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13 can’t miss Instagrammable spots to showcase fall in central Wisconsin

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By Wendy Schneck Furrer

HARVEST FEST – DOWNTOWN WAUSAU – OCTOBER 5, 2019 Don’t miss this Central Wisconsin Fall family tradition with plenty of IG photo ops for kids and grown up kids! https://www.wausauevents.org/harvest-fest.html

RIB MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Located just off of highway 51 at 1,924 feet above sea level, Rib Mountain State Park offers visitors fantastic hiking trails with spectacular views perfect for an amazing Fall IG post! https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/ribmt/

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SUNSET AND FALL CHAIRLIFT RIDES – GRANITE PEAK SKI HILL A unique opportunity to view Central Wisconsin’s glorious Fall colors at their peak…from The Peak! Chair Lift Rides are offered weekends through October. https://www.skigranitepeak.com/chairliftrides Track Wisconsin Fall colors at https://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report

Photo credit Cybil Siikarla: Wausau East Gridiron

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS The roaring crowds of Friday Night High School Football can be heard all over Central Wisconsin in Fall. Don’t miss the chance to cheer on your home team and light up your IG with some sweet shots of high school memories!

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LAKE WAUSAU Central Wisconsin gathers at the water, and Fall is no exception. Capture colorful Fall Insta-nature shots on Lake Wausau, the Wisconsin River, or any of the many beautiful creeks and rivers winding through the area.

Photo credit Kelly O’Brien Wokatsch

THRILLER! GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU – OCTOBER 26, 2019 A Central Wisconsin Halloween tradition, Thriller is performed by Wausau Dance Theatre each October. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to add some spooky fun to your IG feed! http://www.wausaudancetheatre.com

Photo credit RISE UP Central Wisconsin

RISE UP CENTRAL WISCONSIN MURAL: W.O.W. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Central Wisconsin is rich in the arts. Our most recent gift to the community is a mural created by the artists of RISE UP Central Wisconsin painted on the face of W.O.W. Family Entertainment Center. More information on this unique non-profit at @RISEUPCentralWI

Photo credit Condor Coffee

CONDOR COFFEE – WESTON Grab a friend and head to Condor Coffee in Weston for the perfect spot to slow down and warm up on a crisp Fall day. Locally owned and roasted, enjoy warm Condor Coffee drinks, sweets, and a little shopping. More information at @condorcoffeeshop

FALL FARMERS MARKETS Fall colors aren’t just for the trees in Central Wisconsin. Don’t let the last of the colorful and delicious Fall harvest pass you by before the winter snow starts blowing. www.farmersmarketofwausau.com

EXHIBITOUR – DOWNTOWN WAUSAU – SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 For the love of wine, art, and instashots! Local businesses are transformed into pop-up art galleries. Tour downtown Wausau enjoying art, music, and wine! Tickets and information available at www.wausauriverdistrict.org/exhibitour

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EAU CLAIRE DELLS A Marathon County park located on the far east side of Wausau, Eau Claire Dells is a year-round Instagram favorite. In Fall, capture a rare view of the Eau Claire River tumbling over the 1.8 billion year old rock formations with a background of full Fall colors on display. Most of all, take some time to enjoy the unique peace only the sites and sounds of nature can offer.

Photo credit The Milk Merchant

THE MILK MERCHANT – 402 S. SECOND AVE, WAUSAU Wausau’s newest foodie destination, and we love it! A beautiful storefront not only offers a variety of “the very best global and Wisconsin cheese” and charcuterie, stop by to discuss catering a party, or take a class. Come on Wisconsin – put it on your IG – it’s beautiful cheese! www.themilkmerchant.com

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DIWALI PARTY – ROTHSCHILD PAVILION – NOVEMBER 16, 2019 The Indian Society of Central Wisconsin celebrates Fall with a beautiful evening of dinner and dancing. All ages welcome, tickets and information available at https://indiansocietywisconsin.ticketspice.com/diwali-celebration-2019

Wendy Furrer, is owner of host: central wisconsin consulting group and enjoys promoting and working with Central Wisconsin businesses to recruit, relocate, and retain talent by “selling” life #inthecw. You may connect with her at: wsfurrer@gmail.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-schneck-furrer-3a117495/

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