Central Wisconsin’s unique attractions make us a must see destination. Please take a moment to browse our diverse list of attractions.

Marshfield

Amish Tours

Experience this simple way of life by driving at your own leisurely pace and discover a countryside full of white-washed houses, bountiful vegetable gardens with flowering borders, laundry blowing in the breeze and freshly baked goodies for sale along the roadside.  More information can be found at www.visitmarshfieldwi.com


Brandl Garden
503 E. Edison Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
715-384-2346

These beautiful gardens cover what was once a sand, gravel and excavating yard. The two and one-half acres includes ponds, perennials and water features. You'll feel like you've arrived south of the border when viewing the southwestern garden area.
 


Blue Heron Brew Pub
108 W. 9th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
715-389-1868

Visit the newest brewery in Marshfield and sample it's brews.
 


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

2 hours 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. 


Marshfield Medical Center – Laird & Lawton Centers for Research and Education
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI  54449
800-422-4541
www.marshfieldclinic.org

Few expect to find such a high tech, scientific center in the heart of America’s Dairyland.  View the replica of Melvin Laird’s office, conference room and memorabilia from his years in the Wisconsin State Senate, US Congress and as Secretary of Defense.  Reservations required for 1 hour guided tour.


World's Largest Round Barn
Located in Central WI State Fairgrounds
Marshfield, WI  54449
800-422-4541
www.centralwisconsinstatefair.com

The world’s largest round barn was constructed in 1915.  The barn has a diameter of 150 feet and was designed to hold 250 head of cattle in its stanchions.  Reservations required for 30 minute guided tour.
Free will donations accepted.



Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

201 West Blodgett Street
Marshfield, WI  54449
800-422-4541

More than 100 years old, this church with its lofty spires still dominates the city and surrounding countryside.  Reservations required for 45 minute guided tour at $1.00 per person.
 


Seehafer Acres
M243 State Hwy 97
Marshfield, WI  54449
715-384-3928

Home of 2011’s Farm Technology Days, this farm prides themselves on cow comfort while maintaining herd health and reproduction.  Tour takes approximately 1 hour – fee of $2 per person.  Reservations required.


 University of WI-Stratford 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.


Upham Mansion and Rose Garden
212 West Third Street
Marshfield, WI  54449
800-422-4541

Upham Mansion, the restored home of former Wisconsin Governor William Henry Upham, represents mid-Victorian architecture at its finest.  The Heritage Rose Garden features 32 varieties of roses with origins dating back to 200 A.D.  The house museum is open free of charge to the public Sundays and Wednesdays 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.  The garden is open June through September.

Special guided tours at other times are available with a reservation and at $2.00 per person.


Wildwood Zoo
1800 S. Central Ave
Marshfield, WI  54449
715-384-2474
www.ci.marshfield.wi.us

Wildwood Zoo is a municipal zoo established in 1937.  The park and zoo cover over 60 acres  and boast a variety of birds and mammals from North America.  Key exhibits are the grizzly bear, mountain lions, lynx, sandhill cranes and timber wolves. A special feature is the drive-by viewing option of the large animal exhibits, which include buffalo, elk, white-tail deer, turkeys and the timber wolf exhibit.  Zoo hours April 24, 2006 – September 17, 2006 are 7:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. daily.  Open year round--call for times.  Free admission.

 

Stevens Point/Plover

Beth Israel Synagogue/Portage County Historical Museum
1475 Water Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-344-4423
www.pchswi.org


This museum commemorates the Jewish heritage of central Wisconsin, which flourished in the early 20th century here. A retired synagogue, this museum contains Jewish artifacts and relics and has exhibits detailing contributions of this culture to local history. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Sat. and Sun. 1-4pm or by appointment.
 


Carlsten Art Gallery
UWSP Fine Arts Center
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-346-4797
www.uwsp.edu

Features exhibitions of contemporary artwork by students, faculty and guest artists. Gallery lectures and tours held periodically. Open only when school is in session, Mon.-Fri. 10am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. 1-4pm, Thur. 7-9pm.


Central Waters Brewery
351 Allen St.
Amherst, WI  54406
715-824-2739
www.centralwaters.com

Central Wisconsin’s premier craft brewery, brewing top quality ales and lagers for Wisconsin. Come visit our taproom with 12 different beers, Fridays 4 p.m.-9 p.m. and
Saturdays 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum
1100 Main Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-344-2003
www.cwchildrensmuseum.org

A discovery place for children 6 months – 10 years and their families. 
 Hands-on exhibits,
programs, Create-It! Art Room, and more provide opportunities for learning through play experiences for the whole family. Open Tues. - Sun.; closed on Monday.  $5 admission, children under 12 months free.


