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World Snowmobile Headquarters

1521 N. Railroad St.
Eagle River  Wisconsin  54521
United States
(715) 479-2186
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Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz
World championships and 600 miles of groomed trails draw snowmobile enthusiasts to this North Woods Wisconsin town.

Eagle River boasts lakes, hockey, cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails, but all that pales in comparison to its reputation as the Snowmobile Capital of the World, a title earned with more than 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The World Championship Snowmobile Derby (held every January at a dedicated track) and the World Snowmobile Headquarters also make their homes here.

The headquarters opened in 2007 and houses the 88-inductee International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, the Radloff Derby Gallery full of historic photos dating back to the first race in 1964, and two museums—the Antique Snowmobile Club of America and the Vintage Snowmobile Club, with its frequently rotating display of 60 to 70 classic and vintage sleds. Visitors can learn about the 125-member Iron Dog Brigade and Women on Snow or explore a gift shop stocked with books, magazines, DVDs, photos, cups, T-shirts, jackets, clothing and tapes.

The World Snowmobile Headquarters is open Monday through Saturday from mid-December through March, and again from mid-May through mid-October. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visited: 
January 12, 2012

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