Kick off your second day in Menomonie by taking an early morning hike on the famous Red Cedar trail. With the changing of the seasons, the vibrant greens that normally characterize the experience shift to a vibrant tapestry of orange, red, yellow, and brown that must be seen to be believed. Winding into the heart of the trees, Red Cedar offers a unique look into the forests that surround us, allowing one and all to see first hand what it is like to be close to nature, an action which is all the more important in the day and age. No matter if you’re in it for the painting-like imagery that surrounds or just the crisp taste of fresh air, the Red Cedar is not to be missed.
Once you’ve had your fill of historical exploration, you can take a trip to the Mabel Tainter Theater where a variety of shows are put on to suit all sorts of tastes and preferences. Enjoy classical renditions of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskerville, performed by the Menomonie Middle School. Take some time to appreciate the different musical performances, ranging from the exciting Holy Rocka Rollaz, to the smooth Resonant Rogues, to the talented Grand Marquis. If you still haven’t had your fill, consider making a reservation to experience the Creating the Future Fundraising Breakfast, and showing your support for the arts.
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Finally, finish off the evening with a theatre of a different kind. Boasting a mixed selection of new hits and old classics, Cinemagic Stadium 7 Theatres has just what you’re looking for to conclude a day of fun and leisure. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a nice tall soda with friends in your favorite comedy, or embrace the feeling of being on the edge of your seat with the new action or horror releases. Whatever mood strikes you, you’re sure to find something to sate your cinema craving.
When you’ve had your fill of the mansion, the Dunn Dulcimers String Quartet is ready to add a bit of extra spark to your afternoon. Consider taking a moment to check out one of their public events, and enjoy their unique flavor of musical skill, or, if they’ve truly captured your interest, maybe even get into contact and see if you can’t try joining in the fun. Dulcimer players of all skill levels get together in order to share their growing prowess and simply enjoy the music they create.
In the fall season, when summer has already passed and winter has yet to arrive, the ideal three days can be spent taking a step back from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The changing of the leaves marks a time to take a moment, breathe in, and experience a well deserved break from the normally hectic work schedule. For this reason, it would be safe to say that a fine balance between interesting activities and leisurely relaxation spots would make for an ideal fall vacation.
In our schedules, we have lined up a variety of different options for those looking to take the day off without resigning themselves to the couch. With a mixture of museums, art exhibits, music shows, plays, and movies, supported by potential community-driven events, and topped off with a different bar or pub each night, you will find a wide range of options to fit your particular interests.
These activities are not only good for keeping the fun going, but also for expanding on one’s social and cultural capital. Each event is structured in such a way as to allow those taking part to meet with others, share a laugh, or simply revel in the experience. By emphasizing the social aspect of these activities, groups and clubs are encouraged to turn the meeting of individuals into a gathering of friends.
After yesterday’s lineup of exciting events, it’s time to take a moment to appreciate the story behind the city. Starting at 10:00 a.m sharp, tours to the Wilson Place Mansion open up, letting visitors experience the rich and colorful history of Dunn County face to face. Take a look inside to see the life of Captain William Wilson, the area’s first state senator, and the legacy he and his descendants left behind. If listening to the guides isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty of beautiful architecture and landscape to capture the eye of the discerning viewer.
You are all tired out at this point from experiencing the fine arts of Menomonie, so why not take a load off at the Menomonie Log Jam? A fun, high spirited place where people come together and indulge in drinking and socializing with one another. The service is fantastic, offering a wide variety of meals and drinks to keep you coming back for more. Share a conversation with friends over an award winning English Burger with a side of Jalapeno Poppers for that extra kick. If you’re feeling adventurous, maybe even give the aptly named F****ing Awesome cocktail a try, and get your fix for flavor with an assortment of fruit juice and alcohol mixed together into one hard hitting beverage.
Three Perfect Days
To start off your adventure through three perfect days in Menomonie you can begin by visiting the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum. Experience the past like you were living it, interacting with exhibits such as the Kraft State Bank Robbery. While there, enjoy the knowledge you gain from our history in the Civil War and the building of Menomonie’s own University of Wisconsin-Stout. Bring friends and family and go all the way back to the stone age with the prehistoric to present exhibit. When you leave you will have known more about Menomonie, making the places you visit here all the more enjoyable.
When your done hiking in boots, strap-on some bowling shoes and head on over to the Broadway Bowl. Whether alone or with friends, Broadway Bowl provides a great experience to hone on your pin striking skills and bond with all your pals. If you are looking for a refreshment, the Stout Ale House is connected to Broadway Bowl. For those who seek competition, ask about Broadway Bowl Leagues to put your bowling skills to the test.
Finally, with your three day adventure coming to an end, what better way could there be to finish things off than with the Anything Goes Open Mic Comedy Show over at Dean and Sue’s Bar and grill? Free to attend, and catering to a wide variety of singers, musicians, comedians, and poets, it’s sure to make for a memorable gathering. If you’re feeling worn out, there’s no better place to kick back and enjoy a laugh, or just appreciate some fine talent on stage. If you’re looking to end your vacation with a bang, try signing up yourself and being the star of the show! As the name implies, anything goes.