|5651 Meridian Road Athens, WI 54411|
Pay a visit to the 45 x 90 Geographical Marker site and join the official 45 x 90 Club. This unique spot is halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, a quarter of the way around the planet, and halfway between Greenwich Meridian and the International Date Line.
Proclaimed "The Center of the Northwestern World" in the early 1970's, the site was renovated in September of 2017 and includes a crushed gravel pathway lined with woods and a corn field, that leads visitors to the marker, approximately 1,000 ft from the road. A new bronze marker has been placed on the exact intersection of 45 x 90.
To become a member of the Official 45 x 90 Club, pay a visit to the marker (21 miles west of Wausau), then stop at the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors (Visitor Center) at 219 Jefferson Street in downtown Wausau. Upon signing the official Club Book, you will receive a quality two-sided coin as your member token.
NOTE! Google Maps & Apple Maps may send you several miles North of the actual site. Instead of typing the address, type in "45x90 Geographical Marker". Call the visitor center at 715-355-8788 if you are having any problems locating it.
DIRECTIONS from Hwy 29:
(From the East) From Hwy 39/51, drive 17 miles West on Highway 29. Take a right on Cty Hwy M and drive 3.5 miles North. Turn right on Cty Rd U and drive 1 mile East. Turn left onto Meridian Rd - destination will be .3 miles North on the right side.
(From the West) From Hwy 13 near Abbotsford, drive 19.5 miles Eest on Highway 29. Take a left on Cty Hwy M and drive 3.5 miles North. Turn right on Cty Rd U and drive 1 mile East. Turn left onto Meridian Rd - destination will be .3 miles North on the right side. Route is marked from Hwy 29 with signs.
Route is marked from Hwy 29 with signs to guide you.