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"This Historic Island Dairy Is Island Lovely!"

Located adjacent to the largest Lavender in the area, it has its own unique architectural style and... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Racine, Wisconsin
via mobile
2018 Vacay to Door County, WI

Enjoyed the Historic Island Dairy and the attached lavendar fields, as well as, the lavendar drying... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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The Historic Island Dairy Building was completely renovated in 2010 from a building that sat vacant for 40 years into a multi-use community facility to save and preserve the memory of one of Washington Island's most important local historic...more
1309 Range Line Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9143
+1 920-737-1531
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People, don’t be fooled. This is a lavender gift shop. There is less than 5% of the total area with any Dairy history or information. Not worth the stop.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Historic Island Dairy and the attached lavendar fields, as well as, the lavendar drying house. Lovely lavendar products to choose from within and probably a tad bit cheaper than the Fragrant Isle.

Thank lmeckfess
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing dairy about this place except the name. Expected some history, some plaque, something but got a lavender store and a cool drying building for lavender. Well at least we got to play corn hole.

Thank pgamma
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

So excited to be riding our bikes and come upon this. I learned a lot from the gardener. It is simply beautiful and well maintained.

Thank laurals
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Ran in our day on the island. I bought some lavender soap. Nice gift shop if you are into lavender. The smell is quite strong. They had popcorn to chocolate6 soap, lotion and more. The Icelandic building out back was beautiful but small. They didn't...More

Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The lavender does not need to be in bloom to make this a great day trip. The plants still give off a lavender scent and the view of the fields are lovely. We were thrilled to see the old dairy so tastefully restored and used...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a must see to learn about the local history of Washington Island. It was really neat to learn about new things and to learn how they made cheese and took care of all the milk that they produced on such a small...More

Thank Josey79
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Located adjacent to the largest Lavender in the area, it has its own unique architectural style and amenities! There is history of the Island in an exhibit, an art gallery and the Lavender market. They're known to host conferences and book weddings too! Lots of...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 15 September 2017

First off, I would suggest not even bothering to go to Washington Island. We thought it would be fun to take the ferry over and explore the island. There really isn't much to see or do on the island, I would have rather spent the...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to see this historic dairy! Was surprised to see fields of lavender! So beautiful and at peak bloom when we were there! Gone are the dairy equipment but upon entering there was informative picture boards of "Washington Island Through the Years!" Including photos...More

Thank mpg0815
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Suzann A
10 July 2018|
Response from Josey79 | Reviewed this property |
There is a trolly system that will take you for a tour, as well as a bike rental. I would suggest taking your vehicle and just exploring on your own so you can spend as much or as little time at each place, just make sure... More