List of museums in Wisconsin

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This list of museums in Wisconsin encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Location County Region Type Website/Summary
Above & Beyond Children's Museum ChildrensDiscoveryMuseumSheboygan.jpg Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan Children's
Albany Historical Museum Albany Green Southern Savanna Local history information
Alexander House Center for Art & History Port Edwards Wood Central Sands Prairie Multiple Art gallery and historical museum emphasizing local lumbering and papermaking industries
Alexander Noble House
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Fish Creek Door Lake Michigan Historic house Late-19th-century-period house
Alma Historical Society Museum Alma Buffalo Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history information, information
Almond Historical Society /Old Bank Building-Local Historical Museum Almond Portage Central Sands Prairie Local history information
Amberg Historical Museum Complex AmbergWisconsinTownHallAmbergHistoricMuseum.jpg Amberg Marinette Lake Michigan Open air Includes a fire station, early 20th century period house, industrial displays, household items
American Legion State Headquarters and Museum Portage Columbia Southern Savanna Military information
Americanism Center Museum Waubeka Ozaukee Lake Michigan America information
Angel Museum Beloit Rock Southern Savanna Commodity - Angel-themed items website
Ariens Museum Brillion Calumet Central Sands Prairie Technology information, seven decades of power equipment
Artasia Gallery & Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art website, Asian imports store
Arvid E. Miller Library & Museum Bowler Shawano Central Sands Prairie Ethnic - Native American website
Ashland Historical Museum Ashland Ashland Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website
Ashwaubenon Historical Cultural Center Museum Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Local history website, information
Badger Mine and Museum Shullsburg Lafayette Southern Savanna Industry - Mining
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Baker School Museum Cadott Chippewa Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers School information
Bangor and Area Historical Society Museum Bangor La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history information
Bayfield Heritage Center Bayfield Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website
Bayfield Maritime Museum Bayfield Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods Maritime website
Beckman Mill Beloit Rock Southern Savanna Mill website, located in Beckman Mill Park
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum
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Neenah Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Commodity - Glass website, paperweights
Berlin Area Historical Society's Museums of Local History Berlin Green Lake Central Sands Prairie Local history website
Bernard Schwartz House Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan Historic house 1930s house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Beth Israel Synagogue Museum Stevens Point Portage Central Sands Prairie Religious website
Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Children's website
Beyer Home Museum Oconto Oconto Lake Michigan Historic house website
Black Earth Depot and Museum Black Earth Dane Southern Savanna History information
Black Point Estate Linn Walworth Southern Savanna Historic house Late-19th-century Queen Anne–style mansion and grounds
Blanchardville Historical Society Museum Blanchardville Lafayette Southern Savanna Local history information
Boscobel Grand Army of the Republic Hall Boscobel Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Military American Civil War exhibits
Brandon Historical Society Museum Brandon Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Local history website
Branstiter Museum Greenwood Clark Central Sands Prairie Local history information
Brickyard School Museum Merrill Lincoln Lake Superior Northwoods School information
Brillion History House Museum Brillion Calumet Central Sands Prairie History website
Brodhead Depot Museum Brodhead Green Southern Savanna History information
Browntown Historical Museum Browntown Green Southern Savanna Local history information
Bruce Area Historical Museum and Genealogical Library Bruce Rusk Lake Superior Northwoods Local history information
Building for Kids Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Children's website, also known as Fox Cities Children's Museum
Burlington Historical Society Museum Burlington Racine Lake Michigan Local history website
Cable Natural History Museum Cable Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods Natural history website
Cadott Area Historical Society Museum Cadott Chippewa Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History information
Calumet County Historical Museum CalumetCountyHistoricMuseum.jpg Chilton Calumet Central Sands Prairie History information, scroll down to museums, information
Cambridge Historic Museum Cambridge Dane Southern Savanna History website
Camp Five Museum Laona Forest Lake Superior Northwoods Multiple Logging camp, includes farm, nature center, Lumberjack Steam Train, nature tours
Carlin House & Turner Museum Palmyra Jefferson Southern Savanna History information
Cedarburg Cultural Center Cedarburg Ozaukee Lake Michigan Multiple Performing arts center, art gallery and education facility, Cedarburg General Store Museum and community gathering place
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum Stevens Point Portage Central Sands Prairie Children's website
Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum New Glarus Green Southern Savanna Historic house information, copy of a Swiss Bernase mountain chalet including furnishings
Charles A. Grignon Mansion Grignonhome.jpg Kaukauna Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Historic house website
Charles Allis Art Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art 19th-century mansion with 19th-century French and American paintings, furnishings and decorative arts, and changing exhibits
Chazen Museum of Art Madison Dane Southern Savanna Art Part of University of Wisconsin–Madison, formerly known as Elvehjem Museum of Art, includes American and European paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing, photography and decorative arts
Children's Museum of Eau Claire Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Children's website
Children's Museum of Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Children's website
Children's Museum of La Crosse La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Children's website, also known as Gertrude Salzer Gordon Children's Museum
Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology Chippewa Falls Chippewa Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Technology website
Chippewa Valley Museum Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Chocolate Experience Museum Burlington Racine Lake Michigan Food - Chocolate website
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan History Collection of early 20th Century Americana
Christ Church Museum of Local History Germantown Washington Southern Savanna History website
Circus World Museum
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Baraboo Sauk Southern Savanna Circus Circus artifacts and exhibits, also hosts daily live circus performances throughout the summer
Civil War Museum (Wisconsin) Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan Military website, American Civil War as seen and experienced on the home front and the connections between the home front and the battle front
Clark County Jail Neillsville Clark Central Sands Prairie Jail Period sheriff residence and jail cells, period business and room displays, local history
Colfax Railroad Museum Colfax Dunn Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Railroad
Cook-Rutledge House Chippewa Falls Chippewa Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Late 19th century Victorian mansion
Copper Culture State Park Oconto Oconto Lake Michigan Archaeology Includes Charles Werrenbroeck Museum with artifacts of Copper Culture peoples
Cottage Museum Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Decorative arts website
Crivitz Area Museum Crivitz Marinette Lake Michigan History information
Cross Plains-Berry Historical Society Museum Cross Plains Dane Southern Savanna History information, information
Cunningham Museum Lancaster Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Ethnic - African American information, information
Dartford Historical Society Museum Green Lake Green Lake Central Sands Prairie History website, 1870s railroad depot and the former public library
Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum Sparta Monroe Central Sands Prairie Multiple website, career of "Deke" Slayton, Wisconsin astronauts and aviation in Monroe County, history of bicycling
Dells Mill Augusta Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Mill 1864 water-powered grist mill
Dinosaur Discovery Museum Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan Natural history Dinosaurs and fossils, focus on the link between birds and meat-eating dinosaurs
Discovery World DiscoveryWorldMilwaukeeMarch2007.jpg Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Science Innovation and technology, Great Lakes natural history and conservation
Dodge Center Museum Juneau Dodge Southern Savanna History website
Dodge County Historical Society and Museum Beaver Dam Dodge Southern Savanna History website, information
Dodge Mining Camp Cabin Dodgeville Iowa Southern Savanna Historic site website
Door County Maritime Museum Sturgeon Bay Door Lake Michigan Maritime website
Douglas County Historical Society Museum Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum Brookfield Waukesha Southern Savanna Historic site website
Dr. Kate Newcomb Museum Woodruff Oneida Lake Superior Northwoods Biography information, photos, information
Drummond Historical Museum Drummond Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods History website, includes wildlife exhibit
Durkee Mansion Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan Historic house website, part of the Kemper Center
EAA AirVenture Museum EAAAirAdventureMuseum.jpg Oshkosh Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Aviation Historic and hand-made aircraft
Eagle Historical Society Museum Eagle Waukesha Southern Savanna History website
East Troy Electric Railroad Museum Eterl9.jpg East Troy Walworth Southern Savanna Railroad Heritage railroad and historic electric railway equipment
Elkhart Lake Depot Museum Elkhart Lake Sheboygan Lake Michigan History information
Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum Fountain City Buffalo Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Transportation, Toy website, features five museum buildings with muscle, antique, classic cars and trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, pedal cars, antique toys, tools, and dolls
Elroy Historical Society Museum Elroy Monroe Central Sands Prairie History website
Empire in Pine Museum Downsville Dunn Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Industry - Logging, quarry website, logging and sandstone quarry history of Red Cedar Valley
Ephraim Village Museums Ephraim Door Lake Michigan Open air website
Fairlawn Mansion and Museum Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Historic house website, part of Superior Public Museums
Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum Fennimore Grant Southern Savanna Toy website
Fennimore Railroad Historical Society Museum Fennimore Grant Southern Savanna Railroad website
Fields of Honor Military Veterans Museum Oshkosh Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Military website, planned to open in 2008
First Capitol Belmont Lafayette Southern Savanna History Birthplace of Wisconsin territorial government
Flyways Waterfowl Museum Baraboo Sauk Southern Savanna Natural history website, antique and modern waterfowl decoys, bands and calls, showcases over 50 North American waterfowl species in their natural settings, duck blind theatre, duck stamp art, duck hunting, wetlands conservation
