The Extraordinary Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Art in a gallery at museums like the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum near our Cabins in Wisconsin

Of all the many fantastic things to do in Wausau, WI, there’s nothing quite like visiting the extraordinary Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. That is particularly true when the popular annual Birds in Art Exhibit comes to town in early September. We look forward to it every year, and we love to send our guests over to discover the incredible exhibits at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. 

Though there are certainly some fantastic art museums in Wisconsin, including the breathtaking Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chazen Museum of Art on the UW-Madison campus, There’s a surprising yet equally as impressive museum in Wausau. This fall, don’t miss the fantastic Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. 

Of course, while you’re in town for the Birds in Art exhibit and Wausau’s other art-related events this September, give yourself an unbeatable lodging experience at our luxury cabins in Wisconsin. Unlike traditional hotels and Inns, our luxury cabins in Wisconsin offer a quiet, immersive experience perfect for romantic weekends away. Book the ultimate cabin getaway today! 

A tour group looking at the exhibits at a museum like the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum near our Cabins in Wisconsin

See Wausau’s Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

At first glance, you might not think the small, rugged (yet charming!) town of Wausau would be home to such an incredible museum – but the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is a true community treasure. The museum is one of only two museums in the country to win a national medal in 2017 for its significant and exceptional contributions to its community.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is, of course, best known for its internationally-acclaimed Birds in Art Exhibit – but there’s far more to this incredible museum than that. There are a range of exhibits throughout the year, not to mention various programs and events. The grounds themselves, with its beautiful sculpture park, are also magnificent and worth visiting! 

The annual Birds in Art Exhibit is slated to open as usual during the first weekend after Labor Day, during the ArtRageous Weekend. This year’s event kicks off on September 9 – 10. The first Birds in Art exhibit was in 1976, and since then has grown to be one of the leading contemporary artistic displays of birds and related subjects worldwide. 

While we highly recommend you visit the Birds in Art Exhibits, which will be on display from September 9 – November 23, there are many more exciting exhibits at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum worth seeing. You also don’t want to miss the opportunity to tour the gardens and grounds at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

The Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Garden is magnificent, featuring large and small-scale sculptures among gorgeous seasonal gardens. The sculptures feature a range of styles and mediums and are certainly not to be overlooked. 

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Unwind at our Luxury Cabins in Wisconsin

There are many great reasons to escape to Wausau, including seeing the latest Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum exhibits. No matter how much (or little) of Wausau you see while you’re here, nothing compares to a few nights of peace at our luxury cabins in Wisconsin. We can confidently say there is nothing like it in the entire state. 

Our luxury cabins in Wisconsin are among the newest accommodations in the area and operate as a sister property to our in-town Bed and Breakfast, Stewart Inn. Though our luxury cabins in Wisconsin have only been open since late 2022, we have already seen a dramatic uptick in reservations, largely thanks to the unique and upscale experience we’ve curated for our guests. 

We’ve truly thought of everything in the design and outfitting of these luxury cabins in Wisconsin and have curated one of the most unique and romantic getaways in the state. From the stunning Frank Lloyd Wright-esque architecture of the cabins to the high-end furnishings and top-notch amenities inside, you’ll want for nothing during your time in Wausau. 

Our luxury cabins in Wisconsin are located a short drive outside of downtown Wausau, nestled on a quiet, wooded property away from the hubbub of the city. It’s the peaceful escape you crave, but near enough to the restaurants, shops, and more you (might) want to enjoy. Inside our luxury cabins in Wisconsin, you’ll find a welcoming living space with picture windows overlooking the wooded lot, a well-stocked kitchen, an incredible bathroom, complete with a soaking tub and steam shower, and a comfortable and well-appointed bedroom. 

Outside, there’s a fire pit, hammock, and cabana for quiet afternoons and evenings alone. You’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from civilization in all the best ways. There’s truly no better place to stay in the Midwest. Book your getaway at our brand-new luxury cabins in Wisconsin today! 

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