List of museums in Wisconsin

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This list of museums in Wisconsin encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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NameImageLocationCountyRegionTypeWebsite/Summary
Above & Beyond Children's MuseumChildrensDiscoveryMuseumSheboygan.jpgSheboyganSheboyganLake MichiganChildren's
Albany Historical MuseumAlbanyGreenSouthern SavannaLocal historyinformation
Alexander House Center for Art & HistoryPort EdwardsWoodCentral Sands PrairieMultiplewebsite, art gallery and historical museum emphasizing local lumbering and papermaking
Alexander Noble House
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Fish CreekDoorLake MichiganHistoric houseLate-19th-century-period house
Alma Historical Society MuseumAlmaBuffaloMississippi/Chippewa RiversLocal historyinformation, information
Almond Historical Society /Old Bank Building-Local Historical MuseumAlmondPortageCentral Sands PrairieLocal historyinformation
Amberg Historical Museum ComplexAmbergWisconsinTownHallAmbergHistoricMuseum.jpgAmbergMarinetteLake MichiganLocal historywebsite information
American Legion State Headquarters and MuseumPortageColumbiaSouthern SavannaMilitaryinformation
Americanism Center MuseumWaubekaOzaukeeLake MichiganAmericainformation
Angel MuseumBeloitRockSouthern SavannaCommodity - Angel-themed itemswebsite
Ariens MuseumBrillionCalumetCentral Sands PrairieTechnologyinformation, seven decades of power equipment
Artasia Gallery & MuseumMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganArtwebsite, Asian imports store
Arvid E. Miller Library & MuseumBowlerShawanoCentral Sands PrairieEthnic - Native Americanwebsite
Ashland Historical MuseumAshlandAshlandLake Superior NorthwoodsLocal historywebsite
Ashwaubenon Historical Cultural Center MuseumGreen BayBrownLake MichiganLocal historywebsite, information
Badger Mine and MuseumShullsburgLafayetteSouthern SavannaIndustry - Mining
Science - Geology
website
Baker School MuseumCadottChippewaMississippi/Chippewa RiversSchoolinformation
Bangor and Area Historical Society MuseumBangorLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversLocal historyinformation
Bayfield Heritage CenterBayfieldBayfieldLake Superior NorthwoodsLocal historywebsite
Bayfield Maritime MuseumBayfieldBayfieldLake Superior NorthwoodsMaritimewebsite
Beckman MillBeloitRockSouthern SavannaMillwebsite, located in Beckman Mill Park
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum
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NeenahWinnebagoCentral Sands PrairieCommodity - Glasswebsite, paperweights
Berlin Area Historical Society's Museums of Local HistoryBerlinGreen LakeCentral Sands PrairieLocal historywebsite
Bernard Schwartz HouseTwo RiversManitowocLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Beth Israel Synagogue MuseumStevens PointPortageCentral Sands PrairieReligiouswebsite
Betty Brinn Children's MuseumMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganChildren'swebsite
Beyer Home MuseumOcontoOcontoLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Black Earth Depot and MuseumBlack EarthDaneSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation
Black Point EstateLinnWalworthSouthern SavannaHistoric houseLate-19th-century Queen Anne–style mansion and grounds
Blanchardville Historical Society MuseumBlanchardvilleLafayetteSouthern SavannaLocal historyinformation
Boscobel Grand Army of the Republic HallBoscobelGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversMilitaryinformation
Brandon Historical Society MuseumBrandonFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieLocal historywebsite
Branstiter MuseumGreenwoodClarkCentral Sands PrairieLocal historyinformation
Brickyard School MuseumMerrillLincolnLake Superior NorthwoodsSchoolinformation
Brillion History House MuseumBrillionCalumetCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Brodhead Depot MuseumBrodheadGreenSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation
Browntown Historical MuseumBrowntownGreenSouthern SavannaLocal historyinformation
Bruce Area Historical Museum and Genealogical LibraryBruceRuskLake Superior NorthwoodsLocal historyinformation
Building for KidsAppletonOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieChildren'swebsite, also known as Fox Cities Children's Museum
Burlington Historical Society MuseumBurlingtonRacineLake MichiganLocal historywebsite
Cable Natural History MuseumCableBayfieldLake Superior NorthwoodsNatural historywebsite
Cadott Area Historical Society MuseumCadottChippewaMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoryinformation
Calumet County Historical MuseumCalumetCountyHistoricMuseum.jpgChiltonCalumetCentral Sands PrairieHistoryinformation, scroll down to museums, information
Cambridge Historic MuseumCambridgeDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Camp 5 MuseumLaonaForestLake Superior NorthwoodsIndustry - Logging / Railroad / Nature centerwebsite, logging camp, includes farm, nature center, Lumberjack Steam Train, nature tours
Carlin House & Turner MuseumPalmyraJeffersonSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation
Cedarburg Cultural CenterCedarburgOzaukeeLake MichiganMultiplewebsite, performing arts center, art gallery and education facility, Cedarburg General Store Museum and community gathering place
Central Wisconsin Children's MuseumStevens PointPortageCentral Sands PrairieChildren'swebsite
