Portage Canal Industrial Historic District

Located adjacent to the Portage Canal. The buildings now in the city's downtown were once part of a bustling, urban commercial center serving a large region across north central Wisconsin. The building of the city paralleled its commercial prominence between the Civil War's end and the second decade of the 20th century. A Downtown & Waterfront Walking Tour & Local History Guide are available at the Chamber Mall.


Located near downtown Portage.

History/Heritage Type

  • Wisconsin History

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

Tour Type

  • Walking Tours