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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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Nicely Groomed and Well Kept

Had a wonderful weekend ski getaway. All the runs and lifts were open- which was nice. Lifts... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, United States
Nice visit and views

I visited in the winter to do some hiking, there are several trails to choose from in the park, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig M
Birmingham, Alabama
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (13 reviews)
“fall colors” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
+1 715-842-2522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful weekend ski getaway. All the runs and lifts were open- which was nice. Lifts weren't too crowded and the hills were well groomed. The check in line experience could be shortened. We stood in line for over and hour to get hill...More

Thank OnTheRoad73a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited in the winter to do some hiking, there are several trails to choose from in the park, and great views of the area from the tower on top of the mountain. The day-use fee is reasonable, and worth it.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Great place to view the city in summer and fall and ski in Winter. Pricing is not cheap to ski but where is it? Not much offered but a fun outing at the least.

Thank handymantulsa
Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you enjoy hikes, bikes, snow shoeing or skiing; you have found the right place. Excellent views of the Wisconsin River valley. It has handicap accessibility and the fall foliage can be seen by chairlift on certain days.

Thank mmd19691007
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
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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