Fly To Wausau, Wisconsin
Surrounded by Rib Mountain on one side and the majestic Wisconsin River on another, Wausau which translates to ‘Faraway Place’, is located in the middle of north central Wisconsin, and includes the communities of Wausau, Rib Mountain, Schofield, Rothschild, Mosinee, Kronenwetter and Weston.
Surrounded by woods, lakes and hills, the Wausau area enjoys the fortunate blend of big-city conveniences and small-town hospitality. Four seasons of outdoor recreation, a thriving arts community, entertaining festivals and events, diverse shopping and dining are just some of the many things to discover in Wausau.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Wausau, Wisconsin, and anywhere else in the USA. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Honorary Consul in Wisconsin can be contacted at +1-414-286-2221. The nearest Consulate-General office is at 333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor, New York, 10016. Ph: +1-212-213-4880.
See and do
If you love the outdoors or art, you will find many things to your liking in and around Wausau. Here is a look at what the city has to offer:
Granite Peak Ski Area: Located in Rib Mountain State Park, the Granite Peak Ski Area is one of the best skiing locations in the Midwest. It has the tallest vertical drop in the state and the Upper Peninsula. The peaks in this region are covered with snow for several months after winter.
Grand Theatre: Located at North Fourth Street, the Grand Theatre is one place you have to visit if you love performing arts. It is part of the downtown arts block and offers a range of entertainment options including music, dance, comedy, and even Broadway shows.
Center for Visual Arts: A beautiful neo-classical building near the Grand Theatre, the Center for Visual Arts hosts incredible exhibitions and shows by local and regional artists, which offer a unique and special experience reminiscent of bigger cities and tourist destinations in the United States.
Johnson Quarry: Wisconsin and, in particular, Wausau have a long relation with red granite, which is found in abundance here. Johnson Quarry is one of the oldest continuously operating mining companies in the country, and the beautiful red granite has played a major role in the city’s growth and development.
Central Wisconsin Airport – CWA
Central Wisconsin Airport (code CWA) connects the residents and businesses of Wausau, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids to the rest of the world. It is a short drive away from many of the city’s attractions, including the Granite Peak Ski Area and Rib Mountain State Park.
Paid Wireless Internet is available through WEBbeams Wi-Fi service.
Food and beverage: Fly Away Café.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Central Wisconsin Airport authorities.
Car Hire: Alamo, National Car Rental.