Wausau is located in the north-central part of the state of Wisconsin and a city and seat of Marathon County. It sits along the Wisconsin River, which is about 90 miles on the northwestern portion of Green Bay. The first settlers arrived in the area where the present-day Wasau is located in 1839 as a small sawmill town. It was then first-named Big Full Falls and was later on renamed to Wausau or a “Faraway Place.” The Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company, a private corporation that releases and stores the river water to the hydroelectric plants, established its headquarters in Wausau. The town’s economy has been primarily based on agriculture, which includes ginseng, dairying, oats, corn, potatoes, and various livestock. Its economic activity has diversified which now includes financial, insurance, and distribution services. Wausau is the largest city in Wisconsin in terms of population. it is located close to the junction of Hwy 29 and Hwy 51/39, nestled amidst scenic lakes, woods, and hills. Wausau is one of the best places to stay in Marathon County with its superb public schools, close-knit community, excellent nightlife, great outdoors and bustling commercial districts. Around 38,900 people call the city their home, and approximately 58% of them own their residence. $114,000 is the city’s median home value, which is significantly lower than the national average of 184,700. Most of the residents are conservative Vacationers stop by Wausau to immerse themselves in the great outdoors. For gorgeous woodland sceneries, visit the Granite Peak Ski Area, Rib Mountain State Park, Monk Botanical Gardens, Marathon Park, Sylvan Hill Park, and more. Aside from taking in the breathtaking sights, popular activities in these destinations include hiking, trekking, picnicking, mountain biking, snow tubing, and skiing.
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