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5 Things to Do in Menomonie, WI

Five fun things to do in Menomonie, picked by the Menom locals!

If you’re looking for ways to make your visit a fun & memorable excursion, then you’re in the right place. There’s no shortage of things to do in Menomonie. Here are a few of our favorites to spark your next adventure!

Get a Taste of Wisconsin.

Did you know Menomonie has three unique breweries with indoor & outdoor seating? For those with a fondness for barley and hops, Menomonie is the ideal spot to sample distinctive ales and freshly brewed craft beers. You can enjoy a beer while relaxing in front of a fire, playing games with friends, or enjoying the local live music and taking in the views.

Watch a Show.

After enjoying a brew or two, end the evening with a show at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. This theater is a memorable experience for all walks of life. This historic treasure is a breathtaking landmark and a fabulous venue for family outings, complete with free educational tours. Between the local theater guild and the university, you’ll find some of the best talent and entertainment Menomonie has to offer. Events include comedians, musicians, theatrical productions, holiday favorites and much more!

Climb the Panorama Tower.

Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area offers over 700 acres of preserved and restored wooded hills, wetlands and prairie scattered with hiking and cross-country skiing trails. But the real draw to this area is the 60-foot-high observation tower, crowning one of the highest points in Dunn County and offering spectacular views for miles. This is a must-see in the fall to take in the breathtaking fall foliage. The tower offers a gorgeous, colorful overlook of many surrounding cities including Menomonie, Colfax, Elk Mound, Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside.

Go Antiquing

Menomonie is a hotspot for antique shopping. With more than a few antique shops and thrift stores to choose from, this town offers a variety of unique, historic, rare and one of a kind collectables for avid foragers. You can find anything from eccentric art and music to classic furniture and collectables. And be sure to check out our events calendar for the antique car shows! Whether you’re a history buff, gallery hopper, or just a casual collector, Menomonie is the perfect place to hunt for treasures.

Visit the Punchbowl.

The Devil’s Punchbowl has become an iconic natural landmark of the Menomonie area. Though Menomonie is rich with natural beauty, the Devil’s Punchbowl is a real gem, especially to first time visitors. A short walk from the parking lot leads to a winding set of wood stairs, surrounded by overhanging branches and various greenery. Upon reaching the bottom of the ravine, enjoy the unique beauty and peacefulness of the site all around you. This ancient glacial deposit is a must-see for visitors of all ages!

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