Elmer's Fun Park In St. Germain

Seven ways to have family fun

Published: March 26, 2021

For generations, Vilas County has been a destination for family fun. From fun parks to waterski shows, the county is filled with entertaining attractions that welcome families. Here are seven Vilas County attractions to put on your to-do list.

Elmer’s Fun Park

Get ready for some good times at Elmer’s Fun Park in St. Germain, a place that offers the ultimate Northwoods amusement park experience. Elmer’s has two go-kart tracks, bumper boats, horseback trail rides, batting cages, a rock climbing wall, a bungee trampoline and an 18-hole mini golf course. And, of course, the ultimate summer treat—an ice cream shop where you can cool off after all the fun.

Biplane Rides of America 

See Vilas County from a point of view you’ll never forget! Biplane Rides of America offers a thrilling aerial experience: the chance to ride in an actual 1929 biplane! Daily rides depart the Manitowish Waters Airport from May 26th through September 7th.

Wildwood Outdoor Adventures

If you’ve never floated down the Wisconsin River, you need to head to Wildwood Outdoor Adventures. They make adventures on the water easy and fun. The friendly staff offer private river trips and shuttles for canoeing, kayaking and tubing, as well as pick-up or delivery on daily and multi-day rentals for water tubes, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. Need a place to stay? Wildwood also operates a campground on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

Vilas Cinema

Catch the latest blockbuster in the heart of downtown Eagle River. Vilas Cinema’s four-screen movie theater features first-run movies daily. The theater is also available for private parties and events, offering custom party packages that include admission into a private showing of a movie, along with popcorn, soda, candy, cake, catering and decorating services.  

Chain Skimmers Waterski Show

For more than five decades, the Chain Skimmers have been entertaining Northwoods crowds with their amazing waterski performances. Grab a seat on the shore of Lake Pleasant in Conover to take in the action, which includes tricks, jumps, flips and other incredible waterskiing stunts. The skiers perform throughout the summer: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7pm. 

Eagle Lanes

For a fantastic family outing that won’t break the budget, look no further than Eagle Lanes. There are 12 bowling lanes with automatic scoring and bumpers (if needed). Food and beverages, including fresh pizza, are available at the bar, and there’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax as your friends show off their skills. After bowling, take a swing at Eagle Lane’s new HD golf simulator.

Wilderness Veterans Memorial

Pay your respects to the fallen at this outdoor memorial in Presque Isle. This serene and reflective site honors the men and women who have selflessly dedicated themselves to the freedom of all citizens of the United States of America. The memorial features educational monuments for past major military conflicts and a Wilderness Veterans Memorial Honor Wall that’s topped with a special memorial flame.

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