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Dexter Drive-In a Worthy Stop

An area staple, Dexter Drive-In in Pittsville is a worthy stop for those in the mood for a classic American meal or ice cream cone served in novelty carhop-style. The restaurant is just a short drive from Lake Dexter County Park. Simply park near the building and a server will walk up to the window and take your order....

Auburndale Music Fest Event Line-Up

The Auburndale Music Fest is June 22-24 at Auburndale Village Park. Tournaments, fireworks, parade chicken dinner, pie & ice cream social, dairy breakfast, car show, and of course, music, this festival has something to please everyone. Best of all admission is free, and free camping is available at the park for those who’d like to stay close to the...

Upcoming Dairy Breakfasts in Central Wisconsin

Dairy breakfasts are underway in Central Wisconsin! For newcomers, it’s just how it sounds - a delicious large-scale meal hosted by area farms and FFAs that also gives an up-close look at the everyday operations. Enjoy cheese curds, real maple syrup, and cheese curds. Kids activities like petting zoos are all part of the fun. Don't see yours? Please email...

Chasing the Cheese in Central Wisconsin

June Dairy Month a Great Time to Enjoy Wisconsin Cheese It’s June, and that means National Dairy Month. In Wisconsin, it’s a time to appreciate one of the state’s top industries and its respectable place on the world stage. The highest producer of cheese in the United States, Wisconsin wins more awards than any other state in major cheese contests. Ninety...

State Park Open House June 2-3

Wisconsin’s state parks and recreation areas are spectacular any time of the year, but especially when admission is free. Choose June 2-3 as the time to hit the road and enjoy free entry to Wisconsin’s state parks and forests, free fishing on state lakes, free passage on DNR trails, and free ATV/UTV riding on public trails. No pass or sticker...

Military Working Dog Tribute Dedication at The Highground

Exhibit to Be Dedicated June 2 On Saturday, June 2nd, the public is invited to attend the dedication of the Military Working Dog Tribute at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park near Neillsville. Dogs have fought alongside American forces in every conflict since the Revolutionary War, but only officially since WWII. They have been trained and deployed as sentry, scout, messenger, mine, casualty, tunnel, and explosive-detecting...

Pools and Aquatic Centers in Central Wisconsin

Summer is the time for Wisconsinites to take advantage of the warm weather and get outside to swim! Each facility has something different to offer, so why not try them all this season? Hefko Pool Address: 1805 S Roddis Ave, Marshfield, Opening & Closing Dates: Open: Saturday, June 2, 2018 Close: August, weather dependent. Features: One diving board, toddler pool area with fountain, sun deck,...

8th Annual Highground Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally

EXPLORE - The 8th Annual Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. This year’s Honor Ride will have eight different starting points: Eau Claire, Neillsville, Medford, Appleton, King/Waupaca, Minneapolis, Reedsburg and Tomah. Each route will tour through scenic areas in the morning; ultimately all routes will join together at the American Legion...

Upcoming Closures of Red Sands Beach for Aqua Skiers Practices

EXPLORE - The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that the HIRC (Highway Infrastructure and Recreation Committee) approved the Aqua Skiers Inc. to utilize the Red Sands Beach area for show practices, shows and the state tournament. If you have questions or concerns regarding the Red Sands Beach closure, you can send us...

Wood County Beaches Open for Memorial Day

EXPLORE - The beaches maintained by the Wood County Parks & Forestry department will open to the public on Saturday, May 26, 2018 for the Memorial Day holiday and stay open through the Labor Day holiday. County beaches are not staffed with lifeguards, and will be unguarded. Dogs are not allowed in the beach areas. We hope you will come and...