Entertainment in Chippewa Falls/Eau Claire, Wisconsin
We are blessed with a wide variety of choices for entertainment in Chippewa Falls/Eau Claire. You can choose from Historical tours at homes or museums, catching a play or comedian at the local center for the arts, or a tour through a beautiful garden. The links below will help you make your choices for your stay at Inn on Lake Wissota.
Gardens, Theaters and Event Centers
Neo-classical historical building supporting local artists and performers. The Heyde Center for the Arts is an art center located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Constructed in 1907 in the Neoclassical architecture style, it is the original site of McDonell Central Catholic High School.
Experience the Grand Life-Style of the Lumber Era with a Guided Tour of the Mansion. This 1887 restored and furnished lumber baron’s home is truly unique. The Cook-Rutledge Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the finest remaining examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture in Wisconsin.
National and local theatre, music, dance, and regional artwork. The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center provides a home base for local arts organizations, gallery space for area artists, a 1,098-seat theatre for local and national touring shows, and countless opportunities for everyone in the Chippewa Valley to enrich their lives through the arts.
A guided tour of the museum explores six major industries in Chippewa Falls and the businesses that have major impact within these industries, as well as mini exhibits featuring interesting items and stories from local businesses and a collection of WWI toy soldiers and military insignia patches as well as an official NASA Space Place.