Marshfield Meanderings

On a recent Wisconsin road trip, my partner and I found ourselves in Marshfield at the end of a day’s travel. Neither of us had ever been here before. As we explored this appealing city, here are some of the places we explored.

Upham Mansion

William H. Upham is a former governor of Wisconsin and entrepreneur in the furniture business. The Upham Mansion website describes this historic residence in Marshfield:

Constructed in 1880, the Governor W.H. Upham House is listed in the Local, State, and National Register of Historic Places and serves as the center for the North Wood County Historical Society exhibits, activities, and local history research.

Home of former Wisconsin Governor William Henry Upham, the house represents mid-Victorian, Italianate architecture. Furnishings date from the late 1880s to 1920s and include a dining room set and three bedroom sets all manufactured by the Upham Manufacturing Company.

Chestnut Center for the Arts

Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts is a focal point for the artfully-minded in Marshfield. During our travels, we like to visit local art museums and galleries. We were pleased to find one in Marshfield and lured by an ad for a community collage on display there, we stopped in to take a look. Here is what we found.

Thimbleberry Books

My partner and I, both readers, often find ourselves seeking out and joyfully visiting old bookstores in our travels. Often, these bookstores are in historically significant storefronts and offer a pleasing combination of reader’s emporium and mini-museum. Thimbleberry books was no exception.

Nutz Deep II

Funny name; fun place. Nutz Deep II is an award-winning bar & grill. We enjoyed a good dinner there during our visit to Marshfield. 

Ever-helpful Google explains the name, which is carried forward from the original Nutz Deep I bar in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

One night, the moon was full and the customers were overly rambunctious. The door banged open and in came Wally, tractor and all. Ray said it was going to be “Nutz Deep” in here tonight. Hence, the name was born.

The establishment introduces itself as follows on their facebook page:

About Nutz Deep II

Welcome to Nutz Deep II. We are an independent, family-owned bar and grill in Marshfield where visitors and locals alike can savor great customer service in a clean and friendly atmosphere. Unwind where locals can hang out, business diners can work and entertain, and visitors can get a true taste of Marshfield! Featuring bar selections from our 20 tap beers and a wide variety of spirits along with all day dining menus offering our award-winning burgers, specialty sandwiches, house-made soups and fresh salads and of course our Friday Fish Fry. Find the Secret to Happiness in our daily food and drink specials, or entertain a group with a range of options for private dining and group events.

The Nutz Deep II decor includes an incredible collection of beer tapper handles.

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