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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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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
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Great for the whole family- unbelievably still free. Enjoyably art for everyone to look at indoors and out, and also fun kids activities.

Reviewed 23 March 2016
laurenh743
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Great for the whole family- unbelievably still free. Enjoyably art for everyone to look at indoors and out, and also fun kids activities.

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Thank laurenh743
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments, expressing appreciation for the Museum's commitment to always-free admission, and sharing enthusiasm about the great things to experience here throughout the year. More 

Aniwa, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Besides the great birds in art collection, Leigh Yawkey welcomes national changing exhibits. Free will offering, and a lovely sculpture garden.

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Thank Wendy G
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. We hope many will visit soon and often to experience all that's available - always admission free. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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256 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have visited the museum in the past for different exhibits, especially the always popular birds in art. Now, I am visiting with a toddler for some of the programs designed just for them. Toddler Tuesday is once a month, and the art activities have a theme. It is generally based on something at the museum. Have you ever thought... More 

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Thank Ann G
Amy B, Public Relations Manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum. We greatly appreciate it and encourage you to visit often to experience Art Park, the upcoming "Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic" exhibition, Feb. 27-May 29, and the opportunity to meet Walter Wick, the photographic illustrator of the iconic "I SPY" children's books and other Scholastic... More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Very nice small museum in Wausau, both indoor and outdoor facilities. I am a bit tired of Birds in art, it seems to last for 6 months.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

great place inside and out! the garden is very nice and well maintained. exhibits change every 3 months so always something new!

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Thank Jerrycur1s
Amy B, Public Relations Manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum with others so more people can experience - admission free - all that's new to see and do! More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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191 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Located in the heart of Wausau just up the hill from downtown. This museum boasts international exhibits as well as a Chihuly glass basket exhibit. First class museum that will impress you. No entrance fee however donations are accepted and worth your visit. Rivals exhibits seen in much larger metro areas. Well worth your time!

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Central Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Who would have thought a community the size of Wausau could support a world class museum like the Leigh Yawkey? It's fun to know the original museum was the former residence of the Forester family. A recent addition offers a contemporary contrast to the original 1930's footprint. As museums go, the Leigh Yawkey is young. It's only 40 years old,... More 

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Thank HappyTraveler0505
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let others know the range of terrific things to see and do at the Woodson Art Museum and for encouraging others to visit often - always admission free! More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I cannot say enough about this museum. We were actually "killing" time, while waiting for our grandson's football game to begin that evening, so looked up what to do in Wausau on trip advisor. This museum came up as a top attraction. The day was a bit drizzly, but the trees in the area were magnificant, We thought it was... More 

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

What lovely comments! We're so thrilled that you discovered the Woodson Art Museum and enjoyed your time here. We hope you'll continue to tell others and return often! More 

Jackson, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Building, staff and grounds were all very nice. You have to love nature art however. Do not expect modern art or contemporary pieces. Mostly nature paintings and sculptures.

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson has provided our young high school artists opportunities for which we are grateful. It also is a refuge for anyone wishing to absorb quiet and creative moments in a beautiful museum/home. The level of art is very notable and we especially enjoy the permanent glass pieces. Thanks to all the staff that makes it happen in... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share what you appreciate most and for encouraging others to visit often, too. More 

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