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Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
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.
The center is more accessible than ever with new assistive tools and technologies. Devices that assist with hearing, visual and speech impairments are available upon request. Some available devices include portable magnifiers, character recognition to translate text to audio, and conference microphone systems.
Choose Your List(s)
- Free Admission
- Disabled Access
- Adaptive Equipment Available
- History/Heritage Type
- Early Industry
- Wisconsin History
- Type of Center
- Local Information Center
- At Gateway Entry Point or On/Near a Major Highway
- Natural Attractions Type
- Scenic Vistas
- Wildlife Refuge & Reserves
Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- Powered by on-site solar panels
- Hosts free environmental and sustainability events that are open to the public
- Projects are in place to rehabilitate the riparian area along the Fish Creek, including the replanting of native species and the restriction of timber harvest to promote forest maturity