The little town of Ladysmith has been a railroad town since its earliest days. It was founded at the intersection of a major railroad and an important river and more than a century later, it still lives its railroad history. There are admission-free train displays right in Ladysmith – it’s a free Wisconsin attraction that’s a must-visit if you’re a train buff. Here’s what you need to know.

The Rusk County Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. The boxcar and caboose at the Visitor Center are open during the summer season, or by request at the center. Learn more on the Rusk County website. There’s even more to discover in Rusk County. If you head west you’ll run straight into an ancient mountain range.

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