Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

(715) 344-0200    |    1001 Amber Avenue    |    Stevens Point, WI 54482

Stevens Point CVB

 

 Website: http://www.spacvb.com/

Address: 340 Division Street North Stevens Point, WI

Phone Number: 715-344-2556

Hours of operation:   Contact us

 

Conveniently located in the center of the state, the Stevens Point area is a recreationalist playground  in the heart of central Wisconsin. Fish the diverse rivers of the Wisconsin River and the backwaters, including the 6,830-acre Lake DuBay, a hotbed for walleyes, northern pike, muskies and bass. Paddle the backwaters and sloughs, trout streams and smaller lakes more variety. On land, leisurely follow one of the many great trails, like 30.5-mile Green Circle Trail, that winds past the Wisconsin River, Little Plover River and other tributaries or the rural 18-mile Tomorrow River State Trail. The fun continues indoors with great attractions, shopping, dining and more!

 

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Out and About

Get a taste for the Stevens Point area, at one of three local breweries. Tour the historic Stevens Point Brewery, a local favorite since 1857, complete with samples. Then be sure to explore the Central Waters Brewery, in Amherst, ranked as one of the best breweries in the nation, or the newest micro-brewery O’so Brewing Company known for freestyle brewing. Despite their close proximity, each brewery has something different to offer in style, atmosphere and experience.

If you’re still thirsty for more, head outdoors. Explore the best views in the county on foot or by bike and follow the Green Circle Trail, a 30.5 mile trail that circles the city of Stevens Point winding along the Wisconsin River, Little Plover River and other tributaries. The trailhead for the Green Circle Trail is located in the Schmeeckle Reserve, a 280-acre nature preserve on the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point campus. Hike or bike the Ice Age Trail and wind through the hills and valleys once shaped by glaciers. More glacial trails framed by woods and wildlife are available at Standing Rocks County Park. Or take a journey down a once abandoned railroad bed, by foot, bike or horseback, where the 18-mile Tomorrow River State Trail brings the county’s history and natural beauty to the forefront. Birding is also varied and plentiful in Portage County.  As part of the Central Sands Prairie Region of the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail, the area offers the Buena Vista Grasslands, Godfrey & Maybelle Erickson Audubon Park, Dewey Marsh State Natural Area, Iverson Park, Richard A. Hemp State Fishery Area, Schmeeckle Reserve, and the George W. Mead Wildlife Area.

Venture out on one of the many waterways in Portage County. More than 40 lakes, an array of rivers, streams, and flowages offer an opportunity to fish, kayak, canoe and swim. County parks, such as Lake DuBay, Lake Emily, Jordan Park, and Collins Park offer a variety of uses, as well as camping.

Need to rest your legs but still want to cover some ground? Experience area attractions, history, food, museums and more by staying on the road less traveled as you retrace the routes once forged in the past. Rediscover the roots of Portage County, by bike or car, by quietly winding through the countryside on the Polish Heritage Trail, where the first rural Polish settlement in Wisconsin and second in the United States was established.  Highway 51 is a road that links heritage, culture and explores the north/south corridor of the county and encourages your journey on the roads less traveled. Journey to the crossroads of Highway 51 and Highway B (in Plover), where time will allow you to reminisce of days gone by with unmarked roads and no map to call your own along the Yellowstone Trail. The road, once marked by yellow stones, was the first cross-country route from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound. While the roads have changed, the charm has not.

If you’re still looking for a good drive,

visit one of the areas golf courses. The Wisconsin River Golf Club, known for its picturesque course along the river, allows you to play up to 6584 yards. SentryWorld’s championship golf course is ranked as one of Wisconsin’s top courses, known for its signature flower hole.

If you’re ready to retreat indoors for some rest and relaxation, be sure to visit The Wellness Spa, a full-service spa where relaxation embraces you the minute you walk through the door.

When hunger strikes, be prepared to respond. Take in the historic downtown district and specialty sandwiches, as you sit on antique chairs at the Wooden Chair. Walk through a 130 year old beer vat to enjoy a local favorite at the Hilltop Pub & Grill. Enjoy a bayou inspired dish in a refurbished 1905 railroad car at the Silver Coach. Get a different perspective and an enticing entrÈe at @1800 overlooking a tranquil natural setting, or enjoy a traditional Wisconsin Fish fry with “Fish on the Fly” at the Red Mill. Hungry for something other than the traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry, but still want an authentic Wisconsin supper club setting? Visit Two Lakes Restaurant, to try the famous drunken chicken and traditional Italian dinner, nestled in the countryside between two lakes. Be sure to explore the many restaurants in Portage County that are accessible by snowmobile or boat.

Discover the roots of Portage County first hand by visiting historical sites throughout the county. The Portage County Historical Society operates several museums with rotating exhibits and events that are open to the public. Heritage Park in Plover, the Beth Israel Synagogue and the Historic Fire House #2 in Stevens Point and the Rising Star Mill in Nelsonville offer a unique look at the area’s history. Learn more about the area’s history along with the role it played in Wisconsin’s conservation history at the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, in the Schmeeckle Reserve. Then, be inspired by local initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint we leave behind. Explore the Renew the Earth Institute, headquarters for the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, or discover new ways to limit our impact at one of many Artha Sustainable Living Center workshops.

Inspired by the beauty of the area, arts are an integral part of Portage County. Reflected in the art of Portage County residents, it is woven into the architecture and lifestyles of each community.  A number of art galleries offer numerous viewing opportunities. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park features artwork intertwined amidst nature, along a scenic walking trail. In the fall, individual artists along the Ice Age Trail host the Hidden Studios Tour, inviting individuals to discover the working studios of artists in Portage County. Murals are dotted throughout the area. Several, dedicated to the past, are on display in Downtown Stevens Point.  A mosaic mural, titled “E Pluribus Unum,” which stands more than 150 feet wide and 50 feet high is located on the College of Natural Resources Building on the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point campus.

There’s more to be discovered in Portage County. For free Portage County travel information and planning guides, including event calendars, call 800-236-4636 or visit www.stevenspointarea.com.

 

Attractions

Art

App Art Studio

2348 Stanley Street, Stevens Point. Only 2 blocks east of St. Michael Hospital. Artist owned and operated gallery/studio featuring original oil and watercolor paintings by award-winning Wisconsin artist Marie App. Open Sundays and Tuesdays 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Winter hours: by chance or appointment. 920-244-7855.

 

Carlsten Art Gallery

UWSP Noel Fine Arts Center, Stevens Point. Features exhibitions of contemporary artwork by students, faculty and guest artists. Open during UWSP sessions, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m., Thursday 7-9 p.m. Summer hours vary. 715-346-4797. www.uwsp.edu

 

Hidden Studios Tour

On October 5, 6 and 7, nationally recognized artists open their studios, allowing discriminating art collectors the opportunity to see how and where the work is created and to purchase fine art to own. www.hiddenstudiosarttour.com

 

Koerten’s Fine Framing & Gifts

2501 Church St., Stevens Point. Broad selection of prints, posters, ltd editions, original fine art including bronze, glass and collectibles. 30+ years framing experience specializing in memorabilia shadowboxes featuring family heirlooms, celebrations and military histories. 715-341-7773 or 1-800-873-0056, www.koertens.com

 

Q Gallery Artists’ Cooperative

1108 Main Street, Downtown Stevens Point. Artist owned and operated gallery featuring original fine art for sale: paintings, drawing, photography, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics, wood and fiber – tomorrow’s heirlooms today. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 715-345-2888. www.qartists.com

 

Riverfront Arts Center

1200 Crosby Ave., Stevens Point. On the riverfront at the east end of the Highway 66 West (Clark Street) bridge. Changing exhibits by area and regional artists. Free admission. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 715-343-6251.

 

Tomorrow River Gallery & Gifts

182 S. Main St., Amherst. Monthly exhibitions and original work by more than 30 of Central Wisconsin’s finest artists. Hand crafted gifts, jewelry, accessories and greeting cards; kids corner, garden dÈcor, organic bedding plants and perennials and Funky Junque. Open April-December Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 715-321-2142, www.tomorrowrivergallery.com

 

Stevens Point Sculpture Park

900 North Second Street, Stevens Point. Features artwork from local, regional and national artists on 20-acres. Leisurely stroll past towering pines, along a stream and through wetlands to discover the unique connection between nature and art. Hosting seasonal events and education programs throughout the year. www.stevenspointsculpturepark.org

 

Breweries

Central Waters Brewing Co., Inc.

351 Allen St., Amherst. Central Wisconsin’s premier craft brewery, brewing top quality ales and lagers for Wisconsin. Come visit our taproom with 12 different beers, Fridays 4-9 p.m. and Saturdays 3-9 p.m.

715-824-2739, www.centralwaters.com

 

O’so Brewing Company

1812 Post Road, Plover. O’so Brewing Company is Central Wisconsin’s newest and fastest growing microbrewery. Come take a brewery tour and see what the buzz is all about. 715-254-2163.  www.osobrewing.com

 

Stevens Point Brewery

2617 Water St., Stevens Point. Tour one of the oldest breweries in the country. Tours offered Mon.-Sat. Call for tour schedule and reservations. Gift shop open, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

800-369-4911, 715-344-9310 www.pointbeer.com

 

Casinos

North Star Mohican Casino Resort

W12180 County Road A, Bowler. The Stars have brightened. The newly built casino resort offers slots, table games, poker room, bingo and an exclusive high-limits area. North Star features two dining options, free Friday and Saturday night entertainment, 97-room hotel, spa and coffee house. 800-775-CASH. www.northstarcasinoresort.com

 

Historical Sites & Museums

Beth Israel Synagogue/

Portage County Historical Site

1475 Water St., Stevens Point. Built in 1905, the synagogue houses a permanent display of Jewish religious practices and the history of the Jewish community of Stevens Point. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. 715-344-4423. www.pchswi.org

 

Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum

1100 Main St., Downtown Stevens Point. A discovery place for children 6 months – 10 years and their families. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Fridays 9-4pm, Thursday 9-8pm, Saturday 10-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm, $5 per person, children under 1 yr are free. 715-344-2003, www.cwchildrensmuseum.org

 

Downtown Historic Murals

Downtown, Stevens Point. Stroll downtown to view completed murals depicting the area’s history. View the “Riverman,” “Market Day,” and four “Windows to the Past.” 715-343-5356.

 

Farmer’s Market

Downtown, Public Square. Dedicated in 1853, the Farmer’s Market has been held daily, from spring-fall, for more than 150 years. 715-343-5356.

 

Heritage Park/

Portage County Historical Site

Corner of Washington and Willow Drive in Plover. A historical village of buildings from the early days of Portage County. Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day on Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. 715-344-4423. www.pchswi.org

 

Historic Fire House #2/

Portage County Historical Site

1949 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point. Displays firefighting equipment and art gallery in the oldest surviving municipal building in Stevens Point, built in 1885. For hours, visit the Web site and click on the calendar of events. 715-344-4423. www.pchswi.org

 

Korean War Memorial of Wisconsin

Worzella Pines Park, Plover. Memorial statuary composed of five figures including a nurse, army and marine infantrymen, air force pilot and sailor, standing in memory of all veterans who served from the state. www.koreanmemorial.org

 

Locomotive No. 2713

Southside Memorial Park, Bus. 51, Stevens Point. Restored locomotive No. 2713 built in 1911 has been on display since 1955 to commemorate the role of the steam engine in the development of the community. 715-344-0619. www.soo2713.org

 

Main Street Historic District & Landmarks

Downtown Stevens Point. Member of the National Register of Historic Places, more than 60 buildings of different architectural styles, within walking distance. Additional historic buildings throughout the city and landmarks/prominent places. 715-343-5356.

 

Museum of Natural History

UWSP Campus, Stevens Point. Interact with the natural world. Explore Earth origins, discover dinosaurs, encounter natural habitats and rare collections of species. Mon. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. 715-346-2858. www.uwsp.edu/museum

 

Polish Heritage Trail

Self-guided auto or bicycle tour, winding through glacier terrain, wooded country-side, lakes and farmland. Portage County is the first Polish rural settlement in the state and second in the United States. For a trail map, call 715-344-2556.

 

Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point. Explore Wisconsin’s environmental history and people who made the state a leader in conservation and environmental movement. Free. Located at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center; open daily,

8 a.m.-5 p.m. 715-346-4992 or www.wchf.org

 

Outdoor

Altenburg’s Country Gardens

7020 Plover Road (Highway 54), Wisconsin Rapids. Our family farm offers strawberries, pumpkins and fun for your whole family. Open mid-June to mid-July and late September through Oct. 31. 10 miles west of Plover on Highway 54. 715-421-2943. www.altenburgsfarm.com

 

Buena Vista Wildlife Area

Located in Southwestern Portage County, offering more than 12,000 acres for hunting, trapping, hiking and birdwatching. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/wildlife_areas/buenavista.htm

 

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station

10186 County Road MM, Amherst Junction. 200-acre UWSP field station, 17 miles east of Stevens Point on Sunset Lake. School programs, group meetings, summer camps, building rentals, food service. Come and learn and relax under the towering pines. 715-824-2428. www.uwsp.edu/cnr/cwes

 

Central Wisconsin Water Ski Show Team, Inc.

