Reminders of Wood River’s past as an oil refinery town are everywhere – even the town’s high school mascot is the Oilers – and its heritage is celebrated at the Wood River Museum & Visitors Center.
Today, Wood River is home to a large concentration of historic Sears Homes and also numerous well-known as well as locally-owned businesses. For those more interested in play, the city has multiple family-friendly parks and maintains the Belk Park Golf Course.
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