Mission
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center helps people connect with the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the Northern Great Lakes Region through customer-based information, services, and educational programs.

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The Visitor Center is open for limited services Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff at the Visitor Center are available to answer questions and provide information. The Spirit of the North Gift Shop is open and restrooms are available. The majority of the building remains closed including the exhibit hall, observation tower and archives reading room until further notice to protect the health and safety of employees and visitors. If you have questions please call 715-685-9983


The NGLVC is a public space for occasional use by community organizations. It does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of events or meeting room users.

Our Goal
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center's goal is to be a leader and partner in delivering regional education, information and tourism services.

Our Vision
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center will be a leader in advancing the sustainability of the region's cultural, historic, and natural resources through innovative partnerships that engage people and communities in positive change.

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David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes

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9am-5pm Daily | 715.685.9983 | Free Admission | 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806 | info@nglvc.org


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