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Historic Sites in Menomonie

Menomonie is a hot spot for historic sites that are still very present and visible today. The historic sites are what gives Menomonie its one-of-a-kind character. When you cross the bridge over Lake Menomin headed into the downtown area, you’ll find subtle nods to Menomonie’s history around every corner. The Wilson Place is one of the first historic stops on Broadway, and also one of the first buildings ever built in Menomonie. The historic Wilson Place was the home of Captain William Wilson, the founder of Menomonie and the lumber business known as Knapp, Stout & Co. This mansion was later home to the Stout and LaPointe Family. Just down the road you’ll find the Louis Smith Tainter House, now home to the Stout University Foundation. Right next door, you’ll find the world-famous, Mabel Tainter Theater. This historic, Victorian masterpiece sits right in the heart of downtown Menomonie, overlooking Lake Menomin. Continue down the historic main street and enjoy the iconic architecture, and you’ll find that Menomonie has more than enough history to quench your thirst for antiquity. Check out the listings below to plan your own journey back in time!

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Caddie Woodlawn Park
N1250 WI-25, Menomonie, WI 54751
Colfax Railroad Museum
500 E Railroad Ave, Colfax, WI 54730
Crystal Cave
W965 WI-29 Spring Valley, WI 54767
Downsville Community Museum
E4541 County Road C, Downsville, Wisconsin 54735
Elk Mound Hill Castle
Elk Mound Hill RdElk Mound, WI 54739
Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St E Menomonie, WI 54751

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