Looking for kid-sized fun this summer in the Stevens Point Area? Use our guide to kid-friendly activities in the Stevens Point Area to find cool things to do from indoor activities at Putt-n-Play or the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum to outdoor fun at Iverson Park or Schmeeckle Reserve.Header photo from Travel Wisconsin
Find kid-sized fun at Putt-n-Play and their indoor mini-golf course, arcade, and outdoor laser tag. Play a round of mini-golf on their Northwoods-themed course and grab a bite to eat afterward for the perfect family fun afternoon.
2. CENTRAL WISCONSIN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
The Central Wisconsin Children's Museum has a bunch of fun for the kiddos! From the Create-It! Art Room and Good to Grow Grocery to Dorie's Stories and Healthy Heroes there are lots of fun exhibits to explore and play.
3. ALLEN F. BLOCHER PLANETARIUM
Find great family fun with the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium and their summer planetarium shows. The family-friendly shows are free and open to the public with their summer series beginning end of May.
4. TROPICAL CONSERVATORY
Get a taste of the outdoors inside at the conservatory in the Chemistry Biology building on UWSP's campus. Featuring over 400 different species of plants, the conservatory is a unique spot that is open to the public during building hours.
5. BLUE BEAD & ROCK SHOP
Find all kinds of cool goodies at Blue Bead & Rock Shop. They offer crystals, stones, beads, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and more! Find a unique piece to commemorate your trip whether it's a fun bracelet or a one-of-a-kind stone.
6. GEPETTO'S WORKSHOP
Looking for the perfect toy? Gepetto's is the place to look as they offer a mix of old-school classic toys and unique, new pieces. You'll be hooked once you get there as their front windows are always decorated and stocked full of toys for the season.
7. WISCONSIN CONSERVATION HALL OF FAME
Explore Wisconsin’s environmental history and the people who made the state a leader in conservation and the environmental movement at the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Located in the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, it is free and open to the public during regular hours.
Weather not working out in your favor? Take it inside and spend time at the YMCA. While members can enjoy all amenities, they do offer open swimming to the public during the week with the purchase of a day pass.
9. BOWLING ALLEYS
With many options here in the Stevens Point Area, you will surely be able to find open bowl almost every day! Check out Point Bowl, Skipp’s Bowling Center, or Opi’s 5 Star Lanes, and get ready to show everyone how you roll.
10. IVERSON PARK
Equipped with a swimming beach, playground, restrooms, picnic shelters, and a baseball diamond, Iverson Park is a perfect summer spot. Cool off in the shallow Plover River that runs through the park or have some fun on the swing sets scattered around the park.
11. SCHMEECKLE RESERVE
Get a breath of fresh air this summer by taking a walk through the 280-acre Schmeeckle Reserve. Head over to Lake Joanis on the reserve where you can enjoy fishing, canoeing, or kayaking. The reserve has rentals available, find information at the visitor center.
Keep the fun rolling and explore more outdoor rental opportunities with our comprehensive guide.
12. SCULPTURE PARK
Combine nature and art with a short walk through the Sculpture Park. The half-mile trail that winds through the wooded area allows for a fun walk with art pieces sure to catch the kiddo's attention at every turn. Make it a day trip and stop at Putt-n-Play that's right down the road!
Find more local art including all of the vibrant murals in the area.
13. K.A.SH. PLAYGROUND
Located right along the Wisconsin River, find the universally accessible K.A.S.H Playground. The playground is on a soft rubber surface and includes slides and climbing equipment suitable and safe for all ages and abilities. Find lighted tennis courts and volleyball courts at the park as well.
Visit one or all of the great parks in the area - in addition to K.A.S.H.
14. RIVERS EDGE CAMPGROUND
Make a splash this summer at Rivers Edge Campground. Purchase a day pass to the campground and spend the day playing in their aqua waterpark pond or just lounging in one of the chairs that surround the beach.
15. FARMERS' MARKET SPLASH PAD
Grab some local goodies while letting the kids cool off downtown at the farmers' market. With vendors surrounding the square, in the center, you'll find a small splash pad perfect for kids to run through!
Read our guide on how to shop the farmers market to make the most out of visiting.
16. FELTZ'S DAIRY STORE
Summer fun isn't complete without a stop at Feltz's Dairy Store. Don't miss the cow-themed-merry-go-round inside, their life-size milking cow, and the small petting zoo just outside. And of course, you can't leave without getting fresh curds or a scoop of King Cone ice cream.
17. GREEN CIRCLE TRAIL
Grab a bike or opt to hike along the 27-mile Green Circle Trail this summer. Let the kids get their energy out on the River Pines segment where you can make a detour for a sweet treat at Belt's or Carl D's just a few blocks off the trail.
Find inspiration for what to do on the trail with our kids guide to the Green Circle Trail.
18. LIVE MUSIC EVENTS
Find live music every week during the summer in the Stevens Point Area. Head to Pfiffner Park on Wednesdays for City Band concerts and Thursdays for Levitt AMP. Or head downtown to the square in Stevens Point on Wednesdays for Notes at Night.
19. LAKE PACAWA PARK SPLASH PAD
Cool off at the newly renovated Lake Pacawa Park and the latest installation - the splash pad! The area is incredibly family friendly with an ADA-accessible park nearby as well.
Find more spots to swim with our guide to the top 6 swimming spots in the area.
20. WILD WEST CAMPGROUND & CORRAL
Saddle up this summer and take a trail ride at Wild West Campground & Corral. Children 7 and up are allowed on regular trail rides while kids younger can opt for a fun pony ride!
Grab more summer inspiration with our guide to all things summer fun, 22 food & drinks that you should try in 2022, or top tasty spots along the Green Circle Trail. And while you're out having fun, be sure to share your adventure with us @StevensPointArea and use #StevensPointArea on your Instagram photos for a chance to be featured!