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How to find family fun in Vilas County

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 some Vilas County attractions to put on your to-do list.

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 offers 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.

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.

Northwoods Children’s Museum

Kids and adults alike can enjoy hands-on fun exploring this interactive museum in Eagle River. The museum’s 24 interesting exhibits entertain while helping children learn about themselves and the world. Check out the museum’s store for science kits, games, putty, lava lamps, sensory toys, books and more.