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The Eau Claire area has a wealth of history to share with the world whether you’re a history buff or a modern day marvel! If your interest is sports, small town value, or our impact on the future you’ll find something for everyone at one of our many museums. Historic Carson Park offers a multitude of exciting information including sports history, the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum, and the Chippewa Valley Museum. Don’t forget about the Eau Claire Children’s Museum downtown for the little ones! Here in Eau Claire you’ll find exciting information to interest every guest in your party!
To commemorate the rich history behind Carson Park, the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum and the Chippewa Valley Museum showcase past treasures for community members to cherish. The Paul Bunyan Logging Camp allows visitors to experience what life was like in the 1890s as a part of that industry. Guests may experience a blacksmith shop, heavy equipment and an educational showcase telling of the impact the logging industry had on our local forests and wildlife. In addition, the Chippewa Valley Museum features many exhibits that speak of our humble beginnings, current world and prospective future by telling stories from our past.
Carson Park is a historic treasure to the Eau Claire area. The land was donated to the city in 1914 by an heir to lumber baron, William Carson. As a member of the Northwoods League, the Eau Claire Express Baseball team offers an exciting and unique summer attraction to the area. Carson Park is the best place to grab a hot dog and Cracker Jacks with your friends and family on a beautiful summer evening. The ultimate fan experience would not be complete without a night at the Fan Deck to enjoy a few innings of the Northwoods League champions of 2010. Carson Park is also a landmark venue where baseball legends Hank Aaron, Joe Torre and Bob Uecker once walked as players on the Eau Claire Bears baseball team, beginning their journey towards prominence in major league baseball.
Eau Claire Children’s Museum
The perfect place to spend the day with the little ones is downtown Eau Claire on Barstow Street at the Children’s Museum. Children can learn about the human body or even run a grocery store or build a house! With rotating activities for groups and individuals there is sure to be something exciting happening to keep the kids occupied and feed their hungry brains!