Find a sense of place in Stevens Point, Central Wisconsin's favorite university town. Named for George Stevens, a lumberman, it was once called Stevens Landing because old George bought an abandoned shanty in 1839 to use as a storage shed and it was standing on a small peninsula here on the Wisconsin River. That area was later flooded by the addition of dams on the river but the name stayed and was later changed to Stevens Point.
Stroll historic Main Street, the soul of the community and shop at some very unique shops. View our art galleries- Riverfront Arts Center,Q Gallery, Scarabcchio Art museum, Clay Corner Studio or see the artwork in the Sculpture Park. Many of these can be viewed on the Green Circle Hiking/Biking Trail. In the autumn the area holds the Hidden Studios tour, two days of excellant art viewing.
The city has grown over the years to include a State University, paper mills, insurance companies,publishing companies and many other businesses to make this a very healthy and happy community. We became a city in 1858