Hodag statue in front of Rhinelander Chamber

Head to Rhinelander in northern Wisconsin, and you’ll find the home of a true Northwoods legend: the Hodag. This mythical, mischievous creature was first “discovered” in Rhinelander in the late 19th century but may have been roaming the Northwoods for eons before that. Today, the Hodag has become the official symbol of Rhinelander–it’s even the mascot for the local high school–and can be seen pretty much anywhere visitors go in Rhinelander. Learn all about this fascinating creature and plan your trip to Hodag Country today!

More Hodag Fun

It *is* all fun and games when it comes to the Hodag–sign up for the official Hodag Fan Club, find fun Hodag-themed games, show off your art skills & more

Join the Hodag Fan Club

Show off your Hodag pride–sign up for the free Hodag Fan Club and get regular newsletters and great Hodag swag

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Link to Join the Hodag Fan Club

Hodag Games

Find fun, downloadable Hodag-themed games & activities to enjoy anytime

Play Games

Link to Hodag Games

Hodag Finder

This handy map highlights the dozens of Hodags that have been found (so far) in Rhinelander

Find the Hodag

Link to Hodag Finder

Hodag Fan Photos

Got great Hodag photos? Share them with us & see some of our fan favorites!

View Fan Photos

Link to Hodag Fan Photos

Hodag Fan Drawings

Show off your artistic skills by sharing your best Hodag drawings!

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Link to Hodag Fan Drawings


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