Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park
In 1857 John Woodhouse, with his wife Harriet and their five children, moved from Boston to 160 acres of land in Dunn County. One of the children was Caroline Augusta, who inspired the character Caddie Woodlawn in a book written by her granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink. The book won the 1935 Newbery Award for children's literature.
In 1970, the Dunn County Historical Society dedicated the Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park. In a team effort with the county, area service clubs and organizations and a host of interested individuals, the house in which the Woodhouse family lived was moved to the park from an adjacent farm. The wayside includes a covered picnic area, fresh water and restrooms.
Hours and Location
The Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park and house are open daylight hours, spring through fall. The park and wayside is located nine miles south of Menomonie on Highway 25.
Address: N1250 WI-25, Menomonie, WI 54751