Poniatowski, Wisconsin: Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere

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Address:
5651 Meridian Rd, Poniatowski, WI
Directions:
WI-29 exit 145, Drive north on WI-97 for four miles. Turn right onto Hwy M. Drive three miles. Turn left onto Hwy U. Drive one mile. Turn left onto Meridian Rd. Drive a third of a mile to the Center pull-off, on the right.
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Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere

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Midway marker.

Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemishpere

The walkway to the Center is gravel with a few park benches to rest along the way. The distance was not bad to walk.

[Susan, 08/20/2020]

Two thumbs up for this Center, which has been upgraded in recent years from a simple sign to a cross-hairs pinpoint platter on the ground, built for sprawl-worthy hemisphere-cleaving photos.

Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere

Supposedly, you can drive to Wausau visitor center and get a coin commemorating your visit to the attraction if you sign the guest book.

[Susan, 08/20/2020]

The new, dull, printed geographic marker sign.

Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere

Looks like a new sign at the Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere.

[Roadtrip18, 09/10/2019]

Not an improvement.

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Exact Center of the Northern Half of the Western Hemisphere

Just wanted to let you know that they updated the 45x90 Geographical Marker this past summer. There is now a trail leading from the parking lot into the center of the field where the new marker is located. They had a professional surveyor come and mark the location. I stopped and took several 360 degree photos.

[Todd Wilkinson, 12/15/2017]

So... everyone who visited this Center before Summer 2017 has to go back because they were standing on the wrong spot.


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