From Barron, the city of Minneapolis - St. Paul is 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the southwest.
Northwest Wisconsin offers plenty of towns and cities, each possessing its own special qualities. Two places within a relatively short distance of Barron are Weyerhaeuser, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west, and Birchwood, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest.
Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south of Barron is Menomonie, an important regional city where you'll find Point Comfort Park, La Pointe Park and Whispering Emerald Ridge Game Farm. If you still have time left, check out University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wakanda Water Park and Lakeside Park before you head back to Barron.
If you're the kind of traveler who prefers to take the slow lane while on vacation, Barron offers great bird watching and camping. When the temperatures climb, do what the locals do and head to Northwest Wisconsin's gorgeous waterways for a morning of boating or fishing.
If you plan on arriving and departing by air, it's handy to remember that the nearest major airport is Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southeast of Barron.