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Rib Mountain State Park

#1 of 5 Outdoor Activities in Wausau Features Animals
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
+1 715-842-2522
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Sky High in Wisconsin

Driving to the top of Rib Mountain State Park takes you up a gently sloping and winding road for 10... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kevin O
Land O Lakes, Florida
Great rest stop

Passing through the area we stopped to check out the park. If you want to hike up you can park and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4200 Park Rd, Wausau, WI 54401-8286
+1 715-842-2522
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Driving to the top of Rib Mountain State Park takes you up a gently sloping and winding road for 10 minutes or so. The hour long visit we made carried a $5.00 charge, not sure if a longer visit hits the wallet any harder. Make...More

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing through the area we stopped to check out the park. If you want to hike up you can park and do so. Or if you choose to drive you have the option. We drove to the top. Nice facilities. Lookout tower was kept well...More

Thank dr_foucault
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I went on the ski lift to see all the beauty around us. It was truly amazing. The colors and just the enjoyment of going on a beautiful fall day was great. We got off on top and walked around also which...More

Thank Eugene Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my absolute favorite place to hike! It's a daily retreat for a busy mind, a moment in nature with movement and peace! So many trails or paved path, depending on your preference. On top, catch breath-taking views of all of Wausau.

Thank StacyStenz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a hike at rib mountain state park. Green and blue trails are easy and paved but not handicapped accessible. The trail is narrow and paved, likely to stem erosion, and there are some steps throughout. Families were out hiking with preschoolers so the blue...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an hour of downtime while in the area, so stopped by. Climbed to the top of a lookout tower and enjoyed the beautiful views. Wish we would have had more time to explore the trails. Enjoyed the authentic down-home gift shop. Cheapest entry fee...More

Thank Molly D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park, well maintained. Romantic setting for sunsets! Highly recommend any time of year. Extra beautiful in the fall.

Thank 601heather
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Only Rib Mountain can show people the wonderful colors of the fall. Grab a sandwich and a soda and just spend a day viewing the colorful leaves.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I've been collecting stamps/badges from every Wisconsin state park I enter. I walked several different trials throughout out the park, I stopped several time to take in the beautiful view, and so many trillium.

Thank David H
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Our first surprise was seeing the paved parking path adjacent to the park entry road. What a great thing for the locals to have available! Next we were pleasantly surprised to see the ski area and its runs (even though it was summer). We will...More

Thank zeffantm
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1 October 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