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Anderson House

Sunnyview School

Schlegelmilch House


Museum Store


Library & Archives


Ice Cream Parlor


Carson Park

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(715) 834-7871

Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1204

1204 E. Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(This is NOT a mailing address!)




The Chippewa Valley Museum sits beneath towering pines in Eau Claire’s beautiful Carson Park, a 134-acre peninsula nestled inside horseshoe-shaped Half Moon Lake. Carson Park also features the Paul Bunyan Camp Museum; picnic pavillions; access for fishing and canoeing; and the baseball stadium where homerun king Hank Aaron played his first professional games, and where the Express and the Cavaliers still play ball on balmy summer evenings.

Carson Park history >>>



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Directions to the Park

from Minneapolis / St. Paul

- I-94 eastbound - 1st Eau Claire exit (Exit 59 ~ Hwy 12 / 312)
- Right at top of ramp to go east on Hwy 312 (3 miles)
- Exit onto Clairemont Ave. (Hwy 12 East)
- At Menomonie St. (2.7 miles) turn left
- Carson Park entrance 1 block on left (at Dairy Queen)

from Madison / Milwaukee / Chicago

- I-94 westbound
- 3rd Eau Claire exit (Exit 65 ~ Hwys 37-85), right to go northbound
- Hwy 37 North 1.2 miles to 3rd light (Hwy 12 / Clairemont Ave.)
- Left on Hwy 12 West (Clairemont Ave.)
- 3/4 mile to Menomonie St. - Exit lane to go right on Menomonie
- Park entrance 1 block on left (at Dairy Queen)

from Rice Lake / Duluth / Wausau

- US 53 southbound to Clairemont Ave. exit
- Right at top of exit ramp to go westbound
- Follow Clairemont to Menomonie St. (3.8 miles) - Right on Menomonie St.
- Park entrance 1 block on left (at Dairy Queen)



Click the pics for more on the park:

Half Moon Lake, Carson Park

Hank Aaron statue, Carson Park

Chippewa Valley Rail Road

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

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