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Chippewa Valley Museum

1204 E. Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703
+1 715-834-7871
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"From Logging to Farming"

Right next door to the Paul Bunyan Logging Museum is the Chippewa Valley Museum. They have an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bruce M
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Chippewa Valley Museum, Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI.

While my wife and I were visiting Carson Park here in Eau Claire, we also visited the grounds of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Have your own adventure in history at Eau Claire's nationally recognized Chippewa Valley Museum, open year-round. The museum offers award-winning exhibits, beautifully preserved historic structures on the grounds, fun activities, a 1950's ice cream parlor, a museum store, and more. A visitor favorite is the multi-media object theater "This Day." The Chippewa Valley Museum sits beneath towering pines in Eau Claire's beautiful Carson Park, a 134-acre peninsula nestled inside horseshoe-shaped Half Moon Lake. The Chippewa Valley Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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1204 E. Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703
+1 715-834-7871
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Right next door to the Paul Bunyan Logging Museum is the Chippewa Valley Museum. They have an excellent farming and farm life display, along with a one room school house and authentic cabin. Included are a number of other displays too numerous to mention. When...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 6 days ago

While my wife and I were visiting Carson Park here in Eau Claire, we also visited the grounds of the Chippewa Valley Museum which is located within Carson Park immediately next to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. The Chippewa Valley Museum is very large...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved visiting the chippewa valley museum. Its mostly run by volunteers and they do a great job! I has some great history about Eau Claire and the surrounding areas.

2  Thank Sara M
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is chock full of history displayed in interesting and engaging exhibits. It's great for history buffs but also those with kids or limited attention spans.

1  Thank HJHM
Reviewed 8 July 2017

They are always hosting something new! My daughter did a late night there, we loved the old fashioned 4th of July activities, Christmas is spectacular and more and more. Very well laid out and definitely appeals to kids. Does need some more rotating exhibits though...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The kind of museum, beloved by people who travel back roads with no particular destination. Yet the museum is tucked amidst the pines of Carson Park, just a mile from downtown Eau Claire.. Features old fashioned panorama wood-land scenes, with all the stuffed critters in...More

Thank Triponeill
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I really enjoy the CV Museum's exhibits, but after visiting the exhibits a few times - the kids don't want to come again. HOWEVER, they have special events such as the Hmong New Year where the kids can try out traditional Hmong games, eat some...More

Thank ChippewaJohnson
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This museum takes you on a walk through time from the early 1800's up to modern times. As you walk through you learn about the native American history of the area, farming history factory life and the rise and fall of the areas families and...More

Thank Zuhrah S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A lot of children come here on field trips. Learn about the Ojibwe Indians, local wildlife, early settlers, farming, town life & stores,lots of hands on things for children, a sweet old fashioned ice cream parlor to eat a treat, a little gift shop, etc.

Thank Carolleeray
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lots to see and well displayed. Allow enough time to see all the historical items/displays. Good for children and adults.

Thank kmash4
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