Explore Wood County
Friendly Communities with Breathtaking Views
Wood County is home to a unique cross-section of business, industry and nature. With innovative companies in manufacturing, health care, IT, life sciences and agriculture, living here gives you access to:
- In-demand jobs and collaborative resources in a wide range of industries
- Low living costs and friendly communities in metropolitan and rural areas
- A wealth of public lands and beautiful natural areas for outdoor recreation
Witter Park Aquatics Center
What’s better than a day at the beach? A day at the Witter Park Aquatics Center, of course. With three pools, two water slides and a lazy river, there’s relaxing fun for kids and adults. Oh, and we can’t forget the skate park, playground, tennis and pickleball courts.
Wildwood Park and Zoo
Wildwood Park and Zoo in Marshfield provides an intimate, natural environment to view more than 20 North American animal species. Free to the public, you can spend the day learning and watching elk, cougars, gray wolves and even a pair of rescued Kodiak bears, affectionately named Munsey and Boda.
Wisconsin’s Cranberry Highway
Wisconsin’s Cranberry Highway stretches 50 miles along centuries-old cranberry bogs from Wisconsin Rapids to Warren. This self-guided tour is best experienced during the fall harvest, when the brilliant, red berries are highlighted against a seemingly endless backdrop of fall colors, red, yellow and brown.
Veteran’s Memorial Park: Lunch by the River
The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce in Wisconsin Rapids has hosted Lunch by the River in Veteran’s Memorial Park for over 30 years. Each Thursday in the summer, this event brings together live music, food vendors and the community for a much-needed break.
Powers Bluff County Park
Powers Bluff is the worn-down peak of an ancient mountain range that once spanned Northern Wisconsin and is the highest elevation point in Wood County. The park is home to preserved Native American sites, mountain bike trails, multi-use trails and a tubing and skiing hill.