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Historical mansions, museums, and more.

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, a…

123 Allen St.
Chippewa Falls

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 and…

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 opened in…

21 E. Grand Ave.
Chippewa Falls

 cfmit.org
 (715) 720-9206

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

James Sheeley House

The James Sheeley House is a local hot-spot for supernatural explorers and ghost hunters. Built in the 1860s, is allegedly haunted by the spirits of its original owners. Currently operates as restaurant serving up-scale dining in a historical…

236 West River St.
Chippewa Falls

Leinenkugel's Brewery Tour

Tours and beer tastings cost $5 for those 21 and older and includes a souvenir glass. A portion of our sales will be donated to water conservation efforts for Little Lake Wissota, our hometown lake.

124 E. Elm St.
Chippewa Falls

 leinie.com
 (888) 534-6437