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Dr. Kate Museum

923 Second Avenue, Woodruff, WI 54568
+1 715-356-6896
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A wonderful place to learn some history of an earlier time and one wonderful and dedicated woman... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Andrew B
WHEATON IL, United States

Small museum but we were there for 1-1/2 hours. The video is fascinating. The history is amazing... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Mike S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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This museum honors a woman who, among other accomplishments, led the drive to build a hospital for her small community and is remembered as The Angel on Snowshoes for her dedication in reaching patients when the winter roads were impassable. The museum is just around the corner from the "World's Largest Penny."
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12 Sep 2016
7 Sep 2016
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923 Second Avenue, Woodruff, WI 54568
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A wonderful place to learn some history of an earlier time and one wonderful and dedicated woman who accomplished the unbelievable with pennies.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Small museum but we were there for 1-1/2 hours. The video is fascinating. The history is amazing. Back in the rural days Dr. Kate was the only doctor for 300 sq miles. The volunteers at the museum are so helpful and talkative. Maybe children under...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Do not miss this.it was a lot of history and fun for all.we spent all afternoon ther the video was fun to see

Thank Corky S
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We stopped at the Kr. Kate Museum in Woodruff, WI. It is a very short drive from Minocqua and worth a stop. The good works that this doctor did for the area are documented and other period related displays here were interesting to see. No...More

Thank seaturtle30_12
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We enjoyed stopping to see the World's Largest Penny. It is definitely worth a trip over for a few photos and to read the story of the Penny. We did pop into the museum but didn't explore the entire thing...it is small but I was...More

1  Thank RMAmom
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Very informative and interesting history of Dr. Kate and her importance in local history and her appearance on This Is Your Life with Ralph Edwards. Well worth your time.

1  Thank Lee B
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This museum chronicles the life of Dr. Kate Newcomb who was a remarkable woman. The museum gives one a snapshot of life in the northern woods of Wisconsin during the 1930's and shows the pioneering spirit of Dr. Kate. The have a 30 minute film...More

Thank TravelGrandma10
Reviewed 13 June 2013 via mobile

The Dr Kate museum is worth a stop on your way up north. Our tour guide, Cathy, was a child during the million penny parade so she had great stories for us. The museum was small so it won't take too much time. You'll enjoy...More

Thank RanndyMark
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I heard about the big penny and went to see it. It only takes a few minutes and the plaque tells the story of children raising money to build the local hospital by collecting pennies.

Thank sometrip
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