Take a walk through history with a Downtown Stevens Point Walking Tour hosted by Portage County Historical Society. This tour, new to Portage County in 2022, gives you the opportunity to learn about the people, unique architecture, and historical events that made Stevens Point the city it is today. Here are 4 things to know before you go! 

Photo credit for header image: Portage County Historical Society
 

Pick a monday

Tours take place every Monday at 11 AM.  This hour-long tour is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Spots are limited! Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets in advance. 

 

Meet your guide

Your excited and knowledgeable tour guide will meet you at the Stevens Point Area Visitors Center before departing on the one-hour walking tour.

Address: 1105 Main St. Suite A Stevens Point, WI
Phone:
715-344-2556

Haven't been there yet? The Visitor Center & Gift Shop has a large selection of gift items including t-shirts, hats, mugs, stickers, postcards, and more. You'll also find an assortment of brochures, maps, and guides with more information about the Stevens Point Area. A public restroom and water bottle refilling station are available for your convenience as well.  

Downtown Stevens Point map from Google Maps.

Need a place to park? Check out this map for your parking options near the Stevens Point Area Visitors Center. 

 

Dress for the weather

You never know what Wisconsin weather will bring, but here's what you can bring to be prepared. You'll walk rain or shine so it'll be helpful to check the forecast beforehand. If rain is predicted, have necessary gear with you, such as rain ponchos and umbrellas. If it's hot and sunny be sure to pack sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and plenty of water.  And of course, lace up your most comfortable tennis shoe or strap on your best sandals as the tour covers about 1 mile. 

☀️ Sunny Skies

  • Sun glasses and hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfy Walking Shoes

🌧️ Showers

  • Ponchos
  • Umbrellas
  • Rain jacket
  • Comfy Walking Shoes

 

Keep Exploring Downtown

Plan time before or after the tour to explore downtown. Whether you grab or a cup of coffee or lunch, there are plenty of options available on Monday. Not sure where? Check out Guu's on Main, Graffiti's Sports PubBill's Pizza Shop, Polito's Pizza, Arbuckles Eatery & Pub, Habibi's Gyros & KabobRuby Cafe, or Emy J's. Be sure to check specific hours before your visit. Then, pop into local shops! You can do some shopping at Gepetto's Workshop, Companion Shop, Bound to Happen Books, or Fall Line Outfitters.

Find yourself downtown another day? Check out Turquoise on Main, Assembly Shop, Galaxy Comics, Real Deals, and Diversi-Tea. Always check hours before you shop! 

 

Get Your Tickets

Ready to immerse yourself in Stevens Point history? Select the date and purchase your tickets. You can enjoy this fun and educational tour at the great price of $15 for adults(18+), $5 for children(5-18), and $10 for Seniors (62+). Your participation helps raise funds for the Portage County Historical Society, an organization dedicated to preserving and spreading the history of Portage County. 

Interested in more local history? Keep exploring after the tour and check out the Stevens Point History Pub Crawl and Point Brewery History Tour, available for those 21+.

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