Chalet of the Golden Fleece MuseumNew GlarusGreenSouthern SavannaHistoric houseinformation, copy of a Swiss Bernase mountain chalet including furnishings
Charles A. Grignon MansionGrignonhome.jpgKaukaunaOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
Charles Allis Art MuseumMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganArt19th-century mansion with 19th-century French and American paintings, furnishings and decorative arts, and changing exhibits
Chazen Museum of ArtMadisonDaneSouthern SavannaArtPart of University of Wisconsin–Madison, formerly known as Elvehjem Museum of Art, includes American and European paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing, photography and decorative arts
Children's Museum of Eau ClaireEau ClaireEau ClaireMississippi/Chippewa RiversChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of Fond du LacFond du LacFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieChildren'swebsite
Children's Museum of La CrosseLa CrosseLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversChildren'swebsite, also known as Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children's Museum
Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and TechnologyChippewa FallsChippewaMississippi/Chippewa RiversTechnologywebsite
Chippewa Valley MuseumEau ClaireEau ClaireMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite
Chocolate Experience MuseumBurlingtonRacineLake MichiganFood - Chocolatewebsite
Christ Church Museum of Local HistoryGermantownWashingtonSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Circus World Museum
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BarabooSaukSouthern SavannaCircusCircus artifacts and exhibits, also hosts daily live circus performances throughout the summer
Civil War Museum (Wisconsin)KenoshaKenoshaLake MichiganMilitarywebsite, opening June 2008
Clark County JailNeillsvilleClarkCentral Sands PrairieJailinformation, information, information with photos
Colfax Railroad MuseumColfaxDunnMississippi/Chippewa RiversRailroad
Cook-Rutledge HouseChippewa FallsChippewaMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric houseinformation
Copper Culture State ParkOcontoOcontoLake MichiganArchaeologywebsite, includes Charles Werrenbroeck Museum with artifacts of Copper Culture peoples
Cottage MuseumAppletonOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieDecorative artswebsite
Crivitz Area MuseumCrivitzMarinetteLake MichiganHistoryinformation
Cross Plains-Berry Historical Society MuseumCross PlainsDaneSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation, information
Cunningham MuseumLancasterGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversEthnic - African Americaninformation, information
Dartford Historical Society MuseumGreen LakeGreen LakeCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite, 1870s railroad depot and the former public library
Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike MuseumSpartaMonroeCentral Sands PrairieMultiplewebsite, career of "Deke" Slayton, Wisconsin astronauts and aviation in Monroe County, history of bicycling
Dells MillAugustaEau ClaireMississippi/Chippewa RiversMillwebsite
Dinosaur Discovery MuseumKenoshaKenoshaLake MichiganNatural historyDinosaurs and fossils, focus on the link between birds and meat-eating dinosaurs
Discovery WorldDiscoveryWorldMilwaukeeMarch2007.jpgMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganScienceInnovation and technology, Great Lakes natural history and conservation
Dodge Center MuseumJuneauDodgeSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Dodge County Historical Society and MuseumBeaver DamDodgeSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite, information
Dodge Mining Camp CabinDodgevilleIowaSouthern SavannaHistoric sitewebsite
Door County Maritime MuseumSturgeon BayDoorLake MichiganMaritimewebsite
Douglas County Historical Society MuseumSuperiorDouglasLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Dousman Stagecoach Inn MuseumBrookfieldWaukeshaSouthern SavannaHistoric sitewebsite
Dr. Kate Newcomb MuseumWoodruffOneidaLake Superior NorthwoodsBiographyinformation, photos, information
Drummond Historical MuseumDrummondBayfieldLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite, includes wildlife exhibit
Durkee MansionKenoshaKenoshaLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite, part of the Kemper Center
EAA AirVenture MuseumEAAAirAdventureMuseum.jpgOshkoshWinnebagoCentral Sands PrairieAviationHistoric and hand-made aircraft
Eagle Historical Society MuseumEagleWaukeshaSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
East Troy Electric Railroad MuseumEterl9.jpgEast TroyWalworthSouthern SavannaRailroadHeritage railroad and historic electric railway equipment
Elkhart Lake Depot MuseumElkhart LakeSheboyganLake MichiganHistoryinformation
Elmer's Auto & Toy MuseumFountain CityBuffaloMississippi/Chippewa RiversTransportation, Toywebsite, features five museum buildings with muscle, antique, classic cars and trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, pedal cars, antique toys, tools, and dolls
Elroy Historical Society MuseumElroyMonroeCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Empire in Pine MuseumDownsvilleDunnMississippi/Chippewa RiversIndustry - Logging, quarrywebsite, logging and sandstone quarry history of Red Cedar Valley
