Directions to Phelps

The site is: Phelps School, 4451 Old School Rd, Phelps, WI 54554
(See directions below, after the maps)

From Google Maps, Phelps in the context of northeastern WI/the UP:

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Directions included here are: From the South, From the Northwest, From the Northeast, From Milwaukee, From Madison, and From Minneapolis/St. Paul. Scroll down to find your particular set of directions.

From the South:
Take your best route to Eagle River, Wi. Follow Hwy 17 North. Just north of Eagle River, you will see signs for Phelps and Hwy 17. Follow the signs (turn right on Hwy 17). Phelps is right on Hwy 17, 12 miles north of Eagle River.

When arriving in Phelps, Hwy 17 takes a 90 degree turn by the lake/grocery store. Follow Hwy 17 up the hill, and turn at second road to the right (after the curve) There are signs for library, school, etc).

Turn right at next stop sign by the fire station. Take next left, and you will drive into the school parking lot.

From the Northwest:
Take your best route to Watersmeet/Hwy 2. At Hwy 2 and Hwy 45 turn right onto Hwy 45 (going south into Wisconsin). Follow Hwy 45 through Land o’Lakes.

Just south of Land o’Lakes take Country Road E (sign for Phelps--turn is by Loose Moose restaurant). This takes you into Phelps.

Turn left onto Hwy 17 in Phelps, take the next road to the right, (There are signs for library, school, etc). Turn right at next stop sign by the fire station. Take next left, and you will drive into the school parking lot.

From the Northeast:
You can take above route from Northwest (but will take you 10-20 miles out of your way).
Instead, from Marquette: Take your best route to Iron River, MI. Then:

  1. Take US-41 BR.
  2. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-41 W / MI-28 W.
  3. Turn LEFT onto MI-95.
  4. Turn RIGHT onto MI-69.
  5. Turn RIGHT onto US-141 / US-2. Continue to follow US-2 for 17.0 miles
  6. You should be in Iron River, MI
  7. Turn LEFT onto MI-73 (Crossing into WISCONSIN), go for 8.1 miles
  8. MI-73 becomes WI-55; drive 1.7 miles
  9. Turn RIGHT onto CR-A; drive 12.7 miles
  10. CR-A ends at Hwy 17 (T - section) Go left onto Hwy 17.
  11. Hwy 17 will go down a hill. Go to second left road, turn left onto that road. (There is the library and fire station).
  12. Go to stop sign and turn right by fire station.
  13. Go to first road (Old School Rd); take a left. The road runs into the school parking lot.

From Milwaukee:

  1. Take I-43 N via EXIT 1C toward GREEN BAY.
  2. Merge onto US-141 N via EXIT 192A toward MARINETTE/IRON MOUNTAIN.
  3. Turn LEFT onto US-8.
  4. Turn RIGHT onto WI-139.
  5. Turn LEFT onto WI-70.
  6. Turn RIGHT onto WI-55. (This is before Eagle River; if you miss the turn for WI-55, continue into Eagle River, and follow the above directions from Eagle River.)
  7. Turn LEFT onto CR-A.
  8. Turn LEFT onto 17.
  9. Go a couple of miles and you will be in Phelps. Go past the Laundromat on the right, on the next street go Left. There are signs for library, school, etc.
  10. Turn right at stop sign by the fire station. Take next left, and you will drive into the school parking lot.
  11. Estimated Time: 5.0 hours. Estimated Distance: 279.41 miles

From Madison:

  1. Take I-39 N/ I-90 W/ I-94 W toward WIS DELLS.
  2. Take the WI-78 S/ I-39 N exit, EXIT 108A-B, toward MERRIMAC/ US-51/ PORTAGE/ WAUSAU.
  3. Merge onto I-39 N via EXIT 108B toward US-51/ PORTAGE/ WAUSAU.
  4. Merge onto US-51 N. continue to follow US-51 N. Up to Wausau.
  5. Take 51 to North of Tomahawk to Hwy 8--Rhinelander. Take Hwy 8 to Rhinelander; when you get
  6. to Rhinelander, follow Hwy 17 North to Eagle River.
  7. Turn RIGHT onto WI-70.
  8. Turn RIGHT to stay on WI-70.
  9. Turn LEFT onto US-45/ BRIDGE ST/ WI-17/ WI-32. Continue to follow US-45/ WI-17/ WI-32.
  10. Turn RIGHT onto WI-17
  11. When arriving in Phelps, Hwy 17 takes a 90 degree turn by the lake/grocery store. Follow Hwy 17 up the hill, and turn at second road to the right (after the curve). There are signs for the library, school, etc.
  12. Turn right at next stop sign by the fire station. Take next left, and you will drive into the school parking lot.

From Minneapolis/St.Paul:

  1. Take I-94 E via the ramp on the LEFT (Crossing into WISCONSIN).
  2. Merge onto WI-29 E via EXIT 52 toward WI-40/ COLFAX/ GREEN BAY.
  3. When you get to Wausau, Merge onto US-51 N via the ramp on the LEFT.
  4. Continue to follow US-51 N. up to Wausau.
  5. Take 51 to North of Tomahawk to Hwy 8--Rhinelander.
  6. Take Hwy 8 to Rhinelander, when you get to Rhinelander, follow Hwy 17 North to Eagle River.
  7. Turn RIGHT onto WI-70.
  8. Turn RIGHT to stay on WI-70.
  9. Turn LEFT onto US-45/ BRIDGE ST/ WI-17/ WI-32. Continue to follow US-45/ WI-17/ WI-32.
  10. Turn RIGHT onto WI-17
  11. When arriving in Phelps, Hwy 17 takes a 90 degree turn by the lake/grocery store. Follow Hwy 17 up the hill, and turn at second road to the right (after the curve). There are signs for library, school, etc.
  12. Turn right at next stop sign by the fire station. Take next left, and you will drive into the school parking lot.

Directions courtesy of Amytis, Mapquest and Google Maps!

Last updated: 3/20/08