DescriptionNo longer considered far away (Wausau means “faraway place”), Wausau ranks among the state's major industrial centers. This busy Wisconsin Valley city began as a sawmill settlement called Big Bull Falls. After the timber supply was depleted, farming and diversified manufacturing sustained the economy. Marathon County continues to be one of the nation's leading producers of cheddar cheese and ginseng.
Glimpses of the town's past can be seen in the Andrew Warren Historic District, a 10-block area of Wausau that preserves more than 60 historic buildings.
Visitor InfoWausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau 219 Jefferson St. WAUSAU, WI 54403. Phone:(715)355-8788 or (888)948-4748
Self-guiding toursThe Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a map detailing the architectural history of the Andrew Warren Historic District and East Hill.
ShoppingCedar Creek Mall, US 51 exit 185 at 10101 Market St. in nearby Rothschild, offers outlet shopping. Wausau Center, 3rd and Washington streets, features more than 50 stores, including Sears and Younkers.
Things to SeeMarathon County Historical Museum
Skiing and SnowboardingGranite Peak Ski Area