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Museum of Woodcarving

Hwy 63, Shell Lake, WI
+1 715-468-7100
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Amazing Talent

Our motor coach stopped in Shell Lake for a tour of this collection of wood carvings. The... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Kenyon, Minnesota
Memorable Road Trip Stop

Pretty amazing what this man did. Many religious and animal sculptures. The Last Supper life... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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This museum is home to hundreds of unique wood cuttings.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“last supper” (5 reviews)
Hwy 63, Shell Lake, WI
+1 715-468-7100
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Our motor coach stopped in Shell Lake for a tour of this collection of wood carvings. The collection consists of 100 life sized carvings and 400 miniatures. It is said to be the largest collection of woodcarvings in the world created by one man. Joseph...More

Thank MNGal66
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Pretty amazing what this man did. Many religious and animal sculptures. The Last Supper life size sculpture is pretty amazing. The hanging Judas, baby Khrushchev (with shoe), and midget sized Kennedy - kind of disturbing. Animals - very well done. If you're going to lose...More

Thank djdmspit
Reviewed 10 October 2016

No pictures can be taken and the admission was almost 7.00 dollars. I think the word "museum" is a misleading word.

1  Thank benniejh
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Unbelievable what one man can do! Something you don't expect to find in a small town in Wisconsin. Wonderful carvings, and what a way to share his faith with future generations!

Thank wendyhD7262KB
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with family, looking for something to do. This place was just OK. The place looks like it hasn't changed in 30 years. Laid out strange. No cameras allowed. I had my expensive Nikon that's with me everywhere. When informed no photos, I stated...More

3  Thank FlaTraveler
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Stopped in to visit with my 80 year old mom. Woman at front desk very knowlegable. Quiet atmosphere, amazing detailed carving, what a gift. Most kids will not enjoy this since there is no action. Does not take to long to get through. $6.00 entry...More

Thank krsellersmn
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The museum itself is amazing. The woodworker was truly talented and it is hard to believe that anyone could do such beautiful life sized work. Our group of 4 was greatly impressed with his talent. The experience would have deserved a 5 star if it...More

Thank Linda1001
Reviewed 11 July 2016

what an amazing place i will return next month. my family loved the scenery. i highly recommend coming here

Thank abbygyrl80
Reviewed 27 June 2016

WOW! This place should be on all tour packages going thru the area. I've been there a few times now with friends. The life sized carving of the last supper and Daniel in the Lion's den are jaw dropping. Anyone that likes wood carving, or...More

Thank PJCremin
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Was beautiful work!! My fav is the one with Jesus carrying the cross and the mirror! meant to me his blood was shed for my sins Thank you Jesus!

Thank nlahwendy
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