Superior, Wisconsin is a bustling community settled on the westernmost tip of Lake Superior in Douglas County. The city offers a mixture of tourism and industry. Superior was founded on November 6, 1854. The city’s slogan is “Where Sail Meets Rail” due to the proximity to Lake Superior and the rail road industry. The population of Superior is 27,224+/- over an area consisting of 45 square miles.

Superior, WI offers a variety of opportunities for visitors and residents alike. Here are a few things we love about Superior!

Recreational Opportunities

The City of Superior also has a large City Park system offering pavilions, playground equipment, tennis courts, Outdoor Skating Rinks, basketball courts, a six-hole Disc Golf Course and outdoor grills.


  • Barker’s Island, which is a focal point of recreation, includes beaches, boat landing, marina, picnic/swimming area and miniature golf course
  • Mont du Lac Resort offers year round activities including skiing, snowboarding, biking, archery and disc golf as well as lodging
  • Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center honors the memory of Major Bong and all veterans of World War II through exhibits, programs and lectures
  • AMSOIL Speedway offers stock car racing for adults and children
  • Fairlawn Mansion, a Queen Anne Victorian house with four-story turret and widow’s watch, is a well recognized landmark in the City of Superior offering tours and annual events
  • SS Meteor is the last remaining whaleback freighter designed by Captain Alexander McDougall and built here in Superior, Wisconsin
  • Old Firehouse & Police Museum built in 1898 offers a look at fire fighting equipment and police memorabilia of that era
  • Douglas County Historical Society transports you back in history to the creation and expansion of Superior, Wisconsin
Information provided by the City of Superior, the Superior Chamber of Commerce, Travel Wisconsin and Douglas County