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Marathon County Historical Society

Marathon Park, Wausau, WI

This landmark of local culture features a fairground, amphitheater and several historic buildings, in addition to walking trails, picnic areas and campground.

  • 1.

    Racing at Marathon Park

    Racing at Marathon Park

    From the first horse race in 1868, racing was a popular feature at Marathon Park for more than a century.

  • 2.

    Pond/Wading Pool/Splash Pad

    Pond/Wading Pool/Splash Pad

    The "water feature" in Marathon Park has changed over time, but has always been a popular spot.

  • 3.

    Little Red Schoolhouse

    Little Red Schoolhouse

    The Little Red Schoolhouse in Marathon Park once was an actual schoolhouse in rural Marathon County.

  • 4.

    The Grandstand

    The Grandstand

    Like other structures in the Park, the Grandstand has undergone changes over time.

  • 5.

    Brief History of Marathon Park

    Brief History of Marathon Park

    Since its inception in 1868, Marathon Park has been a favorite recreation spot.

  • 6.

    The Band Stand

    The Band Stand

    Besides the Grandstand, the band shell is a place for outdoor concerts.

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