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 (3) 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
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Early Industry
    • Wisconsin History
  • Adaptive Equipment Available
    • Yes
  • Type of Center
    • Local Information Center
  • Location
    • At Gateway Entry Point or On/Near a Major Highway
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Scenic Vistas
    • Wildlife Refuge & Reserves
  • Toilets
    • Yes

Nearby Places

1
Downtown Days 8/02/2019 - 8/03/2019 Ashland - 3.63 miles away
2
Grand View Firehouse 50 8/02/2019 - 8/04/2019 Grandview - 16.51 miles away
3
Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim 8/03/2019 Bayfield - 17.01 miles away
4
Iron River Lions Blueberry Festival 7/27/2019 - 7/28/2019 Iron River - 21.27 miles away
5
Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce Vendor Fair 7/27/2019 - 7/28/2019 Iron River - 21.49 miles away
6
Bayfield County Fair 8/08/2019 - 8/11/2019 Iron River - 22.06 miles away
7
Penokee Range Classic Bike Races 7/27/2019 Mellen - 22.94 miles away
8
Port Wing Plein Air Painting Festival 8/01/2019 - 8/04/2019 Port Wing, WI - 24.11 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