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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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Beautiful state park!

We were in town for a conference and drove to the state park for a hike. We walked up the tower for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan D
Kenosha, Wisconsin
via mobile
Unbelievable in the Fall

If you go to Rib Mountain in the Fall and drive to the top, the view is awesome no matter which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanne S
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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 good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
+1 715-842-2522
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for a conference and drove to the state park for a hike. We walked up the tower for the view. The fall colors were just starting. We are so lucky to have such wonderful state parks! We would like to go...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Rib Mountain in the Fall and drive to the top, the view is awesome no matter which direction you look.

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you get past the fee at the gate (5 per hour per car- If you have out of state plates or 11 for the day) you will see a great place to connect with nature, and the rest of the people with nothing to...More

Thank Seth A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the highlight of Central Wisconsin. It is the second highest point in Wisconsin, but the vantage point gives views far better than the highest (Timm's Hill), even though that is a great place to visit too. Many great hiking trails that can easily...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Driving to the top of Rib Mountain State Park takes you up a gently sloping and winding road for 10 minutes or so. The hour long visit we made carried a $5.00 charge, not sure if a longer visit hits the wallet any harder. Make...More

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Passing through the area we stopped to check out the park. If you want to hike up you can park and do so. Or if you choose to drive you have the option. We drove to the top. Nice facilities. Lookout tower was kept well...More

Thank dr_foucault
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My son and I went on the ski lift to see all the beauty around us. It was truly amazing. The colors and just the enjoyment of going on a beautiful fall day was great. We got off on top and walked around also which...More

Thank Eugene Y
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is my absolute favorite place to hike! It's a daily retreat for a busy mind, a moment in nature with movement and peace! So many trails or paved path, depending on your preference. On top, catch breath-taking views of all of Wausau.

Thank StacyStenz
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a hike at rib mountain state park. Green and blue trails are easy and paved but not handicapped accessible. The trail is narrow and paved, likely to stem erosion, and there are some steps throughout. Families were out hiking with preschoolers so the blue...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Had an hour of downtime while in the area, so stopped by. Climbed to the top of a lookout tower and enjoyed the beautiful views. Wish we would have had more time to explore the trails. Enjoyed the authentic down-home gift shop. Cheapest entry fee...More

Thank Molly D
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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