Wausau is located in the heart of Wisconsin, roughly equidistant from Green Bay, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, and with just a couple more hours Chicago. Granite Peak offers terrific skiing, the Wisconsin River is of itself a wonderful recreational area, and for the very adventurous, is in one section partly turned into a great white water rafting area. And curling has become a huge sport. The city has blended preservation of the old and building of the new. In addition, the city boasts a terrific medical center that is growing and services much of the north country.
The City of Wausau has a skyline and some very nice modern buildings, which in the downtown area mixes well with the classic older city look.
Once a year, Wausau holds a Chalkfest in the town square. There is some terrific work done here.
The threesome: I believe left to right, Rib Mountain, Hardwood Hill, and Big Mosinee.
Rib Mountain State Park
Big Mosinee from Lake Wausau