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South Wood County Historical Museum

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Address: 540 3rd St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-4352
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WOW, authentic exhibits. Far better that ever dreamed.

I had visited the museum as a young man but did not fully appreciate all that was in it at the time. Now I have come to appreciate that place to the fullest extent. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Steven B
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I had visited the museum as a young man but did not fully appreciate all that was in it at the time. Now I have come to appreciate that place to the fullest extent. The photographs, displays and memorabilia are all quality material worth viewing. An authentic old time kitchen with the wood fired cooking stove, general store, cranberry culture,... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A long time regular visit for us, events that are held each year are worth the stop for home town flavor.

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Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We have been to the museum on several occasions. There is a lot of history in the building and it is very well maintained.

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wisconsin rapids
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Beautiful old building located in the historical area of Wisconsin Rapids downtown by the Wisconsin River.Nice displays...A must see...

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This was a great, volunteer run local museum. There are some neat artifacts including old toys, information about the cranberry industry, paper industry. Docents were knowledgeable. The house is beautiful and worth a visit if you have time.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

For a small-town museum, this place has a lot to offer. The changing exhibits and knowledgeable staff, make it a great place to visit. Be sure to check hours before stopping in.

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Central Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Brings back memories from years back when this was the T.B. Scott Library. The location and building are picturesque. Flowers are well tended in the summer time. Lori is such a tremendous asset and help when you go there with questions. Plan to spend more time there this summer. There is much more to do and see there.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is a fun local museum to visit whether you live in the Wisconsin Rapids area or are touring from elsewhere. My last visit with my 11 year-old lasted nearly two hours, during which time we learned a lot about our local community's history, starting with the Native American Indian arrowheads from 9,000 BC and going right through the European... More 

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