315 W. Madison St., Durand

Wisconsin's last remaining woodframe courthouse features an iron-latticed cellblock in the jail, upstairs courtroom in near-original condition, railroad room, bridges of Durand, century-old paintings, doctor and dentist office equipment, and antique appliances & tools. Open Thurs-Sun 11am-4pm Memorial Day through Labor Day and Saturdays 1-4pm Memorial Day Weekend through mid-October.

Tours Local History Menomonie Local History

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

1110 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Take a step back into time when you visit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Begin your tour with an introductory movie on logging in the 1890s and then visit their barn, blacksmith shop, cook shanty, bunkhouse, and heavy equipment shed to experience a day in the life of a logger.

Local History

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum

1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie

The Dunn County Historical Society seeks to discover, preserve, interpret and disseminate knowledge about the history of Dunn County and its role in Wisconsin.

Museums

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

Along Water St., North Barstow St., Phoenix Park, and the Mayo Clinic Health Systems campus in downtown, Eau Claire

Enjoy this outdoor, interactive, free exhibit of sculptures displayed nearly year-round, twenty-four hours a day. The sculptures are owned by the artists who created them and are loaned to Eau Claire’s exhibit for 48-50 weeks. Each May a new set of sculptures arrives in the Eau Claire community for display and enjoyment.

Art Galleries & Shops Amusement & Fun

Stanley Area Historical Society Museum

228 Helgerson Street, Stanley

Dedicated to preserving the history of the area by the collecting of historical artifacts and written materials and by educating the public through displays and programs. Recognizes the contribution lumberjacks, farm families, and carpenters made to Stanley's settlement and growth. Open Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm.

Local History

Tactical Escape 101

Oakwood Mall (4800 Golf Rd), Eau Claire

Kick your puzzle solving brain into gear, grab your friends, and put your skills to the test. Tactical Escape 101 is a locally owned and operated escape room brand.

Amusement & Fun

Wilson Place Mansion

101 Wilson Circle, Menomonie

Wilson Place was built in 1859 by Capt. William Wilson, a principal in Knapp, Stout, & Co. lumber company, founder and first mayor of Menomonie, and the area's first state senator. Three generations of Wilsons remade it from a colonial house to a Queen Anne-style mansion to a Mediterranean villa. Call for admission rates and tour times.

Tours Local History Menomonie Local History

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

312 N. Front St., Spooner

Featuring displays comprised of canoes and canoe related ephemera, plus a 2500 square foot canoe shop. This eclectic assemblage of boats is exciting in its diversity, and includes significant craft from the golden age of North American canoeing as well as work by important contemporary builders.

Museums Local History Attractions