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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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fall colors

in October we went to rib Mount to ride the chairlift to see the Fall colors beautiful. everyone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy P
Rib Mountain

It was amazing the tower is really tall the nature is beautiful. You have to wear long everything... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Isabella 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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“hiking trails” (14 reviews)
“fall colors” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
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+1 715-842-2522
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"observation tower"
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"hiking trails"
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"fall colors"
in 17 reviews
"ski lift"
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"concession stand"
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"awesome views"
in 4 reviews
"highest point"
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"snack shop"
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"paved path"
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"every direction"
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"summer months"
in 5 reviews
"great trails"
in 4 reviews
"central wisconsin"
in 8 reviews
"wausau area"
in 6 reviews
"chair lift"
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"a great place to spend"
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"outdoor activities"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in October we went to rib Mount to ride the chairlift to see the Fall colors beautiful. everyone should do this

Thank Amy P
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

It was amazing the tower is really tall the nature is beautiful. You have to wear long everything or you will get ticks.

Thank Isabella S
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Rib Mountain is conveniently located right off I-41 in Wausau. The park sits on a large granite mountain (1920' elevation) and features very pretty 360" views. The are a variety of hiking trails, the most popular ones roughly paved with asphalt. There are concessions available...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We ski Granite Peak (aka Rib Mountain) every winter and we have not been disappointed yet. It is one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in Wisconsin, and it has the broadest terrain selection. The north facing slopes hold snow much better than other ski...More

1  Thank David D
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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.

1  Thank Craig M
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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
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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
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Reviewed 11 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
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Reviewed 24 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
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mgets2015
30 September 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
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