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Vilas County Historical Museum

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Address: Hwy 155, Sayner, WI
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+1 715-542-3388

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If you're visiting, don't miss this! If you are a local, make sure you stop in!

When you drive by, it's deceiving, like a house of memorabilia. But it's so much more! What you see is just the beginning. This local treasure is worth several visits. I guarantee... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Barbra G
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

When you drive by, it's deceiving, like a house of memorabilia. But it's so much more! What you see is just the beginning. This local treasure is worth several visits. I guarantee you'll leave knowing alot more about the history of the region than you knew before!

Thank Barbra G
College Station, Texas
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Learn the history of Sayner. This museum is chock full of local memorabilia. Birthplace of the snowmobile. See the progression of the snowmobile from its first model to modern. Learn about the fishing and wildlife guides from the 1800s and early part of 1900s.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

An interesting collection of materials, focused heavily but not solely on the local area. Significant thought and care went into selecting and arranging the materials exhibited.

Thank Douglas M
Yorkville, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I have been vacationing in the St. Germain, Sayner, Eagle River area for 50 years and for me I loved visiting this museum. I learned a lot about the area and it was fun to see the history of the resort I have stayed at displayed here along with my friend's mother's wedding dress, who used to own a resort... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Very quaint museum with lots of photos and info of early Eagle River. However the memories my partner had of a locomotive that had been there when he was young and a resort that he used to stay at was missing from the info. He was frustrated by that. The gentleman working there was helpful, but could not find what... More 

Thank Pam S
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

The Military Memories Exhibit offers a historical trip through time. The exhibit of photographs, uniforms of Vilas County veterans and documentation reflect the rich heritage of the World War I and World War II eras. The logging exhibit features life in the North Woods at the turn of the century featuring 100's of exclusive photos of logging activities. Well worth... More 

Thank John R
Reston VA
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

We have been here several times and the history of the northwoods (and particularly the material about the old summer camps) is very well presented. The snowmobile museum is attached to it. There is a small admission.

Thank VAtraveller_11

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