Agriculture has a prominent role in the Wausau area, and a number of our attractions and activities revolve around this important segment of our economy.

Tour the Van Der Geest Dairy Farm — a modern, large-scale dairy facility capable of milking 3,000 cows three times a day!  Or visit Hsu's Ginseng, just one of the 1,000 ginseng producers in Marathon County that account for 95% of all the ginseng production in the United States.  If you are interested in antique farm machinery, visit the I.S. Horgen Antique Farm Machinery Museum in Wausau.

There are many opportunities for seasonal produce and activities throughout the area as well, including fresh produce, farmers markets, berry picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more!


Set in the Wisconsin River Valley, the Wausau area has great water recreation.

Pools & Waterparks

The Wausau area has a variety of indoor and outdoor swimming options for year round entertainment!

Golf & Disc Golf

Golfing in the Wausau area is convenient, affordable and offers spectacular scenery.

Tennis & Pickleball

There are a number of tennis facilities throughout the Wausau area.  From courts located…

Skiing & Snowboarding

Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain State Park offers some of the BEST skiing in the Midwest…

Tubing & Sledding

Sylvan Hill Park is home to the longest tubing hill in the state at 1,200 feet.  It offers six…


As the largest county in Wisconsin, Marathon County boasts 880 miles of snowmobile trails and 29…

Horseback Riding

Horseback rides, sleigh rides, and hayrides are perfect times to spend with family and…


Area skate parks have plenty of room and lots of great obstacles to challenge your skills.