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. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Museums[edit]

Name Location County Region Type Website/Summary
A World Of Accordions Museum Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Music website, features over 1000 accordions, figurines, and related artifacts, located in the Harrington ARTS Center
Above & Beyond Children's Museum Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan Children's
Adams County Heritage Center Friendship Adams Central Sands Prairie Historic house website, operated by the Adams County Historical Society in the historic Gunning–Purves Building, also tours of the late 19th-century period McGowan House
Albany Historical Museum Albany Green Southern Savanna Local history [1]
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 Fish Creek Door Lake Michigan Historic house Late-19th-century period house, operated by the Gibraltar Historical Association
Alma Area Museum Alma Buffalo Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, operated by the Alma Historical Society
Almond Historical Museum Almond Portage Central Sands Prairie Local history Operated by the Almond Historical Society[2]
Amberg Historical Museum Complex Amberg Marinette Lake Michigan Open-air Includes a fire station, early 20th century period house, industrial displays, household items, operated by the Amberg Historical Society
Americanism Center Museum Waubeka Ozaukee Lake Michigan History website, operated by the National Flag Day Foundation, includes military artifacts, local history displays, life of Bernard J. CiGrand, considered the founder of Flag Day
Anderson Arts Center Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan Art website, part of the Kemper Center, multifunctional arts center showcasing the work of a variety of local, regional and national artists
Angel Museum Beloit Rock Southern Savanna Commodity - Angel-themed items Private collection of angel figurines
Ariens Company Museum Brillion Calumet Central Sands Prairie Industry Seven decades of the company's power equipment, including tillers, tractors, riding mowers and snow blowers
Arvid E. Miller Library & Museum Bowler Shawano Central Sands Prairie Ethnic - Native American website, history and culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Ashland Historical Museum Ashland Ashland Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, operated by the Ashland Historical Society
Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Local history website
Aztalan Museum Lake Mills Jefferson Southern Savanna Open-air website, operated by the Lake Mills Aztalan Historical Society, includes Mississippian culture artifacts found in nearby Aztalan State Park and a mound, local history exhibits, log cabins, two pioneer churches and a schoolhouse
Badger Mine and Museum Shullsburg Lafayette Southern Savanna Industry - Mining website, lead mine tours, life in Wisconsin's early mining communities, local history[3]
Bangor and Area Historical Society Museum Bangor La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website
Bayfield Heritage Center Bayfield Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, open seasonally
Bayfield Maritime Museum Bayfield Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods Maritime Facebook site
Beckman Mill Beloit Rock Southern Savanna Mill website, located in Beckman Mill Park
Ben Hunt Cabin Hales Corner Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Operated by the Hales Corners Historical Society, 1920s log cabin with artifacts and memorabilia about author W. Ben Hunt, Native American artifacts
Benjamin Boorman House Mauston Juneau Central Sands Prairie Historic house Operated by the Juneau County Historical Society, late 19th-century period house
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Neenah Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Art website, regional art museum with collection of paperweights and glass art
Berlin Area Historical Society Museums Berlin Green Lake Central Sands Prairie Local history website, includes the Museum of Local History, the Berlin Bottling Works with an early 20th century living and kitchen area, ice harvesting equipment and early print shop equipment, and the Huser Blacksmith Shop
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 Operated by the Portage County Historical Society[4]
Betty Brinn Children's Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Children's website
Beulah Brinton House Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Operated by the Bay View Historical Society for events and programs
Beyer Home Museum Oconto Oconto Lake Michigan Historic house website, operated by Oconto County Historical Society, 1890s period house
Black Earth Museum Black Earth Dane Southern Savanna Local history Operated by the Black Earth Historical Society in a historic depot[5]
Black Point Estate Linn Walworth Southern Savanna Historic house Late-19th-century Queen Anne-style mansion and grounds
Blanchardville Museum Blanchardville Lafayette Southern Savanna Local history Operated by the Blanchardville Historical Society[6]
Boscobel Depot Museum Boscobel Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history Area railroad and turn-of-the-century life[7]
Boscobel Grand Army of the Republic Hall Boscobel Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Military American Civil War exhibits
Bowman House Wisconsin Dells Columbia Southern Savanna Historic house Operated by the Dells Country Historical Society, 20th-century house with period furnishings and items of local history
Brandon Historical Society Museum Brandon Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Local history Located upstairs in the Brandon Library[8]
Branstiter Museum Greenwood Clark Central Sands Prairie Local history website, website, features historical store front displays and a boardwalk, miniature antique toy cars, over 200 toy tractors, antique tools, and a life-size fire engine
Brickyard School Museum Merrill Lincoln Lake Superior Northwoods School Operated by the Merrill Historical Society[9]
Brillion History House Museum Brillion Calumet Central Sands Prairie History website, operated by the Brillion Historical Society
Brodhead Depot Museum Brodhead Green Southern Savanna History website, operated by the Brodhead Historical Society
Browntown Historical Museum Browntown Green Southern Savanna Local history [1]
Bruce Area Historical Museum Bruce Rusk Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Operated by the Bruce Area Historical Society[10]
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 Local history Includes Baker School Museum[11]
Calumet County Historical Museum Chilton Calumet Central Sands Prairie Local history website, operated by the Calumet County Historical Society
Cambridge Historic School Museum Cambridge Dane Southern Savanna Local history [12]
Camp Five Museum Laona Forest Lake Superior Northwoods Multiple Logging camp, includes farm, nature center, Lumberjack Steam Train, nature tours
Cana Island Light Baileys Harbor Door Lake Michigan Maritime Operated by the Door County Maritime Museum, lighthouse tower to climb and keeper's quarters
Carlin House and Turner Museum Palmyra Jefferson Southern Savanna Local history website, operated by the Palmyra Historical Society, mid 19th-century period house and local history museum
Cedarburg Cultural Center Cedarburg Ozaukee Lake Michigan Multiple Performing arts center, art gallery and education facility, operates tours of the 1849 Kuhefuss House Museum, Cedarburg General Store Museum and restored 1920s schoolroom
Center for Visual Arts Wausau Marathon Central Sands Prairie Art website, offers free exhibits in three professional gallery spaces
Center Valley Grade School Center Outagamie Central Sands Prairie School Open by appointment
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum Stevens Point Portage Central Sands Prairie Children's website
Chalet of the Golden Fleece New Glarus Green Southern Savanna Historic house Copy of a Swiss Bernase mountain chalet including furnishings[1]
Charles A. Grignon Mansion Kaukauna Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Historic house 1837-62 period mansion
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
Chetek Area Museum Chetek Barron Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, operated by the Chetek Area Historical Society
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, area industries and technology, including the Seymour Cray Supercomputer Collection, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Hubbard Scientific and other area companies
Chippewa Valley Museum Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, Native Americans, pioneers, city development, farming, includes a one-room school and a log house, located in Carson Park
Chocolate Experience Museum Burlington Racine Lake Michigan Food website, history of chocolate
Christopher Columbus Museum Columbus Columbia Southern Savanna Local history Located in an antiques mall, features souvenir memorabilia from Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and explorer Christopher Columbus
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 Local history
Circus World Museum 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 in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
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
Crivitz Area Museum Crivitz Marinette Lake Michigan Local history Operated by the Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society[13]
Cross Plains-Berry Historical Society Museum Cross Plains Dane Southern Savanna Local history [14]
Cunningham Museum Lancaster Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, operated by the Grant County Historical Society
Dartford Historical Society Museums 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 Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Science Innovation and technology, Great Lakes natural history and conservation
Dodge Center Museum Juneau Dodge Southern Savanna Local history [15]
Dodge County Historical Museum Beaver Dam Dodge Southern Savanna Local history Located in the former Williams Free Library
Dodge Mining Camp Cabin Dodgeville Iowa Southern Savanna Historic site Open by appointment, designated Iowa County’s oldest building, displays of local history[16]
Door County Historical Museum Sturgeon Bay Door Lake Michigan History website
Door County Maritime Museum Sturgeon Bay Door Lake Michigan Maritime website, exhibits include lighthouses, model ships and boats, shipwrecks, area’s shipbuilding companies, restored 1960s-era tug boat
Douglas County Historical Society Museum Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website
Dousman Stagecoach Inn Brookfield Waukesha Southern Savanna Historic site website, operated by the Elmbrook Historical Society, mid-19th century period inn
Dr. Kate Newcomb Museum Woodruff Oneida Lake Superior Northwoods Biography website, life of Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb, local history
Drummond Historical Museum Drummond Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, includes wildlife exhibit
Durkee Mansion Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan Historic house website, part of the Kemper Center, Victorian period mansion
EAA AirVenture Museum Oshkosh Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Aviation Historic and hand-made aircraft
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum Ephraim Door Lake Michigan Maritime Lighthouse open for tour, located in Peninsula State Park
Eagle Historical Society Museum Eagle Waukesha Southern Savanna Local history website
East Troy Electric Railroad Museum East Troy Walworth Southern Savanna Railroad Heritage railroad and historic electric railway equipment
Elkhart Lake Depot Museum Elkhart Lake Sheboygan Lake Michigan Railroad Area railroad and local history artifacts[17]
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 Juneau Central Sands Prairie Local history [18]
Empire in Pine Museum Downsville Dunn Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Industry - Logging, quarry Logging and sandstone quarry history of Red Cedar Valley, may be closed, formerly operated by the Dunn County Historical Society[19]
Ephraim Village Museums Ephraim Door Lake Michigan Open-air website, includes the Anderson Barn History Center, Anderson Store Museum, Goodletson Cabin Museum and Iverson House Museum
Fairlawn Mansion Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Historic house website, part of Superior Public Museums, Victorian period house museum
Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum Fennimore Grant Southern Savanna Toy website, classic and collectible dolls and toys from around the world
Fennimore Railroad Historical Society Museum Fennimore Grant Southern Savanna Railroad website
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
Foreaker One Room Schoolhouse Viroqua Vernon Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers School website, operated by the Vernon County Historical Society for school programs and by appointment
Forest County Museum Crandon Forest Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, operated by the Forest County Historical & Genealogical Society
Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center and Museum Crandon Forest Lake Superior Northwoods Ethnic - Native American History, culture and traditions of the Potawatomi people
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 Commemorative Area Fort McCoy Monroe Central Sands Prairie Military website, open by appointment for groups of 20 or more, includes World War II-era buildings and exhibits about the fort's history during the war, the History Center with exhibits about the fort's history and the Equipment Park
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 Open-air website, reconstructed fur trade post, authentic Woodland Indian village
Fountain City Area Historical Society Museum Fountain City Buffalo Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History website
Fox Lake Depot Museum Fox Lake Dodge Southern Savanna Local history Operated by the Fox Lake Historical Society in the 1884 Milwaukee Road Depot[15]
Frederic Soo Line Depot/Frederic Area Historical Museum Frederic Polk Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, operated by the Frederic Area Historical Society
Freedom Area Historical Society Museum Freedom Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Local history [20]
Gallery 450 Marshfield Wood Central Sands Prairie Art website, located in the lobby of the Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building of University of Wisconsin–Marshfield/Wood County
Galloway House and Village Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Living website, late 1800s village, includes Blakely Museum with historical collections from Native American to present
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, operated by the Door County Maritime Museum, focus is area’s commercial fishing tradition, includes 45-foot wooden fishing tug Hope and a replica net shed
Gordon-Wascott Historical Museum & Depot Gordon Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, operated by the Gordon-Wascott Historical Society
Grand River Valley Museum Markesan Green Lake Central Sands Prairie Local history website, operated by the Markesan Historical Society
Grandview Hollandale Iowa Southern Savanna Art website, farmhouse covered in concrete inlaid with shards of china, glass, beads, buttons, and sea shells, and 40 concrete sculptures, copies of artist Nick Engelbert's paintings
Grantsburg Area Historical Society Museum Grantsburg Burnett Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, located in a former Norwegian Methodist Church, includes the original three cell county jail
Green County Historical Museum Monroe Green Southern Savanna History website, operated by the Green County Historical Society
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 Wisconsin Dells Columbia Southern Savanna History Restored nineteenth century photography studio and museum about famous landscape photographer H.H. Bennett
Haas Fine Arts Center Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Art Part of University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, features the Foster Gallery with exhibits works by faculty, BFA degree candidates and internationally known artists[21]
Haggerty Museum of Art Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art Part of Marquette University, European and American visual art
Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum 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 Local history website, operated by the DeForest Area Historical Society,
Hardy Gallery Ephraim Door Lake Michigan Art website, community gallery of the Peninsula Arts Association, located on the historic Anderson Dock
Harley-Davidson Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Transportation - Motorcycles History of Harley-Davidson and motorcycles
Hawks Inn Historical Museum Delafield Waukesha Southern Savanna History website, mid 19th-century stagecoach stop
Hazelwood Historic House Museum Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Historic house website, operated by the Brown County Historical Society, Victorian period house
Hearthstone Historic House Museum 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 Local history website, operated by the Rock County Historical Society
Henschel's Indian Museum Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan Ethnic - Native American website, includes stone tools, projectile points, pottery, copper implements, bone tools
Herb and Helen Haydock World of Beer Memorabilia Monroe Green Southern Savanna Beverage website, located at the Minhas Craft Brewery, includes brewery lithographed pictures, cooper tools, wooden keg and cases, steins, growlers, NASCAR cars, bar and beer lights, model brewery trucks, cars, trains and other brewery vehicles[1]
Heritage Hill State Historical Park Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Open-air 48-acre (19 ha) open-air museum of 25 historical structures
Heritage Historical Village New London Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Open-air website, includes an octagon shaped house, school, church, log cabin, and a train depot that are furnished with original or period furnishings
Heritage Park Plover Portage Central Sands Prairie Open-air Operated by the Portage County Historical Society, includes Old Plover Methodist Church, houses, school, depot, stores, represents life between 1870 and 1910[4]
Herman C. Timm House New Holstein Calumet Central Sands Prairie Historic house Late 19th century Victorian mansion, operated by the New Holstein Historical Society
Historic Indian Agency House Portage Columbia Southern Savanna Historic house Mid 19th-century period house
Historic Washington House Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan Local history Mid 19th-century hotel for immigrants, serves as a history museum, ice cream parlor and visitor center[22][23]
History Museum at the Castle Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Local history Includes collections of magician Harry Houdini, author Edna Ferber, operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society
Hixon House La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Victorian period house, operated by the La Crosse County Historical Society[24]
Hoard Historical Museum Fort Atkinson Jefferson Southern Savanna Multiple Local cultural and natural history exhibits and the National Dairy Shrine visitor center with exhibits about dairying
Hollenstein Wagon & Carriage Factory Museum Mayville Dodge Southern Savanna Local history Operated by the Mayville Historical Society, displays on city history, people and businesses, includes adjoining house with antique furnishings and pictures and a farm shop with agricultural tools and machinery
Honey of a Museum Ashippun Dodge Southern Savanna Food - Honey website, live bees, history of beekeeping, natural history of bees, honey
House on the Rock Spring Green Iowa Southern Savanna Historic house Complex of architecturally unique rooms, streets, gardens and shops
Howard Morey House Birchwood Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Historic house Operated by the Birchwood Area Historical Society[25][26]
Hutchinson House Museum Waupaca Waupaca Central Sands Prairie Historic house website, operated by the Waupaca Historical Society
International Clown Hall of Fame Baraboo Sauk Southern Savanna Hall of fame - Clowns Clown performers, art and achievement
Iola Historic Village Iola Waupaca Central Sands Prairie Open-air website, operated by the Iola Historical Society, includes a depot and caboose, town hall and outdoor privy, schoolhouse, firehouse and log cabin
Iowa County Historical Society Museum Dodgeville Iowa Southern Savanna Local history website, includes the Floyd School
Iron County Historical Museum Hurley Iron Lake Superior Northwoods Local history [27]
I. S. Horgen Farm Museum Wausau Marathon Central Sands Prairie Agriculture Historic farm machinery, hand tools, household utensils, and other related items, open by appointment and during the Wisconsin Valley Fair[28]
Jackson County Historical Society Museum Black River Falls Jackson Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Region Local history website, operated by the Jackson County Historical Society, located in a former Carnegie library
Jackson Historical Society Museum and One-Room Schoolhouse Jackson Washington Southern Savanna Local history [29]
James Newman Clark Bird Museum Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Natural history Part of University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, bird specimens and dioramas of birds in their native habitat, located in Phillips Hall[30]
Jeremiah Curtin House 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 Ethnic - Jewish Jewish heritage and culture, Jewish experience through the lens of Greater Milwaukee
John Beck Log House Solon Springs Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Historic house Also known as the Solon Springs Historical Museum, operated by the Solon Springs Historical Society[31]
John Hustis House/Museum Hustisford Dodge Southern Savanna Historic house Operated by the Hustisford Historical Society, includes exhibits on local history[32]
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan Art Includes ten galleries, a theater, performance and meeting spaces, studio classrooms
Jolivette Historic House Lodi Columbia Southern Savanna Local history website, operated by the Lodi Valley Historical Society
Jonathan Clark House Mequon Ozaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Under restoration
Julaine Farrow Museum Winnebago Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Medical website, history of mental health treatment at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute
Jump River Valley Historical Museum Catawba Price Lake Superior Northwoods Local history [33]
Kenosha History Center Kenosha Kenosha Lake Michigan Local history website, operated by the Kenosha County Historical Society, includes the Southport Light Station Museum, a restored light keeper's home and lighthouse
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 Local history [34]
Kewaunee County Historical Museum Kewaunee Kewaunee Lake Michigan Local history website, operated by the Kewaunee County Historical Society
Kewaunee County Jail Museum Kewaunee Kewaunee Lake Michigan Local history Operated by the Kewaunee County Historical Society, originally built in 1876 as the sheriff's office, residence and county jail
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, includes eight buildings and artifacts representing several ethnic groups in southeastern Price County, open by appointment and for events
L. R. Ingersoll Physics Museum Madison Dane Southern Savanna Science Operated by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, interactive experiences of physical concepts ranging from mechanics to modern physics
La Crosse County Historical Society Museum La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, main headquarters
Lafayette County Historical Society Museum Darlington Lafayette Southern Savanna Local history website, also Depot Museum with railroad exhibits
Langlade County Historical Society Museum Antigo Langlade Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Includes main building in a former library, 440 Locomotive, Deleglise Cabin and the AVA (Antigo Visual Arts Association) Gallery
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Pepin Pepin Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Biography website, also known as Pepin Historical Museum, life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, pioneer life
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau Marathon Central Sands Prairie Art 8 to 10 exhibitions a year, housed in an updated 1931 English Tudor period Cotswold-style residence
Lest We Forget Military Museum Marshfield Wood Central Sands Prairie Military Housed in the Marshfield Public Library[35]
Lincoln Center Beloit Rock Southern Savanna Local history website, operated by the Beloit Historical Society
Lincoln-Tallman House Janesville Rock Southern Savanna Historic house 1850s house that Abraham Lincoln slept in, operated by the Rock County Historical Society
Little Chute Windmill Little Chute Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Historic site Authentic, fully functioning 1850s design windmill and visitor center
Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum Sparta Monroe Central Sands Prairie Toy - Toy railroads, dolls website, dolls and model railroads
Little House Wayside Pepin Pepin Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Replica of the house that was described in the book, Little House in the Big Woods
Little White Schoolhouse Ripon Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie History Site considered the birthplace of the Republican Party
Logic Puzzle Museum Burlington Racine Lake Michigan Toy website, hands-on brain teaser puzzles
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 Operated by the Birchwood Area Historical Society[25][26]
Lost Lake-Randolph Museum Randolph Dodge Southern Savanna Local history website, operated by the Lost Lake Historical Society
Lowell Damon House Wauwatosa Milwaukee Lake Michigan Historic house Operated by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, open on Sundays
Loyal Area Historical Society Museums Loyal Clark Central Sands Prairie Local history website, includes the Railroad Museum, Gas Station Museum and Museum[36]
Lynden Sculpture Garden Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art 40-acre outdoor sculpture park
Madeline Island Historical Museum Madeline Island Ashland Lake Superior Northwoods Local 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 Madison Dane Southern Savanna Art Contemporary art
Malone Area Heritage Museum Malone Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Local history Local history, immigrants, farming, railroad
Manitowoc Heritage Center Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Local history website, operated by the Manitowoc County Historical Society
Marathon County Historical Museum Wausau Marathon Central Sands Prairie Historic house Early 20th-century mansion
Marinette County Historical Society Logging Museum Marinette Marinette Lake Michigan Industry - Logging Located on Stephenson Island, regional logging & maritime history[37]
Marquette County Historical Society Museum Westfield Marquette Central Sands Prairie Local history Grounds include the Cochrane-Nelson Home, the Kerst Exhibit Building, the Henry Ellis railroad section house and a gazebo[38]
Mayville Limestone School Museum Mayville Dodge Southern Savanna Local history website
Mazomanie Historical Society Museum Mazomanie Dane Southern Savanna Local history website
McFarland Historical Society Museum McFarland Dane Southern Savanna Local history website, includes the Museum Building on Main Street, the Victorian-period Larson House Museum, and a log cabin
Mellen Historical Museum Mellen Ashland Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Operated by the Mellen Area Historical Society[39]
Menge House Museum Fall Creek Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, operated by the Fall Creek Historical Society, early 20th-century house constructed of cement blocks
Menominee County Heritage Museum Menominee Menominee Central Sands Prairie Local history website, operated by the Menominee County Historical Society
Merrill History & Culture Center Merrill Lincoln Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, operated by the Merrill Historical Society
Mid-Continent Railway Museum 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 Middleton Dane Southern Savanna Local history website, tours of the Rowley House, displays at the Middleton Depot
Miller Art Museum Sturgeon Bay Door Lake Michigan Art website, Wisconsin artists
Milton House 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 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, beer and saloon artifacts including beer bottles, signs, advertising, equipment, memorabilia
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Military Includes military poster collection
Milwaukee Public Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Multiple Natural history, state history and culture
Mineral Point Railroad Museum Mineral Point Iowa Southern Savanna Railroad website, located in a historic depot
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 Local history Includes model train layout[40][41]
Mishicot Historical Museum Mishicot Manitowoc Lake Michigan Local history [42]
Mitchell Gallery of Flight Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Aviation Located inside General Mitchell International Airport, exhibits of aviation history and Milwaukee's contributions
Mitchell Rountree Stone Cottage Lancaster Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house website, operated by the Grant County Historical Society
Monroe Arts Center Monroe Green Southern Savanna Art Housed in a former church
Monroe County Museum Sparta Monroe Central Sands Prairie Local history Exhibits about Monroe County people, pioneer history, agriculture, military history, industry, business, and the home
Monticello Area Historical Society Museum Monticello Green Southern Savanna History website
Motorama Auto Museum Aniwa Marathon Mid 20th century vehicles History website, rare cars from around the world, Army trucks, motorcycles, military vehicles, race cars
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society Museum Mt. Horeb Dane Southern Savanna Local history website
Mukwonago Red Brick Museum Mukwonago Waukesha Southern Savanna Local history website, restored Victorian period house, features Native American artifacts
Mueller-Wright House Wrightstown Brown Lake Michigan Historic house Operated by the Wrightstown Historical Society, late 19th-century period house[43]
Museum at the Portage Portage Columbia Southern Savanna Local history website
Museum of Beer and Brewing Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Commodity - Beer Planned museum, exhibits currently hosted at temporary sites, history of beer and the brewing industry throughout the centuries
Museum of Historic Torture Devices Wisconsin Dells Columbia Southern Savanna History website, collection of torture devices
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 Collection of life-size and miniature wood carvings created by one man, Joseph T. Barta[44][45]
Myrtle Lintner Spear Museum Pardeeville Columbia Southern Savanna Local history Also known as the Columbia County Museum, operated by the Columbia County Historical Society in a historic hotel building
Nathaniel Dean House Madison Dane Southern Savanna Historic house website, operated by the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society, late 19th-century period house
National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum 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 Historic Cheesemaking Center Monroe Green Southern Savanna Industry - Cheese website, story of early area cheesemaking, process and equipment
National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame Sun Prairie Dane Southern Savanna Hall of fame - Midget auto racing Located at Angell Park Speedway, history of Midget car racing
National Mustard Museum Middleton 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 Ashwaubenon Brown Lake Michigan Railroad Railroad engines, rolling stock, railroad artifacts, an archive and photography gallery
Neville Public Museum Green Bay Brown Lake Michigan Multiple History, science, art
New Berlin Historical Museum New Berlin Waukesha Southern Savanna Open-air website, operated by the New Berlin Historical Society
New Lisbon Memorial Library New Lisbon Juneau Central Sands Prairie Native American website, features the Harry Mortensen Collection of Native American artifacts found in the county, including many arrowheads
New London Public Museum New London Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Multiple website, natural history, local history, Native American culture, world cultures and more, located in the lower level of the New London Public Library
New Richmond Heritage Center New Richmond St. Croix Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Open-air Park setting of historic buildings
New Visions Gallery Marshfield Wood Central Sands Prairie Art website, non-profit community museum/gallery located in the lobby of Marshfield Clinic
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, located on the northern edge of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Northwestern Railroad Depot Museum and Log Cabins Marion Waupaca Central Sands Prairie Open-air Operated by the Marion Area Historical Society, includes a railroad depot, caboose, mail car, log cabin, log school and tool museum[46]
Northwoods Children's Museum Eagle River Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Children's website
Oak Creek Historical Society Museum Complex Oak Creek Milwaukee Lake Michigan Open-air Includes the museum in the former town hall, 1840s period cabin, a print shop, blacksmith shop, cobbler shop, summer kitchen, farm shed with agriculture tools and equipment
Oconomowoc Area Historical Society & Museum Oconomowoc Waukesha Southern Savanna Local history website
Octagon House (Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Historic house Mid-19th-century house, privately owned
Octagon House (Watertown) Watertown Jefferson 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 Anderson House Museum Sister Bay Door Lake Michigan History house website, operated by the Sister Bay Historical Society, late 19th-century farmhouse and adjoining Corner of the Past farmstead
Old Corners School Neva Corners Langlade Lake Superior Northwoods School Historic schoolhouse[47]
Old Courthouse Museum West Bend Washington Southern Savanna Local history Operated by the Washington County Historical Society, area history from the glaciers to the industrial age.[48]
Old Courthouse Museum & Jail Durand Pepin Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic site Operated by the Pepin County Historical Society, exhibits include the courtroom, jail and displays of local history and culture
Old Falls Village Museum Menomonee Falls Waukesha Southern Savanna Open-air website
Old Firehouse & Police Museum Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Firefighting/Police website, part of Superior Public Museums, housing the State of Wisconsin Fire & Police Hall of Fame
Old Muskego Settlement Centre Muskego Waukesha Southern Savanna Open-air website, operated by the Muskego Historical Society
Old Sheriff’s Residence & Jail West Bend Washington Southern Savanna Historic house Operated by the Washington County Historical Society, late 19th-century sheriff's residence used that served as the county jail until 1962, represents life in the first half of the 20th century[48]
Old Town Hall Museum Fifield Price Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Operated by the Price County Historical Society in a former town hall
Old World Wisconsin 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 Operated by the Neosho/Rubicon Historical Society[15]
Onalaska Museum Onalaska La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history Located in the Onalaska Public Library[49]
Oneida Nation Museum De Pere Brown Lake Michigan Ethnic - Native American website, history, art and culture of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
Orchard Lawn Mineral Point Iowa Southern Savanna Historic house website, also known as The Gundry House, 1868 Italianate home surrounded by 9 acres of lawns, flowers, and trees, operated by the Mineral Point Historical Society
Oregon Area Historical Society Museum Oregon Dane Southern Savanna Local history website
Oshkosh Public Museum Oshkosh Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Multiple Local history, natural history, decorative arts
Overture Center for the Arts Madison Dane Southern Savanna Art Performing arts center and art gallery
Ozaukee County Pioneer Village Saukville Ozaukee Lake Michigan Living website, operated by the Ozaukee County Historical Society, over 20 buildings which depict rural life in the 1800s and 1900s
Pabst Mansion 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 Oshkosh Winnebago Central Sands Prairie Historic house Historic estate, art galleries, gardens
Paper Discovery Center Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Industry - Paper Paper manufacturing
Passage Thru Time Museum Potosi Grant Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, operated by the Potosi Historical Society
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Forestry website, located in Carson Park, 1890s-period logging camp
Pedrick-Lawson House Ripon Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Historic house Operated by the Ripon Historical Society
Pendarvis Mineral Point Iowa Southern Savanna Industry - Mining Former 19th century Cornish lead mining colony
Peshtigo Fire Museum Peshtigo Marinette Lake Michigan Firefighting
Pinecrest Historical Village Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Living website, village and farm life in Manitowoc County from the 1850s to the early 1900s, operated by the Manitowoc County Historical Society
Pioneer Corner Museum 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, operated by the Reedsburg Area Historical Society
Pioneer Park Clintonville Waupaca Central Sands Prairie Open-air Operated by the Clintonville Historical Society[50][51]
Pioneer Park Historical Complex Rhinelander Oneida Lake Superior Northwoods Open-air Includes logging and railroad equipment, a schoolhouse, fire museum, outboard motor and boating museum
Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum Gibraltar Door Lake Michigan Education Operated by the Ephraim Historical Foundation, 19th-century schoolhouse used until 1949
Pioneer Village Museum Cameron Barron Lake Superior Northwoods Open-air website, also known as Barron County Historical Society Museum
Point Beach Energy Education Center Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan Science website, operated by NextEra Energy Resources, history and generation of electricity, nuclear energy, adjacent to the Point Beach Nuclear Plant
Polk County Museum Balsam Lake Polk Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Located in the former county courthouse, includes historic room displays, antique tools, farming equipment, toys and dolls, clothing, furniture, ceramic and glass ware items, household artifacts
Port Washington Historical Society Light Station Museum Port Washington Ozaukee Lake Michigan Maritime Restored lighthouse and recreated keeper's quarters
Portage Center for the Arts Portage Columbia Fox/Wisconsin Rivers Art website, performing and community arts center with Drury Gallery
Portage WW II History Museum Portage Columbia Fox/Wisconsin Rivers Military Personal, military and historic artifacts about World War II[52][53]
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
Pottawatomie Light Washington Door Lake Michigan Maritime Located in Rock Island State Park,
Poynette Area Historical Museum Poynette Columbia Southern Savanna History website, operated by the Poynette Historical Society
Prairie Moon Museum and Sculpture Garden Cochrane Buffalo Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Art Folk art sculpture garden, museum open by appointment, owned by the Kohler Foundation[54][55][56]
Prescott Historical Society Museum Prescott Pierce Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history Exhibits of maritime history
Racine Art Museum Racine Racine Lake Michigan Art Exhibits of contemporary crafts
Racine Heritage Museum Racine Racine Lake Michigan Local history website, includes area heritage of invention, innovations, and discovery, manufacturing and industry, sports, Underground Railroad
Rahr West Art Museum Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Art 1910-period Queen Anne style house with art exhibits
Railroad Memories Museum Spooner Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Railroad website, includes uniforms, bells, whistles, tools, books, train interiors, lanterns, signals
Randall Park Museum Fall Creek Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, operated by the Fall Creek Historical Society
Rassbach Heritage Museum Menomonie Dunn Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, operated by the Dunn Historical Society
Reed School (Wisconsin) Neillsville Clark Central Sands Prairie School website, operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, 20th-century one-room schoolhouse
Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Military website, life of aviator Richard Bong, military history and memorabilia from World War II and subsequent conflicts
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Wisconsin Dells Sauk Southern Savanna Amusement
Riverside Museum (Wisconsin) La Crosse La Crosse Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers History Operated by the La Crosse County Historical Society, artifacts brought up from the wreck of the steamboat War Eagle and from the Mississippi Valley Archaeological Center[24]
Rogers Street Fishing Village Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan Industry - Fishing website, museum village and heritage park about commercial fishing, includes Great Lakes Coast Guard Museum and the Two Rivers Light
Rural Arts Museum Colby Clark Central Sands Prairie Local history Themes include railroading, dairying, and education[57]
Rusk County Historical Society Museum Ladysmith Rusk Lake Superior Northwoods Open-air Located on the Rusk County fair grounds, local history and culture
Satterlee Clark Home Horicon Dodge Southern Savanna Historic house website, operated by the Horicon Historical Society[15][58]
Sauk County Historical Museum Baraboo Sauk Southern Savanna Historic house website, located in the Jacob Van Orden Mansion, operated by the Sauk County Historical Society
Sawyer County Historical Society Museum Hayward Sawyer Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website
SC Johnson Racine Racine Lake Michigan Multiple Includes tours of S. C. Johnson & Son buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright with his drawings and artifacts
Schlegelmilch-McDaniel House 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 Park Waunakee Dane Southern Savanna Living website, 1900s farmstead & farmhouse museums
Seymour Community Museum Seymour Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Local history website, operated by the Seymour Historical Society, features collection of hamburger-related items
Sheboygan County Historical Museum Sheboygan Sheboygan Lake Michigan History Includes four historic buildings: the 1850s David 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, operated by the Vernon County Historical Society, turn-of-the-century period house
Sila Lydia Bast Bell Museum Germantown Washington Southern Savanna Commodity - Bells website, operated by the Germantown Historical Society, features over 5000 bells, located in Dheinsville
Silver Wheel Manor Doll Museum Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Toy - Dolls website, over 2000 dolls, model trains, doll houses, antique toys and Christmas collectibles
Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum St. Germain Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Hall of fame - Snowmobiling website, includes historic race sleds, trophies, clothing and photos
Solomon Juneau and John Schiefer Historic Homes and Reklau Log Building Theresa Dodge Southern Savanna Historic house Operated by the Theresa Historical Society[59][60]
South Milwaukee Historical Society Museum South Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Local history website
South Wood County Historical Museum Wisconsin Rapids Wood Central Sands Prairie Local history website, operated by the South Wood County Historical Society
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum Burlington Racine Lake Michigan Toy website, spinning tops, yo-yos, gyroscopes, spin toys
SS Meteor Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Ship 1896 whaleback cargo ship used on the Great Lakes until 1969, open seasonally, part of the Superior Public Museums
St. Agnes Historic Convent & School West Bend Washington Southern Savanna Historic site Operated by the Washington County Historical Society, mid 19th-century convent and school[48]
St. Croix Falls Historical Society Museum St. Croix Falls Polk Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Operated by the St. Croix Falls Historical Society
Stanley Area Historical Society Museum Stanley Chippewa Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local 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 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[35]
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
Stony Hill School Waubeka Ozaukee Lake Michigan School Operated by the Ozaukee County Historical Society
Stoughton Historical Society Museum Stoughton Dane Southern Savanna Local history website
Stratford Area Historical Museum Stratford Marathon Central Sands Prairie Local history [61]
Sun Prairie Historical Museum Sun Prairie Dane Southern Savanna Local history website
Superior Public Museums Superior Douglas Lake Superior Northwoods Multiple website, includes Fairlawn Mansion, Old Firehouse & Police Museum, SS Meteor
Swiss Historical Village New Glarus Green Southern Savanna Open-air website, operated by the New Glarus Historical Society, replica of an 1850 Swiss settlement village
Taliesin Spring Green Iowa 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 Local history [62]
Ten Chimneys Genesee Depot Waukesha Southern Savanna Historic house Estate created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Central Sands Prairie Art website, located in a former Masonic temple, regional arts center with exhibits gallery, performing arts, also houses the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Thorp Area Historical Museum Thorp Clark Central Sands Prairie Local history Operated by the Thorp Area Historical Society[63][64]
Three Lakes Historical Society Museum Three Lakes Oneida Lake Superior Northwoods Local 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 Local history website[65]
Toy Train Barn Argyle Lafayette Southern Savanna Railroad website, model train layouts
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 Local history website, operated by the Sauk Prairie Historical Society
Trout Museum of Art Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Art website, collection includes American, European, Asian and African paintings, sculptures and other decorative objects
Truax Prairie Home Eau Claire Eau Claire Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house 1864 farmhouse built by Peter Truax[66]
Tufts Mansion Neillsville Clark Central Sands Prairie History website
Two Rivers Historic Farm Museum Two Rivers Manitowoc Lake Michigan Agriculture Operated by the Two Rivers Historical Society, historic farm equipment, tools and objects of rural life[22][23]
Upham Mansion Marshfield Wood Central Sands Prairie Historic house Mid Victorian period home of former Wisconsin governor William Henry Upham, center for the North Wood County Historical Society exhibits of local history
University of Wisconsin Space Place Madison Dane Southern Savanna Science website, education and public outreach center of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department, space science exhibits and activities, roof top deck for sky viewing
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, located in the UWSP Albertson Center for Learning Resources, includes wildlife dioramas, fossils, rocks, geology, dinosaurs, area Native American artifacts, eggs
Van Schaick Photo Gallery Museum Black River Falls Jackson Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Region Local history website, operated by the Jackson County Historical Society
Vernon County Museum Viroqua Vernon Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Local history website, operated by the Vernon County Historical Society
Vilas County Historical Museum Sayner Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, operated by the Vilas County Historical Society
Villa Louis Prairie du Chien Crawford Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, restored late 19th century period mansion, includes Astor Fur Warehouse with exhibits about the fur trade
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Art Historic mansion, fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries
Wade House Historic Site Greenbush Sheboygan Lake Michigan Historic house Includes the 19th century Sylvanus Wade House (a stagecoach inn), Wesley Jung Carriage Museum and a blacksmith shop
Wally Keller Tool Museum Mt. Horeb Dane Southern Savanna History website, located in the historic Duluth Trading store, features hundreds of antique tools dating from 1865-1950 that document the history of the American working man
Washburn County Historical Museum Shell Lake Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Artifacts of area logging, lumbering, farming, boat building and railroading, operated by the Washburn County Historical Society[67][68]
Washburn County Historical Museum - Springbrook Springbrook Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Local history Located in the former St. Magdalene Catholic Church[68]
Washburn Cultural Center Washburn Bayfield Lake Superior Northwoods Local history website, includes a history museum and art gallery
Watson's Wild West Museum Elkhorn Walworth Southern Savanna History - Old West website, general store with American West artifacts
Waukesha County Museum Waukesha Waukesha Southern Savanna Local history website, operated by the Waukesha County Historical Society
Waupun Heritage Museum Waupun Dodge Southern Savanna Local history website, operated by the Waupun Historical Society in a former Carnegie library[15]
Waushara County Historical Museum Wautoma Waushara Central Sands Prairie Local history Located in the former county jail, operated by the Waushara County Historical Society, includes a school room, period rooms, county store, jail cells, doctors' room, dispatcher's office
Waswagoning Re-Created Ojibwe Village Lac du Flambeau Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Living website
Webster House Museum Elkhorn Walworth Southern Savanna Historic house website, operated by the Walworth County Historical Society, features Civil War and Victorian period items
Weis Earth Science Museum Menasha Calumet Central Sands Prairie Geology website, part of University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley, minerals, fossils, geology
West Allis Historical Museum West Allis Milwaukee Lake Michigan History Local history, culture, household items
West Shore Fishing Museum Menominee Menominee Central Sands Prairie Industry website, restored commercial fisheries buildings and exhibits, located in Bailey Park
Western Union Junction Railroad Museum Sturtevant Racine Lake Michigan Railway Open on Sundays, railroad artifacts
White Lake Area Historical Society Depot Museum White Lake Langlade Lake Superior Northwoods History [47][69]
White Pillars Museum De Pere Brown Lake Michigan Local history website, operated by the De Pere Historical Society
Whitewater Historical Museum Whitewater Jefferson Southern Savanna Local history website, operated by the Whitewater Historical Society
Wild Rose Historical Society Museum Wild Rose Waushara Central Sands Prairie Open-air Includes the 1880s-period Elisha Stewart House, a smoke house, a carriage house and blacksmith shop, a bank and a country Progressive school house[70]
Wilson Place Museum Menomonie Dunn Mississippi/Chippewa Rivers Historic house Victorian home of prominent local families, reflect three generations family history and its original family furnishings including crystal, china, furniture, silver fabrics and clothing
Wind Point Light Wind Point Racine Lake Michigan Maritime History of the lighthouse, Racine and Great Lakes maritime history, tower to climb
Wingspread Wind Point Racine Lake Michigan Historic house Late 1930s house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
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 American Legion State Headquarters and Museum Portage Columbia Southern Savanna Military website, memorabilia about veterans and the Wisconsin American Legion
Wisconsin Automotive Museum Hartford Dodge Southern Savanna Transportation - Automobile website, features over 100 classic, vintage autos and automotive artifacts
Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum Milwaukee Milwaukee Lake Michigan Ethnic - African American website, city and state African American history
Wisconsin Bowhunter's Museum Clintonville Ozaukee Lake Michigan Sports - Bow hunting website
Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Spooner Washburn Lake Superior Northwoods Maritime History of the North American canoe
Wisconsin Concrete Park Phillips Price Lake Superior Northwoods Art - Sculpture park Outdoor sculpture park containing 237 embellished concrete sculptures
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center Warrens Monroe Central Sands Prairie Food website, cranberry industry and history of Wisconsin cranberries
Wisconsin Governor's Mansion Maple Bluff Dane Southern Savanna Historic house Also known as the Wisconsin Executive Residence
Wisconsin Historical Museum Madison Dane Southern Savanna History Operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, state history and culture, Native American and pioneer history
Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame Eagle River Vilas Lake Superior Northwoods Sports Major figures in state amateur ice hockey
Wisconsin Maritime Museum Manitowoc Manitowoc Lake Michigan Maritime Great Lakes maritime history, original artifacts and nautical archaeology, USS Cobia (SS-245) submarine
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Cedarburg Ozaukee Lake Michigan Textiles website
Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Natural history Mounted wildlife[71]
Wisconsin National Guard Memorial Library and Museum Camp Douglas Juneau Central Sands Prairie Military [72]
Wisconsin River Papermaking Museum Wisconsin Rapids Wood Central Sands Prairie Industry Papermaking history in the Wisconsin River valley and particularly history of the Consolidated Water Power & Paper Company[73]
Wisconsin State Capitol Madison Dane Southern Savanna Historic site Tours available
Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Wisconsin Rapids Wood Central Sands Prairie Firefighting Park and visitor center museum dedicated to firefighters from the state of Wisconsin who have died in the line of duty
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Madison Dane Southern Savanna Military Personal items and military memorabilia of state veterans
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Waupaca Waupaca Central Sands Prairie Military [74]
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
Wriston Art Center Appleton Outagamie Central Sands Prairie Art website, part of Lawrence University, includes Leech, Hoffmaster, and Kohler Galleries

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:[81] 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:[82] 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:[83] 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:[84] Buffalo, Chippewa, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon

Southern Savanna Region[edit]

South central area:[85] Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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