The 6 Best Things to Do in Ashland, United States

April 5, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Ashland is a city in Ashland and Bayfield counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The city is a port on Lake Superior, near the head of Chequamegon Bay. The population was 8,216 at the 2010 census, all of which resided in the Ashland County portion of the city. The decently-sized unpopulated Bayfield County portion is located in the city's southwest, bordered by the easternmost part of the Town of Eileen.
Restaurants in Ashland

1. Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339 +1 715-685-9983
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4.5 based on 281 reviews

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a four-season facility, capturing the unique qualities of this multi-state region. An intriguing objects theater, engaging exhibits and special programs are designed to tell the stories of the region's cultural and natural history. Comprehensive visitor information services and a friendly hospitality staff will help guide you on your journey. Open Daily from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free

Reviewed By MNGal66 - Kenyon, Minnesota

Please give yourself time to tour this wonderful visitors center in Ashland. I was on a motor coach tour and we were running behind schedule, a negative of bus travel, but what I did see at this center, was very interesting. It is a beautiful building and I also noticed they had what looked like a great gift shop. I hope to get to the area by car someday to spend enough time to really explore this museum.

2. South Shore Brewery

808 Main St W, Ashland, WI 54806-1404 +1 715-682-9199
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

South Shore Brewery

We brew some of the best beer in the country at this Ashland location and also at the Taphouse down the coast in Washburn. There are always an excellent selection of our brews on tap in our partner restaurants the Deep Water Grille and The Alley.

Reviewed By Cat S

Husband and I stopped at the restaurant portion - Deep Water, for lunch on our way to Cornucopia B&B. Hubby had the delicious large and good quality black angus burger while I tried the Oredecker which sounded unusual due to the fact that there were French fries in the sandwich. The hostess willingly answered our questions about the city of Ashland, including what the Oredecker was and other aspects of the town's history. Will definitely return on our next trip. And definitely want to return for dinner when even more options are available.

3. Maslowski Beach

US Highway 2 West, Ashland, WI 54806
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Maslowski Beach

Reviewed By marsha7377 - Beloit, Wisconsin

This beach area was very clean and had lots of area's to picnic. a wonderful place to take sunset photos. The water is usually very, very cold but we just put our feet in and it was nice. Has a very nice play ground for children.

4. Prentice Park

Turner Rd, Ashland, WI 54806
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Prentice Park

Reviewed By HopheadWI

We stopped here during the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival. The birding was fabulous along the trails - waterbirds to warblers to large waterfowl were all found within the park.

Be sure to also look down as well as up - lots of watercress in the springs! Quite good too with the fresh spring water.

Beautiful park with a neat history.

5. Ashland Historical Museum

509 Main St W, Ashland, WI 54806-1513 +1 715-682-4911
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Ashland Historical Museum

Reviewed By Jay N - Janesville, Wisconsin

If you take the Mural walk, be sure to stop in here and also check out the other buildings on Main St. Many buildings originated from the likes Pabst Brewing (2 buildings) which represents the hey day loggers and their thirst for refreshment (wink!).
The volunteers who staff the Historical Museum are a source for great background info and details!

6. ABC Raceway

Butterworth Road, Ashland, WI
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5 based on 7 reviews

ABC Raceway

Reviewed By pacuthbertson - Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Well it was our first time at a stock car race night so we were ready for something new and exciting. There were sprint cars there too which was an added bonus. It was a hot evening so we sat in a shady part of the stands which we found out was an alcohol free zone - a great idea to cater for those with prefer that kind of environment. The racing was great and did not disappoint. What a terrific way to spend an evening! It is a little way out of town so you should be sure to get good directions to find it.

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