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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Fast Facts
ACTIVITIES
Fishing
Water Sports
Cycling
Walking
Snowmobiling
Museum
 
 
Tourist Attractions

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There is more to a Lac du Flambeau family vacation than fishing, hiking, biking and winter sports. This small town in 'Up North' Wisconsin is the cultural pearl of the Northwoods. Hunters and gatherers, Native Americans, French fur traders and loggers all shaped Lac du Flambeau's early history. While there is little evidence of all but the Native Americans a trip to Lac du Flambeau offers families an opportunity to learn about an important segment of what came before. Tour Wa-swa-goning, replica of a 17th century Ojibwe village, as well as the Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center, and in addition to learning about the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, find out how Lac du Flambeau got its name. And if you are in Lac du Flambeau on a summer Thursday take in a Pow-Wow. A family field trip has never been so much fun.
Getting There
 
Lac du Flambeau is located on Hwy 47, 220 miles (355 km) from Minneapolis, 270 miles (435 km) from Milwaukee, and 380 miles (610 km) from Chicago. Most families traveling to the area will make their way by car. From Chicago, take I90 west to Madison, US51 to Minocqua and Hwy 47 to Lac du Flambeau. From Minneapolis, take I94 east to Eau Claire, Hwy 29 to Wausau, US51 to Minocqua and Hwy 47 to Lac du Flambeau. If you are traveling from farther a field you may want to consider flying. Trans North Aviation Ltd provides commuter service between Eagle River and Chicago's Palwaukee Airport four times a week and Minocqua 's Lakeland Airport and Chicago's Palwaukee Airport twice weekly. Midwest Airlines provides daily service between Rhinelander and Milwaukee and Northwest Airlines offers daily service between Rhinelander and Minneapolis. The Boulder Junction airport services private and charter planes.
Getting Around
 
Area trails provide an excellent alternative to the automobile and a reprieve from high gas prices. Hike and bike Lac du Flambeau trails in summer. X-country ski and snowmobile in winter. But take note, public transport in the Northwoods is limited making a vehicle the only means to reach the trail.
When to Travel
 
The Wisconsin Northwoods has three peak seasons: summer, fall and winter. Hike, bike, fish and canoe in summer. Watch a Lac du Flambeau pow-wow too. Take in the beauty of Fall Colorama on foot, bike or boat. X-country ski, snowshoe and snowmobile from late December through March. And whether you intend to explore nature or embark on a cultural tour a family vacation in Lac du Flambeau is all about being prepared for Mother Nature. The weather in the Wisconsin Northwoods is anything but predictable.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
Pow-wows are held in the Indian Bowl each Thursday evening from June through early August. Pack rain jackets, warm clothes and fun games for indoors even when visiting in summer.
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