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Wisconsin Rapids and the surrounding areas are rich with history, culture, and beautiful geographical settings.  Nestled along the Wisconsin River, Wisconsin Rapids has a rich history in paper manufacturing, but is also an important locale for the cranberry industry.  More recently the city has developed a strong reputation for being a leader in technology with the emergence of Renaissance Learning, a global company that produces technology-based school improvement and student assessment for K-12 schools.  Wisconsin Rapids is also known well for its strong school system that also includes Mid-State Technical College.

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The Wisconsin River provides beautiful scenery as well as hiking paths, prime fishing locations, and other water recreational opportunities.  Many lakes in the area afford alternate fishing venues to the Wisconsin River and nature trails to explore.  Multiple bike trails and beautiful golf courses are located throughout the area as well.

Hotel Mead Flyers

While you’re in the area, enjoy all the amenities and comfortable stay at Hotel Mead & Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids, the Official Hotel of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters! When booking your stay, make sure to ask for the Rafters Rate! Click on the Hotel Mead logo above for special room rates and packages.

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in Wisconsin Rapids knows there’s no place like home, but with their newly updated furnishings, rooms décor, flat screen tv’s and cozy Serta Perfect Sleeper beds, the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites will feel like your home away from home. They have a variety of rooms types including suites with whirlpools. Wake up fresh each morning with their free hot home-style breakfast, and stay connected with free, hotel wide high speed wifi. Guests also enjoy our inviting indoor pool and hot tub. They welcome your furry four-legged companion as they are pet friendly. We value our Big City Quality, Small Town Values. Click on the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites logo above for rates and availability.

The newly renovated Sleep Inn & Suites Wisconsin Rapids is the best Wisconsin Rapids lodging choice for your trip to Wisconsin. With numerous amenities for guests such as jacuzzi or spa, dry cleaning service, bbq grills, you will wake up at Sleep Inn & Suites Wisconsin Rapids feeling ready to go every day for your time in Wisconsin Rapids. Don’t let this amazing reservation opportunity pass you by, book your stay at Sleep Inn & Suites Wisconsin Rapids today to make the most of your time in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Click on the Sleep Inn logo above for rates and availability. 

cranberry blossom festival

Make sure to soak up the scenery and experience all of the entertainment and community festivals held annually!

july fireworks wis rapids

The Fourth of July in Wisconsin Rapids expands the community population by as many as 15,000 people, as the city is well known for having the best fireworks display in the area.  It is an all-day affair that allows families a chance to get together during the day and enjoy a great evening viewing the fantastic fireworks display over the Wisconsin River.

Heart of Wisconsin logo 2012

The Rafters are a proud member of the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce!

Places to Eat!


Olympic II Family Restaurant



Sportsmen’s Pub and Grille