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Wisconsin Rapids Area Attractions

Compliment your trip to Golden Eagle Log and Timber Homes with a few o fthe local activities and attractions.

Make sure you also check out the airports and hotels.

  • Alexander House
    1131 Wisconsin River Dr.
    Port Edwards
    715-887-3442

    The Alexander House, a center for art and history, is a combination art gallery and historical museum located in a stately colonial home on the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin River. Open Tues., Thurs., and Sun. 1-4 p.m. No charge.

  • Glacial Lake Cranberries Cranberry Link Visitor Center
    2480 County Rd. D
    Wisconsin Rapids
    715-887-4161
    www.cranberrylink.com

    Tour one of the oldest cranberry marshes in central Wisconsin with an actual grower. History, videos, cranberry gifts, and tours are offered Mon-Fri at 9, 11, 1 and 3 p.m. during harvest (late September thru early October) and other times by appointment. Call ahead to verify harvest and tour times. Celebrate one of North America’s native fruits at Glacial Lake Cranberries this year!

  • Hardwood Bombing Range
    Off Hwy. F South of Babcock
    608-427-1509

    Hardwood Air-to-Ground Weapons Range is one of fifteen Air National Guard ranges located in the nation. The range provides training for combat aircrews by presenting realistic targets for weapons practice. Although the planes don’t drop live bombs, the experience is as noisy and as thrilling as you’d expect. Grab a picnic basket, bring your earplugs, and prepare to be thrilled by flights above and explosions below. Visitors are welcome to observe activities during operating hours. A recorded message of the flight schedule is available by calling 608-427-1509.

  • Historic Point Basse
    364 Wakely Rd.
    Nekoosa, WI
    715-423-3120
    www.historicpointbasse.com

    A living historic site on the Wisconsin River, Historic Point Basse was established in 1837 when the Wakely family settled here from upstate New York. The once thriving community was central to Wisconsin’s trapping and trading history. Open only during events and by appointment.

  • Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa
    949 County Rd. G
    Nekoosa
    715-886-4560
    www.rbcwin.com

    Rainbow Casino features over 650 reel, progressive, and video poker slot machines and is home to the Rainbow Grille featuring seafood, steak and fine-dining in a charming atmosphere. A free shuttle serving area communities and hotels is available seven days a week! Banquet center for all your special occasions.

  • Rudolph Grotto
    6957 Grotto Ave.
    Rudolph
    715-435-3120

    On top of a low hill, behind St. Philips Church, are the sprawling grounds of the Grotto Gardens and Wonder Cave. The Rudolph Grotto, started in 1920, was a fulfillment of a promise that Father Philip Wagner made to the Virgin Mary in thanks for healing from a lingering illness while studying for the priesthood. The Grotto consists of five plus acres and lush flower beds, numerous shrines, museum, and gift shop. The Grotto is set among meandering paths and crooked bridges, with shady, intimate areas for meditation as well as more formal memorials and open picnic grounds.

  • Sandhill Wildlife Area
    1715 County Hwy. X
    Babcock
    715-884-2437
    www.dnr.state.wi.us

    Wildlife viewing, photography and hunting are popular recreational activities for visitors to the area, located in southwestern Wood County. Drive theTrumpeter Trail Auto Tour, open mid-April through October, a 14-mile, all-weather road with interpretive signs and information on wildlife and habitat management. Three observation tours, numerous hiking trails, a captive bison herd, and a primitive campground provide opportunities for visitors in the area to view and better understand our area’s wildlife.

  • South Wood County Historical Museum
    540 3rd St. South
    715-423-1580 www.swch-museum.com

    Historical displays and exhibits of period furnishings are presented inside this Neo-classical, Revival-style mansion built in 1907 by Wisconsin Rapids banker and papermaker Isaac P. Witter. Open Tue, Wed. & Thurs, Sun 1-4 p.m. Free.

  • Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese
    Hwy. 34 and C
    Rudolp WI
    715-435-3144

    Wisconsin’s rich dairy heritage is on display at Wisconsin Dairy State, a family-owned and operated retail sales store and production facility. View master cheese makers from two observation windows, peruse over 100 different types of Wisconsin cheese, and sample one of 16 different ice cream flavors! Open 7 days a week.

  • The Ridges Golf Course
    2311 Griffith Avenue
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
    (715) 424-3204
    ridgesgolfcourse.com
  • Wisconsin Dells, WI
    wisdells.com

    With numerous indoor waterparks and outdoor waterparks in the Dells area, it proclaims itself the "Waterpark Capital of the World". It is home to the largest outdoor water park in the U.S., Noah's Ark; the largest indoor waterpark resort, Wilderness Territory; and America's largest water and theme park resort, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. Some other attractions in the Dells include the Dells Boat Tours, numerous golf courses, mini golf, go-kart tracks, water sports, horseback riding, Tommy Bartlett's Thrill Show, Exploratory, Ripley’s museum, Timber Falls Amusement the Ho-Chunk Casino and many other places of interest. Most attractions are located on the Strip, otherwise known as the Wisconsin Dells Parkway.

