Experience the Byway!

Area Chambers of Commerce

Visitor Information for the communities along the Byway (including lodging) may be found at:

 

Upcoming Events

Lodging and Camping

Entertainment

Museums

  • Crandon Area Historical Society
  • Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library and Museum
  • Town of Hiles Museum
    • The Town of Hiles Museum is in the Town Hall and Community Building, and the museum is operated and maintained by the Hiles Service Club.  Call 715-649-3680 for hours of operation.
  • Langlade County Historical Society
    • Built in 1905 and serving as a public library for over a century, the Langlade County Historical Museum now houses an extensive collection of historical artifacts and exhibits about the rich history of Antigo and Langlade County, spanning three stories and two outdoor exhibits. These outdoor exhibits include the Deleglise Cabin, the first permanent European structure in Antigo, built in 1876 and the home of its founder, Francis Deleglise.; and the 440 Locomotive, a 1900 Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive with tender and caboose. For more information, please call visit the website or call 715-627-4464.
  • Lumberjack Steam Train
    • Cowboy re-enactment shows are always a popular choice for visitors to the area. Ride the Steam Train into a Historic Logging Camp. The steam train runs out of Laona and transports people to the Camp 5 Museum. The season starts in late June and ends later in August.
  • Mecikalski Stovewood Museum
    • The Mecikalski Stovewood Building, built at the turn-of-the-century by Prussian immigrant John Mecikalski, is a unique historical structure of real architectural significance. Stovewood architecture is characterized by short-cut logs which are stacked and joined by mortar or clay. This singularly American form of architectural folk art is a preservation project of the Kohler Foundation, Inc. This National Historical Site is the only known commercial example utilizing the stovewood building method in the United States. Many turn of the century exhibits associated with the building's history as a General Store, Saloon, Farmers co-op, Cheese Factory and Blacksmith Shop are displayed.
  • Northwoods Veteran’s Center
    • The Center, located on Crandon’s Main Street across from the Forest County Courthouse square, operates a small museum that contains a collection of military uniforms, equipment and other military artifacts. The Forest County Courthouse square also includes the Forest County Veterans Memorial, which contains lists of Forest County Veterans, wartime memorials and artifacts. Free admission and the building is open daily.  715-478-0126.
  • Wabeno Logging Museum
    • Built in 1941 by the Wabeno Lions Club, the museum contains memorabilia and records preserved in a replica of an old logging camp. The Wabeno Logging Museum and Old Wabeno School House in downtown Wabeno are operated by the Town of Wabeno Parks Board. Free admission.
  • White Lake Area Historical Society Center and White Lake Depot Museum
    • Many artifacts and displays from White Lake area's history, including railroad, farming, logging, lumber and flooring mill and community artifacts and history. Information about families with over 110 pioneer family banners are hung around the interior walls. The museum also has military, schools, businesses and events throughout the history of the area. Exhibits are changed as new artifacts are added. Also featured on the property is a restored railroad depot with 132 feet of track in front with Pede car and car house. Please call 715-216-2450 for more information or visit our Facebook page.