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Day Trip: Rib Mountain State Park
Day Trip: Rib Mountain State Park: Rib Mountain was officially designated a state park in 1927 and visitors now enjoy nearly 1,600 acres. See and find out about all the features of this 1,940 foot landmark near Wausau.
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Views of Rib Mountain beautify the Wausau area whether you are seeing it from a distance or standing atop the 1,940 foot landmark.

Visitors who climb the Van Douser Tower can enjoy a view of the Wisconsin River valley for miles in every direction.

Nearby, an official marker tops Rib Mountain and you can see unique features like sliding rock and some of the original walking paths created in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Rib Mountain is off of Highway 39 just southwest of Wausau. Exit the highway onto Highway N west. Go straight at the first intersection onto Park Road and go about 2.5 miles to the summit.

Enter the park with your annual state park sticker free of charge or purchase a daily sticker for $7 for in-state residents.

The state park is open daily from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

View a collection of photos from Rib Mountain State Park.

For more details on the park, visit their site.

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