Ephraim Village MuseumsEphraimDoorLake MichiganOpen airwebsite
Fairlawn Mansion and MuseumSuperiorDouglasLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoric housewebsite, part of Superior Public Museums
Fennimore Doll & Toy MuseumFennimoreGrantSouthern SavannaToywebsite
Fennimore Railroad Historical Society MuseumFennimoreGrantSouthern SavannaRailroadwebsite
Fields of Honor Military Veterans MuseumOshkoshWinnebagoCentral Sands PrairieMilitarywebsite, planned to open in 2008
First CapitolBelmontLafayetteSouthern SavannaHistoric sitewebsite, birthplace of Wisconsin territorial government
Forest County Historical MuseumCrandonForestLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite, information
Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center and MuseumCrandonForestLake Superior NorthwoodsEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, French and Indian War era
Fort Bon SecoursCadottChippewaMississippi/Chippewa RiversLivingwebsite, French and Indian War era
Fort Crawford MuseumPrairie du ChienCrawfordMississippi/Chippewa RiversMedicalwebsite
Fort McCoy History CenterFort McCoyMonroeCentral Sands PrairieMilitarywebsite
Fort Winnebago Surgeon's QuartersCadottChippewaMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric sitewebsite
Forts Folle Avoine Historical ParkDanburyBurnettLake Superior NorthwoodsLiving historywebsite, reconstructed fur trade post, authentic Woodland Indian village
Fountain City Area Historical Society MuseumFountain CityBuffaloMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoryinformation, information
Fox Lake Depot MuseumFox LakeDodgeSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Frederic Soo Line Depot/Frederic Area Historical MuseumFredericPolkLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite, information
Freedom Area Historical Society MuseumFreedomAreaHistoricalSocietyWisconsin.jpgFreedomOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite, local history
Galloway House and Village
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Fond du LacFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieLiving historywebsite, late 1800s village, includes Blakely Museum with historical collections from Native American to present
General Store MuseumCedarburgOzaukeeLake MichiganAdvertisingwebsite, part of Cedarburg Cultural Center
George W. Brown Jr. Ojibwe Museum and Cultural CenterLac du FlambeauVilasLake Superior NorthwoodsEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, culture of Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Gills Rock MuseumGills RockDoorLake MichiganMaritimewebsite
Grand River Valley Museum & Train DepotMarkesanGreen LakeCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Grantsburg Area Historical Society MuseumGrantsburgBurnettLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Green County Historical MuseumMonroeGreenSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation, information
Grohmann MuseumMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganArtwebsite
H. H. Bennett StudioWisconsin DellsSaukSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite, famous landscape photographer
Haggerty Museum of ArtMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganArtwebsite
Hamburger Hall of FameSeymourOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieHall of famewebsite
Hamilton Wood Type and Printing MuseumHamilton Wood Type Entrance.jpgTwo RiversManitowocLake MichiganIndustry - Printingwebsite
Hamlin Garland HouseWest SalemLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric houseHome of author Hamlin Garland
Hansen-Newell-Bennett House MuseumDeForestDaneSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Harley-Davidson MuseumHD museum panorama.jpgMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganTransportation - Motorcycleswebsite
Hawks Inn Historical MuseumDelafieldWaukeshaSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Hazelwood Historic House MuseumGreen BayBrownLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Hearthstone Historic House MuseumHearthstoneAppletonWisconsin.jpgAppletonOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
Helen Jeffris Wood MuseumJanesvilleRockSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Henschel's Indian MuseumSheboyganSheboyganLake MichiganEthnic - Native Americanwebsite
Heritage Hill State Historical ParkGreen BayBrownLake MichiganLiving historywebsite
Heritage ParkPloverPortageCentral Sands PrairieOpen airwebsite
Herman C. Timm HouseTimmHouse.jpgNew HolsteinCalumetCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
The Hideout - Al Capone's Northwoods RetreatCouderaySawyerLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoric housewebsite, includes museum of the roaring 20s
Historic Cheesemaking CenterMonroeGreenSouthern SavannaIndustry - Cheesewebsite, information, photos
Historic Indian Agency HousePortageColumbiaSouthern SavannaHistoric houseinformation
The History Museum at the Castle
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AppletonOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite, local history, collections of Harry Houdini, Edna Ferber
Hixon House
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La CrosseLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric housewebsite
Hoard Historical Museum
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Fort AtkinsonJeffersonSouthern SavannaMultipleLocal cultural and natural history exhibits and the National Dairy Shrine visitor center with exhibits about dairying
