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The Northwest Wisconsin region, also known as "Indianhead County" (because of the outline made by its western border), is in Wisconsin.



Map of Northwest Wisconsin

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Chippewa Valley[edit]

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  • Crystal Cave, Spring Valley (about 45 miles (72 km) west of Eau Claire).
  • Wise Nature Center, Fall Creek (From Eau Claire: Highway 12 east to Fall Creek (about 12 miles, 19 km), then north on County Road K (about 4 miles, 6 km)). Hands-on learning stations, interpretive displays of local fauna and flora, live animal exhibits, and a butterfly house.

Chippewa Valley Festivals and Events[edit]

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  • CountryFest, Cadott (about 24 miles (36 km)) northwest of Eau Claire). A country music festival held in the fourth weekend in June.
  • Rockfest, Cadott (about 24 miles (36 km) northwest of Eau Claire). A rock music festival held in the third weekend in July.


  • Big Top Chautauqua (near Bayfield & Ashland). Regional and national musical performers.
  • Ice Age Interpretive Center, New Auburn (7 miles (11 km) east of New Auburn and 1.9 miles (3 km) east of State Highway 40 on County Highway M). Glacial history - exhibits, videos, live and stuffed animals.

St. Croix Valley[edit]

  • Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, 102 E. Crex Ave., Gransburg (north on Highway F out of Grantsburg), +1 715-463-2739. Visitors center open 8-4:30 weekdays, 10-4 weekends / driving tours at any time. A wide variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects also reside here. The rare sedge marsh and brush prairie habitats make the area a utopia for wildlife which, in turn, makes Crex a paradise for bird watchers, naturalists, botanists, hunters, trappers, and all the other hearty explorers who are interested in the great bounty that nature offers.
  • National Eagle Center, Wabasha, Minnesota (about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Eau Claire), +1 651-565-4989. 10-5 daily.
  • Trade River Winery, 21115 Deer Lane, Grantsburg (From St. Croix Falls: Hwy 87 N to Hwy 0. Go East to Hwy 48. Right on 48. From Grantsburg: Hwy 70 E to Cty Rd M. Right on M to Hwy 48. Right on 48.), +1 715 327-4193, . Winery with a gift shop. $5 wine tastings.


Chippewa Valley[edit]

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  • Cafe 44, 315 West River St., Colfax. Internet cafe.
  • [dead link] The Creamery, Downsville (about 25 miles (36 km) west of Eau Claire), +1 715-664-8354. Just off the Red Cedar State bike path.


St. Croix Valley[edit]

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