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.
1131 Wisconsin River Dr.
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
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
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.
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
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.
6957 Grotto Ave.
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
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
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
Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese
Hwy. 34 and C
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
Wisconsin Dells, WI
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
598 Seagull Drive, Mosinee
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
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
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
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.
M222 Sugarbush Lane
Marshfield, WI 54449
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
W267 Panther Creek Rd
Chili, WI 54420
715-683-2675 or 715-767-8564
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
Stratford, WI 54484
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.