Honey of a MuseumAshippunDodgeSouthern SavannaFood - Honeywebsite
House on the Rock
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Spring GreenSaukSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Howard Morey HouseBirchwoodWashburnLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoric houseinformation, information
Hutchinson House MuseumWaupacaWaupacaCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
International Clown Hall of FameMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganHall of fame - Clownswebsite
Iowa County Historical Society MuseumDodgevilleIowaSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Iron County Historical MuseumHurleyIronLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Jackson Historical Society Museum and One-Room SchoolhouseJackson, WisconsinWashingtonSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation
Jacob Van Orden MansionBarabooSaukSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite, also known as Sauk County Historical Museum
James Newman Clark Bird MuseumEau ClaireEau ClaireMississippi/Chippewa RiversNatural historywebsite, ma, part of University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Jeremiah Curtin HouseJeremiah Curtin House.jpgGreendaleMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Jewish Museum MilwaukeeMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistorywebsite
John Beck Log HouseSolon SpringsDouglasLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoric houseinformation
John Hustis House/Museum
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HustisfordDodgeSouthern SavannaHistoric houseinformation (scroll down to Hustisford Historical Society), website
John Michael Kohler Arts CenterJohnMichaelKohlerArtCenterEntrance.jpgSheboyganSheboyganLake MichiganArtwebsite
Jolivette Historic HouseLodiColumbiaSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Julaine Farrow MuseumWinnebagoWinnebagoCentral Sands PrairieMedicalwebsite
Jump River Valley Historical MuseumCatawbaPriceLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Kenosha History CenterKenoshaKenoshaLake MichiganHistorywebsite
Kenosha Public MuseumKenoshaKenoshaLake MichiganMultiplewebsite, natural history, fine and decorative arts
Kewaskum Historical Society Museum and Log CabinKewaskumFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Kewaunee County Historical MuseumKewauneeKewauneeLake MichiganHistorywebsite, originally built in 1876 as the Sheriff's Office, residence and county jail
Kickapoo Indian CavernsWauzekaCrawfordMississippi/Chippewa RiversEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, includes Native American museum
Kilbourntown HouseShorewoodMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Kneeland-Walker HouseWauwatosaMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Knox Creek Heritage CenterBrantwoodPriceLake Superior NorthwoodsOpen airwebsite
Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library and MuseumCambridgeDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Kuhefuss House MuseumCedarburgOzaukeeLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite, part of Cedarburg Cultural Center
Lady of Loretto Church MuseumHoney CreekSaukSouthern SavannaReligiouswebsite
Lafayette County Historical Society & MuseumDarlingtonLafayetteSouthern SavannaRailroadinformation
Lake Mills Aztalan MuseumLake MillsJeffersonSouthern SavannaOpen airwebsite
Langlade County Historical Society Museum
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AntigoLangladeLake Superior NorthwoodsIndustrywebsite
Laura Ingalls Wilder MuseumPepinPepinMississippi/Chippewa RiversBiographyinformation, photos, information, also known as Pepin Historical Museum
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art MuseumLeighYawkeyWoodsonArtMuseumEntrance.jpgWausauMarathonCentral Sands PrairieArtwebsite
Lincoln Center, Headquarters & MuseumBeloitRockSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite, housing the Robert and Elizabeth Solem Museum
Lincoln-Tallman HouseJanesvilleRockSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Little Falls Railroad & Doll MuseumSpartaMonroeCentral Sands PrairieToy - Toy railroads, dollswebsite, dolls and model railroads
Little Norway, WisconsinBlue MoundsDaneSouthern SavannaLiving historywebsite
Logic Puzzle MuseumBurlingtonRacineLake MichiganToy - Puzzlewebsite
Logan Museum of AnthropologyBeloitRockSouthern SavannaAnthropologywebsite, part of Beloit College
Log MuseumBirchwoodWashburnLake Superior NorthwoodsIndustryinformation
Lost Lake-Randolph MuseumRandolphDodgeSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation, information
Lowell Damon HouseLowellDamonHouse-Apr09.jpgWauwatosaMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Madeline Island Historical MuseumMadeline IslandAshlandLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Madison Children's MuseumMadisonDaneSouthern SavannaChildren'swebsite
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
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MadisonDaneSouthern SavannaArtwebsite
Malone Area Heritage MuseumMaloneAreaHeritageMuseumTrainDepot.jpgMaloneFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieImmigrants, farming, railroad
Manitowoc Heritage CenterManitowocManitowocLake MichiganHistoryinformation
