Join us as we celebrate 20 years of The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center!
Please come and celebrate two decades of learning, exploring and fun!
Activities will take place throughout the day highlighting different aspects of center and including some special guest appearances by authors and Smokey Bear.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center 20th Anniversary Celebration Day Events:
8:30 AM - Register for Public Lands Day Activity
9:00-9:45 AM - Cable Natural History Museum Activity
10:00 AM–Noon - Snap-a-thon
10:00 AM-2:00 PM - WI Historical Society Archive Open House
10:00 AM-4:00 PM - Art Contest, “Inspired by the Visitor Center”
11:00 AM - Jr. Ranger Activity (with Prizes!)
11:00 AM-Noon - Wisconsin State Parks Author, Scott Spoolman Book Signing in Theater
Noon - Theater Seat Donor Recognition
11:00 AM-1:00 PM - Face Painting
11:30 AM - Presentation by Kelly Meredith, Mural Artist
Noon-12:45 PM - Guided Boardwalk Hike
12:30 PM - Presentation by Kelly Meredith, Mural Artist
1:00 PM - Energy Exhibit Ribbon Cutting
1:30 PM - Birthday Cake
2:00 PM - Jr. Ranger Activity (with Prizes!) and Author Sam Thayer Book Signing/Activity on Foraging
3:00-3:45 PM - Guided Boardwalk Hike
4:30 PM - Art Contest Awards
7:00-9:00 PM - Who Goes Bump in the Night
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC) was formed when a grassroots, non-profit citizen organization called the Friends of the Center was able to successfully secure support from the federal, state and local governments. Today the Friends work in tandem with the Wisconsin Historical Society, UW Extension, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service to support our top rate, fun, one-of-a-kind Visitor Center.
The NGLVC has served 2.3 million guests and continues to serve visitors to the area, students on field trips, historical researchers and many more!
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Hwy G
Ashland, WI 54806
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center features a regional history center and archives, gift shop, art gallery, theater and a five-story observation tower offering a panoramic view of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands region. Hike our trails! We have a 3/4-mile boardwalk interpretive trail that's not to be missed. Your cost is only time well spent.
Fully accessible to individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility.