• Wausau is Wausome!

About a year ago, we heard someone describe Wausau as “Wausome” and frankly we couldn’t think of a better word to describe this amazing small city in Central Wisconsin.  Wausau is Wausome!  It’s an amazing place to live and a fantastic place to visit.  It has a vibrant arts and cultural scene (including two renowned museums and a world class theater), great restaurants, one of the nicest downtowns in all of Wisconsin, friendly people, affordable lodging, two gorgeous and well-preserved historic districts, the best ski resort in Wisconsin (and one of the top resorts in the midwest), an Olympic qualifying kayaking and canoeing course, two fantastic micro-breweries (three, if you include the Great Dane which has multiple locations in Wisconsin), a class “B” biking rating, a wonderful new distillery and, of course, the natural beauty of northern Wisconsin.  It’s the best place Sara and I have ever lived and it’s a place where we consistently hear our guests say “we never knew Wausau was such an amazing place.”  Even our young adult children who have lived in Madison and the Twin Cities say they love Wausau.

Granite Peak
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Yawkey House Museum
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Grand Theater
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The Timekeeper
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Woodson Art Museum
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We hope you decide to visit.  We are absolutely sure you will love Wausau. Almost every guest we’ve had has said they want to come back and many have expressed an interest in someday moving here.

Dining
Arts & Culture
Wine/Beer/Distilleries
Outdoor Sports
Cheese
Nightlife
Spa
Shopping
Parks & Scenic Drives

Within Walking Distance

Back When Cafe

Red Eye Brewing Company

Taqueria Tres Hermanos

City Grill

La Prima Deli

319 Gallery & Bistro

Polito’s Pizzeria

Daly’s

 

A Short Drive

Thrive Foodery

Fat Joe’s Pizzeria

Navieve Fromagerie

Michael’s Supper Club

La Taqueria

Basil

The Palms

Mykenos

Masa’s Sushi

 

Worth the drive

PJ’s

Muse at Sentry

Dosirak

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The Grand Theatre

Center for Visual Arts

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Cyrus Yawkey House Museum

Marathon County Historical Museum

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

Wausau Conservatory of Music

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Within Walking Distance

Lil Ole Winemaker

Red Eye Brewing Company

The Timekeeper


A Short Drive Away

Bull Falls Brewery

Great Dane Pub & Brewery

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Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball

Sailing

Water skiing

Jet skiing

Canoeing

Kayaking

Paddleboarding

Windsurfing

Fishing

Ice Skating (outdoor)

Biking

Walking

Tennis

Snowshoeing

Curling

Fat Tire Biking

Cross Country Skiing

Ice Skating

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Bird watching

Disc Golf

Golf – Sentryworld, Sand Valley and many others

Mountain Biking

Snowmobiling

Skiing – Granite Peak

Tubing

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A Short Drive Away

Navieve Fromagerie

 

Worth a Trip

Wisconsin Cheese Store

Mullins

Marieke

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Within Walking Distance

Malarkey’s

Intermission

Oz

Top Hat

Daly’s


A Short Drive Away

WOW Family Entertainment

Cracked – Escape Room

 

Worth the Trip

Koo Coo’s Nest Comedy Club

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Within Walking Distance

Apex Wellness

DaySpring Health Spa

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Within Walking Distance

EID (Evolutions in Design)

Jahnke’s Bookstore

Nicole’s

Campbell Haines

Isaac’s

Second Peek Boutique

Center for Visual Arts Gift Shop

Shepard & Schaller

Downtown Grocery

The Lamplighter

Black Ash Urban

The Purl

Poppy’s Boutique


A Short Drive

Navieve Fromagerie

Katzenbarker’s

Scottie’s Interiors

Krueger Florist

Pearl Luvs Earl

River District Antique Mall

Grebe’s

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Within Walking Distance

Isle of Ferns

Baker Stewart Park

Big Bull Falls Park

Andrew Warren Historic District

East Hill Historic District


A Short Drive

Monk Gardens

Rib Mountain State Park

Nine Mile Forest

Sylvan Tubing Hill

Marathon County Park


Worth the Trip

Dells of the Eau Claire

Mead Recreation Center

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