Location & Directions

Exterior view of Madeline Island Museum.
  • Location

    Madeline Island is located in Lake Superior 2.5 miles offshore from Bayfield. It is contingent to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin.

  • Driving Distances
    25 miles from Ashland
    90 miles from Duluth-Superior
    240 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul
    325 miles from Madison
    385 miles from Milwaukee
    425 miles from Dubuque
  • Map
    Get a Google map to Madeline Island Museum.

  • Transportation

    The island is reached by Madeline Island Ferry Line.

  • Planning Logistics

    Madeline Island field trips take approximately four hours, which includes a 20-minute ferry ride each way and three hours for the Island School program, museum program, island tour and lunch.


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