The Barrel Room Wine Bar
320 Main St. E, Menomonie, WI

715-231-WINE (9463)

Hours: Tue-Thur: 4 pm -10 pm
             Fri: 4 pm - Close
             Sat: 2 pm - Close


Open Mic Night​ Dates:

           June 14th & 28th, July 12th & 26th, August 9th & September 13th 2017


​​Come enjoy some live entertainment fun at open mic night! The Barrel room is a wine bar located in downtown Menomonie for adults who enjoy theater, good conversation, evening relaxation, and experiencing new things such as trying new wine or beer in a fun and entertaining environment. One could go there at any point during the summer, but with these specific dates mentioned for open mic night there is sure to be fun entertainment provided. Every Tuesday night throughout the year is also "date night" with a no corking fee.  This environment could be enjoyed by adults both young and old, so long as they are 21 or older.

Participation can create memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. It can also form social bonds such as new friendships, relationships, etc., which relates to social and cultural capital. This also relates to the carnivalesque idea first articulated by François Rabelais in the 16th century, meaning that festivals (or in this case live entertainment, fairs, bars) operated in highly public spaces can be used to maintain community and social order. Organized social events are a great way to build a stronger community and to welcome new people into local traditions. These are great ways to be a active participant in life and really be in the moment, as opposed to having your head buried in your phone or laptop or engaging in leisure to increase your own social status.

Come to the multiple automobile and tractor events held in the grandstand auditorium at the annual Dunn County Fair! People of all ages would enjoy watching these events. This is a chance to bring the community together to enjoy quality live entertainment. The auditorium is wheelchair friendly and the admission charge is affordable to people of any economic status.  

During the races, things can get pretty loud and dusty in the surrounding areas. Some individuals who live close by to the park may want some quiet and prefer that the dust doesn't fly around. How can we combat this issue in Sen's vision of justice? Well, there isn't a perfect solution; however, the Dunn County Fair tries to make sure there is always something for everyone to enjoy. The Dunn County Fair also includes two other stages (the community stage and the free stage). Both stages are filled with many different venues. To find more information about these other stages Click Here.


The Midway is designed for the entire family to have fun. There are carefully selected rides and activities for every age. Playing games with the grand kids or riding the Cyclone Swings or even sharing a box of popcorn all adds to the family creating memories together. This is good, clean wholesome family entertainment.

Thursday July 27th it is "Buck Day" at the fair, where all rides are $1 each!

If you aren't a carnival ride kind of person then there are plenty of games such as ring toss, darts, shooting games, etc. You could also enjoy some of the delicious food being sold on the fairgrounds. 

Menomonie, WI is full of beautiful scenery and has a rich historical district. This scenic town is located in Dunn County and is home to the University of Wisconsin–Stout Blue Devils. During the summer, you can participate in many different entertainment venues, from wine tasting to antique shopping, from the county fair to the Wakanda Water Park. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

It is important for you to make the decision on what you should partake in, for everyone values different things. Each person and family is unique. Would it be justice for me to tell you what your perfect three days look like? Amartya Sen, an economist and philosopher, would disagree. He believes that justice depends on what people value, as long as it doesn't impede on others' freedoms and safety.

Our vision statement: Justice is more than what I value. Justice is what YOU value. 

Rummage sales 

When: All Summer Long

Where: Throughout the County

During the summer there are many rummage or yard sales. You can find them by looking for signs on the side of the road, visiting Eau Claire's Craigslist, or by Googling "Rummage Sales Near Me". 

Going to the park is a freedom we all can enjoy, despite ones economic or social status, along with those who have a disability. A philosopher by the name of John Rawls viewed justice as when everyone has a right and equal access to the most extensive liberties. For example, a wealthy family can enjoy all the amenities the park has to offer; however, a family who lives in poverty can also enjoy all the amenities as well. Although there are many differences between these individuals, they both have access to the same public parks.

The parks featured on the webpage are not limited to just what is present. Menomonie, WI has many other parks and recreation (see list at the bottom). All parks close at 11 pm. To visit Menomonie parks website
Click Here.

This water park is easily accessed in the city of Menomonie and contains multiple watersides in both shallow (under 5 ft) pools and deep (8 ft and above) pools, with colored lines in each pool to indicate a depth change. Food can be purchased on the grounds or brought in with guests. No flotation devices, snorkels, pets, fins, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs are allowed.

This park will be open throughout the entire summer (excluding holidays) so there would be plenty of availability for people to use and enjoy the facilities no matter when they come during the summer.

  • Fowler Court Park
  • Oakwood Heights Park
  • Elmwood Park
  • Point Comfort Park
  • Cedar-Rama Park
  • Veteran's Memorial at Knapp Park
  • Stout Technology Park

Wednesday:  “Sneak-A-Peek” – Wristband special – 5:00 to 10:00 pm – $16.00
Thursday:  “Buck Day” – 1:00 pm to closing – all rides for $1.00 each

Three Perfect Days

Weekly Racing Series Event-- July 28th @ 7 pm

Admission: $5

Fair night at the races with Red Cedar Speedway featuring Weekly Racing Series Event. Double buzzer hornet special night #2 with modified, super stocks, Midwest modified, street stocks & pure stocks presented by Tractor Central.

Kid Friendly Entertainment

Did you know?

. . . Barrel Room offers Off Sale Wines with a 10% discount off 6 packs or more?
. . . ​Barrel Room has many retail items ... perfect gifts for the holidays and any day?
. . . Barrel Room would love to host your holiday, graduation, birthday or retirement party?         . . . Barrel Room gives back to the community through Guest Server Nights? 

Dunn County Fair Demo Derby-- July 30th @ 3 PM
Admission: $5.00

For the last grandstand event come watch the crashing excitement of the demo derby, where cars ram into one another for entertainment.

During the summer you can find a wide range of unique and interesting items, each with its own story. Dunn County has a wide variety of antique shops and rummage (e.g. garage, thrift) sales. These places provide an opportunity to reuse, re-purpose, and recycle old items. As the saying goes, “One man’s junk is another person’s treasure”. Reusing, re-purposing, or recycling items helps to cut down on the amount of waste that is going into the landfills. This type of shopping incorporates the idea of building social and cultural capital as we are physically interacting with one another instead of staring at a screen. You may learn or hear amazing stories about specific items or the history of others. You might even gain knowledge or advice on different topics, depending on the situation. What is unique to antique shops, thrift shops, and rummage sales (also known as garage, yard, or estate sales) is that you never know what you will find. In most cases, things are priced reasonably (and there is this “hidden” rule to negotiate on a price of an item if you feel it is unreasonable).

Shopping can lead to conspicuous consumption. Conspicuous consumption is when you purchase things that you don't really need or if you purchase things to increase your status. An example of this is buying a 55" TV not because you need it (you may not), but because you will change the way certain people view you and your "status" in that group. This type of consumption is not always apparent, but it is something to keep in the back of your mind as your shopping. Conspicuous consumption can lead into consumption of things that are detrimental to both you and society.

All are welcome regardless of your income, social status, religious status, or anything else for that matter.

Wakanda Water Park

909 Pine Ave E,
Menomonie, WI 54751

Dates: May 27th - August 27th

           Mon-Fri 11 AM - 8 PM
           Saturday 11:30 AM - 6PM
           Sunday 1PM - 6PM
Admission Fees:

           Infants (under age 1) Free
           Youth (1-5) 3.00
           Youth (6-17) 4.00
           Adults (18+) 5.00

Elk Mound Community Thrift Sale

E202 Menomonie Street Elk Mound, WI 54739
(Sponsored by Elk Mound Firefighters Association)

When: June 2nd 8 am-6 pm
             June 3rd 8 am-3 pm

More than 50 sales in the area- stop by the Fire Station to pick up your maps. The Fire Fighters will also be serving food and hosting a bake sale. Fun for all ages.

NTPA Regional National Truck & Tractor Pull -- July 29th @ 7 PM
Admission: $10 adults; $5 children under 10

​Classes:  Super Semi, Four Wheel Drive, Light Super Stock, Super Farm, Light Limited Super Stock, Light Pro Stock, Modified Mini

Wine & Dine Entertainment (21+)

N.V.S.R. Vintage Sprint Cars -- July 27th @ 7 pm

Admission: $5

Fair night at the races with Red Cedar Speedway. Midwest modified special plus N.V.S.R. Vintage Sprint Cars, USRA limited late models, UMSS traditionals, victory promotions 600 mini mods, double buzzer hornet special night #1 presented by Midwest Family Broadcasting. 

Colfax Antique Mall
603 Main St. Colfax, WI
(715) 704 - 6086

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 am - 4 pm
             Sat: 10 am - 3 pm

A diverse group of antiques dealers and items from local, regional and international artists. Some booth vendors and consignment clients are local and regional, and some are as far away as Indiana, Virginia and Florida.

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Visitor Center

342 E. Main Street

Menomonie, WI 54751 


Menomonie Lion's Game Park (ZOO)

Down by the baseball fields of Wakanda Park on a sunny afternoon, you might find yourself wandering a bit deeper into the trees amidst the Menomonie Lions’ Game Park.  This park features a variety of game animals, including elk, deer, and bison, as well as a 20-30 minute self guided tour through the park.  The park is annually maintained by the Menomonie Lions’ and we would encourage you to come enjoy a nice walk through the trees and get a close-up look at some of these interesting animals!

