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Phillips displays a fascinating collection of folk art at the Wisconsin Concrete Park. This fanciful outdoor museum features dozens of concrete sculptures festooned with bits of broken glass, ceramics, and stones created between 1949 and 1964 by retired lumberjack Fred Smith. In the southeastern corner of the county, stop at Timm’s Hill County Park; at 1,951.5 feet above sea level it’s the highest point in the state.
Small town charm
Coming to Phillips is like stepping back to a more peaceful quiet time. The small town atmosphere will surround you. You will quickly get used to the friendly people who smile and say "Hi" as you walk into a store or restaurant. The resorts are restored modern "Mom & Pop" run accommodations on lakes that have fish just waiting for you.
Must see attractions.
- Wisconsin's Concrete Park. It is a unique outdoor museum of over 200 embellished concrete sculptures, built by retired lumberjack and self-taught artist Fred Smith after he retired.
- The Countryside Artist Gallery and Gifts, located in the historic Smith family house, is open seasonally.
Explore your adventurous side
Paddle the Flambeau River. One hundred fifty miles of paddling, challenging whitewater and gently flowing stretches, plus musky, walleye and smallmouth bass. You will see some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery in Wisconsin's Northwoods. Take advantage of numerous rustic and improved campsites.
Only have one day to play here?
"Chech-Slovak Festival" features homemade baked goods, Czech food, lots of music and dancing, and the Miss Wisconsin Czech-Slovak Community Festival. Be sure to check out the "Lidice" memorial monument one block off of Lake Avenue in Phillips. The village of Lidice was razed to the ground by the Nazi Gestapo in June of 1942.
Mark these events on your calendar:
- Phillips Winter Festival
- Czech-Slovak Community Festival
- 4th of July Celebration with parade, auction, and fireworks
- Fall Harvest Festival