11 Best Things To Do in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

by Seema Nande Updated on 16 Oct 2018

Chippewa Falls is a city in the state of Wisconsin in United States and it falls under the Chippewa county area. The city is named after Chippewa River that flows through it. Chippewa Falls offers you some of the best hiking and biking trails, camping sites, winery, museums, historical buildings, zoo, and top-notch restaurants. The city is the birth place of Seymour Roger Cray, popularly known as ‘father of supercomputing’. Below are the main things to do in Chippewa Falls which can make your holiday a memorable one.

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1. Camping at Lake Wissota State Park

Lake Wissota State Park is one of the best places to visit in Chippewa Falls with an area of 430 hectares covered with prairie and hardwood forests. This park is open all through the year from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can enjoy Fishing, boating and camping in the park. There are separate campground areas and the park offers you boat and beach access. The campsites are equipped with picnic tables and electric facilities. The park also offers a kids playground area and amenities like restroom and showers. The beach nearby the park is great for canoeing and there are also canoe rental facilities.

2. Sip a drink at Winery

River Bend Vineyard & Winery offers winery tours and free wine tasting. It also has an outdoor seating arrangement where you can relax. It offers you a variety of wines from red to white, dry to sweet, desert wines and sparkling wines. Some of the popular wines produced here are Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, LaCrescent, Summer White, Cranberry Blush, Moonlight, Marquette, Night Cap and Magenta.

3. Visit the Museum

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry & Technology was established with an aim to record the great innovations in technology and industry that were developed in the Chippewa Valley. On a visit to the museum you can see its amazing display of old digital artefacts, numerous supercomputers, memorabilia and much more. The museum also offers tour guide who can make you understand the significance of each displayed item and. The museum is one of the major points of interest in Chippewa Falls that showcases information about some of the businesses in Chippewa Falls such as Cray INC, Mason Companies, Darley, Great Northern Corporation, Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company & Hubbard Scientific.

4. Shop at Klinger's Farm Market

Klinger’s Farm Market is a farmers market that has been in business for more than a century. It offers you a large variety of Perennial flowers, trees and plants like cayenne, habanero, jalapeno and much more. The stores in the market are opened round the year. There is also a garden centre where you can purchase numerous garden accessories like terra cotta pottery, gloves, garden tools and lawn chemicals. There are also numerous green houses where vegetables, herb plants and flowers are grown as per the season of the year.

5. Visit the historic house

Cook- Rutledge House being enlisted under National Register of Historic Places is one of tourist attractions in Chippewa Falls. Its architectural style is Italianate and was built around 1873. Currently the house serves as a museum and is also offered in rent for different social occasions.

6. See the exotic animals

Irvine Park is a zoo in the city of Chippewa Falls that covers a total area of 129 hectares. The main attractions of the zoo are exotic animals like tigers, bears, lemurs, bison, hyenas, deer, elk and so on. The park area has walking trails, splash pad and playing equipment. One of the best aspects of park is that you can even carry your pet with you. The park offers designated picnic spot. It also contains a beautiful pond where you can feed the swans, ducks, geese and other birds.

7. Biking at Old Abe State Trail

Old Abe State Trail is one of the nicely paved trails that offer you a magnificent view of the Chippewa River and biking here is one of the most popular things to do in Chippewa Falls. It is 19.5 mile dejected railroad connecting Cornell to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. If you are lucky you can event spot exotic wildlife like bear along this trail. You can bike through variety of terrains like forest, farmland, and eminent lakes (Old Abe Lake and Lake Wissota). One of the main attractions of the trail is the historic Cobban Bridge. There are also restrooms and snack shops where you can relish some good food.

8. Hiking at Chippewa River Trail

Chippewa River Trail is a 30 miles long trail which is accessible throughout the year for outdoor activities. During spring and summer you can enjoy in-line skating, biking and walking while in winter you can enjoy snowmobiling and cross- country skiing. All the bridges in the trail are railed and decked for safety purpose of the visitors.

9. Photography in Chippewa Valley

Chippewa Valley is a place that has great scenic beauty which is great for photography. The valley was initially inhabited by the Ojibwe Indians and other Scandinavian and German Immigrants. You can see bands playing vibrant music in the valley. The region also includes some National Register of Historic Places like Cook-Rutledge Mansion, Caddie Woodlawn Museum and the Mabel Tainter Centre for the Arts.

10. Restaurants in Chippewa Falls

While considering about the places to visit in Chippewa Falls for foods, check out some of the well-known restaurants are Chippewa Family Restaurant that specializes in American food and Casa Mexicana that specializes in Mexican food. For Thai and Asian food, visit Mahil Thai and for Japanese and Sushi there is Sakura. Most of these restaurants do offer beverages of all kinds including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

11. Visit the Heyde Centre for the Arts

Heyde Centre for the Arts is a prominent art centre in Chippewa Falls that is constructed in neoclassical architectural style. It is enlisted under the National Register of Historic Places. You can attend the wonderful plays and art display organised here. Heyde Centre for the Arts is also offered on rent for social events like weddings, parties and many more.

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  1. Happy Tails Dog Park

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    Happy Tails Dog Park

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    Address: 841 Chippewa Crossing Blvd, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, USA

    This park can be the best place for your dogs in the entire society. The park is beautifully decorated for your pet to have a lovely time. They can run in the park to burn some of their energy. The be...Read more

  2. Casper Park

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    Address: 117TH St

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    Whit Henning

    Beautiful area next to the river. Take the old walking bridge first, then down the artsy sidewalk. Listen to the sound of laughing happy people and feel the breeze while shopping at the local farmers ...

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  3. Chippewa Falls Swimming Pool

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    Address: 1 Bridgewater Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, USA

    Timings: 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
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    Cheryl Ann

    Chippewa Falls POOL was fun! Water is clean & warm!! Lifeguards were very professional & NICE too! ...only negative is changing area floor is very dirty with leaves & twigs...only 2 privacy curtains s...

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  4. Irvine Park

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    Irvine Park

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    Address: Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, USA

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Irvine Park and Zoo has a great story. Located in Chippewa Falls, it was established as a 165-acre park. A reputed businessman by the name William Irvine made this generous donation and established th...Read more

  5. Northern Wisconsin State Fair

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    Address: 225 Edward St

    Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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    Angela Neubauer

    First, we got there around 6:30 or 7pm and still had to pay the $10 admission. Then come to find out they now charge for the grand stand which used to be free with the admission. It had been probably ...

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  6. Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church

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  7. Lake Wissota State Park

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    Timings: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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    William Jones

    Each site has a picnic table and fire pit ring with grill. A limited number of drive though sites are available. Less than half of the sites had electricity and the non electricity sites are suitable ...

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  8. Heyde Center For The Arts

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    Address: 3 S High St

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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    Marie Schwarzbauer

    Interesting place.very old school with old auditorium with balcony. We were served a good meal.

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  9. River Bend Vineyard & Winery

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    Address: 10439 33rd Ave

    Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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    Tim Anderson

    River Bend is aways so much fun and the staff is particularly helpful and informative. The new sparkling Rose release today is particularly good.

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