10 Must-Visit Places in Wausau, Wisconsin

1. Rib Mountain State Park

A 1,528 acre park with hiking trails, an observation tower, and plenty of picnic spots, Rib Mountain is one of my favorite places in Wausau. Check out my Rib Mountain Guide here!

2. Leigh yawkey woodson art museum

This stunning building is home to various art exhibits, a beautiful outdoor garden, and is located in one of the prettiest sections of town. To find out what the current exhibits are, head over to their website!

3. Monk botanical gardens

Situated on the north side of Wausau near Fleet Farm, Monk Gardens is a perfect spot for bird watching, photography, or a quiet walk. To learn more about the gardens, click here!

4. oak island

Near downtown Wausau, Oak Island offers plenty to do such as tennis, picnicking, fishing, walking, or boating.

5. nine mile

Whether you like to hike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, or mountain bike, Nine Mile is an awesome place for outdoor enthusiasts.

6. Yawkey house museum

Elegant and grand, the Yawkey House Museum is a staple in Wausau and a picturesque location. You can take a tour of the house for only $7! Note: This is a completely different building and location than the Leigh Yawkey Art Museum.

7. Grand Theater

Prepare to be wowed as you step foot into this historic and architecturally-stunning theater.

To discover new shows, head over to their website or Facebook page.

8. Athletic Park

Grab your glove and some cracker jacks and enjoy a baseball game this summer at the newly-renovated Woodchucks stadium!

Single game, general admission tickets are only $8! For more information on ticketing, check out their website.

9. Dells of the Eau Claire County Park

Scenic waterfalls and rocky gorges make this area a must-see. It can get pretty populated on a hot summer day so be prepared to fight the crowds! Note: Also referred to as the “Eau Claire Dells”.

10. The 400 Block

Home to outdoor, summer concerts, and the famous Chalkfest weekend, the 400 Block is the hub of the town. Take a stroll along the city streets, dine at one of the many downtown restaurants, and visit a few of the unique local shops.