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Rib Mountain State Park

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Address: 4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
Phone Number:
+1 715-842-2522
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Fantastic hiking trails with spectacular vistas and unique habitats, nature...

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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Great place to wander and enjoy nature. Watch the local media to find out when they offer the free color tour in the fall!

Reviewed 5 days ago
Barb G
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to wander and enjoy nature. Watch the local media to find out when they offer the free color tour in the fall!

Thank Barb G
Wausau, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rib Mountain State Park has in effect been sold to a downhill ski resort owner and to communication tower companies. There were once two campground areas. both have been eliminated to make room for ski runs and towers. There are hiking trails but they are pooorly maintained, probably because of funding cuts to the State D.N.R. It's sad to see... More 

Thank bill m
Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I meet my friend here regularly to walk around the park as well as through the woods to get exercise. I really like coming here. It's beautiful + great place to exercise. They also regularly have concerts as well. Always enjoyed my time here.

Thank jennyrO2003MI
Niles, Michigan, USA
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I went to Rib Mountain, we drove up the mountain, but they do have an excellent, paved walking path. The ski lifts were not operational as skiing season was over, but the facility and equipment looked good. It's a beautiful area and more to explore, when I get the time!

Thank Janet W
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Go visit. Just do it. Beautiful trails and views. Well kept while still being very natural. I only wish some of the trails didn't have the asphalt poured, most of them don't but I'm always sad when I see that. It actually makes it harder to hike.

Thank Kaelyn S
Wausau, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We live just a few miles from the park and have been going there as long as we've lived in the area, which is nearly 30 years. Rib Mountain is one of the highest hills in Wisconsin. It is a quartzite monadnock covered with dense stands of mostly hardwoods--maples, birches, oaks, etc. There are many marked hiking trails. Some involve... More 

Thank ronl645
Hatley, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Rib Mountain State Park is a beautiful area. There is a side walk/trail that leads you up from the foot all the way to the summit. In the fall, the scenery is breathtaking. There is a food counter open during the summer months and vending machines are available. There are about a gazillion walking paths and trails on both sides... More 

Thank Michelle C
Wausau, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Camping along with picnicking and hiking are offered. Just a short distance form the city of Wausau.

Thank sajjuly
Merrill, Wisconsin, United States
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This park has got some of the most beautiful views anywhere.There is a tall observation tower,and many sites to see.Hiking trails abound at the beautiful park.Something for everyone.The autumn colorama is quite spectacular.

Thank 892william
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We love to drive up to Rib Mountain The view and park are amazing year round. The concerts in the clouds are so enjoyable.

Thank Angie A

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