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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 National…

514 W. Madison St.
Eau Claire

 agerhouse.org
 (715) 835-8718

Amish Tours The Woodshed, Augusta

Augusta is home to one of the largest Amish settlements in Wisconsin, with more than 150 families. This "motor buggy" takes 1.5 to 2 hours, with stops at an Amish bakery and candy shop, woodshop, home, and farm - Carload $42.50 (Fee may be higher for…

105 West Lincoln Street
Augusta

 woodshedheirlooms.com
 (715) 286-5404

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 and sip…

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

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 railroads and…

500 E. Railroad Ave.
Colfax

 colfaxrrmuseum.org
 (715) 962-2076

Cook-Rutledge Mansion

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the finest examples of High Victorian-Italianate architecture in the Midwest. Extraordinary hand-painted ceilings and walls, ornately carved woodwork, parquet…

505 W. Grand Ave.
Chippewa Falls

 CookRutledgeMansion.com
 (715) 723-7181

Crystal Cave

Knowledgeable guides will lead you on a one-hour tour through a maze of well-lighted passages where glistening cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and rippling flowstone can be seen hanging from the ceiling or covering the ledges. The…

W965 State Road 29
Spring Valley

 acoolcave.com
 (715) 778-4414

Historical Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

The Mabel Tainter building includes a lavish 313-seat "crown jewel" Victorian theatre and a historic reading room. It is a premier example of a restored vintage American Theater. Take a self-guided tour to inspect the intricate hand-stenciling…

205 Main St. E
Menomonie

 MabelTainter.com
 (715) 235-0001

O’Neil Creek Winery

O’Neil Creek Winery was built in the heart of the Chippewa Valley by Joe and Dorinda Wynimko featuring an assortment of fruit wines that are crisp and refreshing. Come and enjoy the scenery along with the relaxing atmosphere on our patio while you…

15369 82nd St.
Bloomer

 oneilcreekwinery.com
 (715) 568-2341

Old Courthouse Museum and Jail

Wisconsin's last remaining woodframe courthouse features an iron-latticed cellblock in the jail, upstairs courtroom in near-original condition, railroad room, bridges of Durand, century-old paintings, doctor and dentist office equipment, and antique…

315 W. Madison St.
Durand

 OldPepinCountyCourthouse.org
 (715) 672-5423