Summer Waterparks and Winter Skiing near Our Hotel
Perfectly situated for weekend getaways and family vacations, the Country Inn & Suites, Wausau, WI offers guests all the conveniences of home
and the excitement of a low-key holiday near unique attractions like the Grand Theater on ArtsBlock and the
Wausau Kayak/Canoe Course. Stake out a beautiful picnic spot at Rib Mountain State Park on hot summer days, or cheer on the Wisconsin Woodchucks at a summer evening baseball game. The Van Der Geest Dairy offers educational tours of a working dairy farm, and you can treat kids to an afternoon at one of two nearby waterparks after your tour. In the winter, make the easy six-mile drive to Granite Peak Ski Area for slicing the slopes on skis and snowboards. Want to do a little souvenir shopping? Buy an outfit at Cedar Creek Mall or pick up dairy treasures at Mullins Cheese.
Make a point to visit these local attractions:
- Cedar Creek Mall (4 miles)
From shopping at Thelma's Bridal to challenging your friends at Phantom Laser Tag and catching the latest release at Cedar Creek Cinema, Cedar Creek Mall is a great option for rainy-day entertainment.
- Central Wisconsin Airport (18 miles)
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) flies passengers into Minneapolis, Detroit and Chicago O'Hare via Delta, United and American Airlines flights.
Phone: +1 (715) 693-2147
- Grand Theater on ArtsBlock (4 miles)
Listen to the dulcet tones of acts like Cantus, see Swan Lake live or catch a traveling Broadway show at this beautiful, historic theater.
Phone: +1 (715) 842-0988
- Granite Peak Ski Area (6 miles)
Strap on your skis or board and tackle Granite Peak’s beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes. Later, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate by the lounge’s fireplace.
Phone: +1 (715) 845-2846
- Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (4.5 miles)
Sculptors shape snow into fantastic shapes every winter at this free museum, where the garden is the location for just one of many impressive displays, including the internationally famous Birds in Art exhibit.
Phone: +1 (715) 845-7010
- Mullins Cheese (16 miles)
No visit to Wisconsin would be complete without a cheesy souvenir to celebrate the land of the Cheese Heads. Take a break for some crispy fried cheese curds, and browse the retail store for dairy goodness at Mullins Cheese.
Phone: +1 (715) 693-3205
- Rothschild-Schofield Aquatic Center (2 miles)
Slide down a 225-foot water slide, splash around Mushroom Waterfall or hit the sand volleyball courts this summer at Rothschild-Schofield Aquatic Center. Afterward, recharge the family with a picnic lunch under a large pavilion.
Phone: +1 (715) 355-9293
- Van Der Geest Dairy (15 miles)
More than 30 years old, this working dairy farm offers tours that reveal the inner workings of a 4,000-acre operation home to more than 3,000 Holstein cows.
Phone: +1 (715) 675-6043
- Wausau Kayak/Canoe Course (6 miles)
Home to international competitions, these Class II rapids offer thrills for both elite kayakers and adventurous intermediates. This course also offers plenty of instruction and fun for novices.
Phone: +1 (715) 203-1279
- Weston Aquatic Center (2.5 miles)
Cool down your summer with water slides, water climbing structures and water rides at this popular aquatic center.
Phone: +1 (715) 241-7946
- Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball (4 miles)
Listen for the crack of the bat at this gorgeous, historic landmark stadium just north of downtown. Kids love cheering on the Wisconsin Woodchucks as the energetic mascot encourages baseball fans of all ages to have a great time.
Phone: +1 (715) 845-5055
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