We will be closed Dec. 24 & 25, and Jan 1

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Chippewa Valley Museum. Our main facility is open year round. Our other historic buildings, on and off site, are open seasonally, or by appointment. Holiday Toy Trains run Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm until Dec 28.
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 1:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed


    Opens Nov. 29, 1pm-5pm
    Trains Run Tue & Thurs 5pm-8pm, and Sat 1pm-5pm, from Nov. 30-Dec. 28

    A 384 Sq. ft. layout complete with local buildings, winter scenes, lights and sounds. There are also crafts to make, pictures to color, and floor trains to play with. This year entries in the museum's gingerbread house contest will also be on display from Nov. 23rd to Dec. 15th. We've even heard that Santa Claus is planning to stop by regularly (call the museum to confirm schedule). For more info call the museum at (715) 834-7871.

    Museum Members $2 | Adult $9 | 5-17 years $6

    | 0-4 years FREE

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    Gingerbread House Contest

    Stop by and see the houses entered
    in this years contest

    On Display Dec. 7 - Dec. 21

    The Power of Children:               Making a Difference

    Exhibit Open Nov. 12 - Jan. 4
    With Opening Celebration Nov. 16
    from 1pm - 5pm

    The extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White—three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make a positive difference in the world. This exhibit encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear, and prejudice throughout 20th-century history and today.

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The Chippewa Valley Museum — a place to ask questions, seek answers and be inspired. We tell stories. Surprising, entertaining, enriching, and authentic stories that illuminate the Chippewa Valley for those near and far, and also help tell the larger story of America.

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