Minocqua, WI, USA

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Minocqua, WI, USA

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Enjoy a relaxing getaway in the quiet, serene town of Minocqua, WI. Located on Minocqua Lake, the city has been nicknamed “The Island City,” because a portion of the area is still considered an island. It connects to other towns in Oneida County by way of a bridge off highway 51. The entire county is surrounded by more than 3000 lakes, which is perfect for travelers looking to engage in various outdoor recreational activities. The Minocqua community is home to a variety of vacation rentals. There are many lakefront houses near Three Lakes with great views of the waters. You’ll also find cozy cabins and cottages near the lake.

Outdoor Adventure

Minocqua is known for its beautiful lake sceneries and state parks. It’s an excellent haven to enjoy year-round sports, such as canoeing, bicycling, fishing, swimming and skiing. The downtown area offers many shopping locations and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy fishing and canoeing along the shores of Minocqua Lake. Patricia Lake Campground and RV Park provides excellent camping sites and recreational areas for fishing, boating and other outdoor sports. There are also restaurants and gift boutiques nearby.

Main Attractions

Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center

Wildwood Wildlife Park is an ideal attraction for family-friendly activities. Visitors get to explore thousands of different species of animals, from mammals to birds and reptiles. The park provides opportunities for people of all ages to feed some of the animals.

Minocqua Winter Park

This park provides the perfect backdrop for winter sporting activities, like skiing, skijoring snowshoeing, ice skating and snow tubing. The area also includes a ski shop, ski school, café and a CXC adaptive center.

Northwoods Wildlife Center

The Northwoods Wildlife Center provides visitors with an educational experience about many distinctive wildlife species. They offer several guided tours throughout the year.

Live Events and Entertainment

Minocqua hosts many special events each year, like the Independence Day celebrations, beef festivals, craft shows and snowmobile racing. Visitors can learn more about the historical aspects of the town at the George W. Brown Museum and Cultural Center and Dr. Kate Museum.

Copper Peak

Copper Peak is located in Bessemer, MI, and is about 55 miles from Minocqua, WI. The area is popular recreational park among travelers who visit the Minocqua town. It’s considered a Michigan Historical Site and is home to the world’s largest ski jump. Visitors can experience a chair lift ride to the crest of the hill. Copper Peak has many notable landmarks. The area is also an access point to Lake Superior.


Minocqua has an average temperature of 38.9 degrees. Minocqua has cold winters with an average total snowfall of 11.21 inches, which is great for skiing and other winter sports. The cold season begins in November and lasts until March. The average cold temperatures range between 6 degrees and 21 degrees. The coldest day of the year typically occurs in the month of January. The best time to visit Minocqua to enjoy summer outdoor sports is between the months of May and September. The hottest day of the year usually occurs in July.

How to Get There

Minoqua is situated in the northwestern portion of Wisconsin. You can fly to a local airport in Wisconsin or one of the nearby international airports, like Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay or General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, and rent a car. Some travelers fly to Minneapolis or Duluth, Minnesota before heading to Minocqua. If you’re traveling by private car or rental car, you can get to Minocqua via Highway 51. Part of the town is still considered island and only accessible by bridge near Tomahawk.

Attractions In and Around Minocqua

Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Minocqua? Some of the area's family-friendly draws for travelers include Rock Falls Riding Stable LLC and Elmer's Fun Park.

You could easily spend a day shopping at Island City Antique Market. Other things to do while in town include a visit to Campanile Center for the Arts, Bearskin State Trail and Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center.