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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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This museum is free. While it always has exhibits of birds that are interesting, it also has... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
DrDJJ
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Yawkey Woodson museum is one of my favorite places to visit. The programs such as toddler... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Cynthia B
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700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
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"sculpture garden"
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"traveling exhibits"
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"the lower level"
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"children's area"
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"bird exhibit"
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"free admission"
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"exhibits change"
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"through november"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"few months"
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"hands on activities"
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"audio tour"
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"donations are accepted"
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is free. While it always has exhibits of birds that are interesting, it also has traveling exhibits with art.from Andy Warhol to many others. The kids part of the museum also changes, which makes this museum fun to visit several times a year!...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for encouraging people to explore the variety of exhibitions that change more often than the seasons, as do the activities and options in Art Park, the Museum's interactive family gallery, designed for the young and the young at heart!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Yawkey Woodson museum is one of my favorite places to visit. The programs such as toddler Tuesday's are a wonderful way to spend the morning with small children. I bring families that I work with to the museum, as well as when my own children...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for encouraging families to explore ever-changing interactive opportunities for all ages here - an always-admission-free community resource. We're so glad that your family participates frequently, too. Thank you for sharing your lovely words of appreciation!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Their exhibit of birds in art is epic. Not just one medium but many. Large, small, humorous, serious hard to imagine the creative vehicles of expression. If you are going to be in the area this is a must see. Oh, and did I say...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and good words, encouraging all to visit often; we hope you will again soon, too!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this hidden gem in Wausau! Great building, great collection and very impressive traveling exhibits.

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for encouraging others to visit often - always admission free - and hope you'll continue to do so, too!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful building, interesting sculpture garden, and interesting exhibits for all ages. Worth the trip!

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Excellent! We're so glad you enjoy your time here; thanks for sharing your enthusiasm widely and hope you'll return with friends and family often.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We LOVE the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum! The outdoor sculpture garden is our absolute favorite. Beautiful gem, near downtown Wausau.

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your lovely words and visit with others again soon!

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This a lovely landscaped museum. It is free so that's always nice. A great portion of the museum was closed. It had a lovely ceramic exhibit . I just have one comment, the staff did not have to follow us around so much. I had...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

We're glad you appreciated the grounds, summer exhibition, and always-free admission. We're remaining open throughout an extensive gallery renovation project nearing completion, hence the reason for some galleries being closed. Our gallery guards are there for the safety of artwork as well as visitors. Please...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

It was interesting. I always like to observe the different exhibits! The outdoor statues and art are always a sight to see.

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Terrific! We're glad you enjoy visiting hope you'll continue to return often and share your good words about the Woodson Art Museum with others.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This museum is very family friendly. Some of the outdoor sculptures were designed to allow children to climb on them. They also have an indoor children's area. In my opinion the best part of the museum is the programs for the children. We try to...More

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

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for the family-friendly aspects of the Museum and we're glad you visit often and participate in as many programs as your schedule allows. The sculpture garden and Art Park, with its ever-changing interactive options in the lower level, are...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this special museum. They have a permanent Birds in Art exhibit that is awesome, and seasonal changes of shows with a wide variety of subjects and interests. It is a great way to enjoy a morning or an afternoon anytime. The outdoor gardens...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your enthusiastic comments and appreciation for the Woodson Art Museum. One item to note: art of the natural world and avian-themed artworks are on view year-round via various exhibitions from the Museum's collection. However, Birds in Art, opens the weekend after Labor...More

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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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