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You're Going to Love Wausau

With a population of 39,106, Wausau is a must-see destination in Wisconsin, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Wausau deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Wausau

If you’re looking for affordable options, Back When Cafe (606 N 3rd St) and Red Eye Brewing Company (612 Washington St) are great picks.

When to visit Wausau

Wausau in March
Estimated hotel price
$118
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wausau in March
Estimated hotel price
$118
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Wausau in July, when the average temperature is 69.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 80.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6.8 °F, with an average temperature of 15.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 4.5″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Wausau, with an average rainfall of 1″.

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How to Get to Wausau

Plane

When flying to Wausau, you’ll arrive at Wausau Central Wisconsin (CWA), which is located 13 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Wausau departs from Orlando and takes around 3h 15m.

Train

The train station in Wausau is called Wausau Transit Center, and is located 0.3 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Wausau is to pick up a car rental from Minneapolis, which is about 177 miles from Wausau. You’ll find branches of Turo and Sixt, among others, in Minneapolis.

Plane

When flying to Wausau, you’ll arrive at Wausau Central Wisconsin (CWA), which is located 13 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Wausau departs from Orlando and takes around 3h 15m.

Train

The train station in Wausau is called Wausau Transit Center, and is located 0.3 miles from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Wausau is to pick up a car rental from Minneapolis, which is about 177 miles from Wausau. You’ll find branches of Turo and Sixt, among others, in Minneapolis.

Airlines serving Wausau

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (843 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,724 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,465 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,951 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,354 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (770 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,332 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (777 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (754 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (148 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,661 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (459 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (314 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,016 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (421 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Wausau

Most booked hotels in Wausau

Hilton Garden Inn Wausau, WI
3 stars
Excellent (9.4, 90 reviews)
$187+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Wausau, WI
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, 179 reviews)
$107+
Best Western PLUS Wausau-Rothschild Hotel
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 116 reviews)
$124+
Jefferson Street Inn, a Member of Radisson Individ
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 427 reviews)
$141+
Cedar Creek Hotel Wausau - Rothschild
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 753 reviews)
$90+
Super 8 by Wyndham Wausau
2 stars
Good (7.9, 357 reviews)
$68+

Renting a car in Wausau

Renting a car in Wausau costs $94 per day, on average, or $188 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Wausau Central Wisconsin.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Wausau (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Wausau is Full-size (Chevrolet Tahoe or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Chevrolet Trax or similar) are, on average, 51% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Wausau costs $94 per day, on average, or $188 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Wausau Central Wisconsin.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Wausau (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Wausau is Full-size (Chevrolet Tahoe or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Chevrolet Trax or similar) are, on average, 51% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Car rental agencies in Wausau

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