Forest County Historical Museum Crandon Forest Lake Superior Northwoods History website, information
Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center and Museum Crandon Forest Lake Superior Northwoods Ethnic - Native American History, culture and traditions of the Potawatomi people
Fort Bon Secours Cadott Chippewa Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Living website, French and Indian War era
Fort Crawford Museum Prairie du Chien Crawford Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Military 19th century military hospital for the fort, exhibits about the fort, city history, frontier medicine
Fort McCoy History Center Fort McCoy Monroe Central Sands Prairie Military website
Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Quarters Portage Columbia Fox/Wisconsin Rivers Historic site 1824 log building, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park Danbury Burnett Lake Superior Northwoods Living history website, reconstructed fur trade post, authentic Woodland Indian village
Fountain City Area Historical Society Museum Fountain City Buffalo Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History information, information
Fox Lake Depot Museum Fox Lake Dodge Southern Savanna History website
Frederic Soo Line Depot/Frederic Area Historical Museum Frederic Polk Lake Superior Northwoods History website, information
Freedom Area Historical Society Museum FreedomAreaHistoricalSocietyWisconsin.jpg Freedom Outagamie Central Sands Prairie History website, local history
Galloway House and Village
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Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Living history website, late 1800s village, includes Blakely Museum with historical collections from Native American to present
General Store Museum Cedarburg Ozaukee Lake Michigan Advertising website, part of Cedarburg Cultural Center
George W. Brown Jr. Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center Lac du Flambeau Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Ethnic - Native American website, culture of Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Gills Rock Museum Gills Rock Door Lake Michigan Maritime website
Grand River Valley Museum & Train Depot Markesan Green Lake Central Sands Prairie History website
Grantsburg Area Historical Society Museum Grantsburg Burnett Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Green County Historical Museum Monroe Green Southern Savanna History information, information
Grohmann Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art Collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. features European art, particularly German and Dutch
H. H. Bennett Studio
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Wisconsin Dells Columbia Southern Savanna Art, History Restored nineteenth century photography studio and museum about famous landscape photographer H.H. Bennett.
Haggerty Museum of Art Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art Part of Marquette University, European and American visual art
Hamburger Hall of Fame Seymour Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Hall of fame website
Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum Hamilton Wood Type Entrance.jpg Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan Industry - Printing Operated by the Two Rivers Historical Society, focus is the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type used in letterpress printing
Hamlin Garland House West Salem La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Home of author Hamlin Garland
Hansen-Newell-Bennett House Museum DeForest Dane Southern Savanna Historic house website
Harley-Davidson Museum HD museum panorama.jpg Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Transportation - Motorcycles History of Harley-Davidson and motorcycles
Hawks Inn Historical Museum Delafield Waukesha Southern Savanna History website
Hazelwood Historic House Museum Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Historic house website
Hearthstone Historic House Museum HearthstoneAppletonWisconsin.jpg Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Historic house Late 19th-century mansion that was the first local house to be powered by electricity, features original electrical fixtures
Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Janesville Rock Southern Savanna History website
Henschel's Indian Museum Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan Ethnic - Native American website
Heritage Hill State Historical Park Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Living history 48-acre (19 ha) open air museum of 25 historical structures
Heritage Park Plover Portage Central Sands Prairie Open air website
Herman C. Timm House TimmHouse.jpg New Holstein Calumet Central Sands Prairie Historic house Late 19th century Victorian mansion, operated by the New Holstein Historical Society
The Hideout - Al Capone's Northwoods Retreat Couderay Sawyer Lake Superior Northwoods Historic house website, includes museum of the roaring 20s
Historic Cheesemaking Center Monroe Green Southern Savanna Industry - Cheese website, information, photos
Historic Indian Agency House Portage Columbia Southern Savanna Historic house information
The History Museum at the Castle
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Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie History Local history, collections of magician Harry Houdini, author Edna Ferber, operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society
Hixon House
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La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house website
Hoard Historical Museum
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Fort Atkinson Jefferson Southern Savanna Multiple Local cultural and natural history exhibits and the National Dairy Shrine visitor center with exhibits about dairying
Honey of a Museum Ashippun Dodge Southern Savanna Food - Honey website
House on the Rock
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Spring Green Sauk Southern Savanna Historic house Complex of architecturally unique rooms, streets, gardens and shops
