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Stevens Point

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BEST COLLEGE TOWNS AND CITIES IN AMERICA

FUN IN POINT

The Stevens Point university and community offer outdoor recreation, indoor events, and other fun opportunities for students and their families all year round!
“Stevens Point is such an amazing university and community with a small town feel. From small businesses to outdoor activities, there’s a little something for everyone!!”
Lily AlsteenEnglish and Communication Student

THINGS TO DO

STUDENT FAVORITES

•Hammocking in Schmeeckle • Sculpture Park • Dog Park • Section 715 Throwing • Diversitea • Bound to Happen Bookstore • Agora • The Reuse Shop • Kindred Spirits Books • Turquoise on Main • Guus on Main • Wooden Chair • Point After • King Cone • Emy J’s • Levitt AMP Music Series • Point Pride • Discover Downtown • Indoor and outdoor Farmer’s Market
A student riding a bike during golden hour across campus

OUTDOORS

Golf • Biking • Disc golf • Kayaking • Canoeing • Swimming • Boating • Fishing • Horseback riding • Ice skating • Parks • Skiing • Snowboarding • Snowshoeing • Snowmobiling • Swimming • Camping • Hammocking • Curling • Sledding • Fat tire biking • Hiking • Walking • ATV routes • Shooting range
Student shopping for items at Triggs

SHOPPING

Antiques • Apparel • Art • Books • Crafts • Pets • Food • Beverage • Plants • Gifts • Home Décor • Home furnishings • Jewelry • Outdoor • Specialty • Sports • Toys • Gifts • Shopping centers
Inside Politos, a pizza shop in downtown Stevens Point

RESTAURANTS

Casual dining • Coffee and tea • Counter service • Delivery service • Fine dining • Ice cream • Protein shake bar • Pub and grill • Sports bar • Taverns/Nightlife
Dance student posing on stage at a dance event

EVENTS

Classes • Workshops • Community • Conservation • Fairs • Festivals • Live music • Sports • Tournaments • Health and fitness • University • Family friendly • Virtual

ABOUT DOWNTOWN

Student skating in downtown Stevens Point

Downtown Stevens Point is the heart of our community and an extension of our university! It’s a short walk from campus and features local business like the Stevens Point Area Visitor’s Center, Assembly Shop, our Co-Op, and the longest running farmers market in the State of Wisconsin. Sitting along the Wisconsin River, our downtown includes Pfiffner Pioneer Park, home to some of the largest events in the Stevens Point community like the Riverfront Rendezvous, Pride and the Levitt AMP music series. At UW-Stevens Point, we encourage students to partake in community events, many of which happen right in our historic downtown.

The fox mural in downtown Stevens Point

We have a dynamic arts and culture scene in Stevens Point! From concerts and film festivals, to sculptures and murals, Stevens Point provides a lot of opportunities for our students to experience the arts in our community. Popular music festivals include the Riverfront Jazz Festival and Bluegrass in the Pines. Small concerts can be found at our area restaurant venues throughout the year. You can catch live performances at the @1800 Theater, Lettie Jensen Community Center Theater, or the Jenkins Theater by the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra or our very own theatre and dance program.

For visual arts, art galleries, museums, painted trashcans and over 15 murals can be found throughout our community. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is a 20-acre park featuring more than 30 sculptures by local, regional and national artists. This Park is connected to our Green Circle Trail and symbolizes the unique connection between nature and art. Installations continue to be created to beautify our city, but more importantly to make an impact and to represent our community through art.

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