Attractions

lakes, zoos, breweries & more

Cook-Rutledge Mansion

The Cook-Rutledge Mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the finest examples of High Victorian-Italianate architecture in the Midwest. Extraordinary hand-painted ceilings and walls, ornately carved woodwork, parquet…

505 W. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls

Tours Local History Attractions

Irvine Park Zoo and Nature Area

With over 300 acres of natural and scenic beauty, this FREE park offers a zoo with cougars, bear, bison, tigers and many other wildlife and a petting zoo, scenic dam, museum, picnic shelters, restrooms and historical displays. Take a tour of the Sunny Valley Schoolhouse or Pioneer Norwegian Log Home on the weekends from Memoral Day to Labor Day. Also take in a natural historical marker, the Irvine Park Cave, which is about 20 feet long with natural springs running through it.

Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Area Parks Parks Volleyball Courts Attractions Parks with Pavilions

Lake Wissota State Park

Several trail options go through woods, meadows, lowlands, marshes, and Lake Wissota's shoreline. Many double as ski trails. Bikes are permitted on all but 3 trails. One-mile Beaver Meadow nature trail loop for families with small children. Scenic lake trail is also a highlight. Daily and annual state park vehicle admission passes vary in price. Located on the northeast section of Lake Wissota. 

18127 County Hwy 0, Chippewa Falls

Hiking & Biking Trails Cross-Country Skiing Attractions Hiking and Biking Trails Hiking & Biking Trails

Leinenkugel's Brewery Tour

Sample award-winning beers, tour vintage brewing equipment, and explore this six generation brewery with a guided tour. Safety glasses required during the week. Tours are $12+

124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Local History Attractions

Ray's Beach

Located on the south side of Lake Wissota off of County Highway X, this newly developed beach provides a sandy beach, picnic areas, restrooms and is handicap accessible.

18124 County Highway X, Chippewa Falls

Attractions Beaches

Skoolz Bay

Skoolz Bay, also known as Moon Bay, is located on Lake Wissota. It is a popular spot for families who are looking for a dual purpose location to unload a small group to play on the beach while the rest of your crew wake boards and wake surfs. It is located just south of where the Yellow River merges into Lake Wissota.

Lake Wissota, Chippewa Falls

Beaches Attractions

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

Featuring displays comprised of canoes and canoe related ephemera, plus a 2500 square foot canoe shop. This eclectic assemblage of boats is exciting in its diversity, and includes significant craft from the golden age of North American canoeing as well as work by important contemporary builders.

312 N. Front St., Spooner

Museums Local History Attractions