Explore Rhinelander’s Pioneer Park

Discover a fun, educational attraction in the heart of Rhinelander when you visit Pioneer Park Historical Complex. You can learn about the Northwoods’ logging past at a replica logging camp and explore a historic train—heck, you might even see a Hodag!

The basics

The Pioneer Park Historical Complex, located along Oneida Avenue in the south-central part of the city, is home to seven main attractions: The Logging Museum, an antique sawmill, the Civilian Conservation Corps barracks, a historical schoolhouse, a fire museum, the restored Soo Line Depot and the Antique Outboard & Boating Museum.

Each of the attractions tells the story and history of the Rhinelander, whether you’re exploring the replica logging camp (which also features some “replica” Hodags), learning about the different types of lumber harvested in the Northwoods or climbing on the refurbished Soo Line train.

Admission is free, but Pioneer Park relies on donations to keep the complex open and staffed during the summer.


Pioneer Park is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. After Labor Day, the park is open from 10am to 5pm Fridays and Saturdays only, through the end of September.

Getting there

If you’re coming into Rhinelander via U.S. Highway 8, continue on Kemp Street until you hit Oneida Avenue. Turn right on Oneida Avenue and then right on Martin Lynch Drive. Parking is available on Martin Lynch Drive.

Find more Rhinelander Area attractions here.


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Note: The Rhinelander Area is open, and all visitors are welcome. Please travel safely and responsibly. Some businesses and events may have modified hours or procedures; please contact businesses or event organizers directly for specific information.

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