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Rib Mountain State Park

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4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
+1 715-842-2522
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Fantastic trails and views

It was a blustery, mid-October day and rain was just moving out when we visited, but leaf color was... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Denis K
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Harpers Ferry, Iowa
A Mountain in a City

Rib Mountain State Park is literally minutes from Wausau, Schofield, Rothschild, and Weston, and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
SenCrow
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Marshall, Minnesota
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Fantastic hiking trails with spectacular vistas and unique habitats, nature programs for the family, Summer concerts, and Winter snowshoe events. Reserveable shelters, and a beautiful outdoor event venue. Park concessions open daily during Summer season (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend), and weekends during Fall (through mid October) with gifts, snacks and more.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (13 reviews)
“fall colors” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
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+1 715-842-2522
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

It was a blustery, mid-October day and rain was just moving out when we visited, but leaf color was at peak which made it very worth while. There are trails for all ranges of energy levels and those we saw were paved. Very unique rock...More

Thank Denis K
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Rib Mountain State Park is literally minutes from Wausau, Schofield, Rothschild, and Weston, and maybe 15 minutes from Mosinee and the Central Wisconsin Airport. It is the perfect spot for relaxing and kicking off anxiety and worry. One can find a private spot to meditate,...More

Thank SenCrow
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The trails have wonderful views. Be careful of the rocks. If not stable on your feet, may not be ideal. Walking on the road is fine too. Wish I could be there to ski! It is expensive to visit and $11 pp to ride the...More

Thank csanders810
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great family thing to do or couples. We rode the chair lift first which is $11 per person but there is a discount for seniors and its only $9. Check to see if they are open before you go, I think Oct. 14th and 15...More

Thank CheeseheadsII
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great State Park for hiking, picnicking, weddings, concerts in the clouds, pictures, snowshoeing and fall colors from the lookout tower and vulture trail. Easy access off of !-39.

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped at Rib Mountain ski area, on Fall weekends you can pay to ride to the top of the mountain, hike around and ride back down. We may have been a little too early for Fall colors, but the views and vistas were breathtaking....More

Thank JohnnyBoy J
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Yes nice place love it great outdoors safe fresh air way from the noise of town, colorful Good for family i do recome

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The fall colors lift ride was a great experience. Not much fall color when we went but the ride was fun to experience. At the top of the lift is Rib Mnt. State Park. Park has a lot of nice trails to hike and a...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There are a lot of very nice trails spanning miles all around the park & hillsides. There is a great 60 foot tower to climb that gives spectacular views in every direction. We took the Fall colors ski lift ride up from the ski resort,...More

Thank Brad A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is an amazingly beautiful place. In summer it’s great for picnics and hiking. Winter is downhill skiing at Granite peak. But all year it’s an place for amazing views. Climb the tower and see for miles or sit and have a quiet time looking...More

Thank Rick Dyann S
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mgets2015
1 October 2015|
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Response from Raymond G | Reviewed this property |
This is a State Park with minimal facilities. They do have a small snack shop that is open during busy times but I doubt that it is open now. There are many restaurants nearby the park. This is a great spot to visit to see... More
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