(the Water Walkers)

Family-oriented themed water ski shows performed every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at South Bay Beach Park on Lake DuBay in July and August. From Stevens Point take I-39 North to Hwy. DB Exit, left on DB, then left on Park Road. 715-693-5496. www.cwwaterwalkers.org

 

Dewey Marsh Wildlife Area

Located in Northern Portage County, offering more than 6,000 acres for hunting, trapping, hiking, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, bird watching, berry picking and a target range. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/wildlife_areas/dewey.htm

 

George W. Mead Wildlife Area

Located in Northwest Portage County. Located in Northwest Portage County. 33,000-acres of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hunt bear, deer, turkey and small game. Excellent bird watching. 35 miles of trails for hiking and a 6.5-mile biking trail May 15-Sept. 1. 715-457-6771. www.meadwildlife.org

 

Green Circle Trail

30.5-mile trail linking scenic natural areas that follows along the Wisconsin and Plover Rivers, accommodates recreationalists of all types in all seasons. 715-346-1433. www.greencircletrail.org

 

Ice Age Trail

Portions of this continuous 1,000-mile footpath travel through Portage County and through diverse landscapes, geological features, serving as an educational resource, linking history and cultures within Wisconsin. 715-346-1433. www.iceagetrail.org or www.portagecoiat.org

 

Kids Are Special Here (K.A.S.H.) Playground

Mead Park, Stevens Point. Universally accessible playground, on a soft rubber surface that includes slides, swings, and climbing equipment that is suitable and safe for children of all abilities. Fun for all ages and mobilities. 715-346-1531. www.kashplayground.org

 

Tomorrow River State Trail

The Tomorrow River Trail is a 18-mile trail between the Village of Plover and Scandinavia. The trail is open to bicyclists, hikers, snowmobilers and horseback riders. 715-346-1433. www.tomorrowriverstatetrail.org

 

Schmeeckle Reserve

2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point. UWSP’s 280-acre natural area. Visitor Center open daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 5 miles of trails. Home to the Browse Shop, the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, and Green Circle Trail headquarters. 715-346-4992. www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle

 

Standing Rocks County Park

Trails for hiking and mountain biking, disc golf course, cross-country skiing/dog exercise trail, downhill-skiing and a target archery course. A pass is required for all users, available at the trail head.

715-346-1433. www.co.portage.wi.us

 

Planetarium/Observatory

Allen F. Blocher Planetarium Programs

UWSP Science Building (2nd Floor), Stevens Point. Programs designed for all ages. Mid-September to Mid-May; Sunday programs 2 p.m. Night Sky programs Monday 8 p.m. Special programs can be arranged. 715-346-2208, www.uwsp.edu/physastr/plan_obs

 

UWSP Observatory

UWSP Science Building (4th Floor), Stevens Point. Observatory staff provides night sky observing through the telescope, only if the skies are clear, Monday-Wednesday evenings Mid-September to Mid-May from 8:30-10 p.m. 715-346-2208. www.uwsp.edu/physastr/plan_obs

 

Renewable Energy

MREA – ReNew the Earth Institute

7558 Deer Road, Custer. A demonstration site for solar electric, solar thermal, wind, and alternative construction technologies. Marketplace, library, fact sheets and tours. Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 715-592-6595. www.the-mrea.org

 

 

Portage County Communities

Portage County, named for the portage that was necessary between the Wisconsin and Fox River, sits at the crossroads of the Wisconsin River Valley and the Central Sands Region. Nestled in the center of the state, its landscape is as diverse as the rich cultural fabric that represents its communities.

Covering more than 800 square miles in Central Wisconsin, Portage County has one city, 17 townships and nine villages. Most of the county is rural offering year-round recreational opportunities, dotted with small communities like Junction City, Almond, Rosholt, Nelsonville, Park Ridge, Whiting and Amherst Junction.

When Stevens Point was first founded in 1858, the logging industry and trading posts defined the location. With help from the Wisconsin River, the railroad and rich soil, the area continues to prosper.  Today, the area has a diverse economy, home to headquarters for such companies as Delta Dental, Sentry Insurance, Travel Guard and Herrschners. Established in 1894, the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point has been a staple in the community. The 400-acre campus includes the Schmeekle Reserve, a 280-acre nature preserve which includes a 24-acre lake. The University also houses the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, Museum of Natural History, Carlsten Art Gallery, Planetarium, and numerous cultural exhibits and performances throughout the year.

The Village of Plover, the most populated village in Portage County, was incorporated in 1971. Located in the central sand plain, it is home to a diverse mix of industry. With an emphasis on agricultural and service businesses, local employers include paper companies and numerous agricultural suppliers like Okray, Paragon Farms, Del Monte, Golden County Foods, and McCain Foods. Steadily developing as a shopping hub in the Central Wisconsin region, it is also home to the Korean War Memorial, at Lake Pacawa, Heritage Park which features 10 buildings from Portage County’s past (one of four historical sites maintained by the Portage County Historical Society), and 19 parks.

The Village of Amherst is located along the shores of the Tomorrow River. Nestled in eastern Portage County, in an area shaped by glaciers, it offers a varied landscape of rolling hills.  A quiet community, it has a very strong sense of place, complete with a strong business, art and environmental sectors.  Amherst is home to the Lettie Jensen Community Center, American Governor and Central Waters Brewing Company, conveniently located along the Tomorrow River State Trail and near Lake Emily County Park.

The Lake Dubay Area, situated in northwestern Portage County, encompasses most of the townships of Eau Pleine, Hull and Dewey. Mostly rural, this area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for each season.

 

Online Resources

Municipalities

Almond      villageofalmond.com

Amherst     www.amherstwi.govoffice2.com

Park Ridge  www.park-ridge.us

Plover      www.ploverwi.gov

Rosholt     www.rosholtvillage.com

Stevens Point     www.stevenspoint.com

Whiting     www.whitingwi.gov

 

Business Development

Amherst Business Association

www.amherstwi.govoffice2.com

Association of Downtown Businesses

www.stevenspoint.biz

Plover Area Business Association    www.ploverbiz.org

Portage County Business Council

www.portagecountybiz.com

 

Fast Facts

Population

City of Stevens Point   26,050

Village of Plover 11,580

Village of Amherst      1,052

Portage County    69,591

 

Average Temperatures

July High 82∞F/Low 59∞F

January     High 23∞F/Low 4∞F

Average Precipitation: 31.96″

Average Snowfall:       40.7″

 

Attractions

Altenburg’s Country Gardens —   Save $1 off any strawberry or pumpkin purchase of $10 or more. (Expires Oct. 31, 2011) 1

Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum —  One free admission, with the purchase of at least one additional admission. 8

K.B. Willett Ice Arena —  One free adult/child Ice Skating admission with the purchase of same, equal or greater value admission. 7

Koerten Gallery —  Bring in this visitors guide for 10% off your purchase, storewide. (See store for details)

O’so Brewing Company – Mention this guide and receive 10% off any in-store O’so merchandise.

Stevens Point Brewery —  Buy one adult brewery tour admission, get one free.

 

Dining/Entertainment

Club Forest Bar —  Buy your first drink, get your second free (equal or lesser value). 1, 7

Cold Stone Creamery – $0.50 off ëLove it’ signature creation

Emy J’s —  $1 off all organic fair-trade coffee

Mikey’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill —  Free Appetizer when 2 or more try our Seafood, Pasta or Steak OR Free Bottle of Wine or Pitcher of Beer for table, when 4 or more try our Seafood, Pasta or Steak.

Spiedini’s Bar & Grill —  One Free Cocktail (rail only) with Dinner Purchase.

The Sport Plate —  $2 off any dinner 1, 2

Two Lakes Restaurant —  Free Cocktail (rail only) with purchase of Dinner. (Expires 11/1/2011) 7

 

Shopping

The Companion Shop —  Bring in this visitors guide for 10% off any purchase.

Dala’s Import Oasis —  10% off, not good with any other offers. 7

Dream Weavers Bridal —  Bring in the Visitors Guide and receive 25% off any purchase. 1, 10

Gepetto’s Workshop —  10% off in store purchase (Use ëShop10off’ for discount)

Herrschners —  30% off ONE regular priced item, in store only. Excludes Yarn. 7

Hoffman’s Hobbies “Your Sports Authority” —  Buy ONE hat, Get $5 off second hat (with visitors guide)

Kindred Spirit Books —  10% off Books and Music or 20% off Gift Items

The Memory Market —  25% off Total Purchase

Paper Doll at Sugar Cubed – Bring in this Visitors Guide for 10% off purchase (pens, artwork & personalized items excluded).

 

Hwy. 51

Experience area attractions, history, food, museums, and more by staying on the road less traveled. Highway 51 is a road that links heritage, culture, and the Northwoods of Wisconsin to southern Louisiana. Traveling through six states, Highway 51 creates a pathway for travelers to explore the many cultures, cuisines and nostalgia of Wisconsin.

Fifteen communities along Highway 51 in Wisconsin have come together, to emphasize the joy of the journey.  All along Highway 51, travelers will experience the culture, cuisine and quirks that are part of each community. Highway 51 includes the stories of Abraham Lincoln, railroads, Elvis Presley and Graceland, blues music, industry icons, civil rights, and plantation life. There’s a wealth of diverse cultures, traditions, music, and food stretching from the American Heartland to the Deep South. Crossing into Portage County on Highway 51 brings you into the heart of Wisconsin. Getting to the center of the journey is the best part, especially when it’s nestled amidst an abundance of green space and waterways, highlighted by recreational activities, industry, and heritage. This portion of the route is dotted with art and culture, with just a hint of beer from our local breweries.

Learn more about the stories along Highway 51, or create one of your own, by planning your journey online at www.explorehwy51.com or by stopping by the Stevens Point Area Visitor Information Center at exit 161 to pick up a copy of the Journey Journal and Passport. Make the most of your travels with local events,

geo-caching sites, downloadable games

and more!

 

Yellowstone Trail

The Yellowstone Trail was established and stretched from “Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound.” Between 1915, when the Yellowstone Trail Association extended the Trail to Chicago, and the 1930’s the Yellowstone Trail served Wisconsin from Kenosha to Hudson. This year, 2012, the historic auto trail celebrates its 100th Anniversary!

 

The Yellowstone Trail enters Portage County from the east in the quaint Village of Amherst. Should your journey include an overnight stay, the Amherst Inn B&B is a Victorian gothic style house built in 1887. Continuing on County B into the Village of Plover, a visit to Heritage Park reveals an authentic Yellowstone Trail cabin amongst the other period buildings gathered from around the county. Traveling north on Business 51 motorists enter the City of Stevens Point, home of the Stevens Point Brewery which has a rich heritage of brewing excellence since 1857. Tours are available.  Also in Stevens Point is the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s “Old Main” built in 1893-94. Heading west, your route on the Yellowstone Trail takes you through the historic downtown district with its turn of the century urban architecture. Besides these archaic buildings and locations there are many more places of historical value all along the trail. Come see for yourself and help the Yellowstone Trail celebrate its anniversary with a walk through history. For detailed information, contact the Stevens Point Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-236-4636.

 

 

Getting Around

Getting Here

Drivers can get to the Stevens Point area via two major highways. Highway 10 (east-west) and Interstate 39 (north-south). Since Highway 10 was rerouted in July of 2009, they parallel for a stretch of Interstate 39/Highway 51 from Exit #158 to Exit #165, where the newest stretch of Highway 10 West continues.

 

Visitors flying into Central Wisconsin, will most likely use the Central Wisconsin Airport (www.fly-cwa.org) out of Mosinee, just 15 minutes north of Stevens Point. Service is available from major domestic airlines, with service connecting through Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis.

 

Transportation from the Airport is available through Courtesy Cab

(715-342-8863). Car Rentals are available directly at the airport, including Avis (715-693-3025). Reservations are recommended.

 

Ground Transportation is available though the Lamers (www.golamers.com), with northbound and southbound stops in Stevens Point daily. Connections to Wausau, Waupaca, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Milwaukee (including stops for Amtrack, Greyhound, and Mitchell International Airport).

 

Getting Around

It is easy to get around the Stevens Point Area by car, bike or on foot. Public transportation is available through the Stevens Point Transit, (http://stevenspoint.com/transit/). Most of the urban area is included in the route. Normal bus fare is only $1, and late night routes are available from downtown Stevens Point to the north and east sides. Taxi service is available through Courtesy Cab (715-342-8863).

 

Transportation Services

Airport

Central Wisconsin Airport

200 CWA Drive, Mosinee. Central Wisconsin Airport offers daily flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit and Chicago on Delta, United and American airlines.

715-693-2147. www.fly-cwa.org

 

Car Rentals

Avis Rent A Car

Serving the Stevens Point community through our Central Wisconsin Airport (715-693-3025) location in Mosinee. Competitive daily, weekly and one way rates offering a wide variety of vehicles. www.aviswi.com

 

Shuttle Services

Courtesy Cab

5622 Hwy B, Stevens Point. Safe, clean vehicles with courteous drivers. Service available throughout the greater Stevens Point Area, including airport service. Also available for large groups. 715-342-8863.

 

Lamers Bus Lines

Lamers Bus Lines offers extensive services throughout Wisconsin. Specializing in charter and/or contract transportation needs with first class service. (715) 421-2400. www.golamers.com

 

 

(estimated mileage)

Chicago     244 miles

Eau Claire 110 miles

Green Bay   86 miles

Milwaukee   150 miles

Madison     110 miles

Minneapolis 195 miles

 

 

Dining and Entertainment

 

Amber Grill

1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point. Enjoy our signature restaurant adjacent to the Holiday Inn Convention Center. Open daily. Featuring an array of house specialties. Live entertainment weekly. 715-344-9808. www.ambergrill.net

 

Christian’s Bistro

3066 Village Park Drive, Plover. Chef Christian Czerwonka is dedicated to traditional, homemade foods prepared with the finest ingredients. Featuring fresh fish flown in daily, locally-grown produce, made-from-scratch sauces and house-smoked meats. Expansive wine list, an energetic atmosphere and attentive, precise service. Catering available.

715-344-3100, www.christiansbistro.com

 

Michele’s

513 Division Street, Stevens Point. Considered the area’s best steak house. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere, creative cocktails and the finest dining in Central Wisconsin. We are family owned and operated for more than 30 years. A highly recommended favorite. Your host Thad and Wendy Klasinski invite you to Michele’s Restaurant & Catering. 715-341-3363. www.michelescateringandrestaurant.com

 

Red Mill Supper Club

1222 County Road HH West, Stevens Point. Your PRIME destination for the area’s best steaks, seafood and cocktails. Unique north-woods atmosphere overlooking perennial gardens and pond. Outdoor seating. Prime Rib nightly. Gluten-Free Menu. 715-341-7714. www.theredmill.net

 

Silver Coach

38 Park Ridge Drive, Stevens Point. The only authentic railroad car in Central Wisconsin! Outdoor dining on a new pergola deck, among beautiful trees and flowers. Serving hand-cut steaks, superb seafood and unique recipe creations. Offering the BEST in fine dining! Reservations suggested. 715-341-6588. www.silvercoachrestaurant.com

 

Sky Club

2202 Post Road, Plover. Stop down and enjoy the finest dining in Portage County’s premier supper club. Family-owned since 1961 & established in 1940. Three generations of fine dining, offering hand cut choice steaks and the finest seafood! Serving the best prime rib in town and enjoy our amazing Sunday brunch served 9-1pm every Sunday. Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast 2007 & 2008 award winner. 715-341-4000. www.skyclubdining.com

 

Casual Dining

Ambrosia Pub & Grill

192 Main Street S., Amherst. Dine-in/take-out menus available. Full service restaurant/tavern. Catering services —  groups 50-800 at your location. Hours: Mon.-Tue. 3 p.m. to close, Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m. to close. 715-824-2332. Catering – 715-824-2312.

 

Arbuckles Eatery & Pub

1320 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point. Home of the “Marathon of Beers”. American, Italian, and Mexican Entrees. Children’s menu. Outdoor patio seating available. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Carryouts available. 715-341-2444, arbuckleseateryandpub.com

 

Buffalo Wild Wings

5370 Hwy. 10 East, Stevens Point. You will find more than just wings at this fun, high-energy sports bar, featuring 14 signature sauces. Full menu featuring everything from salads to appetizers to burgers and specialty items. 715-344-3287, www.buffalowildwings.com

 

Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie

190 Crossroads Dr., Plover. Stop in and try one of our famous wood-fired specialty pizzas or our U.S.D.A. Black Angus burgers and steaks made in our own centrally located butcher shop. Sunday Brunch,

9 a.m. 715.295.0200, www.charcoalgrill.com

 

Clear Water Harbor

N2757 Hwy. QQ, Waupaca. Waterfront restaurant and bar. Visit “MOO’s” for frozen treats, next to outdoor playground. Chain O’ Lakes cruises on the Chief and Lady of the Lakes, great spot for entertainment. Boat rides, 715-258-2866 (year round). Restaurant, 715-258-9912, www.clearwaterharbor.com

 

Club Forest Bar

1176 Club Forest Drive, Plover. 5 miles west of Plover on Hwy. 54. Family owned since 1927. Famous 1/2 lb. char-grilled burgers, specialty sandwiches and famous fresh salads. Open everyday, 11 a.m. Outdoor dining. On state snowmobiling trail, with plenty of parking. Families welcome. 715-345-1220, www.clubforestbar.com

 

Cozy Kitchen

1338 Third Street, Downtown Stevens Point. Stevens Point’s oldest established restaurant. Smoke free. Featuring homemade soups, pies, desserts, made to order food. Daily specials. Outdoor seating. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays. Carry-out available. 715-344-8620.

 

Dock of DuBay

4522 County Road E, Junction City. Lake DuBay Area. Easy to find by car, snowmobile or boat, with 6 slips to dock. Famous for outstanding food including our Friday Fish Fry, Saturday Prime Rib and Sunday Broasted Chicken! 715-457-2700, www.dockofdubay.com

 

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

1400 Commerce Place, Plover. “Everyone Deserves a Good Mealô.” Come enjoy our buffet of choices including pasta, pizza, salad bar, and a selection of carved meats at dinner on Saturdays and Sundays! Open Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. for our Sunrise Breakfast Buffet. 715-343-2780. www.goldencorral.com

 

Grazies Italian Grill

5327 Hwy. 10 East, Stevens Point. Offering our guests the best quality available, from scratch. Now offering catering, celebrate with one of a kind taste. Kid’s menu, full bar, wine and martini menu. Serving 11am-10pm, 715-345-7808. www.graziesitaliangrill.com

 

Hilltop Pub & Grill

4901 Main St., Stevens Point. Our casual atmosphere at the Hilltop is complimented by its good food, spirits and Wisconsin beer. A place you’ll want to visit again. Open every day, serving 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

715-341-3037. www.hilltoppubandgrill.com

 

Mikey’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill

3018 Village Park Drive, Plover. Specializing in seafood, Italian cuisine and pub fare. Live music every weekend. 27 beers on tap and extensive wine list. TVs throughout entire facility. 715-544-0157. www.mikeysbarandgrill.com

 

South Point Restaurant

3057 Church Street, Stevens Point. 24 hour restaurant featuring homestyle cooking, breakfast and full menu served anytime. Home-made soups and pies. Chicken dumpling soup 24-7. Daily specials. Kids menu. Carry outs available. 715-341-2340

 

Spiedini’s Bar & Grill

1010 Post Road, Plover. Always fun! Always Tasty! Award-winning pizzas (14 different kinds). Great steaks, chops, seafood, pasta and desserts. Full service bar and banquet hall. Friday Fish Fry! All Major credit cards accepted. 715-344-0160. www.spiedinis.com

 

The Sport Plate

601 N. Michigan Ave., Stevens Point. Delicious selection of sandwiches and salads. During the golf season, we are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. We also offer outdoor patio dining during the summer. Located in the SentryWorld Sports Center. 715-346-8790. thesportplate.com

 

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

1501 North Point Drive, Stevens Point. Attached to the Ramada. An atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. Scottish-Irish theme, mega screen, 30 all-sport HD TVs, 24 tap beers, servers in costume and great food! 715-343-7901. www.tiltedkilt.com

 

Two Lakes Restaurant

9915 Two Lakes Road, Almond. 20 minutes south of Stevens Point. Family owned for 60 years, open Tues.-Sun., April-October. American/Italian Cuisine, Famous Italian Dinner with Drunken Chicken, Great Steaks, Shrimp and Homemade Pizza. 715-366-2479. www.hellotwolakes.com

 

Water Street Grille

1410 Third St., Downtown Stevens Point. Steak, Ribs, Seafood, Chicken, Vegetarian Burgers, Quesadillas, Great Salads and Delicious Sandwiches. Daily drink and food specials. Friday Fish Fry. Lunch and Dinner served Monday through Saturday. Dinner reservations recommended. Carry-out Available. 715-344-2070

 

The Wooden Chair

1059 Main St., Stevens Point. Old-fashioned charm with our unique, antique chairs. Serving natural and healthier foods daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The best omelets, home-baked goodies and specialty sandwiches. Home of Fudge Utopia. Visit us online or on Facebook for daily specials. 715-341-1133. www.thewoodenchairwisconsin.com

 

Quick Service

Noodles & Company

101 Division St., Stevens Point. From healthy to indulgent and spice to comforting, Noodles & Company serves a balanced selection of Asian, Mediterranean and American inspired noodle dishes, soups and salads. Made to order and served in a flash. 715-295-0700. www.noodles.com

 

Revive Wellness

1152 Main Street, Stevens Point. Stop in and experience one of our 30 flavors of our satisfying meal replacement smoothie creations. Try our all-natural flavored energy drinks and mango aloe energy shots and be refreshed. Big city feel with friendly hometown service. 920-205-2629.

