The SpaceBeautiful, secluded location among towering pines. Enjoy complete privacy in all directions, quiet solitude, and abundant wildlife while being only a very short distance from the city limits! The NeighborhoodCentral Wisconsin is a wonderful destination for vacationers, adventurers, sight-seers, history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, and families. By planning your stay in Wausau, you can access nearly every part of the state within a two or three hour drive!
Enjoy a great day on the snow at Granite Peak Ski Area, the Midwest's largest ski resort. Nordic skiing your preference? Nine Mile Recreation Area has miles of beautiful and well-groomed trails. Marathon County also boasts of excellent snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and hunting.
During the summer months, take advantage of the rivers and lakes for fishing or paddling, test your mountain bike skills at Nine Mile, catch one of the World Championship Kayak Races right in downtown Wausau, or play one of the area's several beautiful golf courses. Outdoor and nature opportunities abound at Rib Mountain State Park, the thousands of acres of public-access lands, and the dozens of county and city parks.
After a full day of outdoor fun and adventures, check out the city life for endless opportunities catering to all types of interests. Catch an open-air concert at the 400 Block in the heart of Wausau, enjoy a live show featuring national-level performers at the stately Grand Theatre. Sample cuisine, craft beers and wines at any number of the local restaurants, pubs, and micro-breweries. From up-scale dining to local greasy-spoon joints and everything in-between, you are sure to find what you are hungry for! Spend time visiting historic sites, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, shopping, antique shops, or walking around the beautifully renovated downtown.
Be sure not to miss hugely popular events such as the Rib Fest & Hot Air Balloon Glow, Blues Fest, Badger State Games, Wisconsin Valley Fair, Art in the Park, Exhibitor Wine Expo, Kayak/Canoe Freestyle Championships, Gus Macker Tournament, Olympic Curling facility, Chalkfest, or Concerts on the Square.
There is something for everyone any time of year. Seasonal recreation offerings include: paddling, fishing, camping, biking, river trails, walking, hiking, sight-seeing, corn mazes, harvest festivals, candle-lit snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, nature programs, sporting events, regional mountain bike races, organized runs, conference centers, recreation centers, swimming pools, aquatic centers, museums, and so much more.
Wausau and the Central Wisconsin area is truly a do-it-all destination for year-round travelers, no matter what your interests may be!