Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

  • The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a must for those visiting the Chequamegon Bay area.

    The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a must for those visiting the Chequamegon Bay area.
  • This impressive dragonfly was photographed on the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center's boardwalk by Dick Verch.

    This impressive dragonfly was photographed on the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center's boardwalk by Dick Verch.
  • The Center's Native Seed Orchard is a gorgeous spot as seen in this photo by Devin Getten.

    The Center's Native Seed Orchard is a gorgeous spot as seen in this photo by Devin Getten.

Five-story observation tower, wildlife 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 comprises 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.

Directions

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

Free Admission

  • Yes

Features

  • Disabled Access

Type of Center

  • Local Information Center

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History

Location

  • At Gateway Entry Point or On/Near a Major Highway

Natural Attractions Type

  • Scenic Vistas
  • Wildlife Refuge & Reserves

Toilets

  • Yes