Top 6 Things to do in Crandon, United States

March 31, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Crandon is a city in Forest County, Wisconsin, United States; it is in the northeastern part of the state, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Green Bay. The population was 1,920 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Forest County and is the only incorporated community in the county. The city is located adjacent to the Town of Crandon.
Restaurants in Crandon

1. Kovac Planetarium

2392 Mud Creek Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501-7789 +1 715-487-4411
Excellent
96%
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4%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 68 reviews

Kovac Planetarium

Reviewed By peripatetictexan_12 - Houston, Texas

This amazing structure was built by one man (with a little help from his friends). Kovac grew up as a star gazer and shares his enthusiasm for the universe with his informative and engaging show. A popular attraction on rainy days but don't miss it if it does not rain.

2. Lumberjack Steam Train

5068 US Hwy 8, Laona, WI 54541
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Lumberjack Steam Train

Ride the Lumberjack Steam train to Camp 5 Museum Complex. The 15 minute ride takes you over bridges through the woods to the original Logging Camp. There you can explore the Museum of Logging history, the petting corral, nature center, slaughter house, nature trail, original Cracker Barrel Store, the Green Treasurer Forest Tour takes you through the woods. Enjoy a nice lunch at the Choo-Choo hut. Then ride the train back to the depot at the end of the day. Trains depart to camp 5 at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm. The returns run every hour until 4pm.

Reviewed By Richard C - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Now don't get me wrong, this is a unique and interesting venue. But if you're expecting a relaxing train ride through the countryside, you're going to be disappointed. The ride lasts just over five minutes in each direction.
They have restored the equipment and depot very nicely. The two cars and two cabooses are a step back in time.
The museum at the logging camp is full of loggers equipment and artifacts from a era long gone by. It is probably the highlight of the day. A blacksmith on site will create a personalized piece for you at a nominal cost. Take the time to look at all they offer because it's a relatively rare and comprehensive look at the logging industry from the late 1880's to mid 1900's.
There's a small petting zoo for the kids, a gift shop, and a grill serving hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, pizza, and ice cream.
It's a nice stop for something different for a few hours, but not a full day outing or much of an adventure.

3. Camp Five Museum

5068 US Hwy 8, Laona, WI 54541
Excellent
34%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Camp Five Museum

Ride the Lumberjack Steam train to Camp 5 Museum Complex. The 15 minute ride takes you over bridges through the woods to the original Logging Camp. There you can explore the Museum of Logging history, the petting corral, nature center, slaughter house, nature trail, original Cracker Barrel Store, the Green Treasurer Forest Tour takes you through the woods. Enjoy a nice lunch at the Choo-Choo hut. Then ride the train back to the depot at the end of the day. Trains depart to camp 5 at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm. The returns run every hour until 4pm.

Reviewed By Peter L - Anna Maria Island, Florida

Wanted to visit this place for years. Finnally drove to Leona, WI. Great place to take the Family, a short train ride gets you to the camp after passing northwoods and lakes. (Maybe 10-15 minutes) I was overly impressed with the history of Northern Wisconsin and the lumber camp history. The buildings and artifacts are amazing. In addition, Camp 5 is a mini petting zoo that all ages will enjoy, even a couple of 17 and 18 year olds that accompanied us that day. If you're near Leona, don't miss Camp 5.

4. Mole Lake Casino

3084 Wisconsin 55, Crandon, WI 54520 +1 715-478-5290
Excellent
7%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
11%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 26 reviews

Mole Lake Casino

Reviewed By RIMASK - West Bend WI

We stopped at the casino for a couple of hours on our way home. We did not stay in the hotel but from the outside that looked nice. The casino is rather old and run down looking. The bar and restaurant did not look too inviting. But we had pretty much fun at the slot machines. We actually won a little which was a pleasant surprise after losing quite a bit at another local casino. So based on the fun experience we had, we would definitely stop by if passing through the area again. I guess the old saying about "don't judge a book by its cover" does hold true sometimes.

5. Johnnie's Resort

6995 Potawatomi Trl, Laona, WI 54541-9379 +1 715-889-1852
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Johnnie's Resort

Reviewed By Abby N - Appleton, Wisconsin

We rent cabins at Johnnies while we fish Wabikon and Riley Lakes. Johnnies has great pizza, full bar, and boat rental.There is a very large patio with a panoramic view of the lake. Campsites on the island and around Riley lake are maintained by the Boy Scouts. A beautiful semi-rustic resort for fishing and relaxing.

6. Beachside Bar & Grill

4163 E Lakeview St, Crandon, WI 54520-8700 +1 715-478-1059
Excellent
25%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
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Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 4 reviews

Beachside Bar & Grill

Reviewed By John G - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Riding ATV's and stopped for lunch. Bartender also takes your lunch order and he is not very friendly. Another customer came in and the first thing that he asked the bartender was, "do you have your happy face on or your b***h face on" so the bartenders moodiness must be a normal thing. Food was good but a little pricey for what you get. It's right on the lake so the views are nice

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