Lake Menomin Park 
Red Cedar Street & Domain Dr,
Menomonie, WI 54751

If you're more into the scenic type of park as opposed to one with playground equipment, then Lake Menomin Park is just the place for you. This public park has free access and parking, along with a shelter and trail for use. Summer is the perfect time to go and enjoy these beautiful views, take a bike ride along the lake, or sit and bird watch while enjoying an afternoon meal. This park is handicapped friendly. 

This page was designed by Amanda La Bode and Emma Abrahamson.

Riverside Park
County Rd P, Menomonie, WI 54751

This park includes an outdoor fitness center that also has equipment for handicapped individuals. There are options for cardio, arm and leg lifting, etc. All of the equipment was donated by the Mayo Clinic. Every individual young, old, disabled, and handicapped can benefit from this park.

This park also has playground equipment for children, as well as several paths that run along the Red Cedar River.

Town & County Antiques
244 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 231-3222

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
             Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
             Sun: 11 am - 4 pm

Town & County Antiques is a multi-dealer shop with 25 dealers, who offer a wide range of treasures and antiques. It is located in the historic downtown Menomonie.

Estate Emporium
222 W Main Menomonie WI, 54751

Hours:  Mon-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
              Sunday: 11 am  - 4 pm

When you visit Estate Emporium LLC, you will find a vast selection of pre-owned items, in wonderful condition, ranging from 1800s furniture, to boxed unused items from the last decade. Estate Emporium LLC is the perfect destination to find unusual, otherwise unavailable, and quality items for home or office.

Please Note: The caretakers ask that the community does NOT feed the animals.

Friday:  “Wristband Mania” – Wristbands 1:00 to 11:00 pm – $20.00
Saturday:  “Family Day” – Wristbands – 1:00 to 11:00 pm – $20.00
Sunday:  “Last Blast” – Wristbands – 1:00 to 6:00 pm – $16.00

Truck & Tractor Pull -- July 26th @ 7 pm 

Admission: $5

The first event of the grandstand is the truck and tractor pull. Children will especially enjoy seeing the large tractors and trucks in action!

Do you have kids? No problem. Menomonie has a wide selection of activities for children, from the fair to the "mini" zoo there is plenty for kids to do. [The options are not limited to these few activities.] In addition, the Dunn County Fair has rich history and it includes plenty of games, food, and rides at the Midway! This is a wonderful place to enjoy the warm summer breeze. Don't forget to wear sunscreen!  

Are you hot? Cool off in Menomonie's large waterpark. Do you like to be in nature? Walk around the Game Park (Zoo) and learn facts about the animals and the surrounding areas. The game park does ask the community to NOT feed the animals, since they are on special diets. These activities create an opportunity for kids not only to have fun, but to build imperative skills and learn important concepts, such as building social and cultural capital, learn norms and reflect on morality issues. Also, there are opportunities to work on motor and/or cognitive developmental skills. No matter your age, there is something for you.

No matter how you choose to spend your Three Perfect Days here you will create lasting memories for years to come! Young and old and anywhere in between- there is sometime for everyone! Dunn County & Menomonie welcomes you and your family! Have a fun & safe summer! :-) 

Additional Parks: 

  • Wilson Park
  • ​Ridgewood Park
  • Wakanda Park
  • Wolske Bay Park
  • Lakside Park
  • LaPointe Park
  • Sanna Park
  • Phelan Park
  • ​Wilson Creek Park
  • Menomonie Dog Park


July 26th - July 30th

Admission – $1 per person; $2 after 4:00 pm on Friday & Saturday; $10 for season pass; free parking

This park is a great example of what justice is: "The greatest good for everyone stands paramount," as Rawls would argue.

Dunn County Recreational Park 
620 17th Street
Menomonie, WI  54751

​Dunn County Recreation Park is 53.8 acres, with plenty to do and see. The park is used for a variety of events and activities.

Special features of the park include an Ice arena, a grandstand, a track and other exhibition structures. If you are looking for a fun place to go that has something for everyone, then the Recreational Park is here for you. 

Going along with Sen’s ideas, please create your own “itinerary” for what you would like to do, based on what you value. We have options for all ages and disabilities. Please choose three entertainment events for day one, day two, and day three that encompass your values and situation. If you would like to add more events in a day, feel free to do so. Please note, that there is no absolute right or wrong way to create your Perfect Three Days!.

Menomonie, Wisconsin welcomes you and your family! 

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