You’ll find a whole host of attractions, activities, interesting things to see and fun things to do in Oneida County. There’s children’s activities as well as group activities. Take a cruise down the Wisconsin River or a trip through the galaxy. See lumberjacks perform dazzling feats and view outstanding local art. No matter the season and no matter the weather, Oneida County offers lots of stuff to do.
ArtStart Rhinelander – A regional arts and cultural center that inspires and educates visitors through exhibits, classes, kids’ activities and more.
Kovac Planetarium – 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.
Nicolet Art Gallery – Features exhibitions throughout the year in a variety of media.
Northwoods Wildlife Center – Take a tour of this outstanding facility that works to rehabilitate injured wildlife.
Northwoods Zip Line Adventure Tours – Your one-stop shop for eco-adventure tourism. Drive an Argo ATV, zip 1,000 ft over a wilderness lake, join a guided kayak tour on the stunning Tomahawk River or take on exciting aerial challenges up in the treetops.
Rhinelander Brewery Taproom & Gift Shop – Sample 10 craft beers on tap or take some home—including the famous Rhinelander “Shorty” bottles—at this recently opened taproom and gift shop in downtown Rhinelander.
Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows – See lumberjacks perform fantastic feats of skill, strength and balance. It’s a show for all ages that everyone will love.
Three Lakes Winery – 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.
Tommy O’s Playhouse – Fantastic Broadway musicals performed in the great Northwoods.
Wisconsin River Cruises – 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.
Local History Museums
Rhinelander Historical Society Museum – Immerse yourself in Hodag Country history.
Dr. Kate Museum – Learn about the “Angel on Snowshoes.”
Minocqua Museum – Go back to the early days of Minocqua.
Pioneer Park Historical Complex – The complex includes the Logging Museum, ArtStart, 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.
Snowmobile Hall of Fame Museum – See the history of the sport through exhibits and photos
Three Lakes Historical Society – Step into Northwoods history
Tomahawk’s First School Museum and Log Cabin Museum – Discover the city’s rich history.