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Indoor attractions

Published: June 25, 2018

Vilas County is known for its forests, trails, and lakes, but there’s plenty to do indoors as well. From intriguing museums to craft beverage spots, there’s something for every traveler. Here are some of your options.

Art lovers

Vilas County has long been home to some of the most talented artists and craftspeople in the Northwoods. You’ll find their work at places like Moondeer and Friends Gallery in Boulder Junction and in weekend craft fairs. Find something special for your home or a unique gift. Or, find your inner artist and create your own masterpiece in a paint-your-own pottery-shop in Minocqua.

Sip and relax

Toast your time here with a special beverage. Visit a local coffee shop and enjoy a cup of joe made with beans freshly roasted in Vilas County. Try the newest creation at Aqualand Ale House or sip a fine vintage at an area wine bar.

Museum mysteries

Vilas County is home to a collection of museums that bring the county’s rich history alive. These museums not only give visitors a greater appreciation for Vilas County’s past, they are fun for all ages and have special exhibits just for kids. Discover the region’s logging history, experience native Ojibwe culture, learn through hands-on exhibits and discover how the railroad shaped the Northwoods.

Strike gold

Knock down some pins! Bowling alleys in Eagle River and Land O’ Lakes are great places to unwind. They offer a timeless bowling experience that will take you back—enjoy the classic ambiance and good times.

Try your luck

Head to Lac du Flambeau for gaming action. Lake of the Torches Resort Casino features over 800 slot machines and table games including blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps.