UW-Marshfield/Wood County Bucket List

By UW-Marshfield/Wood County

College is the perfect time to experience new things. As a student, you will discover your personal interests and learn what you truly enjoy doing. It’s easy to let this time in your life fly by, so don’t miss out on all of the fun things you can do. Use your time at UW-Marshfield/Wood County to knock these five items off your college bucket list.

Wander Wildwood Zoo
Red fox

Learn more about native North American animals at the Wildwood Zoo. This 60 acre zoo is home to foxes, Kodiak bears, cougars, prairie dogs and wolves.  The zoo teaches guests about habitat preservation, conservation of threatened species and how to enjoy wildlife. The best part? Admission is free. This community spot is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. 

Attend a Campus Community Players Production
A play on stage

Get a dose of culture right on campus. Campus Community Players events happen throughout the year, and  the program features productions from musicals to plays put on by various age groups. If you are interested in being on stage yourself, consider getting involved. New members are always welcome! 

Explore Hamus Nature Preserve and Recreation Area
Meat on a grill

If you like to fish, hike, bike, grill or just enjoy nature, Hamus Nature Reserve and Recreation Area is the place for you. Spend the day relaxing or getting active at this peaceful preserve. Grab some friends and have a grill out on their charcoal grill. There’s plenty of room with a shelter that has six picnic tables so it’s the perfect place to make the most of a warm summer day. 

Have a Blast at the Central Wisconsin State Fair
Ferris wheel at night

The Central Wisconsin State Fair has been going on for over a century, so clearly the people of Marshfield have always known how to have a good time. Enjoy fried food, carnival games and rides, free shows and 4-H exhibits. Nothing beats good food and even better company. 

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Rotary Winter Wonderland
Lights on a tree

The Rotary Winter Wonderland takes place at the Wildwood Zoo every year during the holiday season. The proceeds from this impressive light display go to local food pantries. Along with the lights, you can see Santa, listen to live music or even ride a horse drawn carriage. ‘Tis the season to be a part of this Marshfield tradition.

These five activities are a great start for any UW-Marshfield/Wood County student interested in making the most of their time in college.