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Rib Mountain State Park

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Take a driving break ...Best five minute drive off US Highway 51/39. Check out the view! Rock climb the Queen's Chair.

Beautifully wooded state park with unique rock formations begging to be climbed,offers a panoramic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie B
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Beautiful scenery

Beautiful scenery and lots to do. They have concession stand and ski lift. Definitely recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula H
Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails”(15 reviews)
“fall colors”(16 reviews)
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...more
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

Beautifully wooded state park with unique rock formations begging to be climbed,offers a panoramic view to the north of the "Gateway to Wisconsin's Northwoods". Observation tower to climb, multiple picnic areas and hiking trails. Area granite boulders and rocks line the well manicured, paved road...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and lots to do. They have concession stand and ski lift. Definitely recommend this place!

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I have visited Rib Mountain 4 times over the years. You can drive to the top, and an observation tower offers an even better view. I have been to the Ozarks, Appalachians, and the Rockies. Though not as large as any of...More

1  Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at the Stewart Inn in Wausau we decided to go to Rib Mountain State Park to do some hiking. The daily parking fee is $8.00 for Wisconsin residents. They have a good trail map and some wonderful, well maintained trails for all skill...More

Thank Jim and Delmy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the heart of the Wausau area, Rib Mountain State Park is a four season outdoor playground. Skiing (Granite Peak Ski Area) and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking, biking in the other three seasons. There are several parking lots, a concession stand and...More

Thank TheMazz_68
Reviewed 12 August 2018

State park sticker required but worth it. Have taken my cycle up many times. Never get tired of the views. A place to be by yourself or picnic with family. Second highest point in the state. Well worth it!

Thank ltpparrot
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Great view to the city of Wausau. Observation Tower is high but not high enough. Great for quick visit.

Thank laimtxuj1
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to nature walk..great for family's or couples..so much to see and do.. One of wausaus treasures

Thank Santos M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My wife and I drove to the farthest parking lot and went up to the top of the observation tower. The view is spectacular. We went there shortly before sunset as one of the last activities on our vacation before heading home. It was a...More

1  Thank rschmidt46
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a pleasant place to spend the day. It is part of the Wisconsin State Park system so it does have an admission fee. It has a gorgeous view of the Wisconsin River Valley and a observation tower that is available to climb. It...More

Thank Russ V
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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