Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

Observations tower, viewing platform, 100-seat theater, interpretive and historic exhibits and regional visitor information & trip planning for Wisconsin, Minnesota & Michigan UP; educational programs; events; accessible boardwalk trail on site. The Center's 180-acre site is comprised of lowland cedar and black ash, open fields, upland aspen, pine, spruce and balsam. The looped 2/3-mile boardwalk trail system winds through the cedar and tamarack wetlands. Adjacent to Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

Hours of Operation

Daily 9am-5pm.


The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is conveniently located at the intersection of County Hwy G and US Hwy 2, 2 miles west of Ashland.


  • Disabled Access

Type of Center

  • Local Information Center

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History