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.


Central Wisconsin Water Ski Show Team, Inc.
(the Water Walkers)
Lake DuBay
Stevens Point, WI
715-693-5496

http://www.cwwaterwalkers.org/

Family oriented themed water ski shows performed every other Saturday evening at 6:30P.M. at South Bay Beach Park on Lake DuBay. From Stevens Point take I-39 North to Hwy DB Exit, left on DB, then left on Park Road.


Clay Corner Studio
Downtown Stevens Point, WI
1105 Main Street, Stevens Point
715-544-6068

Pottery "U" paint, pottery wheels and glass fusing. Parties groups or walk-ins welcome


Downtown Historic Murals
Downtown Stevens Point, WI
715-344-2556


Stroll downtown to view completed murals depicting the area's history. View the "Riverman", "Market Day", and four "Windows to the Past" and more. For more information about the murals 


Farmer’s Market
Downtown, Public Square
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-344-4104

Dedicated in 1853, the Farmer’s Market has been held daily, from spring-fall, for over 150 years


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).


Great Northern Distilling
1740 Park Ave.
Plover, WI 54467
715-457-6771
www.greatnortherndistilling.com

Taste handcrafted spirits made from local ingredients. Potato vodka, herbalist gin, old-fashioned brandy, four-grain whiskey and jezynowka. Tours, tasting and mixology bar.


Heritage Park
Portage County Historical Society
Corner of Washington and Willow Drive
Plover, WI 54467
715-344-4423

www.pchswi.org

A historical village of buildings from the early days of Portage County. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Sat. and Sun. 1-5pm or by appointment.


 Hidden Studios Tour

Discover and purchase fine art at the Hidden Studios nestles in the rolling countryside of Central Wisconsin. These working artist studios will be open for visitors usually the first weekend in October. Meet the artists in their working environment and see how their work is created.

Go to www.hiddenstudiosarttour.com
or call 715-824-2809 or 715-445-4979 for more information or brochures.


Historic Fire House #2/Portage County Historical Museum
1949 Strongs Ave.,
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-344-4423.
www.pchswi.org

 Displays fire fighting equipment and art gallery in the oldest surviving municipal building in Stevens Point, built in 1885. Call for hours.


Ice Age Trail

A continuous 1000 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.

For more information contact
715-346-1433. or
www.portagecoiat.org


Koerten's Fine
Framing & Gifts

2501 Church Street, Stevens Point
715-341-7773 or 1-800-873-0056
www.koertens.com

Broad selection of prints, posters, ltd. editions, original fine art including bronze, glass and other collectibles. Over 35-plus years custom framing experience specializing in memorabilia shadowboxes featuring family heirlooms,
celebrations and military histories.
 


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.


Kozy Yak Brewery
197 N. Main Street, Rosholt, WI
715-677-3082
www.kozyyak.com
A Kozy little brewery in downtown Rosholt, located in a converted 100+ year old home. The two barrel system produces four standard beers year-round along with a Seasonal beer introduced every other month and a specialty beer introduced every two weeks, making frequent visits a necessity. Kozy Yak is also known for its restaurant offerings featuring homemade pizza and soft pretzels with an expanded menu planned for the very near future. Fresar Winery is also located on the premises and features a variety of wines by the glass or bottle.

Tour/Tasting Information:
Tours are available anytime by request during normal hours or can be arranged in advance most any day and time by appointment.


Locomotive No. 2713
Southside Memorial Park, Bus. 51
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-344-0619

Restored locomotive No. 2713 built in 1911 has been on display since 1955 to commemorate the role of the steam engine in the development of the community


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.

715-346-2858
www.uwsp.edu/museum


North Star Mohican
Casino & Bingo
W12180 Cty. Hwy A, Bowler

Come Where the Winning’s Easy! Over 1,000 slots, Bingo, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Let it Ride, 3-card Poker. National headlining entertainment. Year-round 57-site RV Park and convenience store. Championship golf course nearby.
1-800-775-CASINO or www.mohicannorthstar.com


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.


Planetarium Programs
UWSP Science Building
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-346-2208

www.uwsp.edu/physastr/plan_obs

Programs designed for all ages. Mid-Sept.-mid-May: Sun. program 2pm; Night Sky program Mon. 8pm.