Howard Morey House Birchwood Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Historic house information, information
Hutchinson House Museum Waupaca Waupaca Central Sands Prairie Historic house website
International Clown Hall of Fame Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Hall of fame - Clowns Clown performers, art and achievement
Iowa County Historical Society Museum Dodgeville Iowa Southern Savanna History website
Iron County Historical Museum Hurley Iron Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Isham Day House
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Mequon Ozaukee Lake Michigan Historic house
Jackson Historical Society Museum and One-Room Schoolhouse Jackson, Wisconsin Washington Southern Savanna History information
Jacob Van Orden Mansion Baraboo Sauk Southern Savanna Historic house website, also known as Sauk County Historical Museum
James Newman Clark Bird Museum Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Natural history website, ma, part of University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Jeremiah Curtin House Jeremiah Curtin House.jpg Greendale Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Operated by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, mid-19th-century house, open by appointment
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan History website
John Beck Log House Solon Springs Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Historic house information
John Hustis House/Museum
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Hustisford Dodge Southern Savanna Historic house information (scroll down to Hustisford Historical Society), website
John Michael Kohler Arts Center JohnMichaelKohlerArtCenterEntrance.jpg Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan Art Includes ten galleries, a theater, performance and meeting spaces, studio classrooms
Jolivette Historic House Lodi Columbia Southern Savanna Historic house website
Julaine Farrow Museum Winnebago Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Medical website
Jump River Valley Historical Museum Catawba Price Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Kenosha History Center Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan History website
Kenosha Public Museum Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan Multiple Natural history, fine and decorative arts
Kewaskum Historical Society Museum and Log Cabin Kewaskum Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie History website
Kewaunee County Historical Museum Kewaunee Kewaunee Lake Michigan History website, originally built in 1876 as the Sheriff's Office, residence and county jail
Kickapoo Indian Caverns Wauzeka Crawford Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Ethnic - Native American website, includes Native American museum
Kilbourntown House Shorewood Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Operated by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, mid 19th century period house
Kneeland-Walker House Wauwatosa Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Late Victorian mansion, operated by the Wauwatosa Historical Society
Knox Creek Heritage Center Brantwood Price Lake Superior Northwoods Open air website
Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library and Museum Cambridge Dane Southern Savanna History website
Kuhefuss House Museum Cedarburg Ozaukee Lake Michigan Historic house website, part of Cedarburg Cultural Center
Lady of Loretto Church Museum Honey Creek Sauk Southern Savanna Religious website
Lafayette County Historical Society & Museum Darlington Lafayette Southern Savanna Railroad information
Lake Mills Aztalan Museum Lake Mills Jefferson Southern Savanna Open air website
Langlade County Historical Society Museum
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Antigo Langlade Lake Superior Northwoods Industry website
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Pepin Pepin Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Biography information, photos, information, also known as Pepin Historical Museum
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum LeighYawkeyWoodsonArtMuseumEntrance.jpg Wausau Marathon Central Sands Prairie Art 8 to 10 exhibitions a year, housed in an updated 1931 English Tudor period Cotswold-style residence
Lincoln Center, Headquarters & Museum Beloit Rock Southern Savanna History website, housing the Robert and Elizabeth Solem Museum
Lincoln-Tallman House Janesville Rock Southern Savanna Historic house 1850s house that Abraham Lincoln slept in, operated by the Rock County Historical Society
Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum Sparta Monroe Central Sands Prairie Toy - Toy railroads, dolls website, dolls and model railroads
Little Norway, Wisconsin Blue Mounds Dane Southern Savanna Living history Norwegian style farm buildings
Logic Puzzle Museum Burlington Racine Lake Michigan Toy - Puzzle website
Logan Museum of Anthropology Beloit Rock Southern Savanna Anthropology Part of Beloit College, archaeological and ethnological objects from around the world
Log Museum Birchwood Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Industry information
Lost Lake-Randolph Museum Randolph Dodge Southern Savanna History information, information
Lowell Damon House LowellDamonHouse-Apr09.jpg Wauwatosa Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Operated by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, open on Sundays
Madeline Island Historical Museum Madeline Island Ashland Lake Superior Northwoods History Operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, local history including Native American tribes, the fur trade, early missionaries and maritime history
Madison Children's Museum Madison Dane Southern Savanna Children's Exhibits on the arts, sciences, history, culture, health and civic engagement
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
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Madison Dane Southern Savanna Art Contemporary art
Malone Area Heritage Museum MaloneAreaHeritageMuseumTrainDepot.jpg Malone Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie History Local history, immigrants, farming, railroad
Manitowoc Heritage Center Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan History information
Marathon County Historical Museum MarathonCountyHistoricMuseumRenovation2007.jpg Wausau Marathon Central Sands Prairie Historic house Early 20th-century mansion
Marinette County Historical Society Logging Museum Marinette Marinette Lake Michigan Industry - Logging website
Marquette County Historical Society Museum Westfield Marquette Central Sands Prairie Open air website, grounds include the Cochrane-Nelson Home, the Kerst Exhibit Building, the Henry Ellis railroad section house and a gazebo
Mayville Historical Society Museum Mayville Dodge Southern Savanna Open air website
Mayville Limestone School Museum / White Limestone School
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Mayville Dodge Southern Savanna History website
Mazomanie Historical Society Museum Mazomanie Dane Southern Savanna Local history information, website
McFarland Historical Society Museum McFarland Dane Southern Savanna History website
McGowan House Museum Friendship Adams Central Sands Prairie Historic house website
Mellen Historical Museum Mellen Ashland Lake Superior Northwoods History information
Merrill Historical Museum Merrill Lincoln Lake Superior Northwoods History information
Mid-Continent Railway Museum Mid-Continent Railway Museum depot, 2004-02-22.jpg North Freedom Sauk Southern Savanna Railroad Features restored engines and cars, historic railroad buildings, and a 7-mile round trip ride aboard preserved railroad cars
Middleton Area Historical Society Museum Middleton Dane Southern Savanna History information, information
Miller Art Museum Sturgeon Bay Door Lake Michigan Art website, Wisconsin artists
Milton House
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Milton Rock Southern Savanna Historic house 19th century inn that was part of the Underground Railroad, tours by appointment with the Milton Historical Society
Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee Art Museum 1 (Mulad).jpg Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art Collections include 15th– to 20th–century European and 17th– to 20th–century American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, photographs, and folk and self-taught art
Milwaukee Beer Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Commodity - Beer website
Milwaukee Public Museum Milwaukee Public Museum.jpg Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Multiple Natural history, state history and culture
Mineral Point Railroad Depot Museum Mineral Point Iowa Southern Savanna History website
Mining Museum & Rollo Jamison Museum Platteville Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Multiple website, two adjacent museums feature underground tour of Bevans Lead Mine, ride in above-
ground mine train, and exhibits on Platteville area history
Minocqua Museum Minocqua Oneida Lake Superior Northwoods History information, information
Mishicot Historical Museum & Resource Center Mishicot Manitowoc Lake Michigan History information
Mitchell Gallery of Flight Mitchell Gallery of Flight.jpg Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Aviation Located inside General Mitchell International Airport, exhibits of aviation history and Milwaukee's contributions
Monroe County Local History Room & Museum MasonicTempleSpartaWI.JPG Sparta Monroe Central Sands Prairie History website
Monticello Area Historical Society Museum Monticello Green Southern Savanna History website
Motorama Auto Museum Aniwa Marathon Mid 20th century vehicles History information
Mount Horeb Area Museum Mt. Horeb Dane Southern Savanna History website
Mukwonago Red Brick Museum Mukwonago Waukesha Southern Savanna History website
Mueller-Wright House Museum Wrightstown Brown Lake Michigan Historic house information
Museum at the Portage Portage Columbia Southern Savanna History information, information
Museum of Historic Torture Devices Wisconsin Dells Sauk Southern Savanna History website
Museum of Wisconsin Art West Bend Washington Southern Savanna Art Wisconsin artists, focus on Carl von Marr
Museum of Woodcarving Shell Lake Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Art website
Nathaniel Dean House Madison Dane Southern Savanna Historic house website, information
National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum HaywardMuskie-061-050507.jpg Hayward Sawyer Lake Superior Northwoods Hall of fame - Sports Exhibits of over 400 mounted fish, outboard motors, records for the largest fresh water fish in the United States and the world
National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame NationalMidgetAutoRacingHallOfFameBuilding.jpg Sun Prairie Dane Southern Savanna Hall of fame - Midget auto racing Located at Angell Park Speedway, history of Midget car racing
National Mustard Museum DisplayMustardMuseumMtHorebWI2007.JPG Mt. Horeb Dane Southern Savanna Food - Mustard Features mustard from around the world, mustard memorabilia and exhibits depicting the use of mustard through history
National Railroad Museum 2-8-0 at NRM, Green Bay, 20040426.jpg Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Railroad Railroad engines, rolling stock, railroad artifacts, an archive and photography gallery
Neville Public Museum Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Multiple website, history, science, art
New Berlin Historical Museum New Berlin Waukesha Southern Savanna Open air information
New London Public Museum New London Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Multiple website, natural history, local history, Native American culture, world cultures and more
New Richmond Heritage Center New Richmond St. Croix Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Open air website, park setting of historic buildings
New Visions Gallery Marshfield Marathon Central Sands Prairie Art website
Norskedalen Coon Valley Vernon Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Open air Norwegian culture, natural history
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Ashland Ashland Lake Superior Northwoods Multiple website, history, natural history, art
Northwestern Railroad Depot Museum and Log Cabins Marion Shawano Central Sands Prairie Open air information
