668 West Kemp St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 369-3600
Fax: (715) 369-3601
Arts & Museums
Camp Five Museum showcases the living history of Wisconsin as well as represents the forest industry of the area. The museum was built in the year 1969 and comprises of the farmstead and logging camp as well. It is spread across an area of 4 acres (1.62 hectares). Displays include steam trains, blacksmith artifacts and re-enactments of the Civil War.
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is charming and quaint museum which essentially features bird art. The work exhibited here is meticulously curated, thus showcasing only the best art works. Walk in and lose yourself amidst beautiful paintings and sculptures related to bird art.The surroundings of the museum compound are well-maintained and render a picturesque sight. The sculpture garden located in the same complex must also be visited. There is no admission fee to visit the museum and there is ample of parking available as well. The museum also has an area for art projects of kids.
Marathon County Historical Museum is also known as the Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey House, named after a prominent citizen, Cyrus C. Yawkey. The house was constructed in 1900 in the Classical Revival architectural style. It is now a museum and features dining room, music room, museum library and a parlor with authentic furniture from the beginning of the 20th Century. It was added to National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 1974.
The Wisconsin Concrete Park is an outdoor sculpture museum in Phillips. Fred Smith, a former lumberjack and self-taught artist, created this eponymous park as an ode to the American people. The landscape is dotted with over 237 objects that find inspiration in regional Northwoods culture. Take a guided tour past broken-glass sculptures and figurines of Native Americans, miners, soldiers, and so on.
Spread across almost 10 acres (4.05 hectares) of mine land and comprising of 22 buildings, the Iron County Historical Museum is the largest of its kind in Upper Michigan. It opened its doors in 1968 and features two art galleries, a gift shop, research center and a cultural center. All the major exhibits can be found in the old Caspian Mine Engine House, Main Building, Peterson Mining Hall, the Heritage Hall and the Memorial Hall. These displays will take you through logging and iron mining settlers while the glass dioramas showcase subterranean mine work. The museum also regularly hosts concerts, festivals, craft and art shows. Buy some unique souvenirs from the gift shop as a memento of your trip.