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Sayner, Wisconsin: Birthplace of the Snowmobile

The county museum exhibits its collection of outboard motors and snowmobiles, including the original hand-built "motor toboggan" from 1924, the first snowmobile.

Vilas County Historical Museum

217 N Main St., Sayner, WI
Vilas County Historical Museum, Hwy 155 1 block north of Hwy N.
Memorial Day - mid-Oct. Daily 10 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, donation.
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Birthplace of the Snowmobile

Sayner is home to a Snowmobile Museum. Interesting and extensive collection of snowmobiles and outboard motors. Includes the world's first snowmobile.

[Tim Weible, 02/16/1998]

Along with exhibits of snowmobilia, the Vilas County Historical Society Museum in Sayner displays the original hand-built snowmobile (called a motor toboggan in the early days) completed in 1924 by Carl Eliason. Sayner is "Birthplace of the Snowmobile."

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