Northwoods Children's Museum Eagle River Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Children's website
Oak Creek Historical Society Museums Oak Creek Milwaukee Lake Michigan Open air website
Oconomowoc and Lake Country Museum Oconomowoc Waukesha Southern Savanna History website
Octagon House (Fond du Lac)
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Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Historic house Mid-19th-century house, privately owned
Octagon House (Watertown) Octagon House.JPG Watertown Dodge Southern Savanna Historic house Mid-19th-century house, operated by the Watertown Historical Society
Octagon House Museum Hudson St. Croix Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Also known as the John S. Moffat House, mid-19th-century period house
Old Courthouse Museum West Bend Washington Southern Savanna Historic site website
Old Courthouse Museum & Jail Durand Pepin Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic site website
Old Falls Village Museum Menomonee Falls Waukesha Southern Savanna Open air website
Old Firehouse & Police Museum OldFirehouse&PoliceMuseum.jpg Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Fire fighting / Police website, part of Superior Public Museums, housing the State of Wisconsin Fire & Police Hall of Fame
Old Jailhouse Museum West Bend Washington Southern Savanna Historic site website
Old Muskego Settlement Centre Muskego Waukesha Southern Savanna Open air website, operated by the Muskego Historical Society
Old Town Hall Museum Fifield WI Museum.jpg Fifield Price Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Old World Wisconsin OldWorldWisconsinRaspberrySchoolHouse.jpg Eagle Waukesha Southern Savanna Open air Rural life, features farmsteads and settlements of various ethnic groups
Old Village Hall Museum Neosho Dodge Southern Savanna History information
Onalaska Museum Onalaska La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Oneida Nation Museum Oneida Brown Lake Michigan Ethnic - Native American website, rural life
Orchard Lawn Mineral Point Iowa Southern Savanna Historic house website, also known as The Gundry House
Oregon Area Historical Society Museum Oregon Dane Southern Savanna History website
Oshkosh Public Museum OshkoshPublicMuseumRHPSign.jpg Oshkosh Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Multiple Local history, natural history, decorative arts
Ozaukee County Pioneer Village Saukville Ozaukee Lake Michigan Living history website
Pabst Mansion Pabst Mansion.jpg Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Late 19th-century mansion built by Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of the Pabst Brewing Company
Paine Art Center and Gardens PaineArtCenterAndGardens.jpg Oshkosh Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Historic house Historic estate, art galleries, gardens
Paper Discovery Center
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Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Industry - Paper Paper manufacturing
Passage Thru Time Museum Potosi Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Pendarvis Mineral Point Iowa Southern Savanna Industry - Mining Former 19th century Cornish lead mining colony
Peshtigo Fire Museum PeshtigoFireMuseumExterior2.jpg Peshtigo Marinette Lake Michigan Firefighting
Pinecrest Historical Village Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Living history information, village and farm life in Manitowoc County from the 1850s to the early 1900s
Pioneer Corner Museum PioneerCornerMuseumNewHolsteinWisconsin.jpg New Holstein Calumet Central Sands Prairie History website, operated by the New Holstein Historical Society, local history and culture
Pioneer Log Village and Museum Reedsburg Sauk Southern Savanna Open air website, 1890s log homes, library, and church; cemetery, blacksmith shop, country school and country store
Pioneer Museum Wild Rose Waushara Central Sands Prairie Open air information
Pioneer Park Clintonville Ozaukee Lake Michigan Open air website
Pioneer Village Museum Cameron Barron Lake Superior Northwoods Open air website, also known as Barron County Historical Society Museum
Polk County Museum Polk County Courthouse.JPG Balsam Lake Polk Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Port Washington Historical Society Light Station Museum Port Washington Ozaukee Lake Michigan Maritime website
Potosi Brewery Potosi Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Industry - Beer brewing Includes the Potosi Brewing Company Transportation Museum with horse-drawn wagons and delivery trucks, and the National Brewery Museum with beer-making equipment, bottles and memorabilia
Poynette Area Historical Museum Poynette Columbia Southern Savanna History information
Prairie Moon Museum and Sculpture Garden Cochrane Buffalo Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Art information, information, information, photos
Prescott Historical Society Museum H.S. Miller Bank 1.jpg Prescott Pierce Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history Exhibits of maritime history
Racine Art Museum RAM on Main Street.jpg Racine Racine Lake Michigan Art Exhibits of contemporary crafts
Racine Heritage Museum Racine Racine Lake Michigan History website
Rahr West Art Museum Rahr-West Art Museum Manitowoc WI 02.JPG Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Art 1910-period Queen Anne style house with art exhibits
Railroad Memories Museum Spooner Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Railroad website
Rassbach Heritage Museum Menomonie Dunn Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Reed School Neillsville Clark Central Sands Prairie Historic school website, information
Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Military website
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Wisconsin Dells Sauk Southern Savanna Art website
Ripon Historical Society Museum Ripon Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie History website
Riverside Museum (Wisconsin) La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website, artifacts brought up from the wreck of the steamboat War Eagle and from the Mississippi Valley Archaeological Center
