THINGS TO SEE & DO
Blu Play Café
Blu Play Café has something for everyone! The Blu Play Fun Zone is a 3,500 square foot indoor play space where kids imaginations can run wild. The playground and café are separated by a glass wall that you can keep an eye on the children while sitting in the comfort of the café. The café offers a variety of scrumptious food and beverage options to choose from.
Jeremiah’s Crossing Therapeutic Riding Center
2440 County Highway X, Babcock, WI 54413
(715) 884-2551 | Website | Facebook
Jeremiah’s Crossing is a therapeutic horseback riding-ranch dedicated to helping horses help children and adults with diagnosed special needs. The ranch sits on a 138 acre wooded site complete with riding trails where individuals with special needs participate in Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) lessons. Jeremiah’s Crossing does not charge participants for services. All ranch activities are supported through volunteer efforts, fundraising, and grant opportunities. Lessons are offered in spring, summer, and fall. Tours are available by appointment.
Shermalot Water-Ski Show Team
Website | Facebook
Weekly shows Memorial Day through Labor Day
The Shermalot Water Ski Show Team story began in the summer of 1975 when a group of die-hard water skiers banded together to share their love of the sport. They have been putting on shows at Lake Arrowhead since 1982 and you can catch them on the water Memorial Day through Labor Day. Interested in getting in on the water ski action? They are always looking for new members to join their ski family! Visit their website for show dates, times and more information about the team.
Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers Show Ski Team
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Weekly shows June through August
The Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers are a show waterski team, who also host the largest waterski show tournament in the world, the Annual Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships! June through August you can watch them take to the water for their weekly shows. They always welcome people interested in joining the team! Don't know how to ski? No worries, they will teach you! Visit their website for show dates, times and more information about the team.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball
521 Lincoln Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
(715) 424-5400 | Website | Facebook
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters play in the Northwoods League, which is a summer collegiate baseball league comprised top players from across North America. The experience is similar to a professional minor league team, using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, and providing entertainment on and off the field. Enjoying a Rafters game at Witter Field will remind you why baseball is America’s favorite pastime!
Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa
949 County Road G, Nekoosa, WI 54457
(800) 782-4560 | Website | Facebook
Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa offers a full casino experience with over 600 slots, table games, two dining options, stay & play packages, free shuttle service, a busing program available for special groups and a banquet center that seats up to 200+ guests.
4081 8th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
(715) 712-0324 | Website | Facebook
Rubi Reds is located in the heart of cranberry country. Their sweetened dried cranberries are all-natural and packed with health benefits. They are moist and plump, Wisconsin grown, produced and packaged. Their product line features a variety of cranberry products, as well as additional items which complement Wisconsin’s #1 fruit crop – CRANBERRIES!
Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese
Highway 13/34, Rudolph, WI 54475
(715) 435-3144 | Website
Wisconsin’s rich dairy heritage is on display at Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese, a retail store, and production facility. View master cheesemakers from two large observation windows or browse and shop from over 200 varieties of Wisconsin cheese! Open seven days a week. Please call for holiday hours!
Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo
1911 Gaynor Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
(715) 421-8240 | Website
The Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo is a small zoo with a petting area, beautiful gardens, picnic area, and playground. They also have an enclosed building available for zoo programs and to rent for private or group parties. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am-6 pm, after Memorial Day. The petting zoo is open 10 am-1 pm and 2-6 pm.
Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings Hockey
2711 16th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
(518) 837-7099 | Website | Facebook
The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings is a Junior Hockey Team within the U.S. Premier Hockey League. Coach Marty Quarters believes in “building hockey up and down the river,” and the Riverkings program focuses on the development and advancement of players to the next level. Come watch the Riverkings heat up the ice at the South Wood County Recreation Center!