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Wisconsin Rapids is located in Wood County (of which it is the county seat) between Black River Falls and Waupaca along Highway 54 on the banks of the Wisconsin River near Stevens Point, Marshfield, Nekoosa, Plover and Petenwell Lake. Wisconsin Rapids was actually created by the merging of two cities, Grand Rapids and Centralia, in the early 1900s.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 18,475, an increase of 230 since 1990.

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05/12 Coming to The area
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Beer Barons World of Beer Festival Milwaukee WI June1 Tired of beer festivals where you spend more time in line waiting for a beer than you do tasting them? Welcome to a small beer festival.
Sparta Butterfest Sparta WI June6-9 Carnival, arts, craft, flea market, antiques, buttermaking demonstration.
Coon Creek Trout Fest Coon Valley WI June15 Bring you friends and family and celebrate the fish. Kids trout derby and classic car show.
Darboy Chickenfest Darboy WI June21-23 Free entertainment. Chicken dance contests with prizes. Pizza eating contest.
Cranberry Blossom Festival Wisconsin Rapids WI June20-23 More than 20 events including live music, a parade, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry!