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Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

An interactive environment for kids and their grown-ups that inspires imagination, creativity, discovery and the love of learning. A favorite destination for families in the Chippewa Valley, the Children’s Museum offers non-traditional…

220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

 ChildrensMuseumEC.com
 (715) 832-KIDS

Chippewa County Genealogical Society

The mission of the Chippewa County Genealogical Society is to provide education and assistance to those who are tracing their family roots; to collect and maintain genealogical and historical materials; and to provide access to all materials…

123 Allen St.
Chippewa Falls

 ccgswi.wixsite.com
 (715) 723-4399

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

The museum was an idea that sprang from local citizens who wanted to record and preserve the history of important, unique and ground breaking innovations in industry and technology that were developed right here in the Chippewa Valley. It…

21 E. Grand Ave.
Chippewa Falls

 cfmit.org
 (715) 720-9206

Chippewa Moraine Interpretive Center

Exhibits and videos explain the glacial history of the region. Live and stuffed native animals are also on display. Visitors can also hold a snake, pet a turtle, dig for fossils, or snowshoe. Part of the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State…

13394 County Hwy M
New Auburn

 dnr.wi.gov
 (715) 967-2800

Chippewa Valley Museum

Have your own adventure in history at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire’s scenic Carson Park! Explore award-winning exhibits, take in the multimedia object theater, let the kids (of all ages!) become historians in the hands-on…

1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

 cvmuseum.com
 (715) 834-7871

Colfax Railroad Museum

The depot houses the large collection of lanterns, railroad china, and the nation's largest railroad paper-weight collection. The primary purpose of these artifacts is to show what people encountered on day-to-day activities with the…

500 E. Railroad Ave.
Colfax

 colfaxrrmuseum.org
 (715) 962-2076

Dells Mill and Museum

The five-story Dells Mill was built in 1864 as a grist mill. Wisconsin had been a state for just 16 years and Augusta was a town for eight years. The area was barely settled and Augusta was just a pioneer community; there were no automobiles…

E18855 County Road V
Augusta

 dellsmill.com
 (715) 286-2714