 

Subway

135 N Division St., 715-341-7777;

201 West Clark St., 715-342-1438;

28 Park Ridge Drive, 715-342-4408;

5733 Windy Drive (Hwy. 10), 715-295-0804;

5601 Carrie Frost Drive, 715-544-4436;

250 Crossroads Drive, 715-254-2100. Subway offers party subs, party platters, box lunches and cookie platters for all your upcoming business or personal catering needs made with the freshest ingredients. Now serving breakfast.

 

Ice Cream

Belt’s Soft Serve

2140 Division St., Stevens Point. Cones, flurries, sundaes, shakes, slush and smoothies. Fresh baked brownies, homemade cookie dough and peanut butter cup. Fresh strawberries and raspberries in season. Stevens Point’s favorite! 715-344-0049.

 

Cold Stone Creamery

101 Division Street, Stevens Point. We start with the highest quality ice cream, add an extremely fun variety of mix-in choices and top it off with a one-of-a-kind personalized store experience. 715-341-2880.

 

Emy J’s

1009 First St., Downtown Stevens Point. Offers 16 flavors of ice cream, “real” fruit smoothies, fresh roasted organic fair-trade gourmet coffees and espresso, WI-FI free spot. 715-345-0471. See ad on p. 25

 

Tavern

Lynda’s Wolf Den

2410 Brooks Road, Mosinee. Lake DuBay Area. Hwy. 34 and C. Never closes early. 3 p.m.-2 a.m., open 7 days a week. Serving pizza all night. 715-457-2439.

 

Rusty’s Backwater Saloon

1715 W River Drive W., Stevens Point. Serving food and beverages. Kitchen open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Fireplace, canoe & pontoon rentals. Great Bloody Mary! Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. to close. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to close. 715-341-2490 www.rustys.net

 

Shipyard Bar & Grill

1135 County Road DB, Mosinee. Waterfront Bar and Grill, featuring a full menu including, Homemade Pizza, Friday Fish Fry, Saturday Steak Night. Come dine on the deck and watch a beautiful sunset. 715-344-2628.

 

 

Dining (alphabetical)

 

@1800  1800 Northpoint Drive Stevens Point (715) 345-1600 www.at1800.com

Adventure 212 Bistro       3217 John Joanis Drive     Stevens Point        (715) 343-0212        http://www.adventure212.com/

Amber Grill 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point    (715) 344-9808, www.amber-grill.com

Ambrosia’s    192 Main Street,     Amherst       (715) 824-2332        http://www.amherstwi.govoffice2.com/index.asp

Arbuckles Eatery & Pub     1320 Strongs Avenue Stevens Point        (715) 341-2444        www.arbuckleseateryandpub.com

Belt’s Soft Serve    2140 Division Street,      Stevens Point        (715) 344-0049

Big Apple Bagels     1600 American Drive,       Plover        (715) 342-5740

Bill’s Pizza Shop    1101 Main Street,    Stevens Point        (715) 344-9557

Buffalo Wild Wings   5370 US Highway 10 E,      Stevens Point              www.buffalowildwings.com

Charcoal Grill Restaurant 190 Crossroads Drive,      Plover        (715) 295-0200        www.charcoalgrill.com

Chili’s Grill & Bar 165 Crossroad Drive,       Plover        715-295-0156 www.chilis.com

Christian’s Bistro   3066 Village Park Drive,   Plover        (715) 344-3100       www.christiansbistro.com

Clear Water Harbor   N2757 County QQ,     Waupaca       715-258-2866 www.clearwaterharbor.com

Club Forest Bar      1176 Club Forest Drive,    Plover        (715) 345-1220

Cold Stone Creamery 101 Division Street,       Stevens Point        715-341-2880

Country Canteen      8801 State Highway 66,     Rosholt       715-677-3233

Cozy Kitchen 1338 3rd Street,     Stevens Point        (715) 344-8620

Dago Joe’s Tap       809 Main Street,     Junction City        (715) 457-6393

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 5398 Highway 10 E,   Stevens Point        715-344-3400

DeWendy’s     1408 Highway HH W,   Stevens Point        (715) 341-8050

Dock of DuBay        4522 County Road E, Junction City        457-2700 (cell)      www.dockofdubay.com

Dollar Bill’s        158 N Main Street,   Rosholt       (715) 677-4615

Emy J’s       1009 First Street,   Stevens Point        (715) 345-0471

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill      1400 Commerce Place,       Plover        (715) 343-2780        www.goldencorral.com

Grazies Italian Grill      5327 Highway 10 E,   Stevens Point        (715) 345-7808        www.graziesitaliangrill.com

Hilltop Pub & Grill 4901 Main Street,    Stevens Point        (715) 341-3037        http://hilltoppubandgrill.com/

Hitchin Rail Saloon 4471 Cty J,   Stevens Point        715-592-5055

Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches    108 Division Street Ste A, Stevens Point        715-344-8800

Kim’s Barrel Inn     1001 2nd Street,     Stevens Point        (715) 341-8341

Kristin’s Riverwalk 1140 Clark Street,   Stevens Point        (715) 341-8178

Lynda’s Wolf Den     2410 Brooks Road,    Mosinee       (715) 457-2439

Michele’s     513 Division Street,       Stevens Point        715-341-3363        www.michelescateringandrestaurant.com

Mickey’s Restaurant 100 Second Street N.,      Stevens Point        715-344-4843

Mikey’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill 3018 Village Park Drive,   Plover        (715) 370-0959        www.mikeysbarandgrill.com

Morning Star Coffee & Bistro      102 S Main Street,   Amherst       (715) 824-2200

Noodles & Company    101 Division Street,       Stevens Point        715-295-0700 www.noodles.com

Olympia Family Restaurant / Pete’s Sports Bar   200 Division Street,       Stevens Point        715-341-2266   www.olympiarestaurant.net

Paradise Restaurant & Bar 3401 Post Road,      Plover        715-341-1755

Plover’s Drive-Thru Inc.   1311 Post Road,      Plover

Red Mill Supper Club       1222 County Road HH W,     Stevens Point        (715) 341-7714        www.theredmill.net

Revive Wellness      1152 Main Street,    Stevens Point        920-205-2629

Rusty’s Backwater Saloon   1715 W River Drive W.,     Stevens Point        715-341-2490 www.rustys.net

Samoeun’s Happy Wok 1540 Plover Road,    Plover        715-544-4044

Shipyard Bar & Grill       1135 County Road DB,       MOSINEE       715-344-2628

Silver Coach 38 Park Ridge Drive,       Stevens Point        (715) 345-7949       www.thesilvercoach.com

Ski’s Meat Market    5370 US Highway 10 E,      Stevens Point        715-344-8484 www.skismeatmarket.com

