In conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Richland Center Tourism has undertaken a Destination Assessment Process to determine opportunities for expanding the area’s appeal to visitors. Tourism to Richland County is estimated to already add $33.2 million in visitor spending to the region’s economy, powering 317 full-time jobs. This process will help determine if these economic impacts can grow even larger.The following questions will assist the Destination Assessment Committee better understand the community’s attitude regarding and interest in attracting additional visitors…and the economic impact and jobs it can bring.
If you did not live here, what about this community would encourage you to visit?
From a visitor’s perspective, what are this community’s most attractive assets?
What are this community’s greatest weaknesses in being able to attract visitors?
What addition to the community would make it more attractive to visitors?
Knowing what you do about the economic impact of additional visitors to your community, do you support efforts to consider new ways to attract them to town…and why or why not?
If you answered “no,” what is your biggest concern regarding additional visitors?
RC Vision SheetAssessment Survey Questions Richland Center5 Other Attractions Inventory RC4 Special Events Inventory RC3 Recreation Inventory RC2 Nature Based Inventory RC1 Tourism Attractions Inventory RC
- Truck & Tractor Pull
- Demo Derby
- Drag Races
- 4H Exhibits
- …and More!
The City of Richland Center is very excited that it has been awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the development of the “Pine River Trails”. The grant award is in the amount of $94,100 under the Recreational Trails Act (RTA) Program.
The grant consists of installing all-access canoe/kayak landings as well as one all-access fishing pier along the Pine River within the City limits. Access to existing landings will be improved by adding steps and hand rails.
Primitive camping sites will be created as well as electrical service for other camping sites in three different locations.
A shelter will be constructed at the Seminary Street/old Community Center location. Fundraising is being done by the Richland Center High School Class of 1968.
A Mountain Bike/Hiking/Snow Shoeing trail is being constructed on City property overlooking the southern portion of the City.
The existing bike/hiking/walking trail will be paved from Bohmann Drive to County Hwy O.
Signage will be added along the projects for education, fitness and directions.
The Grant requires public participation and financial contributions. If you are interested and as excited as we are for these projects, please check the websites above! Also, if you would like to get involved, here is our informational packet about the project and how to do just that!
Download the packet here… PRTSWP.
Like the Pine River Trails and Recreation group on Facebook. We hope you will join us in accomplishing our goals and completing our project!
Come explore and experience the Midwest seasons in Richland Center WI. Whether you are seeking a serene relaxing getaway or jaw dropping excitement, Richland Center offers visitors a variety of opportunities for four seasons of fun.
Situated halfway between Madison and LaCrosse at the intersection of US 14 and State Highway 80, Richland Center is an easy drive through the beautiful rolling hills of the Driftless Area. Snowmobiling, horse back-riding, kayaking and canoeing, trout fishing, golfing, hiking are some of the many activities found in the Richland Center area. Or if you prefer, relax off-the-grid at one of the many Bed and Breakfasts found tucked away in the rolling hills of the Driftless Area.
Whatever your idea of “Getting Away” is Richland Center, Wisconsin has what you are looking for!