Pioneer Park Historical Complex

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Pioneer Park Historical Complex
Wisconsin Park
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Oneida
Location Rhinelander, Wisconsin
 - coordinates 45°40′00″N 89°20′00″W / 45.66667°N 89.33333°W / 45.66667; -89.33333Coordinates: 45°40′00″N 89°20′00″W / 45.66667°N 89.33333°W / 45.66667; -89.33333
Founded 1932
Management City of Rhinelander
Website: Pioneer PArk Historical Complex

Pioneer Park Historical Complex, also called Rhinelander Logging Museum, Rhinelander Schoolhouse Museum is a combination open-air museum of historical structures in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA. It is listed as a city park, managed by a non-profit organizations. The structures include log cabins from the fur trade era, buildings from and stores and public buildings from the late nineteenth century.[1]

The museum houses displays related to the Hodag, a fictional animal photographed and distributed in 1896 by Eugune Sheppard. The character has become the mascot to associated with Rhinelander.[2]

Onsite museums[edit]

  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
  • A replica camp building of the type used by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s
  • Rhinelander Logging Museum
  • Rhinelander Schoolhouse Museum
  • Soo Line Depot


  1. ^ Lara Reed (21 June 2012). "Travel back in time at the Pioneer Park Historical Complex". The Northwoods River News. 
  2. ^ Gary G. Knowles. The Great Wisconsin Touring Book: 30 Spectacular Auto Trips. p. 74.