The Rib Mountain Area is synonymous with outdoor fun for all ages. If you’re interested in activities beyond the slopes at the adjacent Granite Peak Ski Area, cast away at the incredible Lake Wausau for some of the best fishing in the Midwest or thrill at some of the finest mountain biking or horseback riding in the state. Rib Mountain Inn is an “all-seasons” lodging resort which has an abundance of year-round activities to offer our guests in the surrounding area. No matter what time of the year you plan to stay, there are plenty of activities to delight someone of any age. Many popular activities are listed below, but these are just a fraction of what is offered at Rib Mountain and the surrounding Wausau area.
The Wausau area offers an enormous variety of excellent dining establishments, from causal to elegant and ethnic to American there is something here for everyone. Many of the city’s best restaurants are located at or near the base of Granite Peak, but there are many others that can be found throughout the city of Wausau.
Nightlife and the Arts
After an exhilarating day on the slopes or adventuring in Wausau’s great outdoors, you might be looking to kick back, relax and enjoy some fantastic art or entertainment. If this sounds like your cup of tea then look no further than Wausau, where you can find theater, galleries, and museums to engage you.
Historic Downtown Wausau – River District If you are looking for an adventurous shopping experience then you can’t pass up the fabulous shops in Historic Downtown Wausau. Downtown Wausau has everything and anything a shopping enthusiast could want, and being just 8 minutes away it’s an opportunity that can’t be overlooked. The downtown area includes Third Avenue on the west, Elm Street and Grant Street on the north, 6th Street on the east, Washington Street and Stewart Avenue on the south. Map of Downtown
Warm up after spending your time on the slopes at one of the relaxing spas in the Wausau area. You can find massage therapy, outdoor whirlpools, facials, body polish and wraps, manicures, pedicures and a whole lot more.
Parks and Recreation
Get lost in wooded trails featuring a unique blend of forest types and scenic views. Check out the Nine Mile Forest or the Rib Mountain State Park for great hiking, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing trails.
Dust off your clubs and enjoy one of the lovely golf courses in the Wausau area. Work on your swing nearby at the Rib Mountain Golf Course or head to Pine Valley Golf Course for a more downtown location, both offering beautiful scenery and variety.
Want even more? Make sure to check out the Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau here for even more great local activities and events!