Northwoods Children’s Museum
346 W Division St, Eagle River, WI. 715-479-4623. www.northwoodschildrensmuseum.com
$6 ages 1 to 100. ACM membership reciprocity. Free parking. Stroller accessible. Restrooms with changing tables.
Children’s museums are always fun with young children, but finding one in a small community is a special treat. While visiting family in northern Wisconsin, we were excited to check out the Northwoods Children’s Museum in Eagle River.
This is another museum that operates in one large area, with separate alcoves for certain exhibits, so a parent can easily keep track of several children as they each explore their own interests. Our boys liked the music area, the ranger station, and driving the ambulance, while the girls liked the story area, dress-up room, and fishing in the “stream.” Staff at the museum were very friendly, and laid out the ground rules for the kids (no running, pick up what you’ve played with) before the kids could enter the museum.
One of the things I enjoyed about the museum was that they had a great gift/toy shop, and many of the toys that were for sale in the shop were available for play on the museum floor so the kids could try them out.
If you’re in the north woods of Wisconsin, be sure to take time to visit the Northwoods Children’s Museum.
That place was so fun that I wanted to stay there forever. My most favorite thing was when we got to do the ranger tower.
I really liked the ranger tower. It was really good.