Welcome to Menomonie.
The size of our town is far from daunting, but not knowing the lay of the land or its inhabitants can be unsettling. Here are some of my personal recommendations to experience the authentic flavor and culture of our town.
Need Coffee and Bakery?
- The Blind Munchies.
Gourmet java from local roasters and huge portions of delicious treats baked daily. Also, its cheap. Check out their website, they have a map. (715) 235-9300, 621 Wilson Ave Menomonie, WI 54751
- The Raw Deal.
Sustainable, organic, and fair-trade. Great coffee, as they buy their beans before their roasted to assure freshness. Delicious muffins and cookies made with healthy ingredients. Give it a look over. (715)231-3255, 603 Broadway St. South, Menomonie WI 54751
- Legacy Chocolates.
My favorite place to head for cold-press coffee. Great specialty drinks. Fantastic truffles. Here’s what the shop looks like. (715)231-2580, 632 South Broadway
- The Acoustic Cafe.
Hands down the best hot hoagies I’ve ever had. And I wouldn’t readily consider myself a hoagie person. A Menomonie must. Mostly everyone thinks so. (715) 235-1115, 102 Main St. West, Menomonie WI 54751
- Jeff and Jim’s Pizza.
The daily pizza buffet is ideal for move-in days (from 3PM-8PM). Try the smotherella’s. I dare you to not be addicted. Seriously excellent pizza. (715) 231-3131, 145 Main St. East, Menomonie WI 54751
- Stout Ale House. A welcoming sports bar and bowling alley. Father away from campus, but still no more than a five minute drive. Amazing burgers and sandwiches. (715) 233-3333, 1501 Broadway St. North Ste 1500, Menomonie, WI 54751
- The Devil’s Punch Bowl.
A great place to go for a little hike with the family or new found friends no matter what time of year. As you enter the park, stairs to the right of you will lead you into the woods for additional trails. Here’s how to get there.
- The Red Cedar Trail.
Only a mile away from campus, this trail is seriously one of Menomonie’s main events. Gorgeous year-round, runs right by the Red Cedar River, and right across the way from the Swiss Miss factory (so, if you go at the right time, the air will smell like hot chocolate 🙂 ). You can park in the small lot at the trail head go for an easy hike. The trail loops around at the end.
- The Landbank Trail.
Literally a two minute walk from campus. This trail starts to the right of the Waterfront Bar and Grill, and leads down a few flights of stairs right to the lake and runs alongside Menomin for about a mile.
- Hoffman Hills. If you have the time, take a drive (or bike) out to this state recreation area. There are two major trails, one that winds through the prairie portion of the park, and one that leads through the forest up to the observatory tower. This 60 ft tower overlooks the hills of Dunn county and some farms below.