We would be honored to have you visit the school. Please contact us in advance to make arrangements. Guided tours are only available when there is no class in session at Mashkodens.
We offer guided tours of Nadmadewining
, our office-library-bookstore complex, the nature preserve that surrounds it, and Mashkodens
, the primitive camp which is home to the Wild Moon Program
. Reservations must be made in advance and there is a suggested $30 donation. Plan on three hours, be prepared for a beautiful one mile walk, and take advantage by asking a lot of questions!
Where we are located, by driving time:
- 45 minutes from Rhinelander, WI
- 2 hours from Wausau, WI
- 3 hours from Green Bay, WI
- 4 hours from Madison, WI
- 5 hours from Milwaukee, WI, and Minneapolis, MN
- 7 hours from Chicago, IL
Ways To Get Here
The nearest Greyhound service is in Iron River, Michigan
, which is 40 miles distant. We provide pickup and drop-off (for a fee) to this bus station only.
Service by Midwest Airlines and Northwest Airlines is to Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport
in Rhinelander, which is 30 miles distant. We provide pickup and drop-off (for a fee) to this airport only.
The School's main campus is located approximately five miles east of Three Lakes, Wisconsin at 7124 Military Road.
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Directions from downtown Three Lakes (don't blink or you'll miss it):
Take the main street, which is 45/32, east out of town to the junction of 32, about a quarter mile past the car wash on the right. Take a left onto 32 and follow that for 4.2 miles until you reach Military Road, (or forest service road # 2178, as it's also called) which is on the left side of the road at the beginning of a sharp curve. Turn left onto Military Rd with extreme caution because it is on a blind curve. Drive 1 mile and watch for a big wooden sign that says "Teaching Drum Outdoor School" (and a wigwam) on the right side of the road.
If you have any trouble finding us, please call us at (715) 546-2944.
We are a tobacco, alcohol, drug (including marijuana and caffeine) and firearm-free environment, and we harbor no domestic plants or animals.
If you have a relationship with any of these, we ask that you respect our healing ways and leave it behind when you visit.