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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
+1 715-845-7010
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The Best Art Museum!

Leigh Yawkey Art Museum is probably one of the best art museums in the Midwest, and could be up... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Cindy G
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Wausau, Wisconsin
MC Escher exhibit is BRILLIANT!

Spring break and we couldn't afford to go to the beaches or other warm spots, but we found this... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
ChippewaJohnson
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Leigh Yawkey Art Museum is probably one of the best art museums in the Midwest, and could be up there for the U.S.A. Whenever we have visited, the staff have been very accommodating and are able to answer any questions one may have. Their displays...More

Thank Cindy G
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your gracious, hearty endorsement and for sharing it widely with others. We're thrilled that your experiences here exceed your expectations - something we all continually strive for each and every day. How gratifying to hear this a favorite place for your family...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Spring break and we couldn't afford to go to the beaches or other warm spots, but we found this museum to be a fantastic day trip from Chippewa Falls. There is a very unique opportunity to see one of the most extensive exhibits of MC...More

Thank ChippewaJohnson
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

How terrific that you chose to make the trip here for a Woodson Art Museum spring break vacation - just what we'd hope many would do, taking advantage of the extraordinary opportunity to experience this M.C. Escher retrospective - admission free. Thanks for sharing your...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Always enjoy going up to see the changing exhibits that they have. Sometimes living in the same city we don't take advantage of the wonderful Art museum and gardens we have right here. If you enjoy the Arts this is one place you should not...More

Thank kathleenl270
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for visiting often and encouraging others to be tourists in their own hometown and frequently take advantage of all the inspirational opportunities here.

Reviewed 1 March 2017

I visited the Tiffany Glass display in February and had visited the Birds in Art exhibit last fall. The museum is easy to reach and located in a quiet hillside area of beautiful historic homes. I found walking through the gallery and surrounding outdoor sculpture...More

Thank bobbie492017
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time here, look forward to returning, and took the time to provide such insightful comments to help guide and encourage visits; we're so grateful! Thank you for appreciating the Woodson Art Museum's ongoing commitment to always free admission, a...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were startled and pleased that there was no cost, even with the guide. Great place, warm friendly people

Thank schneidkathy
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for expressing your appreciation for the Woodson Art Museum's ongoing commitment to always free admission, a crucial part of the Museum's dedication to providing barrier-free access to exceptional visual arts experiences for all.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

Famous among certain art afficinados mainly for their annual juried 'Birds in Art' show every fall this beautiful museum in a quiet part of Wausau has some other stellar attractions. Their sculpture garden (in a wooded area) is very good with some delightful sculptures including...More

Thank Jeffrey K
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

What lovely comments you've shared; thank you for doing so. We hope you'll continue to spread the word and return often with family and friends.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

They had three different exhibits when I went, all of which were beautiful (especially on a dreary winter day). The staff was very friendly and enthusiastic about the artwork presented.More

Thank JAK5878
Amy B, marketing and communciations manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

We're thrilled that you had a wonderful experience here; thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others via this review and elsewhere. We hope you'll return often with friends and family. See snow sculptors in action this Saturday and Sunday, Jan....More

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We go almost every year and are never disappointed. Spectacular staff and volunteers. A must visit if in area!

Thank Bob P
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Your review made our day! Thanks so much for sharing your good words with others and encouraging them to visit often - always admission free. We hope you'll return as frequently as possible, too!

Reviewed 31 December 2016

if you're in Wausau its a nice place to visit for an hour or so. My kids and i were turned off by the many sketches of roadkill though...they didn't think of it as artistic at all. Nice area for young children to try oragami...More

Thank Chris W
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

We hope you'll return to experience upcoming changing exhibitions in 2017 that include M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusions, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Birds in Art 2017, Turning to Art in Wood, and Wild Fabrications. Although I'm not sure which sketches to which you're referring; the Museum...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the LYW Art Museum when you are in central Wisconsin! I would encourage you to even go out of your way to make it happen. In particular, you will want to take in the Birds in Art exhibition which...More

Thank Ben H
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

We greatly appreciate your encouraging others to experience all that's offered at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, always admission free, year-round. Thank you and we hope you'll continue to visit with others often!

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Response from alohagal1949 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour is enough to see the chairs exhibit. Other galleries are bird art that is dependent on your interest. The outside grounds are worth seeing in warm weather which shouldn't take more than 1/2 hours. If you... More
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