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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
+1 715-845-7010
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Lovely art museum

This is a very nice free museum. The grounds were lovely, the weather did not cooperate for a nice... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Trixies-MomandDad
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West Bend, Wisconsin
Beautiful artwork and sculptures

Loved walking through the gardens with all the beautiful sculptures. The inside of the museum was... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Janet R
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a very nice free museum. The grounds were lovely, the weather did not cooperate for a nice outdoor tour. The museum itself is filled with beautiful bird art. My only criticism is that there is almost nothing from the famous wildlife artist, Owen...More

Thank Trixies-MomandDad
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to share your impressions. Please consider returning to see Owen J. Gromme's artwork. For two years, the entire west gallery was filled with his artwork which currently is resting, as part of the rotation of collection...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Loved walking through the gardens with all the beautiful sculptures. The inside of the museum was equally enjoyable with all the bird paintings and more sculptures.

Thank Janet R
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Excellent! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here in the galleries and sculpture garden. Hope you'll return again soon!

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The combination of a beautiful building, sculpture garden and wonderful art is a delight. We spent 2 hours and did not stop and enjoy every art piece. The staff is great as well, very welcoming. Photography is allowed.

Thank z0607
Amy B, markekting and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences; we hope you and many others will visit often, always admission free.

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Before you walk in the door you are treated to a Secret Garden of realistic and fanciful sculptures. Inside the current exhibition was galleries full of wonderful drawings, paintings, and sculptures of mostly birds. Downstairs there are more exhibitions plus rooms for children to learn...More

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Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

How delightful to read that you smiled throughout your visit and plan to return every time you visit Wausau! Thank you for letting others know, as well.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

This museum was first designed as the home for the Yawkey's daughter in 1914. The Yawkey's only had one daughter, Leigh. This now contains a research library, exhibits, gift shop and the administrative offices. The history on the exhibits is very interesting, a must see...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a treat to have this beautiful little museum in our back yards. The traveling exhibits are such fun and they always put such effort into making part of it accessible and interesting to children. With three little ones ages 6 and under, I not...More

Thank Margaret C
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your family frequent the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and love hearing that your children request it! Thank you for sharing your comments and encouraging others to do so, too, always admission free!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Self Guided tour was very enjoyable. We couldn't believe all the chairs from different time periods. You can spend a lot of time or a short amount. You can give a donation which we always do but that's the nice part you decide how much...More

Thank Sue S
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, sharing your enthusiasm with others, and we hope you'll return often!

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful museum with a wonderful sculpture garden. But what it's most known for is its annual Birds in Art exhibit. This year's exhibit is a must-see for birders and art lovers alike. All media are represented - water colors, oils, charcoal, wood...More

Thank JanisAusten
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for letting others know about the must-see opportunities here - always admission free!

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

They have s beautiful outside park with sculptures. They staff indoors is very informative and helpful. A nice place for picnicking but not for small children.More

Thank chesmorek76
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments about the sculpture garden and grounds and the Woodson Art Museum staff; volunteers are the heart of the Museum, too! Picnics in the sculpture garden are welcome, and small children - and all, both young and young at heart...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

We go to see the changing exhibits now and again. This time it was the "chair exhibit". Was a quick in and out. One could spent more time there and see all of the exhibits if they wanted. It is a friendly and clean environment...More

Thank Jerry B
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this review

So pleased that you visit often; thank you for encouraging others to do so, as well.

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mschwer2
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Response from alohagal1949 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour is enough to see the chairs exhibit. Other galleries are bird art that is dependent on your interest. The outside grounds are worth seeing in warm weather which shouldn't take more than 1/2 hours. If you... More
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