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Indoor fun in Vilas County


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While Vilas County is home to dazzling lakes, wild forests, and amazing trail systems, there are also some wonderful things to discover indoors.

Lake Of The Torches, Vilas County Wi.

While Vilas County is home to more than 1,300 beautiful glacial lakes, vast wild forests and dozens of amazing trail systems, there are also some wonderful things to discover indoors. Here’s a sample of what you can experience on a weekend getaway to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Lac du Flambeau

Add some excitement into your getaway with a trip to the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino. Tucked along the shore of scenic Pokegama Lake in Lac du Flambeau, this resort hotel has more than 100 well-appointed rooms. The casino has more than 800 slot machines and table games, including blackjack and craps. You can even dine on site at one of their two restaurants, located right off the casino floor.

Nearby in downtown Lac du Flambeau, you can visit the George W. Brown, Jr. Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center. This museum has one of the most complete collections of Lac du Flambeau history and offers interactive exhibits, cultural programs and a world-record sturgeon!

Vilas Cinema

Catch the latest blockbuster in the heart of downtown Eagle River. Vilas Cinema’s four-screen movie theater features first-run movies daily. The theater is also available for private parties and events, offering custom party packages that include admission into a private showing of a movie, along with popcorn, soda, candy, cake, catering and decorating services.

Eagle Lanes

For a fantastic family outing that won’t break the budget, look no further than Eagle Lanes. There are 12 bowling lanes with automatic scoring and bumpers (if needed). Food and beverages, including fresh pizza, are available at the bar, and there’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax as your friends show off their skills. After bowling, take a swing at Eagle Lanes’ new HD golf simulator.

Museums & Cultural Centers

Throughout Vilas County you will find museums and cultural centers that bring the area’s rich history alive. Discover the county’s storied logging history, experience native Ojibwe culture and learn how the railroad shaped the Northwoods. These museums will not only give you a greater appreciation for Vilas County’s past, but they are also fun and interesting places to visit. Find more museums & other attractions in Vilas County here.


Vilas County’s charming communities have an expansive selection of shops and galleries with unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Browse Northwoods apparel, outdoor recreation items, local art and more. Learn more about Vilas County shopping here.