Log Cabin Heritage Park

Log Cabin Heritage Park

Gays Mills holds its heritage well with Log Cabin Heritage Park. While the town is also home to the Crawford County Fair, several charming and historic downtown buildings, and the state’s largest apple festival, the real history is in this park. Log Cabin Heritage Park is basically an open-air architectural museum of log houses which…

Peshtigo Fire Museum

Peshtigo Fire Museum

On October 8, 1871, a massive firestorm broke out in the woods near Peshtigo. Dubbed the “Peshtigo Fire”, the inferno consumed about 1,875 square miles of land – 1.2 million acres – along a wide strip from north of Menomonee, Michigan through Peshtigo down towards Green Bay. It is still the largest loss of life…

Aztalan State Park Mounds

Aztalan State Park & Museum

“Aztalan” is the name for an original Native American settlement that thrived along the Crawfish River banks in Jefferson County from around 1000-1300 AD. Now a National Historic Landmark, Aztalan State Park sits just east of Lake Mills near I-94 between Highways 26 and 89 just south of County B, which was formerly Historic Highway…

Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum with over 80,000 collections, including 1,200 works in fine arts. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts. Permanent exhibits include: The Wisconsin Story, a multi-disciplinary adventure in ecosystem development, evolution of plants…

Vilas County Historical Society Museum

The Vilas County Museum chronicles the history of Vilas County and area communities. From the original snowmobile that won the first patent to the giant statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox out front, you have plenty of history to explore in this North Woods of Wisconsin museum along Highway 155 in Sayner.

East Troy Electric Railroad

The East Troy Electric Railroad operates on the last 7.5 miles of original, operational interurban railroad track in Wisconsin. Many of the former tracks and now bike trail rights-of-way, or simply obliterated with time. Not East Troy RR: they provide rides, dinners, and more on the original interurban route between East Troy and Mukwonago –…

Langlade County Historic Museum & Railroad Park

The Langlade County Historic Museum is housed in an original Carnegie Library, constructed with a grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1905. It served as the public library for Antigo until 1997 and now features historic items from around Langlade County. The Deleglise Cabin on the grounds showcases the typical early structures of northern Wisconsin, many…

Webster House Museum

In Elkhorn, Walworth’s County Seat, you’ll find the home of composer Joseph Philbrick Webster, who songs were popular through the Civil War and beyond. The well-maintained Greek Revival-style cottage was constructed in 1836 and was originally located in Elkhorn’s public square (today’s Courthouse Square) and served as the federal land grant office, which sold land…

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) offers a variety of concepts and directions in contemporary art with particular consideration of craft-related forms, installation works, photography, new genres, ongoing cultural traditions, and the work of self-taught artists.  They have an impressive collection of permanent exhibits and a dynamic series of rotating ones.  Their ARTspace gallery…

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Hearthstone is the first house in the world to have electric lights powered by a centrally located hydroelectric station that used the Edison system. It began operation on September 30, 1882 with a generator situated in the beater room of the Appleton Paper and Pulp Company. The three buildings that were lighted on that historic…