Eau Claire Schools
For a small city, Eau Claire has much to offer in the realm of education, with nearly three dozen public and private institutions serving the needs of K-12 students, including two high-performing charter schools. Four colleges and universities also call the city home: the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-Eau Claire), Globe University, Chippewa Valley Technical College, and Immanuel Lutheran College. Many Eau Claire residents take continuing education courses at Globe and Chippewa Valley Tech, both of which offer career-focused programs. However, UW-Eau Claire is the largest and most renowned, with an enrollment that exceeds 10,000.
The Chippewa Valley M
For more than 300 years before the fur traders, lumberjacks, and farmers arrived in Chippewa Valley, the Ojibwa lived, loved, worshiped, and toiled in the Eau Claire region. Their tales and the stories of early European settlers are among the experiences to be had at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire's Carson Park. Through its more than 16,200 artifacts and its storytelling exhibit format, the museum illustrates the life and times of the historic and more modern inhabitants of the valley. The museum also maintains three other historic sites, which allow visitors to step into 19th century Eau Claire.