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Arts & Museums
View deer, buffalo and wolves, interpretive exhibits, nature trails, observation tower, and an arboretum.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this former public library and village hall is the home of the Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society. It contains historical displays, a museum office, gift shop, and an artifact storage area in the basement.
The Nature Center is nestled in the vast and sprawling Devil's Lake State Park. The center gives an insight into the historical heritage and geological features of this region. It also hosts special programs and events on a regular basis.
This local Portage museum offers displays and exhibits relative to the history of the city as well as displays for Native American settlements, Fort Winnebago, the Indian Agency House, the Surgeons Quarters, and the Portage Canal.
This building houses the American Legion headquarters as well as a museum full of plaques, statues, uniforms, medals, photos, and documents from the history of Wisconsin's American Legion.
Often listed amongst the strangest museums in United States, National Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, WI is privately owned by Barry Levenson. Now a local celebrity, Levenson started collecting the condiment in 1986 and has ever since amassed over 5,300 variety of mustard. Open everyday between 10a and 5p, the National Mustard Museum also features a gift shop where you can sample some of the rarest type of the dressing. Apart from this they also have a mail order retail service in place for those interested.
History is replete with stories that make us laugh and cry. One such story is narrated by the Circus World Museum through their collection and displays pertaining to the place that has made most people laugh out loud, a circus. Dealing in particular with the documents and records that chronicle the history of American circuses, the Circus World Museum, perhaps, houses the largest circus artifact treasure trove in the world. Walk into the museum to find a library and research center, elaborate circus parades and live circus performances. Declared a National Historic Landmark, the Circus World Museum stretches over sixty-four acres of land and houses more than two hundred original wagons that were used by traveling circuses from America, Ireland and England. Enjoy their excellent poster collection including the Buffalo Bill Wild West one that is over nine feet in length.
The Cornerstone Gallery in Downtown Baraboo showcases contemporary art in a form that is fit to be purchased and also ensures that the hole in one's pocket isn't too large either. Items displayed here put Wisconsin's best food forward while the owners wish to sustain a boost to the art work of local artists from the Dells. At this gallery, you will find that exact unique something that you wanted to give your loved ones like jewelry, scarves, pottery, photographic prints as well as oil and glass paintings. Walk into the store, if not to buy than to have a look at the interesting collection put forth by the local artisans.
The Madison Children's Museum is a top destination for families in Madison. The museums features many popular, educational exhibits, many of which are interactive. In addition, the museum also hosts special programs and events, not just for kids but for adults as well.
Like most other museums, the aim of the Chazen Museum of Art is also to collect, preserve and exhibit works of art. Playing a crucial role in the visual art scene of Madison city, the museum boasts an exciting and extensive permanent collection consisting of old photographs, lithographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures and more. Check the site for more information on events and exhibitions coming up.
Opened in 2006 and designed by the renowned Cesar Pelli, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art or MMoCA as called by the people of Madison is perhaps the biggest artistic space in the city at 51,000 square feet. Some features include the rooftop sculpture garden, lecture halls, childrens rooms, a research space and more. Weddings receptions and corporate events can be hosted here, while a rich educative program for kids and adults makes this museum a sure winner with all. Admission free and most events are free. Check website for more information on exhibits and upcoming exhibitions.
A day would not suffice to browse through over 110,000 historical and 400,000 archaeological artifacts in the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Attracting artists, researchers, students, families, authors, collectors and a melange of visitors, this place boasts collections spanning across anthropology, military life, household life, politics, business and more. Make sure to attend any of their exciting events like the walks. Although there is no admission charge, suggested donations apply.