Wisconsin Rapids Area Attractions

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

Make sure you also check out the area airports and area hotels.

Alexander House 1131 Wisconsin River Drive, Port Edwards, WI
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 Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday 1-4 p.m. No charge.


Glacial Lake Cranberries Cranberry Link Visitor Center 2480 County Road D, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
715-887-4161
glaciallakecranberries.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 Highway F, Babcock, WI
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 air-crews 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 Road, 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 Road G, Nekoosa, WI
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 Avenue, Rudolph, WI
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, WI
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 the Trumpeter 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, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free Admission


Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese Highway 34 and C, Rudolph, 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
(715) 424-3204
ridgesgolfcourse.com

Wisconsin Dells Attractions

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.


Stevens Point / Plover Area Attractions

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. Open 7 days a week for your convenience(except New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas day). 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 Road, Stratford, WI
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
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
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
715-683-2675 or 715-767-8564
josh~~~normelane`cm

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
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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