Marathon County Historical MuseumMarathonCountyHistoricMuseumRenovation2007.jpgWausauMarathonCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
Marinette County Historical Society Logging MuseumMarinetteMarinetteLake MichiganIndustry - Loggingwebsite
Marquette County Historical Society MuseumWestfieldMarquetteCentral Sands PrairieOpen airwebsite, grounds include the Cochrane-Nelson Home, the Kerst Exhibit Building, the Henry Ellis railroad section house and a gazebo
Mayville Historical Society MuseumMayvilleDodgeSouthern SavannaOpen airwebsite
Mayville Limestone School Museum / White Limestone School
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MayvilleDodgeSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Mazomanie Historical Society MuseumMazomanieDaneSouthern SavannaLocal historyinformation, website
McFarland Historical Society MuseumMcFarlandDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
McGowan House MuseumFriendshipAdamsCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
Mellen Historical MuseumMellenAshlandLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoryinformation
Merrill Historical MuseumMerrillLincolnLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoryinformation
Mid-Continent Railway MuseumMid-Continent Railway Museum depot, 2004-02-22.jpgNorth FreedomSaukSouthern SavannaRailroadwebsite
Middleton Area Historical Society MuseumMiddletonDaneSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation, information
Miller Art MuseumSturgeon BayDoorLake MichiganArtwebsite, Wisconsin artists
Milton House
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MiltonRockSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Milwaukee Art MuseumMilwaukee Art Museum 1 (Mulad).jpgMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganArtwebsite
Milwaukee Beer MuseumMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganCommodity - Beerwebsite
Milwaukee Public MuseumMilwaukee Public Museum.jpgMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganMultiplewebsite, natural history, history, culture
Mineral Point Railroad Depot MuseumMineral PointIowaSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Mining Museum & Rollo Jamison MuseumPlattevilleGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversMultiplewebsite, two adjacent museums feature underground tour of Bevans Lead Mine, ride in above-
ground mine train, and exhibits on Platteville area history
Minocqua MuseumMinocquaOneidaLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoryinformation, information
Mishicot Historical Museum & Resource CenterMishicotManitowocLake MichiganHistoryinformation
Mitchell Gallery of FlightMitchell Gallery of Flight.jpgMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganAviationwebsite
Monroe County Local History Room & MuseumMasonicTempleSpartaWI.JPGSpartaMonroeCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Monticello Area Historical Society MuseumMonticelloGreenSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Mount Horeb Area MuseumMt. HorebDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Mount Horeb Mustard MuseumDisplayMustardMuseumMtHorebWI2007.JPGMt. HorebDaneSouthern SavannaFood - Mustardwebsite
Mukwonago Red Brick MuseumMukwonagoWaukeshaSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Mueller-Wright House MuseumWrightstownBrownLake MichiganHistoric houseinformation
Museum at the PortagePortageColumbiaSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation, information
Museum of Historic Torture DevicesWisconsin DellsSaukSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Museum of Wisconsin ArtWest BendWashingtonSouthern SavannaArtWisconsin artists, focus on Carl von Marr
Museum of WoodcarvingShell LakeWashburnLake Superior NorthwoodsArtwebsite
Nathaniel Dean HouseMadisonDaneSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite, information
National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame & MuseumHaywardMuskie-061-050507.jpgHaywardSawyerLake Superior NorthwoodsHall of fame - Sportswebsite
National Midget Auto Racing Hall of FameNationalMidgetAutoRacingHallOfFameBuilding.jpgSun PrairieDaneSouthern SavannaHall of fame - Midget auto racingwebsite
National Railroad Museum2-8-0 at NRM, Green Bay, 20040426.jpgGreen BayBrownLake MichiganRailroadwebsite
Nelson Dewey HomesiteCassvilleGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric housewebsite, part of Stonefield
Neville Public MuseumGreen BayBrownLake MichiganMultiplewebsite, history, science, art
New Berlin Historical MuseumNew BerlinWaukeshaSouthern SavannaOpen airinformation
New London Public MuseumNew LondonOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieMultiplewebsite, natural history, local history, Native American culture, world cultures and more
New Richmond Heritage CenterNew RichmondSt. CroixMississippi/Chippewa RiversOpen airwebsite, park setting of historic buildings
New Visions GalleryMarshfieldMarathonCentral Sands PrairieArtwebsite
NorskedalenCoon ValleyVernonMississippi/Chippewa RiversOpen airwebsite, Norwegian culture, nature
Northern Great Lakes Visitor CenterAshlandAshlandLake Superior NorthwoodsMultiplewebsite, history, natural history, art
Northwestern Railroad Depot Museum and Log CabinsMarionShawanoCentral Sands PrairieOpen airinformation
Northwoods Children's MuseumEagle RiverVilasLake Superior NorthwoodsChildren'swebsite
Oak Creek Historical Society MuseumsOak CreekMilwaukeeLake MichiganOpen airwebsite
Oconomowoc and Lake Country MuseumOconomowocWaukeshaSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Octagon House (Fond du Lac)
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Fond du LacFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
Octagon House (Watertown)Octagon House.JPGWatertownDodgeSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Octagon House MuseumHudsonSt. CroixMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric housewebsite, also known as the John S. Moffat House
Old Courthouse MuseumWest BendWashingtonSouthern SavannaHistoric sitewebsite
Old Falls Village MuseumMenomonee FallsWaukeshaSouthern SavannaOpen airwebsite
Old Firehouse & Police MuseumOldFirehouse&PoliceMuseum.jpgSuperiorDouglasLake Superior NorthwoodsFire fighting / Policewebsite, part of Superior Public Museums, housing the State of Wisconsin Fire & Police Hall of Fame
Old Jailhouse MuseumWest BendWashingtonSouthern SavannaHistoric sitewebsite
Old Muskego Settlement CentreMuskegoWaukeshaSouthern SavannaOpen airwebsite
Old Town Hall MuseumFifieldPriceLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Old World WisconsinOldWorldWisconsinRaspberrySchoolHouse.jpgEagleWaukeshaSouthern SavannaOpen airRural life, features farmsteads and settlements of various ethnic groups
Old Village Hall MuseumNeoshoDodgeSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation
Onalaska MuseumOnalaskaLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite
Oneida Nation MuseumOneidaBrownLake MichiganEthnic - Native Americanwebsite, rural life
Orchard LawnMineral PointIowaSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite, also known as The Gundry House
Oregon Area Historical Society MuseumOregonDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Oshkosh Public MuseumOshkoshPublicMuseumRHPSign.jpgOshkoshWinnebagoCentral Sands PrairieMultiplewebsite, history, natural history, decorative arts
Ozaukee County Pioneer VillageSaukvilleOzaukeeLake MichiganLiving historywebsite
Pabst MansionPabst Mansion.jpgMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite
Paine Art Center and GardensPaineArtCenterAndGardens.jpgOshkoshWinnebagoCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite, historic estate, art galleries, gardens
Paper Discovery Center
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AppletonOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieIndustry - Paperwebsite
Passage Thru Time MuseumPotosiGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite
PendarvisMineral PointIowaSouthern SavannaIndustry - Miningwebsite, former Cornish lead mining colony
Peshtigo Fire MuseumPeshtigoFireMuseumExterior2.jpgPeshtigoMarinetteLake MichiganFirefighting
Pinecrest Historical VillageManitowocManitowocLake MichiganLiving historyinformation, village and farm life in Manitowoc County from the 1850s to the early 1900s
Pioneer Corner MuseumPioneerCornerMuseumNewHolsteinWisconsin.jpgNew HolsteinCalumetCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite[dead link]
Pioneer Log Village and MuseumReedsburgSaukSouthern SavannaOpen airwebsite, 1890's log homes, library, and church; cemetery, blacksmith shop, country school and country store
Pioneer MuseumWild RoseWausharaCentral Sands PrairieOpen airinformation
Pioneer ParkClintonvilleOzaukeeLake MichiganOpen airwebsite
Pioneer Village MuseumCameronBarronLake Superior NorthwoodsOpen airwebsite, also known as Barron County Historical Society Museum
Polk County MuseumBalsam LakePolkLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Port Washington Historical Society Light Station MuseumPort WashingtonOzaukeeLake MichiganMaritimewebsite
Potosi BreweryPotosiGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversIndustry - Beer brewingwebsite
Poynette Area Historical MuseumPoynetteColumbiaSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation
Prairie Moon Museum and Sculpture GardenCochraneBuffaloMississippi/Chippewa RiversArtinformation, information, information, photos
Racine Art MuseumRAM on Main Street.jpgRacineRacineLake MichiganArtwebsite
Racine Heritage MuseumRacineRacineLake MichiganHistorywebsite, also known as Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
Rahr West Art MuseumRahr-West Art Museum Manitowoc WI 02.JPGManitowocManitowocLake MichiganArtwebsite
Railroad Memories MuseumSpoonerWashburnLake Superior NorthwoodsRailroadwebsite
Rassbach Heritage MuseumMenomonieDunnMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite
Reed SchoolNeillsvilleClarkCentral Sands PrairieHistoric schoolwebsite, information
Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage CenterSuperiorDouglasLake Superior NorthwoodsMilitarywebsite
Ripley's Believe It or Not!Wisconsin DellsSaukSouthern SavannaArtwebsite
Ripon Historical Society MuseumRiponFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Riverside Museum (Wisconsin)La CrosseLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite, artifacts brought up from the wreck of the steamboat War Eagle and from the Mississippi Valley Archaeological Center
Rogers Street Fishing VillageTwo RiversManitowocLake MichiganIndustry - Fishingwebsite, museum village and heritage park about commercial fishing
Rudy Rotter's Museum of SculptureManitowocManitowocLake MichiganArtwebsite
Rural Arts MuseumColbyClarkCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite, information
