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Things to Do in Wausau:  Hiking, Art, Theater & the Charming River District

This central Wisconsin city offers an inviting culture of opposites. For outdoor enthusiasts there's downhill skiing at Granite Peak, snowmobiling, kayaking the Wisconsin River, and tons of hiking and biking. Wausau is also home to one of only two urban whitewater canoe and kayak competition race courses in the country.
For artsy types, must-experience stops include the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Yawkey House Museum on the National Register of Historic Places, live performances at the Grand Theater, and open-air concerts on the city square known as the 400 Block.
Add in boutique shopping, eclectic dining and a vibrant nightlife, and it's a compelling picture indeed.
Wausau River District
316 Scott St., Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
Category: Entertainment, Shopping & Nightlife, Family / Kids

Wausau River District

Strolling this waterfront neighborhood is one of the most popular things to do in Wausau, WI. Discover one-of-a-kind boutiques, local restaurants, free music concerts and nightlife.
Enjoy the Farmers market every Thursday through the season!  Concerts are Wednesday nights, come early to reserve your seat!  
Wausau Whitewater Park
200 River Dr, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
Category: Activities

Wausau Whitewater Park

Wausau has a world-class canoe and kayak competition site at Whitewater Park right downtown.
Enjoy the river front  walking path, its so beautiful to relax and enjoy!
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum at Wisconsin
700 North 12th St., Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
Category: Activities, Attractions, Family / Kids

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Explore an inspiring collection of art exhibits including the annual “Birds In Art” exhibition, a beautiful garden and outdoor sculptures at this free museum.
Wausau The Grand Theater
401 4th St., Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
Category: Entertainment, Family / Kids

The Grand Theater

Situated in downtown Wausau, this historic venue showcases an exciting array of live performances throughout the year, from Broadway shows to family programs.
Yawkey House Museum at Wisconsin
403 McIndoe Street, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
Category: Activities, Attractions, Family / Kids

Yawkey House Museum

Tour a historic mansion in Classical Revival style and discover a sunken outdoor garden, unique carriage house and elegant antique furnishings.
A must season during the summer, outdoor garden is amazing!  
Granite Peak Ski Area & Rib Mountain State Park
3605 N. Mountain Rd, Wausau, Wisconsin 54402
Category: Activities, Attractions, Family / Kids

Granite Peak Ski Area & Rib Mountain State Park

Enjoy one of the top ski and snowboarding resorts in the Midwest, with 74 runs, 6 terrain parks and a new base village.
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