Architecture Ambles

Come with us on a educational walk that explores the history of Wausau

Please remember to wear your walking shoes. There will be some uneven surfaces and maybe hills.

Upcoming Tours

May 30th

Downtown Churches

Explore the history of some of the churches that have become an integral part of downtown Wausau’s architectural heritage. The history of these churches, generally built between 1850 and 1912, is woven into the fabric of Wausau, creating a beautiful design filled with a variety of cultures and beliefs.

Tour Guide: Gary

Start Time: 6:30

Starting Point: First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau | 504 Grant St, Wausau, WI 54403

June 27th

Athletic Field Neighborhood

Join us for a look at the architecture and history of the neighborhood and industry surrounding Wausau’s historic Athletic Park.
Learn more about the many granite companies that called the neighborhood home, the long history of baseball in Wausau, a factory that made turpentine, and our local cement company. This neighborhood was a hub of industry for many years and has many stories to tell.

Tour Guide: Carl

Start Time: 6:30

Starting Point: Athletic Field Ticket Window | 324 E Wausau Ave, Wausau, WI 54403

July 25th

West River District

Join us as we explore the west side of Wausau’s River District. We will take a look at the history of the area between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, and Callon Street and Maple Street. We’ll hear about fish, dairy, telephones, taverns, nuns, and more!

Tour Guide: Christine

Start Time: 6:30

Starting Point: Parking lot at 2nd Avenue and Callon Street | 301 S 2nd Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

August 29th

Old German Neighborhood

Tour Guide: Patrick

October 26th

50th Anniversary Tour

Tour Guide: Gary

Recent Tours

Athletic Field Neighborhood

What we explored

  1. Athletic Park
  2. Marathon Granite Corp.
  3. Wausau Cement Corp.

Churches of Downtown

What we explored

  1. Ressurection Parish
  2. The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
  3. St. Stephen Lutheran Church

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