Discover the best things to do in Wausau all year long

The Country Inn & Suites offers easy access to a variety of things to do in the Wausau area, from cheering on the Wisconsin Woodchucks baseball team to enjoying winter sports at Granite Peak Ski Area or Nine Mile Forest. You can take the whole family for fun in the sun at two nearby water parks—Rothschild/Schofield Aquatic Center and Weston Aquatic Center—or tour Van Der Geest Dairy for an educational adventure. Looking for a taste of Wisconsin? Head to Mullins Cheese to try the delicious fried cheese curds and purchase other Wisconsin-made treats. You can keep them fresh thanks to the fridge in your hotel room. In the evenings, relax with friends or colleagues at local breweries like Red Eye Brewing Company or Bulls Falls Brewery.

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The Grand Theater

3.56 mi / 5.73 km from the hotel
Catch a hit Broadway show or a world-renowned performance like Stomp at this historical performing arts theater.

Cedar Creek Mall

3.47 mi / 5.58 km from the hotel
In addition to shopping at Cedar Creek Mall, you can watch the latest blockbuster at Marcus Cedar Creek Cinema. The mall is also connected to the Central Wisconsin Convention + Expo Center.

Granite Peak Ski Area

4.03 mi / 6.49 km from the hotel
Part of Rib Mountain State Park, this ski area caters to all skill levels with everything from bunny slopes to black diamond runs. After a day on the slopes or in the terrain park, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lounge.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

3.61 mi / 5.81 km from the hotel
Snow is sculpted into fantastic shapes every winter at this free museum, which also hosts the internationally famous Birds in Art exhibit each autumn.

Mullins Cheese

13.9 mi / 22.37 km from the hotel
No visit to Wisconsin is 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.

Rothschild/Schofield Aquatic Center

1.07 mi / 1.72 km from the hotel
Coast down a 225-foot waterslide, splash around Mushroom Waterfall, or hit the sand volleyball courts each summer at Rothschild/Schofield Aquatic Center. Afterward, you can recharge with a picnic lunch under the large pavilion.

Van Der Geest Dairy

10.51 mi / 16.91 km from the hotel
This dairy farm offers tours that reveal the inner workings of a 6,000-acre operation that’s home to 3,000 Holstein cows.

Wausau Whitewater Park

3.53 mi / 5.69 km from the hotel
As a host for international competitions, these Class II rapids provide thrills for both elite kayakers and adventurous intermediates. This course also offers plenty of instruction and fun for novices.

Weston Aquatic Center

0.67 mi / 1.08 km from the hotel
Cool down your summer with waterslides, water climbing structures, and sand play areas at this popular and fully accessible aquatic center.

Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball

4.53 mi / 7.29 km from the hotel
Listen for the crack of the bat at historical Athletic Park just north of downtown Wausau. Kids love cheering on the Wisconsin Woodchucks as the mascot encourages baseball fans of all ages to have a great time.

Rib Mountain State Park

4.17 mi / 6.71 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic and hike this ancient mountain, which offers great views of the surrounding region. The park is home to the Granite Peak Ski Area as well as one end of the 83-mile Mountain-Bay State Trail, which takes cyclists all the way to Green Bay.

400 Block

3.58 mi / 5.76 km from the hotel
Let the kids play at the splash pad while you rest your feet at this downtown Wausau venue, which hosts live performances, holiday celebrations, and festivals year-round. Popular summer events include the Concerts on the Square series and Marketplace Thursdays.