Rusk County Historical Society MuseumLadysmithRuskLake Superior NorthwoodsOpen airwebsite, located on the Rusk County fair grounds
Salem (Ragatz) Church MuseumPrairie du SacSaukSouthern SavannaReligiouswebsite
Satterlee Clark HouseHoriconDodgeSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Sauk County Historical MuseumBarabooSaukSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Sawyer County Historical Society MuseumHaywardSawyerLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Schlegelmilch-McDaniel HouseSchlegelmilch-McDaniel House01.jpgEau ClaireEau ClaireMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric housewebsite
Schumacher Farm County ParkWaunakeeDaneSouthern SavannaLiving historywebsite, 1900s farmstead & farmhouse museums
Seymour Community MuseumSeymourCommunityMuseum.jpgSeymourOutagamieCentral Sands PrairieHistoryinformation, information
Sheboygan County Museum
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SheboyganSheboyganLake MichiganHistorywebsite, includes four historic buildings: the 1850s Taylor House, the 1860s Weinhold Log House and Bodenstab Cheese Factory, and the 1890s Schuchardt Barn
Sherry-Butt HouseViroquaVernonMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric housewebsite
Sila Lydia Bast Bell MuseumGermantownWashingtonSouthern SavannaCommodity - Bellswebsite
Silver Wheel Manor Doll MuseumFond du LacFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieToy - Dollswebsite
Snowmobile Hall of Fame and MuseumSt. GermainVilasLake Superior NorthwoodsHall of fame - Snowmobilingwebsite
Solomon Juneau and John Schiefer Historic Homes and Reklau Log BuildingTheresaDodgeSouthern SavannaHistoric houseinformation, brochure
South Milwaukee Historical Society MuseumSouth MilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistorywebsite
South Wood County Historical MuseumWisconsin RapidsWoodCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo MuseumBurlingtonRacineLake MichiganToy - Spinning tops, Yo-yoswebsite
SS MeteorSSMeteor-whaleback-050507-02.jpgSuperiorDouglasLake Superior NorthwoodsShipwebsite
St. Agnes Historic SiteWest BendWashingtonSouthern SavannaHistoric sitewebsite
Stanley Area Historical Society MuseumStanleyChippewaMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite
Sterling North Home and MuseumEdgertonRockSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Stierle Bird CollectionMarshfieldWoodCentral Sands PrairieNatural historywebsite, over 380 birds representing 140 species and over 1,890 eggs representing 110 species, permanent exhibit housed in the Beebee Forum Room of the Marshfield Public Library
StonefieldCassvilleGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversMultiplewebsite, includes Nelson Dewey Homesite, Wisconsin State Agricultural Museum
Stoughton Historical Society MuseumStoughtonDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Stratford Area Historical MuseumStratfordMarathonCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Sun Prairie Historical MuseumSun PrairieDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Superior Public MuseumsSuperiorDouglasLake Superior NorthwoodsMultiplewebsite, includes Fairlawn Mansion and Museum, Old Firehouse & Police Museum, housing the State of Wisconsin Fire & Police Hall of Fame, SS Meteor
Swarthout MuseumLa CrosseLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite
Swiss Historical VillageNew GlarusGreenSouthern SavannaOpen airwebsite
Taliesin (studio)Looking at Taliesin from Hill Crown.jpgSpring GreenSaukSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite, includes Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
Taylor County Historical Society MuseumMedfordTaylorLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoryinformation
Ten Chimneys
Ten Chimneys - Main House 1.jpg
Genesee DepotWaukeshaSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite, estate created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Thorp Area Historical Society MuseumThorpClarkCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Three Lakes Historical Society MuseumThree LakesOneidaLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Tommy Bartlett ExploratoryWisconsin DellsSaukSouthern SavannaSciencewebsite
Town of Sullivan Historical Society MuseumSullivanJeffersonSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation
Toy Train BarnArgyleLafayetteSouthern SavannaRailroadinformation
Trimborn FarmGreendaleMilwaukeeLake MichiganOpen airwebsite
Tripp Memorial MuseumPrairie du SacSaukSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Tufts' MansionNeillsvilleClarkCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Two Rivers MuseumTwo RiversManitowocLake MichiganHistorywebsite
Upham MansionMarshfieldMarathonCentral Sands PrairieHistoric housewebsite
UW–Madison Geology MuseumMadisonDaneSouthern SavannaGeologywebsite
UWSP Museum of Natural HistoryStevens PointPortageCentral Sands PrairieNatural historywebsite, part of University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Vernon County MuseumViroquaVernonMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistorywebsite
Vilas County Historical MuseumSaynerVilasLake Superior NorthwoodsHistorywebsite
Villa Louis
Villa-louis.jpg
Prairie du ChienCrawfordMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric housewebsite
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts MuseumMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganArtHistoric mansion, fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries
