Fun Things To Do in Rhinelander, WI
Indoor and outdoor attractions for the whole family
There’s so much to do in Rhinelander, from going on a horseback ride to visiting a museum to learn about local history. Take a sunset cruise on the Wisconsin River. Visit an incredible globe-style planetarium. After a day of shopping and enjoying great restaurants, head to the theater to catch a movie. Or, go bowling. The great mix of indoor and outdoor activities means you’ll find something fun to do, no matter the weather. Choose from a long list of things to do on a rainy day or any day in the Rhinelander Area.
Here are some of the Rhinelander Area’s many activities and attractions:
Take the whole family on a trip back in time with a ride on a vintage steam train. Head for Laona and climb aboard the famed Lumberjack Steam Train for a journey into the late 1800’s. Sit in a rare cupola caboose as the vintage steam engine takes you to an actual site of a Northwoods logging camp.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Northwoods on a horse! Holiday Stables offers riding as well as a petting zoo.
Take a cosmic journey next time you’re in Hodag Country. The Kovac Planetarium is a one-of-a-kind globe-style planetarium displaying a complete replica of the night skies.
The complex includes the Rhinelander School Museum, the Logging Museum, Soo Line Depot, CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Museum, Model Railroad Display and an Outdoor Display. You’ll see an authentic recreation of an 1870s lumberjack camp, a wide variety of lumberjack equipment and an outstanding collection of items and artifacts from Rhinelander’s past.
10am to 5pm
Open: Tuesday – Sunday (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Closed Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day)
Open Fridays and Saturdays after Labor Day for the month of September
One of the great things about vacationing in the Rhinelander Area is the abundance of indoor activities. Head to Hodag Lanes for bowling in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
The Wilderness Queen offers a variety of cruise options, including sightseeing cruises and sunset dinner cruises. As you cruise down the Wisconsin River, you’ll have a chance to see bald eagles, white-tailed deer and other wildlife.
Explore outstanding interactive exhibits for children of all ages.
Use this handy list of fun things to do when the weather isn’t cooperating.
Oneida County Courthouse
Visit the Oneida County Courthouse at 1 South Oneida Avenue and see its breathtaking Tiffany glass dome.
Learn more about the history of Hodag Country.
Visit this regional arts and cultural center in Downtown Rhinelander.
Don’t miss this annual summer event for the whole family.
Running since 1995, the Hodag Farmers’ Market is a local food market. All goods sold are produced locally by the person selling them. Open every Saturday from June 2nd until October 13th (8am to noon).
One of Wisconsin’s best loved wineries, the Three Lakes Winery produces nearly two dozen varieties of wine. A gift shop and tours are available.
Play 18 holes on this adventure-style mini-golf course and enjoy an exciting game of laser tag.
Enjoy live music and Broadway musicals at the “Home of the Northern Stars.” It’s the most entertaining place in the Northwoods!