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