Sylvanus Wade HouseWadeHouse.jpgGreenbushSheboyganLake MichiganHistoric housewebsite, includes Wesley Jung Carriage Museum
Washburn Historical Museum & Cultural CenterWashburnBayfieldLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoryinformation, information
Watson's Wild West MuseumElkhornWalworthSouthern SavannaHistory - Old Westwebsite
Waukesha County Historical Society & MuseumWaukeshaWaukeshaSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Waupun Heritage MuseumWaupunFond du LacCentral Sands PrairieHistoryinformation, information
Waushara County Historical MuseumWausharaWausharaCentral Sands PrairieHistorywebsite
Waswagoning Re-Created Ojibwe VillageLac du FlambeauVilasLake Superior NorthwoodsLiving historywebsite
Webster House MuseumElkhornWalworthSouthern SavannaHistoric housewebsite
Weis Earth Science MuseumUWFoxValleyWeisEarthScienceMuseum.jpgMenashaCalumetCentral Sands PrairieGeologywebsite, part of University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley
Wesley Jung Carriage MuseumGreenbushSheboyganLake MichiganTransportation - Carriageswebsite, located at Sylvanus Wade House
West Allis Historical MuseumWest AllisMilwaukeeLake MichiganHistorywebsite, information
Western Union Junction Railroad MuseumSturtevantRacineLake MichiganRailwaywebsite
White Glove CollectionLa CrosseLa CrosseMississippi/Chippewa RiversAutomotivewebsite
White Lake Area Historical Society Depot MuseumWhite LakeLangladeLake Superior NorthwoodsHistoryinformation
White Pillars MuseumDe PereBrownLake MichiganHistorywebsite, information
Whitewater Historical MuseumWhitewaterJeffersonSouthern SavannaHistoryinformation, information
William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & DesignWilliam F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design.jpgMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganIndustry - Advertising, designwebsite
Wilson Place MuseumMenomonieDunnMississippi/Chippewa RiversHistoric housewebsite
Winneconne Historical Society MuseumWinneconneWinnebagoCentral Sands PrairieOpen airwebsite, includes 1871 Winneconne railroad depot, turn of the century "Little House," 1889 one-room schoolhouse, Kay Wilde Doll Cottage and Steamboat Museum
Wisconsin Automotive MuseumHartfordDodgeSouthern SavannaTransportation - Automobilewebsite
Wisconsin Black Historical Society and MuseumMilwaukeeMilwaukeeLake MichiganEthnic - African Americanwebsite
Wisconsin Bowhunter's MuseumClintonvilleOzaukeeLake MichiganSports - Bow huntingwebsite
Wisconsin Concrete ParkPhillipsPriceLake Superior NorthwoodsArt - Sculpture parkwebsite, outdoor museum containing 237 embellished concrete sculptures
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery CenterWarrensMonroeCentral Sands PrairieFood - Cranberrywebsite
Wisconsin Historical MuseumMadisonDaneSouthern SavannaHistorywebsite
Wisconsin Maritime MuseumWisconsinMaritimeMuseumUSSCobia.jpgManitowocManitowocLake MichiganMaritimewebsite
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber ArtsCedarburgOzaukeeLake MichiganTextileswebsite
Wisconsin River Papermaking MuseumWisconsin RapidsWoodCentral Sands PrairieIndustryinformation, information
Wisconsin State Agricultural MuseumCassvilleGrantMississippi/Chippewa RiversIndustry - Agriculturewebsite, part of Stonefield
Wisconsin State CapitolWis-capitol.jpgMadisonDaneSouthern SavannaHistoric sitewebsite
Wisconsin Veterans MuseumMadisonDaneSouthern SavannaMilitarywebsite
Wright Museum of ArtBeloitRockSouthern SavannaArtwebsite, part of Beloit College

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Defunct museums

Regions defined

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has defined five tourism regions of Wisconsin as follows below:

Central Sands Prairie Region

Counties in the central area[1]: Adams, Calumet, Clark, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Monroe, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

Lake Michigan Region

Counties in the eastern area along Lake Michigan, including the Door Peninsula[2]: Brown, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Oconto, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan

Lake Superior Northwoods Region

Counties in the north central and northwest area[3]: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn

Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Region

South central and southwest area along the Mississippi and Chippewa rivers[4]: Buffalo, Chippewa, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon

Southern Savanna Region

South central area[5]: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/central_sands_guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Central Sands Prairie Region
  2. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/Lake_Michigan_Guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Lake Michigan Region
  3. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/northwoods_birding_guide.PDF Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Lake Superior Northwoods Region
  4. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/mississippi_birding_guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Region
  5. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/Southern-Savanna-Guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Southern Savanna Region

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