Introduction to Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Stevens Point History
Stevens Port is the county seat of Portage County, which was founded in 1841. The area was officially incorporated as a city in 1859. It was founded by George Stevens, who ran several saloons in the area. The area served as a convenient stopping point for loggers on the Wisconsin River. It is home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, which was established in 1894.
Stevens Point and nearby Attractions
- New Visions Gallery
- Hartman Creek State Park
- Museum of Natural History
- Petenwell County Park
- Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
- Rib Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Stevens Point
Golfers can enjoy a round at the nearby Sentry World Golf Course. Local churches include the Peace United Church of Christ, the Church of the Intercession and the Berea Baptist Church. Parks in Stevens Point include Atwell Park, Bukolt Park, Slomann Park, Pioneer Park and Iverson Park. The city celebrates the Jazz Festival every September, Arts Week every April, the Harvest Festival every October, and the Riverfront Rendezvous every June.
Stevens Point Transportation
Dane County Regional is the nearest major airport.
Stevens Point Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Port is the local college. Other nearby colleges and universities include Moraine Park Technical College, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh.