Sweltering in the summer heat? Don’t worry, Marshfield’s got plenty of places where you can beat the heat, from splash pads and pools to brewpubs and ice cream shops. Here’s a look at a few you shouldn’t miss.
Water, water everywhere
Kids—and kids of all ages—can make a splash at two fun attractions in Marshfield. Wenzel Family Plaza is a great community gathering spot in downtown Marshfield, offering fun events like live concerts and festivals throughout the year. On those hot summer days, it’s also a good place to cool off, thanks to a kid-friendly splash pad.
Vandehey Waters Outdoor Aquatic Center, 1900 S. Central Ave., is a state-of-the-art outdoor water complex that features multiple waters slides, diving boards, a current channel, a lap and recreation pool and even a climbing wall. The aquatic center is open daily from 11am to 7pm.
Ice cream & cold drinks
Visitors to Marshfield can also cool down with an ice-cold craft beer or a couple scoops of ice cream. The Blue Heron Brewpub—housed in a former ice cream factory, coincidentally—serves up refreshing pints of its flagship brands like Honey Blonde and Tiger’s Eye (an English mild ale), as well as seasonal selections like its Sour Sipper series (made with a Berliner Weisse base) or the Doghouse Daze farmhouse ale. Local favorite Nutz Deep II has 20 beers on tap and consistently tops the city’s Best of Marshfield lists for its burgers and fish fry.
Treat your sweet tooth at Hub City Ice Cream Company, which serves up more than a dozen flavors of Wisconsin’s own Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, as well as sundaes, floats, shakes, males, and slushies. Need a little caffeine boost? Head to Uptown Coffee Company on Central Avenue for iced coffee, mochas, macchiatos, and more.