AAA Editor Notes
IXL Historical Museum is s. from US 2 to First St., then 2.5 blks. w. to IXL Dr. and W. River St. The museum is housed in the 1881 office buildings of the Wisconsin Land & Lumber Co., once the largest hardwood flooring plant in the country. Begun in the 1880s, the brand name was derived from the phrase “I excel.”
Exhibits include a company house, warehouse, train caboose and depot, late 19th-century furnishings and office equipment, tools and equipment used in the early lumber era and the second-story living quarters of the owners and company executives. All the buildings are original but have been relocated to this site except for the IXL office (now the museum) and the carriage house, which were originally built on the grounds.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.