History Itinerary

Historic Point Basse

364 Wakely Rd, Wisconsin Rapids
Living History site dating back to the 1850’s with the historic Wakely House, blacksmith, trading post and schoolhouse

WI State Firefighters Memorial

West side of WI River on WI-54/WI-73
Historical site to honor the firefighters who have given their lives, including Memorial Wall of Honor, Memorial Bell Tower and Legacy Stones

WI River Papermaking Museum

730 First Ave S Wisconsin Rapids
(715) 424-3037
Two history exhibits showcasing over 100 years of papermaking in the Wisconsin River Valley in a mansion dating back to the early 1900’s

Alexander House

1131 Wisconsin River Drive, Wisconsin Rapids
Combination of an art gallery and historical museum located in a stately colonial home on the Wisconsin River

Veterans Memorial Park

112 2nd St S, Wisconsin Rapids
A site on the Wisconsin River in the heart of downtown dedicated to the Veterans of Central Wisconsin

Rudolph Grotto

6957 Grotto Ave, Rudolph
(715) 435-3120
Started in 1920, the Grotto Gardens and Wonder Cave are rich with historical shrines and pathways, site includes a gift shop and museum

Marian Center for Peace

241 Apricot St, Wisconsin Rapids
A pilgrimage destination housing a relic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe,replicas of the Divine Mercy Painting and Shroud of Turan

S Wood County Historical Museum

540 Third Street, Wisconsin Rapids
Located in the historical Witter home, local historical exhibits are displayed on the topics of animation, cranberry/paper industry and more.