Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

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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.

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

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2
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3
Elco Happy Hour Cruise (Ages 12+) 5/26/2017 - 10/15/2017 Birchwood - 73.96 miles away
4
Elco Sunset Cruise (18+ Only) 5/26/2017 - 8/15/2017 Birchwood - 73.96 miles away
5
Hugh Mandelert Retrospective - Art and Addiction 9/05/2017 - 10/27/2017 Chippewa Falls - 115.63 miles away
6
Valley Pasture Farm 9/16/2017 - 10/22/2017 Elk Mound - 120.12 miles away
7
Govin's Corn Maze 9/15/2017 - 10/29/2017 Menomonie - 122.75 miles away
8
Willow Springs Garden: Corn Maze 9/16/2017 - 10/22/2017 Wausau - 123.16 miles away

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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