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Visit UW-Stevens Point

Visiting the Stevens Point Area for a tour of UW-Stevens Point (UWSP)? You're in for a treat! UWSP and the Stevens Point Area have so much to offer. Ranked in the top 15 regional public universities in the midwest, UWSP has 120 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, three campuses throughout central Wisconsin, and many nationally recognized programs including natural resources.


Ranked among the best college towns and cities in America, the Stevens Point community offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, events, and year-round fun, making the Pointer experience truly one of a kind.  After your travel and accommodations are in order, explore the fun that awaits you in the Stevens Point Area.

Food & Drink




Within One Mile

Looking to dine close to campus? Olympia Family Restaurant and Rock N Roll Cafe are family restaurants serving something for everyone, including breakfast! Stay even closer to campus and visit Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse, serving wraps, sandwiches, salads, and soups. 


Downtown Stevens Point is home to a variety of local favorites. Grab a good breakfast at the Wooden Chair or Cozy Kitchen. Select from your favorite pub and grill foods at Graffiti's Sports PubGuu's On Main, or Arbuckles Eatery & Pub. Stop at Bill's Pizza Shop for an old-school parlor experience or Polito's Pizza for a hot and ready slice. Want something out of the ordinary? Wicked Willow, Main Grain Bakery & Eatery, The Big Garlic or Father Fats Public House will be worth a visit. 

2+ Miles

Adventure from campus for some more great plates. East of UW-Stevens Point located off U.S. Highway 10 you'll find Hilltop Pub & GrillEl MezcalAmber Grill, and Franny's Family Restaurant & Pancake House. South of UW-Stevens Point in Plover are some more student favorites including Mikey's Bar & Grill, Mama Elda's, Monk's Bar & Grill, El Molcajete Mexican Grill, and Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant. 


Ice Cream



If you're an ice cream lover, you're in for a treat. Belt's or Carl D's are two soft-serve ice cream favorites located about one mile south of UW-Stevens Point. King Cone in Plover serves delicious scoops of hard-serve ice cream. A stop at one of these ice cream shops likely won't be your last. Which one will be your favorite?




Coffee drinking and studying make a great pair. Check out one of Stevens Point's many great coffee shops that you'll frequent while a student at UW-Stevens Point. Zest's Bakery and Coffeehouse is conveniently located adjacent to campus. Stroll downtown to find Mission Coffee HouseEmy J''s Coffee House and Cafe, Diversi-Tea, and Ruby Cafe

Craft Collective



Visit, tour, and sample (if 21 and older only) at breweries, wineries, and a distillery in the Stevens Point Area.  District 1 Brewing Company is one of many breweries part of the Craft Collective. District 1 is a short walk from campus and hosts a wide variety of community events including live music and trivia. Take a short drive to Point Brewery, Stevens Point's oldest brewery, or check out Sunset Point Winery located in Downtown Stevens Point. 

Not 21 or older? Stop at Point Brewery and try the famous Point Root Beer or pick from a selection of gourmet sodas.


Discover outdoor recreation opportunities to enjoy year-round in the Stevens Point Point Area. Located on campus, Schmeeckle Reserve is a must-see spot for all students and offers connections to trails and parks via the Green Circle Trail. 

Find where art meets natural beauty at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. Hike one of 12 unique segments of the Green Circle Trail. Stop for a picnic and stroll at Stevens Point's most scenic parks including Pfiffner Pioneer ParkBukolt Park, and Iverson Park

Love what you see? Find more year-round outdoor events and activities to enjoy while attending UWSP. 


Take a walk in Downtown Stevens Point and explore restaurants, boutiques, and more.  Shop at the Stevens Point Area Gift Shop, Turquoise on Main, Bria Bella & Co, Fall Line Outfitters, Call it New/Call it Antique, and many other boutiques. Check out the many murals scattered downtown and throughout the Stevens Point Area. 

Enjoy live music and shopping local? Be sure to come back for the Farmers Market, running May to October.  Find live music in Downtown Stevens Point at Notes at Night and Levitt Amp, popular summer concerts you don't want to miss. 


When you're in need of a study break, there's an abundance of events waiting for you all year long. Get off campus and enjoy everything from live music and festivals to the farmer's market and 5k run/walks. Check out annual events or find a detailed list of upcoming events on the events calendar. Start your search and sort by event type, date or keyword. 


Below you'll find spots to explore about two miles or less from campus. Find things to do, shopping, restaurants and hotels near the UWSP campus.


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