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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

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Address: 700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
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+1 715-845-7010
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12:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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This free museum is in a Tudor-style mansion, with a modern addition, that is on a hillside in a neighborhood. There is a fantastic sculpture garden, with the art being... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This free museum is in a Tudor-style mansion, with a modern addition, that is on a hillside in a neighborhood. There is a fantastic sculpture garden, with the art being incorporated into the natural settings. The current temporary exhibit is a gigantic pair of cranes, with the feathers being made of plastic bags. The interior has rotating special exhibits, currently... More 

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum! We hope you'll continue to help spread the word to encourage frequent visits - always admission free! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Super friendly staff. Had a couple Audubon and Wyeths I found interesting. The chair exhibit had an interesting Gerhy (who knew he did cardboard furniture?)

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Thank Dennis H
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you discovered engaging reasons to visit often, both within avian artwork on view and beyond birds in changing exhibition galleries! More 

Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I took my friend to the local attractions for her birthday since she isn't originally from the area. We went when they have the I Spy display. We rather enjoyed looking at all of the pieces and finding certain objects in some along the way. It brings back some nostalgia from yesteryears and toured the sculpture gardens afterwards since it... More 

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Thank Ann C
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit here and we hope you'll return often with others! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

To be honest, I never saw myself as a person that would walk into an art museum let alone, become one of its biggest cheerleaders. The exhibits change every few months and I haven't seen one yet that I didn't enjoy. Even if you know nothing about the subject matter, (i.e. guitars) by the time you're through the exhibit, you're... More 

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

You're right; the Woodson Art Museum steadfastly has maintained its commitment to always-free admission for forty years, so thank you for encouraging others to visit often! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and ultra clean museum makes me return regularly. The outdoor bronze figures and water features create a reflective atmosphere. You can get some serious mindful meditation done in these gardens.

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoy your time here; thank you for letting others know and we hope you'll continue to return often! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The outside garden path was very pleasant. The Walter Wick display was wonderful to look at. The people inside were helpful. It is a beautiful museum and it is nice that they have new displays.

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your enthusiasm; we hope you'll return often. The summer Chairs exhibition showcases sublime design and we encourage you to check it out. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

They always have something cool to go see and the outside sculpture park is my favorite. The kid's playroom always has something fun too. The last time I was there they had the Walter Wick exhibit and it was exceptional!

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoy your time in the Museum's galleries, sculpture garden, and Art Park, the Museum's interactive family gallery in the lower level. Thank you for letting others know about all that's available to see and experience here - always admission free! More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Birds in Art juried show attracts artists worldwide, and its held in September. The Owen Gromme exhibit is a constant, adn other travelling shows abound thru the year. Activities for children and learning opportunities for adults make this grteat for all ages. Enjoy the sculpture garden or ice sculptures depending on the season.

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum with others, encouraging frequent visits, always admission free! More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The exhibit changes regularly. Small enough to tour in half of a day. Also has a hands on childcenter.

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Yes, exhibitions from the Museum's collection - avian art and art of the natural world - and varied temporary exhibitions are enlivened by programs for all ages. Changing exhibition themes are incorporated into Art Park, the Museum's interactive family gallery in the lower level. Admission is always free! More 

Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

What a great free activity. We spent about two hours enjoying the Walter Wick exhibit along with the Audubon to Wyeth along with a few other collections. Art was well displayed. The museum was very spacious spread over two floors. Had a nice kids area with crafts they could make and take home, had a video showing how to do... More 

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for continuing to share your good experiences, encouraging others to explore all that's offered - always admission free! More 

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