Winter 2017 Vacation Goals: Wausau, Wisconsin
Little adventures are a wonderful way to gleefully jump into winter, especially in Wisconsin. If you've not yet visited the Jefferson Street Inn during snow season, here are lots of ideas for things to do and see in Wausau, plus some insider shopping and restaurant finds straight from our staff.
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Evolutions in Design is a winter wonderland this time of year, making it a magical must-shop for artful home décor treasures and sophisticated gifts.
Janke Book Store is Wisconsin's oldest bookseller, established in 1874. Make it a tradition to visit this literary mecca each time you're in Wausau to add to your collection of Wisconsin books, cookbooks and bestsellers, plus children's books, games and puzzles.
Isaac's Fine Apparel is known for its chic apparel and collection of beautiful accessories, all designed to make you feel like a million bucks. For men, Campbell Hanies Menswear offers the finest names in suits, sportswear and formal wear.
Stoned & Wired Bead Shop offers a dazzling selection of beads, embellishments and supplies. If you're not a jewelry maker but love handmade jewelry, then you'll love shopping the array of custom pieces here.
Katzenbarkers is a pet's best friend. Stock up on treats, toys and collars for the four-legged member of the family.
Black Purl was founded in 1995, so you might say this full-service knitting store was one of the leaders in the knitting resurgence in the state. Here you'll find custom designed patterns and a wide variety of specialty yarns and knitting accessories.
The Lamplighter Fine Gifts, a family-owned shop located in the downtown River District since 1983, is always sparkling with Waterford Crystal, Kosta Boda glassware, and Mariposa serveware, and always laden with Lladro porcelain figurines and Kit Heath jewelry.
Second Peek Boutique is Wausau's finest consignment shop, exclusively featuring designer-label women's apparel, handbags, shoes and accessories, plus original artwork, jewelry and French milled soaps. Located in the north wing of Washington Square, making it a convenient shopping spot for Jefferson Street Inn guests.
Insider Favorite: If you're looking for an art piece with a story that's also one-of-a-kind, shop the work of 75 local and regional artists at the Center for Visual Arts gift shop. Added bonus - it's right in our hotel complex. Make time to visit the galleries too.