5 Things to Do in Marshfield, Wisconsin

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What to do in Marshfield, WI

Looking for things to do in Marshfield, Wisconsin? Whether you’re visiting Marshfield Clinic for the day or moving to the area as a Marshfield Medical Center resident or permanently, our local credit union welcomes you! As a locally owned and governed credit union, we live and work right here in Central Wisconsin.

Here are our Top 5 Things to Do in Marshfield, Wisconsin:

1. Wildwood Zoo – Marshfield’s FREE impressive Wildwood Zoo is a must-visit. Explore on foot or by vehicle. If you feel like taking a short stroll, head to the Kodiak bear display. Twin bears Munsey and Boda play and tumble the day away and are always fun to see. Or check out the cougars Star and Thunder in their newly expanded home near the Welcome Center. If you opt to only take the zoo’s driving tour, you’ll still see impressive North American animals like wolves and bison. The zoo is located at 608 W. 17th Street, Marshfield.

2. Jurustic Park – This park is an eclectic collection of rusted metal sculptures, including whimsical dinosaurs, insects, dogs and cats. The place is sure to make you smile. A self-guided tour of the park’s walking path can take minutes, although if you have more time, there’s plenty to take in and don’t by shy to ask Clyde Wynia for a tour. Clyde created this fantasy world with his wife Nancy, who has jewelry for sale in the “Hobbit House.” If Clyde is around, he’ll give you a quick tour and a free sample of his quirky sense of humor. The park is located at 112021 Old Sugarbush Lane, Marshfield.

3. North Wood County Historical Society – The society’s public museum is housed within the former home of Wisconsin Governor William Henry Upham, which showcases splendid restored Italianate and mid-Victorian architectural elements. It was constructed in 1880 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its cultural significance in the North Wood County area. Vintage Victorian furnishings adorn the home’s rooms, which showcase Historical Society exhibits and local history research. Located at 201 S. Chestnut Ave, Marshfield.

4. Marshfield Heritage Museum – Located at 211 E 2nd Street in the Lower Level of the Community Center, the new History of Marshfield exhibition is now open. It joins the Lest We Forget Military exhibition, which features wartime exhibits from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Battlefield dioramas, stories and artifacts bring before your eyes legends which should never be forgotten. Groups and families are welcome and admission is free. Hours: Open Wednesdays & Saturdays: 1:30pm – 4pm

5. Historic Downtown – Marshfield’s historic downtown is filled with stores, restaurants and attractions. Nearby, Wenzel Family Plaza is an outdoor green space and community hub that celebrates today’s families with outdoor concerts, mid-day food trucks in the summer and a water feature for the kids to cool off in and enjoy. Also check out the Chestnut Center for the Arts, a performing arts venue that hosts regular events and arts programming in a historic church. Nearby, swing through Colombia Park and check out the 1931 art deco band shelter.

BONUS SPOT: Witness the World’s Largest Round Barn! Constructed in 1916 as a location to house purebred animals such as cows and horses, it measures a diameter of 150 feet and a height of 70 feet. Located at 513 East 17th Street.

More Resources:

Marshfield Made New (Visitor’s Bureau)

Map of Marshfield Medical Center

City of Marshfield Website

Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Local News


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