129th Annual Silver Mine
Take a day trip to the western part of Eau Claire by visiting the Town of Union. Discover the pleasantries of small town living in this beautiful town. Build your day trip itinerary to the Town of Union by taking a looking at some of our highlighted areas below.
Gather the whole family into the vehicle and step back in time to experience a true American treasure at Micon Cinema’s Gemini Drive-In Theatre in the Town of Union! Just like the real deal, you tune your car radio to listen to the double feature of the evening, roll the windows down, and enjoy the summer air. With full concessions, this is a family experience you don’t want to miss in the summer months.
In 1969 Silver Mine Hill was opened as a 70-meter jump as home toe the Eau Claire Ski Club, Flying Eagles. Eau Claire has a rich heritage of ski jumping and this site is home to the Silver Mine Ski Jump Invitational each January. The event brings spectators from around the United States and is truly a spectacular event! Although the hill is mainly used as a winter attraction it is a beautiful location for a spring, summer, or autumn hike and picnic! A must-see while you’re in the Eau Claire area, it is highly recommended that you take a gander at the vast Silver Mine Hill.
Country Jam USA is one of the summer’s hottest tickets with great lineups and a wonderful summer, concert atmosphere. A mid-July annual event, Country Jam USA brings spectators from all over the Midwest! If you’re in town during the summer this event should be on your list of things to see! In addition to great country music, the festival holds campsites for all visitors as well making it much more than a music event!
The Town of Union boasts two beautiful golf courses in the same location, offering you great golfing experiences and variety to choose your game! The first is Wild Ridge, a championship golf course located in the vast countryside of the Chippewa Valley. Wild Ridge Golf Course also takes pride in having one of the best fish frys in the Valley!
Just down the street from Wild Ridge, you will find Mill Run, a three star rated golf course, is set in a picturesque park location. This course has been a local favorite since 1981. Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating at the clubhouse and start the weekend off right.