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: $5/adults, $2/age 5-17 and UWEC students with I.D., free/under age 5 and museum members.

Hours of Operation

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

Directions

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 Pa

Features

  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes