Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

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.
The Center's Native Seed Orchard is a gorgeous spot as seen in this photo by Devin Getten.
View Website Favorite (4) 29270 County Highway G - Ashland, WI 54806
Information: 715-685-9983

Daily 9am-5pm.

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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. 

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • Type of Center
    • Local Information Center
  • Adaptive Equipment Available
    • Yes
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Early Industry
    • Wisconsin History
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Location
    • At Gateway Entry Point or On/Near a Major Highway
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Scenic Vistas
    • Wildlife Refuge & Reserves

Nearby Places

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Home & Sport Show 3/27/2020 - 3/29/2020 Ashland - 3.4 miles away
2
Bay Area Farm & Garden Show 4/04/2020 Ashland - 3.67 miles away
3
Ice-O-Rama 3/07/2020 - 3/08/2020 Ashland - 3.81 miles away
4
Ice-O-Rama 3/07/2020 - 3/08/2020 Ashland - 3.81 miles away
5
Washburn Brokedown Blues Festival 5/02/2020 Washburn - 6.84 miles away
6
Bayfield Winter Festival 3/06/2020 - 3/08/2020 Bayfield - 17.08 miles away
7
Bayfield In Bloom 5/08/2020 - 6/07/2020 Bayfield - 17.12 miles away
8
Speakeasy Cellar Jazz 3/07/2020 Iron River - 21.72 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified

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Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • 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