Sky Club      2202 Post Road,      Plover        (715) 341-4000

South Point Restaurant     3057 Church Street, Stevens Point        715-341-2340

Spiedini’s Bar & Grill     1010 Post Road,      Plover        (715) 344-0160       spiedinis.com

Subway

135 N Division St.   715-341-7777

201 West Clark St.   715-342-1438

28 Park Ridge Drive 715-342-4408

5733 Windy Drive (Hwy. 10),       715-295-0804

5601 Carrie Frost Drive    715-544-4436

250 Crossroads Drive 715-254-2100

Coffee Studio        1100 Main Street, Suite 1A,       Stevens Point        (715) 344-0077

The Bamboo House     3012 Village Park Drive,   Plover        715-342-0988 ploverbamboohouse.com

The Sport Plate      601 N Michigan Avenue,     Stevens Point        (715) 345-1600        www.sentryworld.com

The Wooden Chair     1059 Main Street,    Stevens Point        (715) 341-1133        www.thewoodenchairstevenspoint.com

Tiki Bar on DuBay    1126 County Road DB,       Mosinee       (715) 342-4300

Tilted Kilt   1501 North Point Drive,    Stevens Point        (715) 341-1340       www.tiltedkilt.com

Tomek’s Tavern       3168 State Hwy 66,   Rosholt       (715) 677-3122

Top Hat Bar   1346 Third Street,   Stevens Point        715-341-8550 http://www.facebook.com/tophatbarstpt

Two Lakes Restaurant       9915 Two Lakes Road,       Almond        (715) 366-2479        www.hellotwolakes.com

Village Gardens      2811 Porter Road,    Plover        (715) 341-4577       www.lensmiregardens.com

Water Street Grille 1410 Third Street,   Stevens Point        (715) 344-2070

 

Have you ever?

•     Taken a boat, canoe or kayak out on the Wisconsin River to watch the sunset?

•     Explored one of the scenic roads that travel through Portage County?

•     Walked among 50,000 blooming flowers to golf SentryWorld’s signature flower hole?

•     Learned a new skill at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station?

•     Touch history from our counties past at Heritage Park?

•     Rented a bike to explore the Green Circle Trail or the Tomorrow River State Trail?

•     Tested your skill of disc golf at McDill, Mead, Standing Rocks or Yulga Parks?

•     Became a kid again at the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum?

•     Sat in a blind to observe the native Prairie Chickens in the Buena Vista Marsh?

•     Felt the wind against your cheeks as you raced down the slopes at Standing Rocks Park?

•     Got a taste for history at the Stevens Point Brewery?

•     Sat in a warden’s truck at the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame?

•     Viewed the countryside on horseback, along the Tomorrow River State Trail?

•     Camped on Division Street in March to be the first in line for ice cream?

•     Went in for a closer look at the murals in downtown Stevens Point?

•     Acted like a kid again at K.A.S.H. Playground?

•     Snuggled in for a winter sleigh ride at Wild West Campground and Corral, complete with hot chocolate?

•     Picnicked to the sound of live music at the riverfront?

•     Tasted a fresh cheese curd, still warm, squeak and all?

•     Explored what the glaciers left behind on the Ice Age Trail?

•     Became a little more crafty after touring Herrschners?

•     Visited one of the state’s greenest buildings at the George W. Mead Wildlife Area?

•     Got your motor running at the Midwest’s largest car show?

•     Google for an answer during the World’s Largest Trivia Contest?

•     Stamped your passport for Highway 51?

For more ideas about what you can do in the Stevens Point Area visit www.stevenspointarea.com.

 

Travel Green Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s conservation history and leadership has a long successful tradition. With leaders including Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin has proven its commitment to the environment time and time again. Locally, the Stevens Point area is home to the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, honoring the people who worked to preserve the very things that make our state unique, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Renew the Earth Institute.

For more information about Travel Green Wisconsin certified businesses, please visit: www.travelgreenwisconsin.com.

To protect the environment, the very green spaces and waterways that define our area and make it desirable to visitors and residents, it will take continued effort and support from individuals, businesses and the community. Portage County by its nature is positioned perfectly to embrace these concepts. Our green space infrastructures are no coincidence. Citizen and governmentally led stewardship of our natural resources, along with strong support from local advocacy groups have maintained an exceptionally high quality of life and sense of place.

Look for the leaf symbol at the end of the listings of participating members of Travel Green Wisconsin. Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary program that reviews, certifies and recognizes tourism businesses and organizations that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their environmental impact.

 

Businesses and Services

Banks/Financial Services

 

International Bank of Amherst

103 South Main Street, Amherst. Founded in 1893, International Bank of Amherst is an independent community bank serving Amherst, Wisconsin. 715-824-3325. www.internationalbank-amherst.com

 

M&I Bank

2851 Post Rd., Plover — 715-341-0380

1200 Commerce Pl., Plover — 715-344-8182

1245 Main St., Stevens Point — 715-344-5100

At M&I, you’ll find the financial resources, personal attention and services that will meet your needs today —– and tomorrow.  www.mibank.com

 

Business/Economic Development

Amherst Business Association

Visit Amherst, a historic community located along the Tomorrow River and adjacent to the Tomorrow River State Trail. Restaurants, lodging, shopping and much more. There’s no place like it! www.amherstwi.govoffice2.com

 

Association of Downtown Businesses

1245 Main St., Downtown Stevens Point. Independent group of business owners who promote the historic and economic development of the downtown business district. 715-343-5356, www.stevenspoint.biz

 

Plover Area Business Association

2400 Post Road, Plover. Association to foster and advance the commercial interests of the Greater Plover Area. 715-345-5258, www.ploverbiz.org

 

Portage County Business Council

5501 Vern Holmes Drive, Stevens Point. Your Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Partnership – for all you need to be successful. Assistance with site selection, training and resources to help you expand or locate your business here. 715-344-1940, info@portagecountybiz.com, www.portagecountybiz.com or www.portagecountyconnects.com

 

Day Spas

The Wellness Spa

3916 Water St. (Hwy. HH), Stevens Point. Rediscover yourself with massage, facials, nail care, eastern therapies, Tai Chi, workshops and retreats.  Celebrate with Couples Packages, Spa Party or plan your next meeting in our elegant space nestled on eight acres of natural beauty. 715-341-3333, 877-341-WSPA. www.WellnessSpaResort.com

 

Health Care

Aspirus Stevens Point Clinic

5409 Vern Holmes Drive, Stevens Point. The Aspirus Stevens Point clinic offers comprehensive medical and preventive care including primary care, walk-in care, specialty care, outpatient surgery and on-site lab and advance imaging services. 715-344-1600, www.aspirus.org

 

Ministry Health Care/ Saint Michael’s Hospital

900 Illinois Ave., Stevens Point. A fully accredited, acute-care facility  offering a comprehensive range of services with more than 200 physicians. The hospital shares a campus with the 110,000-square-foot clinic, a multi-specialty practice with more than 75 physicians. 715-346-5000, www.ministryhealth.org

 

Photography

KT Elements

Stevens Point. KT Elements offers photography services for any occasion, including affordable and unique wedding packages, and personalized portraits. 715-254-7540, www.ktelements.com

 

Real Estate

First Weber Group Realtors

5424 Hwy. 10 E., Suite A, Stevens Point. FirstWeber.com is now new and improved. Check out one of the most innovative multi-media marketing programs in the nation: Front Runner Click on the Front Runner video at Firstweber.com 715-341-6688, toll free: 877-688-6198

 

 

 

Places of Worship

 

Berea Baptist Church – GARBC

2216 Ellis St., Stevens Point. Come worship with us! Sun. 10 a.m. bible classes for all ages, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship. Wed. prayer meeting 6 p.m. 715-344-7038 or 715-572-8603.

