Facility Rental

Join Us for Your Next Event at the Discovery Center

Lodge Patio

Picture a serene lakeside setting in Vilas County's Manitowish Waters that can accommodate your group of up to 55 for an overnight stay, and much more for your big event on the grounds.  Take advantage of our recreational facilities, lodge, classrooms, bunkhouses and scenic amphitheater, even have our staff naturalists customize a program for your group.

Wedding: We can accommodate all sizes and themes. We have a beautiful amphitheater overlooking statehouse lake, large commercial kitchen for your reception or rehearsal dinner, main lodge for indoor seating of up to 75, two 15 x 15 tents, and a large 20 x 40 pole tent with windowed sides. Our bunkhouses and apartments are available so your guests can stay on site.

Family or class reunion: Not only can your entire family or class stay on site in our bunkhouses, but our recreational field, 12 miles of trails, kayaks and canoes, basketball court, firepit with amphitheater-style seating, and friendly campus are perfect for keeping folks of all levels of activity and interests busy and entertained.

Business and organizational meetings: We have two meeting rooms that support working groups of up to 20 people, complete with AV equipment including LCD projector, speakers, wireless access, and white boards. For larger meetings our main lodge can comfortably fit 100 around tables or 150 in a theater setting.

Outdoor education camps and programs: In addition to our facilities (lodge, bunkhouses, fields, trails, waterfront, etc.) we have a stellar staff of naturalists that can give your group as much or little guidance in exploring the wonders of the Northwoods. We can supply and coordinate canoe trips for up to 25 people, lead research excursions on bat monitoring, plant identification, Northwoods ecology, animal tracking and more!

School sports training clinic: If you are looking for a spot away from your school to focus on team building and skills, this is great location for that as well. Our large fields, trails and lake make great training grounds for virtually any sport.

Rental Information

Bring your organization or group to the Discovery Center by the day or week.

  • Main Lodge/Kitchen
  • Apartment Cabins/Bunkhouses
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Large Tent
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Outdoor Amphitheater

Rental Rates

For current information please email rentals@discoverycenter.net