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The Bottoms

If you’re looking for a pristine beachscape, or a chill secluded place to camp, nothing beats The Bottoms. Once you make your way along the dirt path toward the water, the beach stretches for about a mile along the Red Cedar River in the shadows of a walking bridge from the Red Cedar Trail. The sand is soft, the water is cool, and half the fun is in finding it. Once you’re there, it’s the ultimate oasis for a sun-soaked getaway right here in the Valley.

Put "524th Street/Dunnville Rd" into Google Maps, Menomonie

Attractions Beaches

Brewery Nonic

A taproom-only microbrewery housed in a historic refurbished train depot, their taps feature four staple flavors and four rotating experimental flavors. The space has board games, classic 1970s era pinball machine, and a large outdoor patio with fire pit and yard games. Food trucks are common, and they regularly host food from Chef Stacy's pop-up Stacked Eatery.

621 4th St. W, Menomonie

Attractions Local Breweries… Local Breweries

Cady Cheese Factory

Cady Cheese specializes in American type cheeses Colby, Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Gouda made from 100% natural ingredients. Enjoy free samples of the 100+ flavors of cheeses when you visit.

126 State Road 128, Wilson

Local Cheese Makers &… Attractions

Crystal Cave

Knowledgeable guides will lead you on a one-hour tour through a maze of well-lighted passages where glistening cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and rippling flowstone can be seen hanging from the ceiling or covering the ledges. The cave is accessed by a series of steps and ramps that allow you to descend 70 feet underground where your journey follows well-lit, graveled trails. The cave temperature hovers near 50 degrees, so a sweatshirt is recommended.

W965 State Road 29, Spring Valley

Tours Science Interests Nature Centers Attractions

Devil's Punchbowl

The Devil’s Punchbowl is a surreal geological rarity outside Menomonie. Created by the movement of glaciers over 500 million years ago, the bowl is a stunning sandstone hollow circle where water trickles down to the center.

410th St, Menomonie


Eau Galle Cheese Factory

Family owned since 1945, Eau Galle Cheese produces millions of pounds of cheese every year. Their asiago and parmesan have won 6 awards in national and international cheese competitions. They are a certified organic producer of hard Italian cheeses.

N6765 State Highway 25, Durand

Local Cheese Makers &… Attractions

Farm to Fork

Pizza season is 5-9pm, Thursdays May through September. Farm to Fork offers indoor and outdoor seating, full service bar (wine, beer, cocktails, and mocktails), and is pet friendly. No reservation necessary. They usually have live music during pizza…

S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Pizza Farms Attractions

Govin’s Farm

In fall, Govin’s features three full acres of pick-your-own pumpkin patch, 11-acre corn maze. They sell a variety of produce and grass-fed/range-fed meats. In Spring, their lambing barn opens to pet the cute animals. In summer, Govin's opens for strawberry picking.

N6134 670th St, Menomonie

Halloween Pumpkins Patches & More Corn Mazes Attractions

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm

Visit the fish farm and catch your own fish (no license required) and watch as it is netted, cleaned, and iced. Enjoy a shore lunch fish sandwich and live music.

N1321 Bullfrog Rd., Menomonie


Lucette Brewing Company

Focusing on locally sourced and organic ingredients, the eatery offers classic house pizzas and rotating seasonal creations, each with a beer pairing featuring an in-house brew. Stop in for a free pizza and a pint on your birthday! Check out their newly built Event Pavilion for weddings and parties.

910 Hudson Rd., Menomonie

Local Breweries… Local Breweries Attractions

Menomonie Market Food Co-op

Located in downtown Menomonie, this co-op stocks a wide variety of locally sourced meats such as beef, buffalo, chicken, heirloom pork, brats & sausages, lamb, and fresh, local seafood. Offers a wide variety of seasonal produce, cheeses, dairy items, breads, spirits, and more grocery items. They have a deli, serving up fresh cuts and sandwiches, and they teach classes focusing on wellness, foraging, nutrition, and cooking.

814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Local Markets Attractions

Red Cedar Speedway

Watching races at the The Red Cedar Speedway is a classic Menomonie area pastime from April through mid August every Friday. Pit gates open at 4pm, main gates at 5pm, with racing at 7pm.

1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park, Menomonie

Car Events Attractions

Simply Dunn - Dunn County Pottery

Simply Dunn's newly renovated 18th century schoolhouse is surrounded by spectacular gardens and offers a lovely view of the river valley below. The gallery features fine, local arts and crafts, a shop offering locally made and fair trade gifts, and a beautiful space available to rent for events, classes, and meetings.  The gallery and gift shops feature the stoneware, porcelain, and terra cotta pottery of John Thomas.

E4606 County Rd. C, Downsville

Art Galleries & Shops Attractions

The Stone Barn

The Stone Barn offers a selection of pizza specialties, including a weekly rotating special and a build your own option. Pizzas are $20-30 and serve 2-3 people. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served at the bar. Pizza season is Fri (5-9pm) Sat (12-9pm) and Sun (12-8pm), Late May through September, and Sat (12-7pm) and Sun (12-7pm) in October. 

S685 County Road KK, Nelson

Pizza Farms Attractions

Vino in the Valley

A unique, scenic, outdoor dining experience with locally made wine and Italian inspired food like pastas, pizza, and more. Open Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.

W3826 450th Ave., Maiden Rock

Wineries & Vineyards Attractions

Wakanda Waterpark

The Wakanda Waterpark season runs from late may to late August. Nearly 14,000 square feet of water and a 31 foot high waterslide.

909 Pine Ave E, Menomonie

Pools Attractions