Really, when was the last time you have been to the Chippewa Valley Museum
? For me, it was an elementary school field trip probably back in 2nd or 3rd grade. I remember the ice cream. Coming back for the first time since, to view my photos hanging in the Wisconsin Deer Hunting Exhibit
, I couldn't believe what I had been missing. The museum is put together very well with incredible attention to details and extraordinary designed exhibits. The displays invite you in for a closer look with many 3D cutouts and floating artifacts and photos to keep you interested. They also have many complete room displays that make you feel like you are stepping back into time when you enter them. The museum also has a real vintage car and tractor inside that are part of various exhibits. Some of the displays are permanent while others are rotated or completely changed. The wildlife display above is one that will be removed in the coming months so make sure to stop in and see it before it is gone. When you're all done learning about Native Americans, Logging Industry, Farming, and the way life once was in the Chippewa Valley, make sure you stop in to the 1950's inspired ice cream shop for a cone.
The Chippewa Valley Museum is located within Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin right next to the Paul Bunyan logging camp. They are open all year-long including weekends.
For more information visit the Chippewa Valley Museum's Website here
Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Phone - (715) 834-7871
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