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Merrill, WI

Merrill, WI

The legacy of the timber industry can be seen everywhere in Merrill from the old homes on the Historic Walking tour to the grand old Lincoln County Courthouse. Merrill is also proud of its parks and recreational activities. Ride the ATV trails of Harrison Hills, take on the mountain bike trails at the Underdown where you can also camp out with your horse and go for a ride the next day. There are festivals to enjoy such as the annual Barleyfest in honor of Lincoln Lager beer once brewed in Merrill by the Leidiger Brewing Company or the Ice Drag Races held on the frozen Wisconsin River in January and February. Rodeos are popular in Merrill from bull riding exhibitions at the Lincoln County Fair to the charity Rodeo Days event in June. Or you can always drop a fishing line in one of the many area lakes, sit back and relax. The places, the people and the many things to do make Merrill a Choice Destination.

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  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 26, 2014 - October 26, 2014

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Vincent would like to educate the children on what happened at the sawmill. This would be the time to bring your child (ok yourself) to a less terrifying version of the sawmill. $5.00 child (One adult free with each child admission purchase) from Noon to 5pm at 700 Hendricks St. Vincent feels that this is aimed for 8 and older children.

  • Haunted Sawmill

    Sawmill 700 Hendricks St. - Merrill, WI 54452

    October 31, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 11:00 PM

    Did you hear? Vincent is back! He is making new discoveries at the Mill. 700 Hendricks St. if you are feeling brave to concur it. $8 Adults will hopefully get you out alive in between 6-11pm.

  • Craft Sales

    Merrill Area Merrill Area - Merril, WI 54452

    November 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014

    Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Getting ready for the Holiday Season? Here is your chance to get it started. Stop at one of many sales in the Merrill Area, as many of our local talents sell their items. Church Mutual, Les & Jim's, New Testament Church, Bell Tower Residence, Ministry Good Samaritan, and St. Francis Xavier Church.

  • Christmas Parade

    City of Merrill starts at S. Genesee St - Merrill, WI 54452

    December 6, 2014 - December 6, 2014

    Start Time: 5:00 PM End Time: 6:00 PM

    Enjoy the Lighted Christmas Parade as it places through town. 50 plus entries will be lit with music filling the air. Grab your blanket and hot chocolate and enjoy! Santa will be lighting the lights at the Courthouse when the parade is complete.

  • Park Lane Manor Luminaria

    Bell Tower Residence O'Day St area - Merrill, WI 54452

    December 6, 2014 - December 6, 2014

    Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Right after the Christmas Parade, catch a ride on the wagon that goes through the neighborhood to view the colorful Christmas decorations, lights and music from 6 to 8pm. Stop in at Assisi Hall after the ride to warm up with hot chocolate, hot cider, popcorn and cookies. A free will donation is encouraged.

  • O’Tannenbaum Tour

    St. Stephens Church 903 East Second St - Merrill, WI 54452

    December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Enjoy a decorated live Christmas tree tour filled with magic and wonder at the O’Tannenbaum tour. Come share in the fun with raffles for trees, gift baskets, and wreaths. A magical weekend filled with wonder for all ages to enjoy. At St. Stephen’s UCC Church. Adults $3.00, 6-12 years $1.00, 5 and under free. Any questions please call Sue Kunkel at 715-536-3209 or Ann Stoeckmann 715-536-3016. Saturday 10am to 8pm. Sunday 9am to 3pm.

  • Merrill Ice Drags

    Council Grounds State Park N1895 Council Grounds Drive - Merrill, WI 54452

    January 17, 2015 - February 14, 2015

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    Cars Drag racing on a timed 1/8 mile glare ice track. World record 141 mph. Run your street car for $5.00. This event is at Council Grounds State Park. If parking on State Park grounds will need to have State sticker or pay the day fee. If parking on the ice, it is free to get in. To watch at the fence it is Free. Pit Admission is $10. 9:00am registration, Racing begins a 12:00pm. Help set up all electronics, timed runs, workers a ride free in race cars.

  • Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo

    Lincoln County Fairgrounds 2101 E Sixth Street - Merrill, WI 54452

    June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015

    Start Time: 7:00 PM End Time: 1:00 PM

    Lincoln County Rodeo Association is proud to present the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo. 3 performances - Friday 7pm, Saturday 6:30pm and Sunday at 1pm. Come and watch these talented people as they show their skills in their event. Bring the family. Rain or shine, plenty of seating, vendors on site, and music Friday and Saturday night after the events.

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Merrill, WI

In This Episode  


  • Kwahamot Ski Club Play

    A Division 2 participant of the Wisconsin Water Ski Federation, the Kwahamot Ski Club is a rare form of entertainment for both the young and old!

    Learn more about Kwahamot Ski Club
  • Lincoln County 4-H Fair Play

    Animal judging, demolition derby, bullriding, exhibits, entertainment, food, and more.

    Learn more about Lincoln County 4-H Fair
  • Lincoln County Rodeo Play

    The Lincoln County Rodeo has been thrilling crowds every June for more than 2 decades.

    Learn more about Lincoln County Rodeo
  • Lincoln Lager Barleyfest Play

    The Lincoln Lager Barleyfest, held in the fall, pays homage to a beer brewed by the old Leidiger Brewing Company.

    Learn more about Lincoln Lager Barleyfest
  • T. B. Scott Free Library Learn

    A prominent lumberman of the time, T.B. Scott, donated money to start the city’s first library, supplemented by funds from Andrew Carnegie.

    Learn more about T. B. Scott Free Library
  • Tomahawk Speedway Play

    For some land-based excitement, head out to Tomahawk Speedway Friday nights during the summer and catch the thrill of stock car racing.

    Learn more about Tomahawk Speedway
  • Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail Play

    The Northwoods Chapter includes Lincoln County.

    Learn more about Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail
  • Merrill Ice Drags Play

    Head for Lake Alexander at Council Grounds State Park and experience the heart-pounding excitement of the Merrill Ice Drags. Racers come from around the region to take part in 15 different car and truck classes.

    Learn more about Merrill Ice Drags
  • The Checkered Churn Eat

    This Discover Wisconsin Restaurant pick of the Month serves made-from-scratch soups, crustless quiches, salads, and low-carb wraps. Plus a tempting variety of mouth-watering baked goods and an enticing array of exclusive beverages.

    Learn more about The Checkered Churn