Crafting Your Experience

Upcoming CitiesHistory
Marathon County Historical Society

How Big Bull Falls became downtown Wausau

Did George Stevens envision a thriving city when he arrived and settled on the east side of the Wisconsin River at Big Bull Falls? This is the spot that became downtown Wausau, the center from where Marathon County's growth spread in all directions. It remains the center of a vibrant city. Explore!

  • 1.

    Dudley Tower

    Dudley Tower

    The tallest building in Wausau, and an impressive addition to the downtown

  • 2.

    Employer's Mutual

    Employer's Mutual

    What once was insurance offices, now houses Wausau City Hall.

  • 3.

    Wausau Club

    Wausau Club

    Now restored as the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, this historic "club house" was nearly lost.

  • 4.

    Episcopal Church of Saint John the Baptist

    Episcopal Church of Saint John the Baptist

    Originally "of the Wilderness," this congregation formed in 1858.

  • 5.

    Saint Stephen Lutheran Church

    Saint Stephen Lutheran Church

    St. Stephen Lutheran Church was formed in 1881.

  • 6.

    First Presbyterian Church

    First Presbyterian Church

    This English Gothic structure was built in 1927.

  • 7.

    YMCA

    YMCA

    The YMCA you see today is still growing!

  • 8.

    Woodson History Center

    Woodson History Center

    Leigh and A.P. Woodson home now is office and exhibit space for Marathon County Historical Society

  • 9.

    Yawkey House Museum

    Yawkey House Museum

    Former home of Cyrus and Alice Yawkey and part of Marathon County Historical Society.

  • 10.

    Chicago and Northwestern Depot

    Chicago and Northwestern Depot

    Built in 1880 and home to the second railroad line in Wausau

  • 11.

    Marathon County Public Library

    Marathon County Public Library

    The city's original library opened in 1907 in a Neo-Classical building

  • 12.

    Grand Theatre

    Grand Theatre

    Wausau's pride and joy

We use cookies on this website. You are free to manage these via your browser settings at any time. For more information about how we use cookies, please see our Privacy Policy.