Neillsville Area Attractions

Silent Sports Abound in Clark County Forest

Established in 1934, Clark County Forest currently covers nearly 133,000 acres. This large public property is designated for outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, and watershed protection purposes.

Horseback riding in Clark County ForestThis Wisconsin county forest provides an abundance of recreational opportunities including 160 miles of trails for cross-country skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. There are also many roads and trails that allow access for hunting and trapping, camping, scenic driving, wildlife observation, berry picking, and fishing. Learn more about the Clark County Forest.

Local Shops

We have many small quaint shops that you can visit during your stay. There are antique and gift shops, greenhouses to purchase your plants and flowers for planting, a book store and gourmet coffee shop. Stop at the Amish basket maker’s shop three miles north of the Manor and watch baskets get made. Schedule a massage at one of the local spas or have a masseuse come in and do a chair massage at the B&B. Visit the military memorial park and enjoy the 15+ tributes. Check out the links below.

Resurrect Home Decor
The Rocking Chair: Antiques, Collectibles & More
The Thirsty Bookworm
TLC Wellness Center
The High Ground
Posy Patch Greenhouse & Gift Shop
Tender Shoots
Centuries on Main: Fresh Flowers Gifts Home Decor

Local Restaurants

Neillsville has a great variety of fine restaurants. Choose your style and dine at one of these fine establishments!

Fannie's Supper Club - Fine Dining in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere.

Wildcat Inn Supper Club - Fine Dining amongst the bears and lions--you have to see it to know what we mean.

Brickyard Bar & Restaurant - Casual dining and drinks in one of the areas oldest local hangouts.

Munson Bridge Winery

Munson Bridge Winery

Offering a large variety of fruit wines including raspberry, elderberry, boysenberry, plum, blackberry, crabapple, cranberry, and maple syrup, this Northwestern Wisconsin winery uses the finest, freshest ingredients from local farmers whenever possible. Munson Bridge Winery is located on the former Munson Farm, a short drive from our Neillsville, WI bed and breakfast. Relax at the vineyard with a glass of wine, or buy a bottle to enjoy back in your room. Specialty cheeses from a local farm can be enjoyed as well. Learn more about this Wisconsin winery.

Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area:
Downhill Skiing & Tubing

Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area has been enhancing winter recreation in Wisconsin for all age groups since 1960. As one of Wisconsin's great attractions, this Neillsville, Wisconsin downhill ski area offers premium skiing conditions in your backyard. Enjoy state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming capabilities that create the perfect skiing conditions every day of the week. Learn more about the Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area.

Eight scenic slopes for skiing and snowboarding

Five lifts

Eight snowtubing runs with rope tow

Lighted trails for night skiing

Ski instruction and ski patrol

Complete rental shop

Beautiful chalet with short order snack bar

Reasonable rates for a family budget

Levis Mound: Cross Country Skiing,
Mountain Biking, & Hiking

Providing some of the best mountain biking in the Midwest, the Levis Mound trail system consists of 19 miles of single track and 15 miles of cross-country ski trails. When there is no snow, the cross-country ski trails can be used for biking and hiking. Trails are closed during the Wisconsin gun deer season, as well as March 1st to April 15th.

Levis Mound Cross Country Skiing, Mountain Biking, and HikingLevis Mound's Self-Guided Interpretive Trail, a 1.5 mile segment, is designed as a self guided nature study trail. The trail has 15 stations which review a variety of natural resource features throughout Clark County.

The Trail Center is open during the cross country ski season, located 3/4 mile north of hwy 95 on Fisher Ave. Facilities include a large parking area, warm chalet, running water, and bathrooms.

Learn more about the Levis Mound hiking, skiing, and biking trails.

Listeman Arboretum

Within walking distance of the bed and breakfast, the Listeman Arboretum is comprised of 47 acres along the east bank of the Black River. Explore the arboretum though its network of trails, or sit and relax at one of the benches or picnic tables. The arboretum also provides access for fishing along the Black River.

Neillsville Area Lakes & Rivers:
Fishing, Canoeing, & Kayaking

There are over 1,700 acres of lakes and over 590 miles of streams in Clark County, making it a great spot for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Game fish in Clark County waters include northern pike, pan fish, musky, large and small mouth bass, and walleye. In addition, there are 20 miles of trout streams.

The rocky rivers and streams around Neillsville, Wisconsin provide the ideal environment for fish, heron, eagle, sandhill crane, otter, beaver, and muskrat. A canoe or kayak ride around one of the many lakes or streams is sure to reveal some of Wisconsin's most beautiful scenery and wildlife.

Learn more about fishing in Clark County, Wisconsin.

