Chippewa Valley Museum

One of the best ways to discover the exciting and intertwining stories of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley is to visit Eau Claire’s nationally recognized Chippewa Valley Museum, open year-round. The museum offers award-winning exhibits, beautifully preserved historic structures on the grounds, fun activities, a 1950's ice cream parlor, a museum store, and more. The Chippewa Valley Museum sits beneath towering pines in Eau Claire’s beautiful Carson Park, a 134-acre peninsula nestled inside horseshoe-shaped Half Moon Lake. Admission: $7 - adults; $4 - ages 5 - 17; Free - under 5; UWEC Students with I.D. - $4

Hours of Operation

MD-LD: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, Tues until 8pm, LD-MD: Tues-Sun 1pm-5pm, Tues until 8pm.


From Minneapolis/St. Paul (and points west of Eau Claire) - I-94 eastbound, First Eau Claire exit #59 (Hwy 12/124/EE) eastbound, East on Hwy 12 three miles, Exit onto Clairemont Ave. (12 East), At Menomonie St. (2.7 miles) turn left, Entrance to Carson Park.


  • Disabled Access

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical