The county has many quality public schools and four parochial schools. Dunn County school district students score consistently well above the national norm on achievement and scholastic aptitude tests. Listed below are links to some of the fine schools in Dunn County:
Cedar Medical Center (RCMC) part of Mayo Health System, provides high quality health care for the entire county. It combines a 25-bed critical access hospital with a multi-specialty hospital-based clinic. RCMC provides primary care and diagnostic services at both satellite clinics in Elmwood and Glenwood City. RCMC provides outpatient primary and specialty care as well as inpatient and outpatient surgery, acute, critical care, obstetrics and swing bed hospital care, urgent care, behavioral health, telephone triage, pharmacy, rehabilitative services and emergency care in Menomonie. To find more detailed hospital data, click here.
Marshfield Clinic offers patient-centered, cost-effective and technologically advanced health care in Dunn County and throughout the Chippewa Valley. The MENOMONIE CENTER is conveniently located just off Hwy 29 in the Stout Technology Park. A staff of full time physicians and consulting specialists offers comprehensive family medicine and seamless access to specialty care. Same day appointments are usually available.
There are several nursing homes and residential care centers in the county, and many fine optometrists, dentists, and chiropractors.
|Water Acres as % of Land|
|1.2||Bicycle Trail (miles)||35|
|Swimming Areas||4||Snowmobile Trails (miles)||230|
|Fishing Lakes/Rivers||5||Cross-Country Ski Trails|
|Trout Streams (miles)||160||Golf Courses||4|
|Canoe Trails (miles)||75||Parks and Picnic Areas||42|
|Boat Launches||26||Hunting Areas (public|
|Hiking & Nature Trails|
|35||Source: Dunn County Outdoor Recreation Plan, 1996-2000|
Dunn County has a variety of recreational resources ranging from hunting and fishing to golfing and picnicking. The County is characterized by rolling hills and numerous fishing streams. The Red Cedar River is known for its many fishing, canoeing, and camping opportunities. Trout fishing is also popular in Dunn County with the DNR continually stocking many of its streams, including Big Elk, Wilson, Muddy, Knight and Gilbert Creeks. A groomed and well-marked snowmobile route runs the length of the County. Hoffman Hills Park has recently been developed into a cross-country ski area. Of state significance is the Red Cedar Trail which runs parallel to the Red Cedar River from Menomonie to the Dunnville Wildlife Area.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie and is renowned for its technical and industrial expertise. Strengths of the University include: manufacturing engineering, packaging, graphic arts and design, hotel and restaurant management, computer science and applied mathematics, CAD/CAM programs, computer manufacturing simulation, etc.
The highly diversified Chippewa Valley Technical College, located in Menomonie, is part of an eleven county vocational district that offers 55 full-time career training programs, and is recognized for its ability to design and implement a variety of customized labor training programs. It has the resources of the entire Wisconsin vocational technical education system to draw upon.
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Dunn County is directly on the interstate Highway 94 corridor, and is serviced by U.S. State Highways 12, 25 and 29. It has a network of county trunk highways providing over 1,000 miles of roadway.