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“Bayfield County courthouse”

Old Bayfield County Courthouse
Ranked #12 of 34 things to do in Bayfield
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Owner description: Late 19th century brownstone building housing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Visitor Center.
Minneapolis, MN
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111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Bayfield County courthouse”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We recently purchased property in Bayfield and need a plat map, so we had to visit the court house for that and other information. I don;t know what I expected, but it's just beautiful. Built in 1895 of local brownstone, with high ceilings, staircases, and a skylight on the top floor. And it's still used as county offices, so you can go in and look around during business hors (everybody was really friendly-I think they're used to this kind of thing).

Visited September 2013
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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

You can't miss the opportunity to visit this place when you are in Bayfield. Old crackling wood floors, cool art, tee-shirts, hats and tons of information about the Islands. You must see the historical Apostle Island Movie; it is fantastic! The Rangers are so helpful and kind.

Visited August 2012
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Vermillion, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quarried Brownstone”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We almost drove by this big brownstone. When you see it, you'll wonder how we didn't see it! It's a big, old structure built in the days when logging was king. The Park Service has a great little museum inside, that highlights the Lighthouse keepers (the Michigan Lighthouse Lamp is on display). Be sure to ask a ranger to start the movie for you -- very informative and nicely done.

Visited July 2013
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Franklin
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Take the time to see the film”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

It wa worth the time to see the film and get a sense of the islands. The staff is helpful. The film is about 20 minutes. The museum is small but has a light globe to see.

Visited August 2012
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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“One of the grand courthouses in Wisconsin”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

One of the few brownstone courthouses in Wisconsin, this gem is located in scenic Washburn, Wisconsin. It's a few blocks off state highway 13. You can find other brownstone buildings in Washburn including the public library, a church and some buildings on highway 13 (Bayfield Street).

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