Rogers Street Fishing Village Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan Industry - Fishing website, museum village and heritage park about commercial fishing
Rudy Rotter's Museum of Sculpture Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Art website
Rural Arts Museum Colby Clark Central Sands Prairie History website, information
Rusk County Historical Society Museum Ladysmith Rusk Lake Superior Northwoods Open air Located on the Rusk County fair grounds, local history and culture
Salem (Ragatz) Church Museum Prairie du Sac Sauk Southern Savanna Religious website
Satterlee Clark House Horicon Dodge Southern Savanna Historic house website
Sauk County Historical Museum Baraboo Sauk Southern Savanna History website
Sawyer County Historical Society Museum Hayward Sawyer Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Schlegelmilch-McDaniel House Schlegelmilch-McDaniel House01.jpg Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Operated by the Chippewa Valley Museum as a turn-of-the-century period middle class house
Schumacher Farm County Park Waunakee Dane Southern Savanna Living history website, 1900s farmstead & farmhouse museums
Seymour Community Museum SeymourCommunityMuseum.jpg Seymour Outagamie Central Sands Prairie History information, information
Sheboygan County Museum
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Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan History website, includes four historic buildings: the 1850s Taylor House, the 1860s Weinhold Log House and Bodenstab Cheese Factory, and the 1890s Schuchardt Barn
Sherry-Butt House Viroqua Vernon Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house website
Sila Lydia Bast Bell Museum Germantown Washington Southern Savanna Commodity - Bells website
Silver Wheel Manor Doll Museum Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Toy - Dolls website
Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum St. Germain Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Hall of fame - Snowmobiling website
Solomon Juneau and John Schiefer Historic Homes and Reklau Log Building Theresa Dodge Southern Savanna Historic house information, brochure
South Milwaukee Historical Society Museum South Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan History website
South Wood County Historical Museum Wisconsin Rapids Wood Central Sands Prairie History website
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum Burlington Racine Lake Michigan Toy - Spinning tops, Yo-yos website
SS Meteor SSMeteor-whaleback-050507-02.jpg Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Ship 1896 whaleback cargo ship used on the Great Lakes until 1969, open seasonally
St. Agnes Historic Site West Bend Washington Southern Savanna Historic site website
Stanley Area Historical Society Museum Stanley Chippewa Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Sterling North Home and Museum Edgerton Rock Southern Savanna History Early 20th century boyhood home of author Sterling North
Stierle Bird Collection Marshfield Wood Central Sands Prairie Natural history website, over 380 birds representing 140 species and over 1,890 eggs representing 110 species, permanent exhibit housed in the Beebee Forum Room of the Marshfield Public Library
Stonefield Cassville Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Multiple Includes late 19th century period Governor Dewey's Estate, the Wisconsin State Agricultural Museum, a recreated 1901 farmstead, a recreated early 20th-century farm village, operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society
Stoughton Historical Society Museum Stoughton Dane Southern Savanna History website
Stratford Area Historical Museum Stratford Marathon Central Sands Prairie History website
Sun Prairie Historical Museum Sun Prairie Dane Southern Savanna History website
Superior Public Museums Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Multiple website, includes Fairlawn Mansion and Museum, Old Firehouse & Police Museum, housing the State of Wisconsin Fire & Police Hall of Fame, SS Meteor
Swarthout Museum La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Swiss Historical Village New Glarus Green Southern Savanna Open air website
Taliesin (studio) Looking at Taliesin from Hill Crown.jpg Spring Green Sauk Southern Savanna Historic house Tours of the early 20th century summer home of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Taylor County Historical Society Museum Medford Taylor Lake Superior Northwoods History information
Ten Chimneys
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Genesee Depot Waukesha Southern Savanna Historic house Estate created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Thorp Area Historical Society Museum Thorp Clark Central Sands Prairie History website
Three Lakes Historical Society Museum Three Lakes Oneida Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Tommy Bartlett Exploratory Wisconsin Dells Sauk Southern Savanna Science Over 150 interactive science displays
Town of Sullivan Historical Society Museum Sullivan Jefferson Southern Savanna History information
Toy Train Barn Argyle Lafayette Southern Savanna Railroad information
Trimborn Farm Greendale Milwaukee Lake Michigan Open air Operated by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, park and mid-19th-century farm buildings
Tripp Memorial Museum Prairie du Sac Sauk Southern Savanna History website
Tufts' Mansion Neillsville Clark Central Sands Prairie History website
Two Rivers Museum Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan History website
Upham Mansion Marshfield Marathon Central Sands Prairie Historic house website
UW–Madison Geology Museum Madison Dane Southern Savanna Natural history Geology, fossils, dinosaurs
UWSP Museum of Natural History Stevens Point Portage Central Sands Prairie Natural history website, part of University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Vernon County Museum Viroqua Vernon Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Vilas County Historical Museum Sayner Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods History website
Villa Louis
