third-class city in and county seat of Wood County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids is in North Central Wisconsin.

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  • 1 Alexander House, 1131 Wisconsin River Dr, Port Edwards, +1 715-887-3442. Tu, Th, Su 1PM-4PM. An old colonial home on the west bank of the Wisconsin River. The house serves as both an art gallery with rotating exhibits and a local history museum with exhibits on papermaking and the lumber industry. Free.
  • 2 South Wood County Historical Museum, 540 3rd St S, +1 715-423-1580. Memorial day-Labor Day: Tu-Th, Su 1PM-4PM; closed rest of year. Local history museum. Exhibits include a display on the work of Grim Natwick, an early animator for the Walt Disney Company. Free.
  • 3 Wisconsin River Papermaking Museum, 730 1st Ave S, +1 715-424-3037. Tu, Th 1PM-4PM. The museum is located in a century-old mansion near the west bank of the Wisconsin River. Exhibits cover the history of the mansion as as the dam on the Wisconsin River and the Consolidated Water Power & Paper Company. Free.

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  • 1 Hotel Mead, 451 E Grand Ave, +1 715-423-1500, toll-free: +1-800-843-6323. Free high speed internet, fitness room, laundry facilities available. Select suites feature a whirlpool. $109+.

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Routes through Wisconsin Rapids
AshlandRudolph  N   S  → Jct W   EWisconsin Dells
Black River Falls ← Jct   S  W   E  PloverGreen Bay


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