Learn more about Lake Arbutus near Neillsville, Wisconsin.

Learn more about Rock Dam Lake near Neillsville, Wisconsin.

Learn more about Mead Lake near Neillsville, Wisconsin.

1897 Jail Museum

1897 Jail Museum in Clark CountyOne of the last of its kind in Wisconsin, the Clark County Jail was designed and built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style in 1897. While the building has had many uses over the years, it was originally built to house convicts as well as the Sheriff and his family. The structure also provided a unique vantage point to county sheriffs during the 1920's milk wars.

A short 10 minute walk from O'Neill Manor, the 1897 Jail Museum offers a little glimpse at the history of Clark County. Learn more about the 1897 Jail Museum.

Neillsville Country Club (Public Welcome)

Whether you are an avid golfer or are just starting out, the Neillsville Country Club golf course is a great place to spend an afternoon. With fairways adorned with pines, maple, oak, and ash trees, this picturesque, nine hole golf course offers the difficulty of a country club without the high prices. Learn more about the Neillsville Country Club.

Neillsville Historic Walking Tour

A "melting pot" of Northwest Wisconsin, Neillsville offers a wide range of architectural styles in its buildings. Showcasing styles from Gothic Rival to Arts and Craft, Prairie to Bungalow, the Neillsville Historic Preservation Commission created the Neillsville Historic Walking Tour to promote the rich heritage of Neillsville, Wisconsin. As a historic home listed on local, state, and national registries, our Neillsville bed and breakfast, along with 19 other residential and commercial buildings, is part of this walking tour.

Sporting Clay Range

Bring your shotguns and check out the clays at White Oaks Sporting Clays. White Oaks has three separate courses with a total of twenty seven stations covering over eighty acres of woodland, marsh, and open fields. The courses are set up for the beginner, intermediate, or the more experienced shooter to challenge your ability. Learn more about this sporting clay range in Neillsville.

Horse Back Riding

In addition to overnight boarding of your horses and riding the trails at nearby Spring Pond Farm, LLC, Wild Rock Horse Trail provides over 40 miles of designated horse trails for your enjoyment. Take in the beautiful Wisconsin landscape while getting a little exercise for the horses. Learn more about Wild Rock Horse Trail. Or take a guided ride on the horses of Wilderness Pursuit Stables. Our guests have enjoyed a few hours in the saddle see the wild side of the Clark County Forest.

Learn more about horse back riding trails in Clark County.
Learn about Wilderness Pursuit horseback adventures.

Please email, text or call 715 937-4360 if you have any questions about local activities you might be interested in.

Activities & Events

What's Happening -- Click on the link below

March 16 - December 31

Looking for local events and activities?  Check out this link from the Clark County Economic Development web page.  Scroll down to your selected month to find what you like and schedule your stay at O'Neill Manor!!! 


Mountain Biking at Levis Mound

April 25 - October 31

Build up your ambition, watch the trail guide, and go mountain biking at Levis Mound in the Clark County Forest. Trail opener is March 18th and then you have all summer!  Plan now to wake up to a gourmet breakfast at O'Neill Manor; then travel a short 15 minutes to Levis Mound.  Bike your legs off on the miles and miles of trails.  After a hard days riding, come back to O'Neill Manor and soak those overworked muscles in your two person spa tub, available if your stay is in either the Cottage Room or the Manor Room.  After relaxing in the tub, enjoy a quiet evening at our firepit on the banks of the O'Neill Creek, telling your tales of how you conquered the mound!!! For more information, see the Levis Mound entry to the left. Or see their Facebook page at Don't forget about the Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Race April 30th, "The Wild Ride Buzzard Buster." You can register at


Munson Bridge Wine, Music Nights and lots of other fun stuff

June 1 - September 20

Bands playing many Saturday nights during the summer months.  Sometimes a $5 cover charge.

Check our their wine glass painting classes, canvas painting classes and yoga.  Check our their website for charges and more information.

Other events are on their calendar, check it out at


Neillsville Heritage Days 2016

July 8 - 10

Events located throughout Neillsville, Wisconsin, with kids activities in Schuster Park all three days; Polka Band, and local musicans; Heritage Days Golf Outing; Remembering the Loggers in Clark County in the 1840s, is a Saturday family event with activities including a picnic, pioneer games, demonstrations of cooking, weaving, spinning and other activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Live music on Saturday, July 9, 2016. SAVE THE ATE!!   Sunday July 10 events include the Parade at 1:00!!!

  Other events include an Mini Rodder Pull, Fire Dept. Water Fight, Food and Craft Vendors, and of course a beer tent.



