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About RhinelanderRhinelander had its beginning in the 1880s during the days of the pioneer lumber industry. Besides lumber, the area's forests yielded the Hodag, a creature that became the town's beloved mascot. Finally exposed as a hoax composed of wood and ox hides, the Hodag myth is kept alive in local symbols and also can be seen in statue form at the Pioneer Park Historical Complex and the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.

Within a radius of 12 miles are 232 lakes, 11 trout streams and two rivers offering nearly every type of water sport. More than 1,000 miles of snowmobile trails traverse all of northern Wisconsin, some of which run through Rhinelander. The region also is noted for its scenic hiking, mountain bicycling and cross-country ski trails.

Nicolet College, off CR G at 5364 College Dr., is noted for its architecture, which blends into the surrounding woods. The college's art gallery features exhibits throughout the year, while the Nicolet Live! series offers a mix of entertaining events September through May. Free campus tours are given by appointment; phone (715) 365-4410.

Visitor Centers Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce 450 W. Kemp St. Rhinelander, WI 54501. Phone:(715)365-7464

Things to Do Pioneer Park Historical Complex

Rhinelander Historical Society Museum

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Rhinelander, WI

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648 W Kemp St. Rhinelander, WI 54501

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