things to do


Explore the Past

Vilas County is home to more than a dozen fascinating museums. These attractions bring the county’s rich history alive.

Discover the region’s logging history, experience native Ojibwe culture, learn through hands-on exhibits and discover how the railroad shaped the Northwoods. These museums not only give visitors a greater appreciation for Vilas County’s past, but they are also fun for all ages.

Museum hours may vary, and some museums may have an admission charge (or admission by donation). Please contact museums to confirm hours and/or admission before visiting.

Minocqua Museum

Museum Type: Historical 503 Flambeau St., Minocqua, WIMap 715.356.7666

Presque Isle Heritage Museum

Museum Type: Historical Hwy. B & School Loop Rd., Presque Isle, WIMap 715.686.2481

The Mikwendaagoziwag Heritage Center

Museum Type: Cultural 838 Whitefeather St., Lac du Flambeau, WIMap 715.588.2139

The Old Schoolhouse Gallery

Museum Type: Historical 7820 Cty. Rd. K, Star Lake, WIMap 715.542.3998

Winchester Museum

Museum Type: Historical 2117 Lake St., Winchester, WIMap 715.686.2926