Paul & Babe at the Vilas County Historical Society Museum

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.

Snowmobile Hall of Fame & Museum

The Snowmobile Hall of Fame on St. Germain’s west side along Wisconsin Highway 70 preserves and showcases the rich and exciting history of snowmobiling at both the recreational and competitive levels through the operation of a museum, hall of fame and library for the sport.

Highway 155 Jct sign


“Seven miles of St. Germain, Sayner, and Snowmobiles” Quickie Summary: Highway 155 is a short, 7-mile connector route from Highway 70 in St. Germain to Sayner and Star Lake area. Along this short ride, the snowmobile was invented, you’ll find museums, shopping, and a tavern with a petting farm – and plenty of people head…

Highway 17 in Phelps on a State Trunk Tour


“Angling up through Snowmobile Country and the North Woods” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 17 is a connector road between up North vacation and recreation hotspots, connecting U.S. 51 travelers to Rhinelander, Eagle River, and many of the myriad lakes in Vilas County. If you’ve ever camped, fished, snowmobiled or hung out in a lakeside…