 

Newman University Catholic Parish

2108 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Masses at 5 p.m. Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Convent, 1300 Maria Drive. (Sunday night Mass not celebrated during summer or UWSP breaks.) 715-345-6500. www.newmanuwsp.org

 

St. Joseph Catholic Church

1709 Wyatt Ave., Stevens Point. Weekend: Sat. 4:00 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m. Weekdays: Tues.-Fr: 8:00 a.m. (school year 6:45 a.m. Weds.) Reconciliation: by appointment.  715-341-1617. www.togetherinfaith.org

 

St. Peter Catholic Church

800 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Mass: Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 8 and 10 a.m., Tue. 5:15 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 8 a.m., Mon. ÿth Communion 8 a.m. Confession: Sat. 3 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m., Tues. 4:15 p.m, Wed.-Sat. 7:15 a.m. 715-344-6115, www.saintpetercatholic.com

 

St. Stanislaus Catholic Church

838 Fremont St., Stevens Point. Mass: Sat. 4:30 p.m., Sun. 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., Weekdays, Tue.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.; Mon., Communion Service 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wed. 6-7:30 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.  715-344-9117. www.saintstans.net

 

Saint Bronislava Parish

3200 Plover Road, Plover. Masses: Sat. 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Tue.-Fri. 8:15 a.m.; Spanish Rosary/Mass: Thur. 4:45p.m. Reconciliation: 3 p.m. Saturday. Eucharistic Adoration: Thur. 9 a.m. – Fri. 8 a.m. Holy Days and other masses in the bulletin. 715-344-4326, www.stbrons.com.

 

Christian Science Society

2800 Main St., Stevens Point. Sunday service 10 a.m. Reading room hours Wednesday 1-3 p.m. All are welcome. 715-344-5477. www.spirituality.com or www.christianscience.com

 

Church of the Intercession-Episcopal

1417 Church St., Downtown Stevens Point. Downtown Stevens Point. Worship with communion – Sundays 10 a.m. including Sunday school (Sept. – May) and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. 715-344-3879. Email: office@intercession.org. www.intercessionsp.org

 

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

3210 Maple Drive, Plover.  Our Mission: “To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known.”  Communion Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. w/Sunday School and Adult Bible Studies 10:45 a.m.  Bible studies throughout the week.  Handicap accessible.  Call for summer hours. Pastor David E. Ficken.  Church: 715-341-2898. www.beautifulsaviorploverwi.com

 

Divine Word Evangelical Lutheran Church

2501 Plover Springs Drive, Plover. We invite you to join us: Sun. 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., September-May; Sun. 9 a.m., summer; Mon. 6:30 p.m., May-November. 715-341-2915.

 

Redeemer Lutheran Church

900 Brilowski Road, Stevens Point. Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sun. Education for all ages on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 715-341-3233.

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church & School – LCMS

1919 Wyatt Ave., Stevens Point. “Where the Love of Learning Becomes Learning to Love” Worship: Wed. and Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. – 8 a.m., 10:45 a.m. “Gathering Hour” Worship w/Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Preschool &†Pre-K through 8th Grade Day School. Pastor Tom Peterson and Principal Bill Zuelsdorff. Church: 715-344-5664. School: 715-344-5660. www.stpaullutheranstevenspoint.com

 

Trinity Lutheran Church – ELCA

1410 Rogers St., Stevens Point. Corner of Clark St. (Hwy. 66) and Rogers St. near downtown. Services: Sunday 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Education and Fellowship hour 9:30 a.m. Summer services 9 a.m. 715-344-2869. www.trinitysp.com

 

Community Church – GLBC

3516 Stanley St., Stevens Point. Visit our welcoming, Christ-centered faith family. Worship: Sun. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Small groups and ministry teams for all ages. 715-341-8811, www.pointchurch.net

 

Good News Fellowship Church

801 Hwy. HH West, Stevens Point. Ministry for all ages. Sun. service, 9:30 a.m. Midweek service, Wed. 7 p.m. Phone: 715-341-3275. Email: GNFC@GNFChurch.org. www.GNFChurch.org

 

Highland Church

700 Hoover Ave., Plover. Real God. Real Love. Real People. Bible-based teaching with contemporary worship service for all ages. Sun. 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. services. Wed. 6:30 p.m. children, youth and adult services. 715-341-4640, www.highlandag.org

 

One Church in Two Locations

190 Hoover Ave., Plover and Shopko Plaza Mall, Wisconsin Rapids. Bible based, contemporary worship services and Sunday school; nursery provided. Adult Small Groups throughout the week; Sr. and Jr. High Youth Ministry; AWANA Children’s Ministry; and Local Outreach. 715-341-0800. www.woodlandschurch.org.

 

Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church

1300 Main St., Stevens Point. An inclusive, historic church on Main Street, worshiping God with minds, hearts and souls while reaching out in mission to our community and the world. 715-341-3040.

 

Peace United Church of Christ

1756 Dixon St., Stevens Point. Sun. Worship 10:15 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., June-August Worship 9:30 a.m. Handicap Accessible. “Whoever you are, and where ever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” 715-344-7104. peaceucc@sbcglobal.net. www.peacesp.org

 

Stevens Point Seventh-Day Adventist Church

1510 Sherman Ave., Stevens Point. Saturday Services: Sabbath School 9:20 a.m., Church Service 11 a.m., Small group and Bible studies during the week. 715-344-4337.

 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

3116 Algoma St., Stevens Point. Liberal religious community dedicated to the search for truth, spiritual growth and service. Sunday services are at 10 a.m., Sept.-May. Sunday school 10 a.m. Childcare available. Wednesday Program 5:30 p.m. 715-869-8783. Email: info@spuuf.org. http://spuuf.org

 

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

600 Wilshire Blvd., Stevens Point. Sun 8 & 10:30 am; Sunday School for all ages 9:15-10:15 am. Call for summer hours. Wed. Disciples’ night: Dinner (5:30-6PM), small groups & choirs (college students eat FREE). 715-344-3557. www.stevenspointumc.org.

 

The Springs United Methodist Church

2820 Plover Springs Drive, Plover. (across from Kwik Trip on Bus. 51). Sun 9:15 am; Sunday School 9:30 am. Reconciling Congregation: ALL are welcome! 715-344-9192. www.ploverspringsumc.org.