Attractions in Marshfield, WI
Amongst the other various things to do, Marshfield features several key attractions for both residents and visitors to keep themselves entertained. These, combined with the local and regional events, restaurants and shopping make Marshfield and the surrounding region an inviting place to live.
The picture of health has a new meaning at Marshfield Clinic. The well-known clinic prides itself on top patient care, but there is also something unusual about the unassuming medical center on North Oak Avenue – it doubles as home to a nonprofit museum and art gallery.
Yes, they do “got milk” – and lots of it. For nearly 30 years, Marshfield has gathered each June for three delectable days of dairy celebration or, as locals call it, Dairyfest. The celebration includes the Cheese Chase 2K and 5K runs, the Mayor’s Dairyfest Breakfast and an ecumenical church service in the World’s Largest Round Barn.
Around 1993, rural Marshfield resident Clyde Wynia sculpted a big iron bird with a 9-foot wingspan and hung it from a tree in his backyard. A neighbor asked, “Where did you ever get something like that?” “I dug it out of the nearby marsh where it inhabited the swamp during the Iron Age,” replied Wynia, which he says was the first thing that came to his mind.
Imagine that. Marshfield is home to several imaginative, eye-pleasing attractions that are open to the public. One of them is New Visions Gallery, housed in a somewhat unusual location – Marshfield Clinic. The medical facility has hosted the nonprofit art gallery in its lobby since 1975, with exhibits changing every 6-8 weeks.