In All Seasons ...
For All Reasons
Rapids is a bustling city in central Wisconsin in all seasons. Seasons
here are defined by many as winter sports, walleye, golf, and cranberry
harvest! With the Wisconsin River flowing through the center of Wisconsin
Rapids and many state and county parks and trails, there are many
recreational opportunities in the area. Wisconsin Rapids features
outdoor activities, history, events and festivals, and family fun for
everyone all year round!
proud of their strong economic climate, which is a blend of manufacturing
and agriculture. In addition to a strong retail base and many small
manufacturing and service businesses, it is home to major industry, with 9
of the top Fortune 500 companies located in the Wisconsin Rapids area.
This area is also the largest inland cranberry-producing region in the
Rapids celebrates its heritage, business community and the seasons
with many festivals and events. There's the Sno Blast Festival, Walleye
Days, Point Basse Pioneer Festival, Grand River Fest, Water Ski State
Championship, Rodeo, Warrens Cranberry Festival and Harvest Fair and
more, including community band concerts weekly in the summer. Wisconsin
Rapids is proud of its excellent school system including a technical
college, and its strong sense of community pride and the quality of life that
exists in the
leisure or family activity interests you, you'll find it all in Wisconsin
Rapids. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy great hunting opportunities in the
state forests and parks, and the Wisconsin River and numerous area lakes
provide excellent fishing as well as water sports, such as swimming, boating,
water skiing, canoeing, sailing and more. A variety of trails throughout
the area provide beautiful sightseeing and nature watching as well as
biking, ATV, hiking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Downhill ski
hills are nearby as well as Powers Bluff, which features
snow-tubing, a fun sport for the whole family!
enthusiasts will find challenging golf courses that rank with the best in
the state, and at affordable prices. Tours of papermills, cranberry
marshes, historic buildings and streets as well wildlife refuges and
lush gardens are popular ways to enjoy the Wisconsin Rapids area. A
convention hall, casino and bingo facility, speedway, local theater and
concerts, and many festivals and events also provide residents and
visitors with many choices of activities in all seasons!
South Wood County Historical
Historic Point Basse
George W. Mead Wildlife Area
Sandhill Wildlife Refuge
Rapids Municipal Zoo &
River Walk Historic Tours
along the Wisconsin River
Cranberry Marsh Tour
Cranberry Highway Driving Tour
Wisconsin Rapids Calendar of Events
(State-wide Calendar of Events)
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Shopping, Dining & Lodging
Outstanding dining, shopping and accommodations can be
found in the Wisconsin Rapids. From bistros and continental dining
to supper clubs and quaint family eateries, you will enjoy great food in
the area. A variety of accommodations will meet everyone's needs,
from campsites in state parks to family motels and inns to luxurious
resorts. Shoppers will find plenty of interesting shopping including
department stores, specialty boutiques and gift and craft shops.
A Growing City
Wisconsin Rapids Business Directory
Visit Wood County for information on the surrounding area