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Places for fun, learning, history, exploration, nature, and more around the Chippewa Valley.

Action City

Action City, attached to the Metropolis Resort, is a 55,000 square foot family fun center featuring popular arcade games and fun attractions. Action City has the largest indoor go-kart track in the Midwest, laser tag, a climbing wall, batting…

2402 Lorch Ave.
Eau Claire

 ActionCityFun.com
 (715) 838-9663

Ager House

Presented by the Waldemar Ager Association, the Ager House is the historic home to Norwegian-American writer Waldemar Ager, restored to its early-1900's likeness. Part of the National Register of Historic Places a Literary Landmark by the…

514 W. Madison St.
Eau Claire

 agerhouse.org
 (715) 835-8718

Ager Resource Library

Designed to bring together materials that are otherwise difficult to find and/or not usually accessible in one place. The collection is organized into two major areas: Ager’s life and work, and relevant immigrant issues. Ager was an…

514 W. Madison St.
Eau Claire

 agerhouse.org
 (715) 832-0956

Beaver Creek Reserve

Enjoy a multitude of flora and fauna on more than 400 acres of diverse habitat. Beaver Creek Reserve offers a butterfly house, citizen science center, obstacle course, field research station, and much more.

S1 County Highway K
Fall Creek

 beavercreekreserve.org
 (715) 877-2212

Cabin Ridge Rides - Holiday Tours

Offering wagon and sleigh rides through beautiful woodland scenery for groups of all sizes. Gatherings of 16 or more can enjoy bonfires, picnics, and meals in the woods. Two pavilions allow groups to sit around a bonfire to toast marshmallows…

4271 220th St
Cadott

 cabinridgerides.com
 (715) 723-9537

Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park

The house in which Caroline Woodhouse lived has been moved to the park from a nearby farm. Her granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink, based the 1935 Newbery Award-winning children's book Caddie Woodlawn on her life.

9 miles S. of Menomonie on Hwy 25
Menomonie

 dunnhistory.org
 (715) 232-8685

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic half mile minature steam- and gasoline-powered train ride located in Eau Claire's Carson Park, presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. Opens May 30th, and runs on Sundays throughout the summer from noon until…

Carson Park, Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

 ChippewaValleyRailroad.com
 (715) 831-0900

Chaos Water Park

Looking for some family fun? Visit Chaos, the Valley's only indoor waterpark which features multiple slides, an activity pool, hot tub, lily pads, lazy river, and kiddie area. Visit online for admission and seasonal hours.

5150 Fairview Dr.
Eau Claire

 ChaosWaterParkFun.com
 (715) 852-6000

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 Area History Center

The Chippewa County Area History Center and Museum building was formerly the Notre Dame Convent, built in 1883. Your tour will take you through the history of the Chippewa Valley and includes exhibits on furniture, photos, lumber-period toys,…

123 Allen St.
Chippewa Falls