We invite you to come and explore Wausau! You will experience that special hometown feeling when you visit the historical downtown and shop at one of the specialty stores on the Third Street pedestrian mall, listen to music in the summer or ice skate in the winter on the downtown public square, walk through the Marathon County Historical Museum, tour the Warren Historic District, shop at the Wausau Center Mall, attend a theater or music event at the Grand Theater, or visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.
Previously named Best Place to Experience the Outdoors by Wisconsin Trails magazine, Wausau/Central Wisconsin offers scenic escapes for the adventurer and competitor in all of us. Come and enjoy the Midwest’s favorite ski vacation destination, Granite Peak Ski Area, discover the scenic beauty of popular spots such as Rib Mountain State Park and Dells of the Eau Claire, or traverse the hundreds of trails and county recreational areas. With options for everyone like snowmobiling, snowboarding, hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, golfing, and more, Wausau/Central Wisconsin offers the outdoor resources you need.
There is always something going on no matter what the season is. From music concerts & theater productions to festivals or sporting events, it's a great destination for the whole family. Enjoy the natural features of our area; the flowing rivers & lakes, Rib Mountain, and the many city parks that provide beauty and recreation throughout the four seasons. We want you to know you are always welcome!