At a Glance

Visitor Guide

VisitRapids.com A comprehensive guide to all thing Rapids. Things to do, places to see and stay, all to make your time here more enjoyable.

Travel Host Guide

A regional guide to the Central Wisconsin Area. Showcases our community as well as Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wausau.

Economic Profile

An overview of the infrastructure, resources and opportunities for business and residents in the Rapids area.

Vital Signs Report

A report filled with information on the South Wood County area designed to foster conversations supported by accurate data.

Community Events

Calendar of Events

VisitRapids.com Listing of upcoming events provided by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Heart of Wiconsin

List of upcoming business and community events provided by the Chamber of Commerce.

Wisconsin Rapids Community Media

Collection of videos and information covering local government, school and community events.

Daily Tribune

Community and social events provided by the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.


Awards & Recognition

Top Small City to Raise a Family

The Wisconsin Rapids/Marshfield statistical census area was named the 5th best Small City to Raise a Family (nearby Stevens Point was #6 as well).

2014 Smart Rural Community

Solarus, the local cable and phone company received a 2014 Smart Rural Community Showcase Award

Ranking of inexpensive cities for job seekers

Based in part on the region’s affordability, Wisconsin Rapids was recently was ranked 14th in a study of top cities for job seekers in Wisconsin.

America in Bloom

In 2014 Rapids for the first time participated in the America in Bloom program earning a rating of 3 out of 5.

Entrepreneurial History

Wisconsin Paper Making Museum

The museum focuses on the papermaking history in the Wisconsin River valley and the history of the Consolidated Water Power & Paper Company.

West Grand Ave

South Wood County Historical Museum

The South Wood County Historical Society, and Museum, works to preserve the history of the south Wood County area.


Arts & Culture

Community Theatre

A community theatre that showcases local talent while educating and offering opportunites for self expression.

Central Wisconsin Cultural Center

The Central Wisconsin Cultural Center is a non-profit visual, literary and lyrical art organization. We hope that the many exciting art programs, music instruction and classes inspires you to visit often.

Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial

The vision of the WSFM was to create a park with a natural and scenic setting to house a memorial to our firefighting heroes from across this great State of Wisconsin.

Recreation

Central Wisonsin Green Map

Open Green Maps are designed to be explored, customized and enhanced by people like you. Share your insights, ratings and images or suggest, compare and share sites.

City Parks & Trails

The City has 91 miles of on and off-street trails and 14 parks. Explore them first in GIS then go and visit them for yourself!

Wood County Parks

Wood County offers visitors a variety of activities at any of our 7 recreational parks, 3 rivers, many lakes, 38,000 acres of county forest land, and 18,500 acres of Wood County State Wildlife Area.

Golfing Rapids

With 9 golf courses within 20 miles of Wisconsin Rapids and the new Ben Crenshaw designed Sand Valley course under construction, the city is poised to become the premire destination for golfers in Wisconsin.


Sports

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

More than 46,500 fans attend the Northwoods League collegiate baseball games each summer. The Rafters play 70 games each summer, half of them at historic Witter Field.

Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings

The Riverkings are a Junior Hockey Team within the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. The Riverkings call the South Wood County Recreation Center in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, home ice.

Wisconsin Rapids Aquaskiers

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BMX

From the moment that the starting gate slams down and you and up to seven other racers blast at a full sprint toward the first obstacle, BMX racing will give you that rush of adrenaline you've been looking for.

Education

Mid-State Technical College

MSTC provides responsive, flexible, high-quality education to foster student achievement and life-long learning.

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools

Working together with home and community, we are dedicated to providing the best education for every student, enabling each to be a thoughtful, responsible contributor to a changing world.

Assumption Catholic Schools

Assumption Catholic Schools seeks to inspire excellence and personal growth for our students academically, spiritually, and socially.

Immanuel Lutheran Schools

Immanuel Lutheran School has been serving the Wisconsin Rapids area since 1884. We offer small class sizes with personal attention promoting confidence and achievement in all areas.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Located less than 20 minutes from Wisconsin Rapids is a world-class university that offeres Associate, Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees.