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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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I visit Wausau frequently and am always impressed and amazed that a town of this size has what is... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Andshedid
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Yes!!!

This is a great place. There is an incentives at the end for the kids. I like that they have the... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
yoink02
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700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

I visit Wausau frequently and am always impressed and amazed that a town of this size has what is really a world-class art museum - especially if you love birds. The outdoor gardens are as impressive as the inside, too. It's free and just a...More

Thank Andshedid
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

Thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing your enthusiasm with others via this review here and elsewhere. We hope you'll return often and bring others during your frequent trips to Wausau!

Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is a great place. There is an incentives at the end for the kids. I like that they have the kids activity area at the end, otherwise we end up spending almost the whole time there. And The whole thing is very well put...More

Thank yoink02
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

We're thrilled that you discovered the Woodson Art Museum and hope you'll return with friends and family often - always admission free. Yes, Art Park, the interactive family gallery in the lower level, incorporates the themes of each changing exhibition into the hands-on activities that...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were there to see the "Birds in Art" exhibit. I was blown away that a museum of this size had such a first class exhibit. The curators did a great job! Highly recommend it. Don't miss the outside garden sculpture as well. Lots of...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Excellent; we're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll visit again soon and often!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Wonderful little museum. The outdoor sculptures are interesting and fun. The indoor exhibit "Birds in Art" is stunning and showcasing a range of styles. The 2016 exhibit features 112 artists and is limited to art created in the last 3 years, which makes it very...More

Thank Daniel J
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

We're so glad you appreciated the fact that, although the theme remains consistent each fall, the Birds in Art exhibition includes new artwork each year. Thank you for taking the time to share your good experience here and hope you'll visit again soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2016

This museum is a Wisconsin gem. We come up from Chicago every year to see the "Birds in Art" exhibit. The museum is beautiful and the outdoor sculpture garden is relaxing and well maintained. This is a great place to stop if you are in...More

Thank Robert W
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

How lovely that you make the trip from Chicago each fall for the Birds in Art exhibition and thank you for taking the time to share your great comments with others. We invite you to visit for Tiffany Glass, M.C. Escher, Japanese ceramics, and more...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visiting this museum is always fun because they have great rotating exhibits and great art. The grounds are also kept very clean.

Thank Dancer54401
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you; we're so glad you visit often and appreciate the variety and quality, indoors and in the sculpture gardens and grounds!

Reviewed 25 October 2016

This museum is unique in that it is strictly "Birds in Art". Don't let this deter you! There is ample parking, and a lovely garden area to walk thru that you shouldn't miss. The actual museum space is spacious and well lit, and very easy...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you for your lovely comments; we're so glad you enjoyed your time here! Please note that varied themes run throughout changing exhibitions, including the upcoming Tiffany Glass, M.C. Escher, and Japanese ceramics exhibitions throughout the next year. We hope you and many others will...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop in Wausau on a trip and glad we did. This museum was a find but enjoy the grounds before or after. The exhibits are wonderful. And the cost is right!More

Thank Tom C
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

We, too, are thrilled that you stopped in Wausau to visit the Museum; thank you for taking the time to share your good experience with others. We're glad you appreciate the Woodson Art Museum's commitment to always-free admission, too. We're proud to have steadfastly adhered...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

We make the pilgrimage down here each year for the Birds in Art exhibit each fall. It is spectacularly good. The facility is exceptional, the docents pleasant, simple to park, nice little gift shop and a kid's area to take a break. I recommend it.More

Thank Barrett A
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

How fantastic that you make a point of returning here each fall for each new iteration of the annual Birds in Art exhibition. Thanks, as well, for sharing your lovely comments about the facility, our terrific volunteers, accessible parking, Visitor Services area, and Art Park...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very interesting if you are a Bird person, this is a small museum but very nice. Very glad we stopped.More

Thank Renee B
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you for visiting and your we're glad you enjoyed your time here. The Museum offers a wide array of exhibitions including Tiffany Glass, M.C. Escher, and Japanese ceramics coming during the next year. We encourage you to check out the details on our upcoming...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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