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Welcome to Rhinelander!

Located in Oneida County - the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods - Rhinelander has a population of around 7600est. and stands as the retail hub of northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan.  When considering those who work and shop daily in Rhinelander, the population swells to around 20,000.  Rhinelander provides the feel of a small-town, friendly community; yet is large enough to provide great year-around living experiences and activities.

A Mayor and an eight-member Council govern Rhinelander. The City provides a wide range of municipal services, including full-time Police and Fire, EMS, Water and Wastewater Utilities, Public Works, Parks, Library, and general government services. While in Rhinelander, come visit the historic City Hall built 1908-1909. The City Hall is open for business weekdays from 8:00 to 4:30 pm. 





Both the Wisconsin and Pelican Rivers run through Rhinelander.  Boom Lake waterfront is partially located within the City which contributes to a lovely park, shoreline, swimming beach, boat launch, and baseball diamonds.  A second boat launch is located within the City at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Pelican Rivers.  Rhinelander is home to Northwood Golf Course, an 18-hole public course with clubhouse and Whipsaw restaurant located just at the edge of the City on Highway 8 West.  Right in the heart of Rhinelander is the Pioneer Park Historical Complex which boasts a historic railroad with an engine and several train cars, as well as the logging/cookhouse shanty, replica CCC camp building, schoolhouse, sawmill, and fire barn.

The Rhinelander District Library is part of the WISCAT state-wide library system.  There are storytimes for babies to preschool-age children and a variety of adolescent/teen after school, evening, and summer programs.  The library offers many adult programs as well.  

The School District of Rhinelander consists of elementary, middle, high school, and charter schools.  The School District of Rhinelander's Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC) is a state-of-the-art environmental education learning center giving many hours of outdoor learning opportunities to area students. Nicolet Area Technical College provides regular and vocational classes for full and part-time students, and it is part of the 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System that offer continuing education classes and a variety of other educational options.

While you’re in town, visit Rhinelander’s historic downtown which offers unique shopping and dining experiences.  There are many events and festivals throughout the year which draw visitors and highlight the warm and friendly people who make Rhinelander their home. Come for a visit – you just might want to stay!

Contact Information:

City of Rhinelander City Hall - Open Weekdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
135 South Stevens Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
715.365.8600  *  cityadministrator@rhinelanderwi.us

City of Rhinelander 2021 Title VI Nondiscrimination Plan

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