Outdoor Adventures, Culture, and Relaxation are Instore

Centrally located and packed with options for adventurers and vacationers alike, Wausau/Central Wisconsin is the perfect destination for outdoor recreation, shopping, arts, and relaxation. Marathon County, the largest county in Wisconsin, is packed with 78 parks, 70 lakes, 70 classified trout streams, 162 campsites, 100 miles of biking and walking trails, 6 public golf courses, 880 miles of snowmobile trails, Granite Peak Ski Area with over 70 runs, and more. It’s no wonder Wisconsin Trails Magazine named Wausau, Wisconsin the “Best place to experience the outdoors”.


After you’ve had your fill of fresh air and adventure, enjoy our big-city style with small-town atmosphere by doing some window shopping in Downtown Wausau’s River District, driving through Rib Mountain for some national brand retail shopping, or Rothschild’s Cedar Creek Mall for some quick shopping and a movie. If arts and culture are more your style, pay a visit to Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and Center for the Visual Arts, take a stroll through the Andrew Warren Historic District, or pick up some tickets for a performance at the historic Grand Theater.


For a taste of our nightlife, check out Wausau’s abundant hot spots for dining, drinks, and entertainment. Ranging from elegant dining, to family-fun dining, brew pubs, a winery, and pubs/lounges with live music, there is something for everyone.



Badger State Games                                                                                                        May 5 – Sept 30, 2017

Central Wisconsin Military Show                                                                                Aug 12, 2017

Wausau Marathon                                                                                                          Aug 26, 2017

International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival                                                                Sept 15 – 17, 2017

Grand Prix of Wisconsin; National Speedboat Racing Championship               Sept 16 – 17, 2017


For a full list of area events, attractions, and amenities, please visit the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau online at www.visitwausau.com or call our Visitor Center at 715-355-8788.