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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Trails, hiking, snow mobiling (but no direct access from the park), picnic area, snow shoeing, hunting and trapping during season. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An amazing art museum with large city quality in a small town. It is always free.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Only 4.5 miles away. Mostly hwy driving. Great place in the summer for hiking and sight seeing. In the winter it is wonderful for skiing and snowboarding.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“WOW, Wausau on the Water Family Entertainment Center, features over 40 redemption style arcade games, multi level 6,000 square foot laser tag arena, waterfront patio and inside full service dining, as well as private rooms for birthday parties and events. Our bar came from Curly's Pub which was located inside Lambeau Field itself. Our Riverside dining room offers great views any time of year to enjoy and the outdoor patio offers above ground fire pits to enjoy and warm up for when it gets chilly. We are located right on the riverside walking trail with a beautiful view of the Wisconsin River and kayaks and boats will be able to dock via the wharf that is constructed nearby.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“ Farm to table, large selection of craft beers, good food. Reservation recommended. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“A variety of different acts from large choirs, to solo artists, to plays, or ballet. Worth seeing what show is in town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place can be tricky to find if you are not familiar with Wausau. Use your Gps and you won't have any problems. It is a nice restaurant for a romantic date night. It has some good drinks and food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best Restaurants in Wausau. Many times on the weekends they will have live music. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Upscale dining. Reservations are suggested. Quaint/Romantic setting. Perfect for an anniversary, birthday, or other celebration dinner.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Really good food with built in brewery. Many times they have live music on the weekends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Restored old fashioned filling station. Bakery goods also. Very close by.”
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
  • 3 locals recommend
Diner
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“Very retro, and very popular with the locals. Generous and delicious food, from pancakes and bacon breakfast to good old hamburger with fries and a real milkshake. In the summertime you will likely wait a few minutes for a booth or table. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“There are many strip malls and restaurants in the area. This is really the place to go if you want to get some shopping done. Old Navy, Kohls, Pier One, Hobby Lobby & many more in the area. Also home to tons of food options-Texas Roadhouse, Red Robin, Olive Garden, El Mezcal, and more.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great local place for Mexican, and you can fall out the door and be there, it's that close!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“WOW, Wausau on the Water Family Entertainment Center, features over 40 redemption style arcade games, multi level 6,000 square foot laser tag arena, waterfront patio and inside full service dining, as well as private rooms for birthday parties and events. Our bar came from Curly's Pub which was located inside Lambeau Field itself. Our Riverside dining room offers great views any time of year to enjoy and the outdoor patio offers above ground fire pits to enjoy and warm up for when it gets chilly. We are located right on the riverside walking trail with a beautiful view of the Wisconsin River and kayaks and boats will be able to dock via the wharf that is constructed nearby.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“ Farm to table, large selection of craft beers, good food. Reservation recommended. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place can be tricky to find if you are not familiar with Wausau. Use your Gps and you won't have any problems. It is a nice restaurant for a romantic date night. It has some good drinks and food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best Restaurants in Wausau. Many times on the weekends they will have live music. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Upscale dining. Reservations are suggested. Quaint/Romantic setting. Perfect for an anniversary, birthday, or other celebration dinner.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Really good food with built in brewery. Many times they have live music on the weekends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Restored old fashioned filling station. Bakery goods also. Very close by.”
  • 1 local recommends
Diner
“Very retro, and very popular with the locals. Generous and delicious food, from pancakes and bacon breakfast to good old hamburger with fries and a real milkshake. In the summertime you will likely wait a few minutes for a booth or table. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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