Things To Do / Attractions

Museums & Galleries

Upham Mansion

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays or by appointment

212 West Third Street, Marshfield, WI
715-387-3322EmailWebsiteGoogle Maps

The Upham Mansion, restored home of former Wisconsin Governor William Henry Upham, represents mid-Victorian architecture at its finest.

The Heritage Rose Garden behind the home is a never ending source of pleasure to visitors. The 32 varieties of roses in the garden are among the oldest, most beautiful roses in the world, with origins dating back to 200 A.D. at the time of the Roman Empire. The Garden is open June through September. Guided group tours are available by apointment.

Admission is $2.00 for adults, children are free
Hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Open by special arrangement for group tours.

Gallery 450

Helen Laird Fine Arts Building

2000 W. Fifth Street, Marshfield, WI
715-389-6530WebsiteGoogle Maps

Located on the campus of UW-Marshfield/Wood County, Gallery 450 is a showcase for Wisconsin artists and contemporary art through its Visual Arts Gallery.

Gallery 450 is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and during all performances in the Helen Connor Laird Theatre. The Gallery is open free of charge.

Lest We Forget Military Museum

Marshfield Community Center (Lower Level)

211 E 2nd St., Marshfield, WI
715-384-5867EmailGoogle Maps

The Museum covers exhibits from the Civil War to Afghanistan.  Battlefield dioramas, stories and artifacts bring before your eyes legends which should never be forgotten.  Hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 1:00-4:00pm, closed Holidays.

New Visions Gallery

Marshfield Clinic

1000 North Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI
715-387-5562EmailWebsiteGoogle Maps

New Visions Gallery is Marshfield's art connection. The non-profit community museum has been located in the lobby of Marshfield Clinic since 1975. New Visions organizes a series of changing exhibitions. Exhibits change every six to seven weeks and feature a variety of art forms including national traveling exhibitions, significant works on loan from private and public collections and quality national and regional art.

In late winter, Marshfield student art is featured. Each spring the Gallery organizes a national invitational exhibition of art with agricultural themes. A biennial juried exhibit of contemporary regional art is held. New Visions also maintains the Robert & Barbara Bromberg Collection of contemporary original prints, Japanese prints, fine art posters, Haitian paintings, Australian Aboriginal art and West African sculpture masks. A list of current collection installations can be picked up at the Gallery Visitor's desk. An art Reference Library is available for browsing. Each Mothers Day, New Visions sponsors Marshfield Art Fair. For complete listing of 2007 exhibits see calendar. Admission is free - Guided group tours are available by appointment.

Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday 9-5:30, Saturday 11-3:00

Partners Art Gallery

St. Joseph's Hospital

611 St. Joseph Ave., Marshfield, WI
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A collection of 110 original art works by Wisconsin and Michigan artists.

Stierle Bird Exhibit

Marshfield Public Library

211 E. Second Street, Marshfield, WI
715-387-8494Google Maps

Marshfield Public Library has a unique exhibit for area visitors in the library's downstairs. The Stierle Bird Exhibit consists of about 400 birds representing 140 species, plus a collection of approximately 2,000 bird eggs.

Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Summer hours at the Library (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; closed on Sunday.

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