Chippewa Valley Museum

Eau Claire, WI

Where are we going?

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire
WI 54703

715 834-7871

What is there to do?

It's time for some adventures in history at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire.

Through award-winning exhibits and beautifully preserved historic structures on the grounds, you can discover the story of the Chippewa Valley and its people, and tell larger stories of the nation through their own!

You can learn about a century of change for farm families and neighbors as you visit the farmhouse, the fields and the barn, as well as community gathering places - and discover how politics, economy and culture have influenced Chippewa Valley families both then and now.

Learn about past and present harvesting traditions, and even check out an 8ft long, and 4ft high 21-room doll house!

Kids can also enjoy hands-on learning fun in the RCU Children's Gallery, taking them on a journey to explore what different families ate, lived in and wore. They might even start thinking like a Historian!

There are three historic buildings on the grounds of the Chippewa Valley Museum, including an 1800s log cabin that might just be the oldest remaining example of a house built using kamnov corner joints in North America! If you don't know what those are - visit the Chippewa Valley Museum and ask!

There is so much more than just exhibits at the Chippewa Valley Museum too. There are fun activities for the family, AND a working vintage ice cream parlor. Now that's pretty cool!

Are you ready to see history come to life all around you at this fascinating Wisconsin museum?

Let's go then, because history is waiting!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $7

Children: $4 (Ages 5 to 17)

Discount: Students with ID $4

Free Under: 4 years


When can we go?

1pm - 8pm Tuesday, 1pm - 5pm Wednesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm Saturday.

The main facility is open year round (but closed Sundays & Mondays). The other historic buildings, on and off site, are open mid-April to mid-October, or by appointment.


Any top tips?

You can have your birthday at an ice cream parlor!

I’m Hungry!

The ice cream parlor is open for business from 1-5 pm any day the museum is open, and for those visiting the parlor only, the museum admission fee is waived. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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