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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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The gardens

It was amazing. We were there 2 hours and then we walked the outdoor sculpture gardens. We saw the M. C. Escher exhibit. Fascinating. Enjoyed the audio tour. They also had an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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East Lansing Michigan
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East Lansing Michigan
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was amazing. We were there 2 hours and then we walked the outdoor sculpture gardens. We saw the M. C. Escher exhibit. Fascinating. Enjoyed the audio tour. They also had an artist exhibit from Madison, Wi who was delightful.

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Thank janiel00
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and we hope you'll return with others again - always admission free - soon and often! Contemporary Japanese ceramics are the focus of this summer's exhibition, followed by the 42nd-annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leigh Yawkey Art Museum is probably one of the best art museums in the Midwest, and could be up there for the U.S.A. Whenever we have visited, the staff have been very accommodating and are able to answer any questions one may have. Their displays are beautifully displayed, their is much room for guests to roam around in while looking... More 

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

Thank you for your gracious, hearty endorsement and for sharing it widely with others. We're thrilled that your experiences here exceed your expectations - something we all continually strive for each and every day. How gratifying to hear this a favorite place for your family and that you not only appreciate the Museum but return often, linger, and engage fully.... More 

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Spring break and we couldn't afford to go to the beaches or other warm spots, but we found this museum to be a fantastic day trip from Chippewa Falls. There is a very unique opportunity to see one of the most extensive exhibits of MC Escher's artwork within an 1.5 hour drive. Absolutely fantastic exhibit and wonderful gem of a... More 

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

How terrific that you chose to make the trip here for a Woodson Art Museum spring break vacation - just what we'd hope many would do, taking advantage of the extraordinary opportunity to experience this M.C. Escher retrospective - admission free. Thanks for sharing your experience here with others and we hope you'll bring others again soon, returning often! More 

Wausau
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Always enjoy going up to see the changing exhibits that they have. Sometimes living in the same city we don't take advantage of the wonderful Art museum and gardens we have right here. If you enjoy the Arts this is one place you should not miss when visiting Wausau.

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Thank kathleenl270
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting often and encouraging others to be tourists in their own hometown and frequently take advantage of all the inspirational opportunities here. More 

Rhinelander, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I visited the Tiffany Glass display in February and had visited the Birds in Art exhibit last fall. The museum is easy to reach and located in a quiet hillside area of beautiful historic homes. I found walking through the gallery and surrounding outdoor sculpture garden to be a peaceful, de-stressing experience. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They... More 

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

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time here, look forward to returning, and took the time to provide such insightful comments to help guide and encourage visits; we're so grateful! Thank you for appreciating the Woodson Art Museum's ongoing commitment to always free admission, a crucial part of the Museum's dedication to providing barrier-free access to exceptional visual-arts experiences for... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were startled and pleased that there was no cost, even with the guide. Great place, warm friendly people

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

Thank you for expressing your appreciation for the Woodson Art Museum's ongoing commitment to always free admission, a crucial part of the Museum's dedication to providing barrier-free access to exceptional visual arts experiences for all. More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Famous among certain art afficinados mainly for their annual juried 'Birds in Art' show every fall this beautiful museum in a quiet part of Wausau has some other stellar attractions. Their sculpture garden (in a wooded area) is very good with some delightful sculptures including 2 bears playing/wrestling. There are permanent exhibitions and long term exhibitions, e.g. a focus on... More 

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

What lovely comments you've shared; thank you for doing so. We hope you'll continue to spread the word and return often with family and friends. More 

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

They had three different exhibits when I went, all of which were beautiful (especially on a dreary winter day). The staff was very friendly and enthusiastic about the artwork presented.

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

We're thrilled that you had a wonderful experience here; thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others via this review and elsewhere. We hope you'll return often with friends and family. See snow sculptors in action this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 & 29, always admission free, as they create their 27th snow sculpture at the... More 

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12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We go almost every year and are never disappointed. Spectacular staff and volunteers. A must visit if in area!

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

Your review made our day! Thanks so much for sharing your good words with others and encouraging them to visit often - always admission free. We hope you'll return as frequently as possible, too! More 

Chesterton
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

if you're in Wausau its a nice place to visit for an hour or so. My kids and i were turned off by the many sketches of roadkill though...they didn't think of it as artistic at all. Nice area for young children to try oragami or sketching downstairs.

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

We hope you'll return to experience upcoming changing exhibitions in 2017 that include M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusions, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Birds in Art 2017, Turning to Art in Wood, and Wild Fabrications. Although I'm not sure which sketches to which you're referring; the Museum strives to offer a wide array of changing and collection exhibition artwork to enhance lives... More 

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