Wisconsin Rapids To Host World’s Largest Waterski Show

Waterski Show Takes Place Thursday-Sunday in Wisconsin Rapids Each July, waterski teams gather for the largest show tournament in the world – and it’s in Wisconsin Rapids. Starting Thursday, July 20 and ending Sunday, July 23, twenty-four ski teams will converge on the waters of Lake Wazeecha for spectacular, all-day performances at Wisconsin State Waterski Tournament. Hosted by the Wisconsin Rapids...

Stratford Farmer’s Market Open on Wednesdays

The Stratford Farmers Market makes healthy living a little easier to obtain. Open every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., the market runs June through September. Brighten up a living space with a bouquet of fresh flowers or try a new healthy dish using seasonal, locally-grown produce. Other items that may be found include house plants, maple syrup, honey products, bakery items...

Exploring the Rudolph Grotto Gardens

Historic Grotto Full of Wonder Tranquil and bursting with natural beauty, the Rudolph Grotto Gardens is a fascinating gem in the heart of Rudolph. The 7.5 acre site, located behind St. Phillips church, includes twenty-six impressive rock shrines, several war memorials and the popular Wonder Cave. Anyone can enjoy the experience the gardens provides, one of peace and wonder, while wandering...

Exploring the Yellowstone Trail

Historic Yellowstone Trail Offers Scenic Route Instead of using the Interstate, take the road less traveled and rediscover the Yellowstone Trail, a historic auto route that stretches across Wisconsin. Established in 1912, the 3,600 mile route stretched across the northern United States and served as the first transcontinental highway in the northern states. It reached Wisconsin in 1915 and meandered 409...

Chalkfest Set to Transform Wausau’s 400 Block

Explore Chalk Masterpieces in Downtown Wausau A comic book cover. A Disney princess. A roaring lion. These are a few things someone might see when wandering around downtown Wausau July 15-16. Since 2004, Chalkfest has transformed 400 Block into a colorful outdoor art gallery, featuring the talents of artists new and established. Watch chalk masterpieces inspired by pop culture and the imagination...

Iola Car Show Returns July 6

Iola Car Show is One of Nation's Largest From July 6-8, car enthusiasts at the 45th annual Iola Car Show can immerse themselves in all things auto. (Consider getting there via the historic Yellowstone Trail!) The family-friendly event (kids twelve and under get in free!) is one of the largest in the nation. It’s a fun weekend of vintage car exhibits,...

World-Class Observatory a Day Trip from Central WI

Yerkes Observatory in Southern Wisconsin Worth the Drive Wisconsin may be dairyland, but it’s also the site of astronomical discovery. Located in Williams Bay, the Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago housed the largest telescope in the world from its first use in 1897 to 1909. The telescope brought prominent astronomers to the observatory, including Carl Sagan and Edwin Hubble...

Exploring Schmeeckle Reserve (Stevens Point)

Schmeeckle Reserve Offers Respite in Nature Right next to a bustling commercial area stretches the vast, 280-acre Schmeeckle Reserve (pronounced shmee-klee), the arboretum of UW-Stevens Point. A variety of well-kept trails totaling five miles wind their way through the arboretum’s diverse natural habitats, which include prairie, forest, pond, wetland, and the rare oak savanna. All ages can enjoy walking, jogging, biking,...

Explore Stevens Point Sculpture Park

Stevens Point Sculpture Park Features Unique Art What happens when nature and art are combined? The result is the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, home to around thirty art installations that unfold along a scenic nature trail. The sculptures are in turn intriguing, awe-inspiring, and sometimes comical. Most art installations are easy to spot, but a few are so well-integrated into their...

Spencerama Days Return to Spencer This Weekend

Annual Festival To Be Held for First Time in Seventeen Years SpencerRama, Spencer’s annual community festival for many years, was last held 17 years ago. This year it returns, featuring fun for all ages. Featuring food, live music (Dave Edwards Group, Moon Dogs, Bad Down, Draegen Schlayers), a parade, village wide garage sales, crafts, vendors, flea market booths, farmers market, junior...