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If you’re looking for a relaxing, Northwood’s vacation, Spooner is the ideal destination for your time away.  Take a ride on a historic railroad car operated by the Spooner Train Ride, passing through some of the most scenic country in Northern Wisconsin.  The ride is especially popular in the fall when the trees turn to brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow.  Afterwards, be sure to check out the Railroad Memories Museum to learn all about the area’s rich railroad history.  For outdoor enthusiasts, Spooner is also home to the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum and the World’s Largest Musky Fish Hatchery, the Governor Tommy Thompson State Fish Hatchery.


Recreation/ Trails: Spooner is a great hub to spend your vacation if you are looking to connect with the outdoors.  Spooner is located on the Wild Rivers State Trail (PDF), a multi-purpose trail which connects thousands of miles of trails.  Summer and Fall are ideal for ATVing and the area is home to hundreds of miles of excellent ATV trails.  Once the lakes are frozen and the ground is covered in a white blanket, Snowmobilers take their turn in enjoying the area trail systems.  The Spooner area is home to hundreds of miles of trails connecting to the largest snowmobile trail system in the Midwest.  If spending some quiet time in the woods is more for you, you’ll be sure to enjoy the many Cross Country Ski Trails, Snowshoe Trails, and Hiking Trails in the area.  In addition, there are 30 miles of horseback riding trails located between Spooner and Stone Lake, Dugan Run Horse Trails & Campground.


Shopping/ Festivals: A stroll through Spooner’s historic downtown will reveal many unique shops and friendly locals who will help you find exactly what you are looking for.   While browsing the downtown shops, take note of the historic tin ceilings, another reminder of the rich history of the area. Spooner is home to so many great shops where you'll find candy, souvenirs, art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, sporting equipment, furniture, toys, gifts, antiques and so much more!  Spooner's downtown and surrounding area offer some of the most unique downtown shopping available in the north woods.  No matter if it is the perfect antique dresser or a gift for a loved one you're looking for, you'll be sure to find what you are looking for.  Be sure to stop by the local bake shoppe located downtown as well for a tasty treat!


Spooner is a flurry of activity during the many festivals and events held here throughout the year.  The Spooner Rodeo, a PRCA event, is held in July every year and brings professional cowboys and cowgirls from all over the U.S. and world to compete for points for the National Finals Rodeo held in December.  Some other great events include the annual Jack Frost Festival in January, Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day in May, Washburn County Fair in July, Jack Pine Savage Days in August, and the Jack O’ Lantern Festival in October. 


Dining: Spooner is home to many great independently owned restaurants.  Whether you are looking for a coffee shop style lunch, a good hearty breakfast, or a Friday Night Fish Fry, you won’t be disappointed in the many options you’ll have to choose from.  Check out all of Spooner’s dining options by clicking here and selecting Spooner in the drop down bar.


Lodging: Whether you’re looking to spend a long weekend at a lakeside resort, are just passing through and need a comfortable hotel room for the night, or are planning a family camping trip, Spooner has plenty of lodging to accommodate your needs.  Spooner is home to many great hotels and motels, lakeside resorts and cabins, and great family campgrounds.  To view the hotels, resorts, and campgrounds in the Spooner area, click here.


Facts about Spooner:

Population-2,681 (2011)

Local Schools-School District of Spooner (K-12) & St. Frances De Sales Catholic School (K-8)

City Hall- (715) 635-8769 * 515 N. Summit Street

Community Library- (715) 635-2792 * 421 High Street

Chamber of Commerce- www.spoonerchamber.org 715-635-2168


For more information on visiting Spooner, Wisconsin, please visit the Spooner Chamber of Commerce or the Downtown Spooner website.