Come to the Loyal Corn Festival

August 26 - 30

Have you ever eaten sweet corn on the cob from a large conveyor trough? This is your chance!!!  The event includes a talent show, kids pedal tractor pull, horseshoe tournaments, horse, truck and tractor pulls, Spanky's Run/Walk, carnival, live music, farmers' market, bingo, charcoal chicken, and great food including Loyal's famous corn on the cob. The Festival hosts one of the area's best parades including, hometown celebrities Steady Eddie and Travis, Guinness Book of World Record's Stilt Walkers.  Stay at O'Neill Manor and you are just 25 minutes away from the festivities.



Granton Fall Festival

September 10 - 11

Granton's Fall Festival has it all!!!  Games, flea market, flower show, bed races, mini-rod pull, tractor pull, music, softball tournament, parade and the Clark Derby Cars for kids.  Of course don't forget the beer tent!  Activities start Friday night and last until Sunday.  O'Neill Manor is only 15 minutes away. Visit them on Facebook!!!


Falling Leaves Art Studio Tour

October 1 - 2

A free, self guided art studio tour in Central Wisconsin, the Falling Leaves Art Studio Tour was started in 2003 by Augusta, WI artist Rozan Henning in association with several other local artists. Since that time, it has grown to include 20 studios and 42 artists exhibiting original works of art for sale, in a diverse range of media. 

There is no fee for the tour. You can travel at your own pace.  How much you see is up to you: visit some or all of the art tour's studios and shops  hidden among the rolling hills, beautiful farms, and woods in Central Wisconsin.  The first tour stop would be about 30 minutes from O'Neill Manor Bed & Breakfast.

Tour cities include Fall Creek, Fairchild, Augusta, and the Lake Eau Claire area. General information about the tour, including a guide map, is available here: 


Neillsville Victorian Christmas Home Tour

November 25 - 26

Get into the Christmas spirit at O'Neill Manor!!!  Experience a Victorian Christmas as you tour five Historic Homes in the city of Neillsville.  All of the homes will be fully decked out for Christmas.  You can walk through each of the homes and enjoy all of the Christmas decor.  This event is sponsored by the Neillsville Historic Preservation Commission to support preservation efforts in the city.

Open for Chirstmas Tours on Friday, November 25th 3:30pm - 7:30pm and on Saturday November 26th 3:3pam - 7:30pm.   Tickets are $15 at the door to see all of the houses.  




Art Tours

Clark County Spring Art Tour (April)
Meander through friendly Clark County communities while you visit art studios of local painters, woodworkers, potters, jewelers, metal workers, and more. Grab an Art Tour map in our B&B before heading out for a day of discovery, learning, and inspiration.

Clark County Spring Art Tour

Falling Leaves Fall Art Tour
This autumn art tour features 14 artist studios and 42 artists, all who present unique medias and points-of-view in their artwork. Travel at your own pace through beautiful farmland and Northwestern Wisconsin woods as you visit hidden art studios on this free tour.

Local Artisan Dairies &
Cheese Factories

Holland's Family Farm - Cheese comes pretty standard in Wisconsin, but Holland's Marieke Gouda is in a class all to itself. With just four years of cheese-making under their belt, the crew at Holland's Family Farm in Thorp, WI has earned over 40 awards. Learn more about this local Wisconsin cheesemaker.

Nasonville Dairy - Just east of Neillsville is Nasonville Dairy, home to one of Wisconsin's few master cheesemakers. For over 125 years the Heiman family has been making high quality cheese at an affordable price. Learn more about Nasonville Dairy cheeses.

North Hendren Co-op - Blue and Gorgonzola cheeses are an "acquired" taste. But to those who enjoy them, there's nothing like North Hendren premium blue vein cheese. This small, non-profit cooperative uses only the freshest ingredients to ensure their premium cheeses stay that way. Learn more about North Hendren Co-op.

Mauel's Dairy Store Ice Cream - Who doesn't like a good ice cream cone? Mauel's ice cream offers the delicious taste of all natural, homemade ice cream to quench your sweet tooth or cool you down on a hot summer day. So play a round on the golf course, or hike Levis Mound; then reward yourself with this local ice cream favorite. Learn more about Mauel's Dairy store ice cream.

Pavilion Cheese and Gifts - In addition to Neillsville area antique stores, Pavilion Cheese and Gifts is just one of the many unique specialty stores you will find in the area. Take a short walk over to this specialty gift shop to pick up a bottle of wine and some locally made cheese to enjoy back at the bed and breakfast. Learn more about this Wisconsin cheese and gift shop.

Pavilion Cheese and Gifts