Tomahawk over the years has become more of a tourist destination with events such as the Fall ride and the huge Pow-Wow days celebration just to name a couple.  This town has a lot to offer for those who want to fish or just take it easy.  Other communities directly north of Tomahawk offer more crowds than pleasure but it is in Tomahawk that you may find your own peace and quiet, except around the 4th and during the Fall Harley ride.  Tomahawk is a working class community first and foremost.  The three top employers consist of a mill that makes corrugated cardboard,  a smaller but steady papermill and a plant that makes parts for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  Tourism may take a backseat to industry in the overall economy but that doesn't mean the level of hospitality is less here than anywhere else in Wisconsin.  

Getting around Tomahawk is simple.  There are only two roads.  Hwy 86 is the main east-west road and Old 51 is the main north-south road (Many people will still refer to it as business 51 but it is no longer posted as such).   Downtown is located geographically right in the middle of Tomahawk and the older part of town that surrounds it follows a strict grid pattern.    Avenues run east and west and Streets north and south.  US 51 bypasses the town to the east and US 8 runs well to the north of Tomahawk.   All in all, Tomahawk is good place to go if you want a little more local flavor without huge crowds.    

Accomodations:   Tomahawk has a couple of nicer motels but if you really want a little more privacy up in the northwoods, stay in a resort. You won't find too many luxury resorts with condos around Tomahawk, but you can still stay in several campgrounds and mom and pop resorts.  If you choose a resort, do your research.  Know what kind of ammenties it offers, how far it is from town; basic common sense.  If you can, check  the cabins first because some of the cabins are dumps and you may be getting ripped off big time.  Campgrounds are generally  very busy in the summer but can be a cheaper way of affording the northwoods experience.  If you don't mind close neighbors and sharing everything, camping in a campground may be for you.