Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC)

Located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 13, the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC) is a great place to start your visit! A unique partnership between local, state, and federal agencies makes this beautiful visitor center a vibrant place to learn about the Lake Superior region and our national treasures. The center is free and open to the public.

You’ll find interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, a five-story observation tower, boardwalks and interpretive trails, an art gallery, Wisconsin Historical Society regional archives, a gift store, and much, much more!

Role of the NGLVC

The NGLVC helps people connect with the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the northern Great Lakes region by providing visitor information, experiential learning, and community programs. The NGLVC serves as a gateway to the northern Great Lakes region, including the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Bayfield and Ashland counties, and the Bayfield Peninsula. The NGLVC is your source for information on local and regional natural resources, attractions, and accommodations.