Downsville, Wisconsin

Recreation & Dining on the Red Cedar River

Downsville is a charming historic village located just south of Menomonie in Dunn County, Wisconsin. The community was founded in 1855 on the bank of the Red Cedar River. Below is a list of local Downsville shops and local businesses associated with Simply Dunn.

A year-round destination for biking, hiking, and skiing the Red Cedar State Trail. There are a number of unique specialty shops and great places to eat.

Downsville Visitor’s Guide

Bullfrog Fish Farm

Family friendly pondside fishing, dining, and farm retail shop. Shore lunches, occasional live music, and beer garden. Check the website for hours or call for an appointment. Open casually year round.

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Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park

Dedicated in 1970 by the Dunn County Historical Society, the Caroline Woodhouse house was moved to the park from a nearby farm. Picnic area, fresh water, and restrooms. Open days spring through fall.  Three miles south of Downsville on Highway 25. website

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Creamery Building for Sale!

Commercial Spaces for Lease. The historic Creamery building, next door to Simply Dunn, was renowned as a premier lodge and restaurant. The Creamery property affords a wide variety of development possibilities. This outstanding heritage property is available for a new prospective owner/operator.

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Company Hair Parlor

This salon offers a full range of professional hair coloring services and spa treatments, including manicures, pedicures, and more. Services by appointment, to schedule please call or email. Next door to the Knapp, Stout, & Company Coffee House.

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Friendly neighborhood bar. Cold beer, friends staff, locally famous home made pizza and signature drinks. A great place to a Packer game or have drinks with some friends after work or on the weekend.


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Downsville Boat Landing

A great place for fishing or a nice stop for lunch when canoeing or kayaking from Menomonie. Picnic table and shade awning, just a short walk from downtown Downsville.

Downsville Community Museum

Built in 1908, the Downsville Community Museum was originally known as Oddfellows Hall. Previously called the Empire Pine in Pine Lumber Museum, the building was purchased from Dunn County in 2015 by the Town of Dunn. Check their facebook page for updates and seasonal hours.


Knapp, Stout, & Company Coffee House

This family owned restaurant, coffee house, and bakery is located in the original Knapp, Stout, & Company General Store. Homemade cookies, cupcakes, scones, pies and more. Weekly bread and cinnamon rolls by Richard Thomas of Barking Dog Bakery. Coffee beans roasted by Highland Hollow Coffee and Tea Company.

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Red Cedar Bike Trail

Great for hiking, biking, skiing, and snow shoeing. This 14.5-mile rail trail connects Menomonie to the Chippewa River State Trail. The trail passes through Irvington and Downsville and the Dunnville State Wildlife Area. Ride by beautiful prairies,  forests, farmlands, and sandstone bluffs. website

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Timber Inn

Under new ownership by John and Amy Stalter this is a comfortable place to relax and enjoy great food. The family friendly bar and restaurant offers a sirloin for two special. The historic building was built by the Knapp, Stout, & Company as a boarding house for mill workers. Open 7 days a week.

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West Wisconsin Telcom Park

Located in downtown Downsville, this is a great place to stop for a picnic or to enjoy the garden in the summer. Right next door to the Company Hair Parlor and the Knapp, Stout, & Co. Store & Coffeehouse.

Woodland Ridge Retreat

A creative getaway located in the rural village of Downsville, Wisconsin. The Woodland Ridge property overlooks the scenic Red Cedar River Valley. The retreat offers quilting and crafting workshops, deluxe accommodations, in-house catering, meeting spaces, and brightly lit gathering rooms.

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