Steven’s Point / Plover Area Activities

  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
    10186 County Road MM
    Amherst Junction, WI
    715-824-2428
    www.uwsp.edu/cnr/cwes

    A 300 acre environmental learning center and field station of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. It is located 17 miles east of Stevens Point on glacial Sunset Lake. Come and learn under the towering trees.

  • George W. Mead Wildlife Area
    Located in Northwest Portage County
    715-457-6771

    This wildlife area is the 3rd largest in the state and features 30,000 acres of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hunters can hunt bear, deer, ducks, geese and small game. Bikers & hikers can enjoy a 6.5 mile trail May 15-September 1. Bird watching is always spectacular, 268 species of birds have been recorded here. Directions from Stevens Point take Hwy. 10 West, 1/2 mile west of the Village of Milladore; turn north on Hwy. S-6.2 miles to Mead (look for signs).

  • Ice Age Trail
    715-346-1433
    www.portagecoiat.org

    A continuous 1200 mile footpath through diverse landscapes that provides outdoor recreation experiences, preserves geological features, serves as an educational resource, provides habitat for the movement of wildlife, provides health and vigor for users, and links history and cultures within Wisconsin. Portions of this trail travel through Portage County.

  • Korean War Memorial of Wisconsin
    Worzella Pines Park
    Plover, WI 54467
    920-469-0369 or 920-437-9252
    www.koreanmemorial.org

    Memorial statuary composed of five figures including a nurse, army and marine infantrymen, air force pilot and sailor, standing in memory of all veterans who served the state.

  • Museum of Natural History
    UWSP Campus, Stevens Point
    715-346-2858
    www.uwsp.edu/museum

    Interact with the natural world. Explore the origins of Earth, discover dinosaurs, and witness natural habitats and rare collections of species. Mon. 9am-7pm, Tue.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. 10am-3pm, Sun. 1-4pm. Semester break hours can be found on Web site.

  • O'so Brewing Company
    1812 Post Rd, Plover
    715-254-2163
    www.osobrewing.com

    O'so Brewing Company is Central Wisconsin's newest and fastest growing microbrewery. Come take a brewery tour and see what the buzz is all about.

  • Stevens Point Brewery
    2617 Water Street
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    800-369-4911
    www.pointbeer.com

    Tour one of the oldest breweries in the country. Tours offered: Mon.-Sat. Call for schedule. Gift shop open Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm and Sat. 10am-5pm year round. Reservations suggested.

  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP)
    2100 Main Street
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    715-346-2427
    www.uwsp.edu

    Activities to visitors include theatrical/musical performances, athletic events, special events and speakers, Museum of Natural History, Edna Carlsten Art Gallery, Aviary and Forestry Hall of Fame, Planetarium, Schmeeckle Reserve and mosaic mural.

  • Mullins Cheese
    598 Seagull Drive, Mosinee
    (715) 693-3205
    www.mullinscheese.net

    Come check out our General Store that has everything from 50 varieties of deliciously fresh Mullins Wisconsin cheese's, to homemade Mullins Take n’ Bake pizza’s, to souvenirs and everything in between. We’re open 7 days a weeks for your convenience(except New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas day)

    We’re conveniently located only minutes away from Interstate 39 (Exit 175), located in Knowlton, WI, 4 miles south of Mosinee, WI, 15 miles north of Stevens Point, WI right in the middle of the great state of Wisconsin.

Marshfield Area Attractions

  • Bredl Dairy Farm
    D3571 River Rd.
    Stratford, WI 54484
    715-687-4826

    Tour a farm with milking parlor for 400 cows, with emphasis on Ag awareness. Tour takes 1 hour- fee of $2 per person- reservations required.

  • Figi Cheese Outlet Store
    1302 North Central Avenue
    Marshfield, WI 54449
    715-384-1128

    Offering a large variety of gifts including cheese, candy, nuts and souvenirs. Onsite gift shop. Reservations required for group tours.

  • The Highground Veterans Memorial Park
    W7031 Ridge Road
    Neillsville, WI 54456
    715-743-4224
    www.thehighground.org

    This 140-acre park has tributes honoring survivors as well as casualties of the Vietnam War, WWI and WWII. It also has tributes to women veterans, Gold Star families, Prisoners of War/Missing in Action and the National Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Reservations required for 1 hour guided tour at $4.00 per person.

  • Jurustic Park
    M222 Sugarbush Lane
    Marshfield, WI 54449
    715-387-1653

    Recreations of extinct creatures from the iron age: large and small metal sculptures of dinosaurs, dragons, whimsical creatures. Also soft sculpture and flame worked glass beads and jewelry. Walking distance from Foxfire Gardens 30 minutes to 1 hour. Group tours require reservations $2 per person for group tours

  • Norm-E-Lane Farms
    W267 Panther Creek Rd
    Chili, WI 54420
    715-683-2675 or 715-767-8564
    josh@normelane.com

    Two hour guided tour- Reservation required and no charge for the tour. Tour a state of the arts 2000 cow dairy farm family owned and operated since 1980. Learn how an anaerobic digester (biodigester) produces methane gas that turns into electricity.

  • University of WI-Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
    M605 Drake
    Stratford, WI 54484
    800-422-4541

    Learn about the past, present and future of the dairy industry while touring a state of the art dairy barn. Reservations required for 1 hour guided tour at $3.00 per person.



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