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Prairie du Chien Crawford Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, restored late 19th century period mansion
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art Historic mansion, fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries
Sylvanus Wade House WadeHouse.jpg Greenbush Sheboygan Lake Michigan Historic house 19th century stagecoach inn, includes Wesley Jung Carriage Museum
Washburn Historical Museum & Cultural Center Washburn Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods History information, information
Watson's Wild West Museum Elkhorn Walworth Southern Savanna History - Old West website
Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum Waukesha Waukesha Southern Savanna History website
Waupun Heritage Museum Waupun Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie History information, information
Waushara County Historical Museum Waushara Waushara Central Sands Prairie History website
Waswagoning Re-Created Ojibwe Village Lac du Flambeau Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Living history website
Webster House Museum Elkhorn Walworth Southern Savanna Historic house website
Weis Earth Science Museum UWFoxValleyWeisEarthScienceMuseum.jpg Menasha Calumet Central Sands Prairie Geology website, part of University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley
Wesley Jung Carriage Museum Wesley Jung Carriage Museum Wade House.jpg Greenbush Sheboygan Lake Michigan Transportation - Carriages website, located at Sylvanus Wade House
West Allis Historical Museum West Allis Milwaukee Lake Michigan History Local history, culture, household items
Western Union Junction Railroad Museum Sturtevant Racine Lake Michigan Railway Open on Sundays, railroad artifacts
White Glove Collection La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Automotive website
White Lake Area Historical Society Depot Museum White Lake Langlade Lake Superior Northwoods History information
White Pillars Museum De Pere Brown Lake Michigan History website, information
Whitewater Historical Museum Whitewater Jefferson Southern Savanna History information, information
Wilson Place Museum Menomonie Dunn Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house website
Winneconne Historical Society Museum Winneconne Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Open air website, includes 1871 Winneconne railroad depot, turn of the century "Little House," 1889 one-room schoolhouse, Kay Wilde Doll Cottage and Steamboat Museum
Wisconsin Automotive Museum Hartford Dodge Southern Savanna Transportation - Automobile website
Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Ethnic - African American website
Wisconsin Bowhunter's Museum Clintonville Ozaukee Lake Michigan Sports - Bow hunting website
Wisconsin Concrete Park Phillips Price Lake Superior Northwoods Art - Sculpture park website, outdoor museum containing 237 embellished concrete sculptures
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center Warrens Monroe Central Sands Prairie Food - Cranberry website
Wisconsin Historical Museum Madison Dane Southern Savanna History Operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, state history and culture, Native American and pioneer history
Wisconsin Maritime Museum WisconsinMaritimeMuseumUSSCobia.jpg Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Maritime Great Lakes maritime history, original artifacts and nautical archaeology
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Cedarburg Ozaukee Lake Michigan Textiles website
Wisconsin River Papermaking Museum Wisconsin Rapids Wood Central Sands Prairie Industry information, information
Wisconsin State Capitol Wis-capitol.jpg Madison Dane Southern Savanna Historic site Tours available
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Madison Dane Southern Savanna Military Personal items and military memorabilia of state veterans
Wustum Museum Racine Racine Lake Michigan Art Also known as Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, branch of the Racine Art Museum, exhibits of fine art and craft media, also 13 acres of park, a one-acre formal garden
Wright Museum of Art Beloit Rock Southern Savanna Art Teaching museum of Beloit College, collections include American Impressionism, Modernist paintings, 19th century plaster casts, German Expressionism, and Japanese Modern prints

Defunct museums[edit]

Regions defined[edit]

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has defined five tourism regions of Wisconsin as follows below:

Central Sands Prairie Region[edit]

Counties in the central area:[1] Adams, Calumet, Clark, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Monroe, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

Lake Michigan Region[edit]

Counties in the eastern area along Lake Michigan, including the Door Peninsula:[2] Brown, Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Oconto, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan

Lake Superior Northwoods Region[edit]

Counties in the north central and northwest area:[3] Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn

Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Region[edit]

South central and southwest area along the Mississippi and Chippewa rivers:[4] Buffalo, Chippewa, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon

Southern Savanna Region[edit]

South central area:[5] Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/central_sands_guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Central Sands Prairie Region
  2. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/Lake_Michigan_Guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Lake Michigan Region
  3. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/northwoods_birding_guide.PDF Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Lake Superior Northwoods Region
  4. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/mississippi_birding_guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Region
  5. ^ http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/Southern-Savanna-Guide.pdf Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail - Southern Savanna Region

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