Ski Town

Nightlife in Wausau

It may be the end of a fantastic day carving and shredding up the slopes, but the fun doesn’t have to end. Downtown Wausau has a number of lounges and pubs with a variety of live music. There’s also a great selection of theater and performing arts to entertain all ages of audiences. Here are a few of our favorites.

Center for Visual Arts
The Center for Visual Arts showcases local and regional artists in the gallery and gift shop, and offers classes for children and adults. Year-round schedule of regional artists and an annual holiday gift sale. Admission is free. 715-842-4545
427 Fourth Street
Tues-F 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-4
5 miles from Granite Peak
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Discover an array of special exhibitions at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Sculpture-filled gardens and nature-based artworks, theater posters, and artist-designed toys appeal to all ages. Admission is free. 715-845-7010
Franklin and 12th Streets
Tues-F 9-4; Sat-Sun 12-5
5 miles from Granite Peak
Grand Theater on Artsblock
Wausau’s new performing arts complex, Grand Theater on Artsblock, presents Broadway plays, nationally-known musicians, club-style shows with comedians, jazz bands, and singing cowgirls. 715-842-0988
400 Block North 4th St
(Hours vary by performance)
5 miles from Granite Peak