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Copper Culture

Wisconsin State Park System

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COVID-19 Update: 

Beginning April 30, 2021, playgrounds and observation towers will reopen. Office buildings, visitor centers, enclosed shelters and nature centers remain closed until further notice. For more information on special park operations, please see:


The museum is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.


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A vehicle admission sticker is not required at Copper Culture.


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Copper Culture State Park was the site of a prehistoric cemetery of the Old Copper Complex people who occupied the northern Midwest from ca. 4000 – 2000 BC.  Visitors can walk throughout the park and along the Oconto River, or tour the museum with artifacts end exhibits detailing the importance of the property. The42-acre property is just west of the city of Oconto. The park and museum is operated by the Oconto County Historical Society.