10 Things to Do in Wausau That You Shouldn't Miss

Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. The Wisconsin River divides the city into east and west. The city is adjacent to the Town of Wausau.

1. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007 Museums, Art Museums
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 221 reviews

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Reviewed By Russ V

Great museum

a visit to this museum is always free. They have rotating exhibits throughout the year that change approximately every 3 months. In addition, they have a wonderful permanent collection. The museum specializes in birds and art. The average visit probably t

2. Granite Peak

3605 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-9274 Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Ski & Snowboard Areas
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Granite Peak

Reviewed By JeanneV605 - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United StatesOak Creek, Wisconsin, United States

Mixed review

Great runs and snow. I would not rent skiis and boots there again. Tedious line and duplication of effort on iPad paperwork. I paid extra for upgrading equipment but pretty sure I received standard rental equipment for myself and my kids. Boots not perfor

3. The Grand Theater

401 N 4th St, Wausau, WI 54403-5420 Concerts & Shows, Theaters
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

The Grand Theater

North Central Wisconsin's home for the performing arts is The Grand Theater. Located in downtown Wausau, The Grand has it all--from Broadway to Ballet, Comedy to Cirque, Classical, Theatre and so much more!

Reviewed By JanineW405 - Wausau, WisconsinWausau, Wisconsin

A Local Gem!

Wausau is fortunate to have this lovely, historical venue for theater and music. The Grand Hall compliments the facility and expands its use. It is wonderful to see enthusiastic support for the Arts in Central Wisconsin.

4. Monk Botanical Gardens

1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI 54401-1922 Nature & Parks, Gardens
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Monk Botanical Gardens

Central Wisconsin's only botanical garden located on the north end of Wausau, WI. The Gardens currently features a Memory Plaza, Wildflower Woods, Meditation Garden, outdoor Kitchen Potager, raised garden beds used for education, fully accessible Treehouse, and aerated pond. Numerous trails, some marked with distance posts, lead through the property, which can be visited free of charge. A wide variety of trees, many of them memorials, and other colorful plantings dot the landscape. Ideal for walks, meditation, exploration, and events such as weddings, birthday parties, and reunions. A list of Garden events, including regular tours, can be found on the website. The Gardens are a geocaching site.

Reviewed By Michael F

Beautiful Gardens

This is a new attraction in Wausau. It is currently free to the public while it is being developed. It will eventually offer pay options. This is a beautiful place with great trails for seeing the gardens and watching wildlife. This is a great place to ge

5. Timekeeper Distillery

720 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403-4915 Food & Drink, Distilleries
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Timekeeper Distillery

Reviewed By RedBear - Wausau, WisconsinWausau, Wisconsin

What this area needed!

We heard this place just opened, so we decided to meet another couple for drinks. This is NOT a dark, musty old Northern Wisconsin tavern. It’s open and airy, and the drinks are amazing! They have some light meal-thingies (think tapas or heavy hors d’vour

6. Athletic Park

324 E Wausau Ave, Wausau, WI 54403-3388 Sights & Landmarks, Arenas & Stadiums
Excellent
88%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Athletic Park

Athletic Park is a baseball stadium and the home field of the Wisconsin Woodchucks baseball team of the Northwoods League. It features a covered grandstand with stadium/bleacher seating along with private decks available for groups, dug outs, concessions and and team clubhouses. A brand new playground for children is also available as a part of the park experience.

Reviewed By Michael F

Keeps Getting Better and Better

First off, this is the way baseball is supposed to be. Tickets are affordable.. Outdoors on a beautiful summer evening... The Northwoods League gives a baseball opportunity for talented college students from around the country. You'll probably see some of

7. Bull Falls Brewery

901 E Thomas St, Wausau, WI 54403-6450 Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Bull Falls Brewery

Reviewed By Melanie F - Shenandoah, VirginiaShenandoah, Virginia

Didn't love the beer but cool venue

Cool atmosphere and location. Husband and I did a sampler. I'm more of a wheat beer and porter/stout person and the menu really catered more to the IPA crowd so i didn't really care for any of the beers I tried.

8. Yawkey House Museum

403 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI 54403-4746 Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Yawkey House Museum

Stunning details and a commitment to quality are evident in both the interior and exterior of the Yawkey House Museum. The exterior showcases Classical Revival architecture with stately lines and original decorative elements, and also includes a beautiful outdoor sunken garden with a carriage house unique to the needs of the early twentieth century. Inside, experience the style and warmth of Arts and Crafts influenced design with built-in cabinetry and extraordinary stained glass features. Guided tours begin on the hour with the first tour starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday - Friday and 1:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The last tour begins at 3:00 pm. Guided tours leave from the Woodson History Center and last 45-60 minutes.

Reviewed By PatO787 - Wausau, WisconsinWausau, Wisconsin

Christmas at the Yawkey House

If you like learning the history of an area, this is a must see in Wausau. Furnished in the period, you can imagine what life was like there. Beautiful, unique features. If you have a large group I recommend splitting into smaller groups so you can hear t

9. Sylvan Tubing Hill

1322 Sylvan Way, Wausau, WI Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Sylvan Tubing Hill

Reviewed By Ann C - WisconsinWisconsin

Winter Fun for All!

I have gone here for the last several years. When I first started coming, it only had three runs. It has expanded since then, but the original runs are the best ones. The newer ones are curved, which isn't always the best. I know I had a few cousins and f

10. Willow Springs Garden

5480 Hillcrest Dr, Wausau, WI 54401-9721 Nature & Parks, Gardens
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Willow Springs Garden

In 2001, the Town of Maine chose to build a new Town hall. After much planning we were successful in getting the building moved to the garden grounds. It is now fully restored for others to enjoy on our historical preservation site. This property is the work of thousands of volunteer hours and we are thankful to the great contractors, neighbors, friends and family members, who have brought new life to this old structure. In 2006, the 111 year old Round Barn was moved to the Willow property on September 13. The barn continues to be a work in progress, with monies raised from our festivals going to fund the on-going restoration. We are a family-run, family-friendly place hosting public and private events including festivals, weddings, corn maze, sleigh rides, corporate events, baby showers, and more.

Reviewed By 892william - Merrill, Wisconsin, United StatesMerrill, Wisconsin, United States

something for anyone

This place is a local gem.We actually live only about 6 miles from it,and we go there all the time.Weddings,special events.The owners are extremely civic minded,and are constantly having new events and shows.The Halloween haunted corn maze,is a special at

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