Polish Heritage Trail
715-344-2556

This self guided auto or bicycle tour is located on quiet, rural roads winding through glacier terrain, wooded country-side, lakes and farmland. Portage County is the first Polish rural settlement in the state and second in the United States. Call today for a map!


Q Gallery Artist's Cooperative
1108 Main Street, Downtown Stevens Point
715-345-2888
www.qartists.com

Artist owned and operated gallery featuring original fine art for sale: paintings, drawing, photography, print making, jewelry, ceramics, wood and fiber - tomorrow's heirlooms today.
Open Tuesday through Sunday
10am-6pm.


ReNew the Earth Institute
7558 Deer Rd.
Custer, WI
715-592-6595
www.the-mrea.org

A demonstration site for solar, wind, and alternative construction technologies. Book room, library, fact sheets and tours. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.


Riverfront Arts Center
1200 Crosby Avenue, Stevens Point

On the riverfront at the east end of the Clark Street bridge, Hwy. 10 East. Ever changing exhibits by area and regional artists. Free admission. Tue.-Fri. 11am-5pm, Sat. and Sun. 11am-3pm.

715-343-6251


Scarabocchio Art Museum
Downtown Stevens Point, 800 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-345-7726
www.uwsp.edu/sam

Showcases the work of Dr. David L. Smith, inventor of the distinctive style called Scarabocchio, which is Italian
for doodle.


Schmeeckle Reserve
2419 North Point Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-346-4992
www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle

Natural area preserving the wild features found within while providing trails for jogging, walking and biking. The visitor center houses the Browse Shop, where one can find a wide selection of nature inspired gifts, which is open 8am to 5pm seven days a week.


Stevens Point Sculpture Park
800 North Second Street, Stevens Point
www.stevenspointsculpturepark.org

Features artwork from local, regional and national artists on 20-acres. Leisurely stroll past towering pines, along a stream and through wetlands
to discover the unique connection between nature and art. hosting seasonal events and education programs throughout the year.
 


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.


Tomorrow River Gallery
& Gifts
182 S. Main Street
Amherst, WI 54406
715-321-2142 www.tomorrowrivergallery.com

Visit Tomorrow River Gallery & Gifts located in a historic storefront in Amherst. See the works of many Hidden Studios artists that live and create along the Ice Age Trail.


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.


Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame
2419 North Point Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-346-4992
www.wchf.org

Explore Wisconsin’s environmental history and people who made the state a leader in conservation and environmental movement. Exhibits for all ages. Free. Located in the Schmeeckle Reserve visitor center; open 8am-5pm seven days a week.

 

Wisconsin Rapids Area

Altenburg's Country Gardens
7020 Plover Rd ( Hwy 54)
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
715-421-2943
www.altenburgsfarm.com

Our family farm offers strawberries, pumpkins and fun for your whole family. Open mid-June to mid-July and late September through October 31. 10 miles west of Plover on Highway 54.


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/CranberryLink
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 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!


 Golden Sands Speedway
10992 Hwy. 54 East
Plover, WI 54467
715-423-4660
www.goldensandsspeedway.com

Golden Sands features super-late models, super stocks, pure stocks, four-cylinder, and two-man cruisers racing throughout the summer on Central Wisconsin’s premier racing facility. Check the website for current events.


Griffith State Nursery
473 Griffith Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids
715-424-3700
www.dnr.state.wi.us

Wisconsin’s forest nursery program has been a leader in the stewardship of natural resources since 1911, producing over 1.5 billion tree and wildlife shrub seedlings. Griffith State, Wisconsin’s largest forest nursery is open to visitors from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri. Group tours available.


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.


Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest
Located at the corner of Hwy 173 and County Rd. G
Nekoosa

Another GIANT event filled with fall fun is planned for the first full weekend in October. Marvel at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off… Count down for the Giant Pumpkin Drop! The Craft Show, Farm & Flea Market and professional pumpkin carver are sure to keep you entertained. Enjoy free pumpkin decorating, the pumpkin rolling contest and much more! 1000lb pumpkins, live music,
delicious food and one of kind vendors… what more could you ask for!?


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 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
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.  No charge.


Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese
Hwy. 34 and C
Rudolph
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. Please call for holiday hours!


Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial
2121 Second Ave South.,
Wisconsin Rapids
414-771-6794

The Memorial Wall of Honor and the Memorial Bell Tower serve to remind us of the sacrifices made by our fellow Firefighters.
The Legacy Stones also provide us with a reminder of these sacrifices as we walk through the park.
Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial wall is made up of six black marble plates containing the names of those firefighters from Wisconsin who have made the ultimate sacrifice.