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Culture in the Minocqua Area

Minocqua museum

Opportunities to experience unique arts and culture are abundant in the Northwoods. From arts and crafts shows, live theater performances and oil painting classes to live music in the park and traditional Ojibwe craft workshops, you will find plenty of ways to enrich your cultural palate.


Arts & Live Performances

Nature often is an inspiration for incredible art, which makes the Northwoods the perfect backdrop for concerts, theater, and art. Create your own masterpiece or find one of a kind art from local artists. Get dressed up for a night out to see a world-class performance or kick back in a lawn chair for a local jam session.
Get inspired with some ideas from our Northwoods Art Bucket List:

  • See live musical performances or take an art class at the Campanile Center for the Arts
  • Take in a performance at the Lakeland Performing Arts Association live theater and concert series
  • Purchase a one of a kind piece of art from a vendor at a local Craft Show
  • Layout a blanket or lawn chair for the summer music concerts in Torpy Park (6:30 p.m., Thursday evenings)
  • Learn Traditional Ojibwe crafts at the George W. Brown Jr. Museum and Cultural Center
  • Visit local artists that open their studios and galleries to guests during the Northwoods Art Tour
  • Catch a live show or inspirational speaker at the Nicolet Live Arts & Speakers Series at Nicolet Area Technical College
  • Grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush to create your own masterpiece at an Earth Goods class

History and Heritage

History is also alive and well in the Northwoods. A variety of area museums will quickly familiarize you with the Lakeland area’s rich and varied past, from re-created traditional Native American villages and in-depth studies of logging history to the history of the Million Penny Parade and vast collections of early snowmobile memorabilia.

Minocqua Museum 
416 Chicago Avenue
Minocqua , WI 54548
(715) 356-7666

Dr. Kate Newcomb Museum 
923 Second Avenue 
Woodruff , WI 54568 
(715) 356-6896

George W. Brown Jr. Ojibwe Museum 
603 Peace Pipe Road, P.O. Box 804
Lac du Flambeau , WI 54538
(715) 588-3333

Snowmobile Hall of Fame & Museum 
8481 Hwy 70 W., P.O. Box 720
St. Germain, WI 54558
(715) 542-4488

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Torpy Park Concerts

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World's Largest Penny

Learn about the history of the Million Penny Parade at the Dr Kate Museum.

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