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Beating the summer heat inside and out

When the temperature rises, many people think of hitting the pool, but that's not the only way to stay cool.

"We could have gone to the pool today, too, but we haven't seen a movie in a while so we decided to come here," Sandy Warnecke said. She and her son spent the humid afternoon at the movies.

They said the movie theater snacks aren't the only perk of staying inside. "Air conditioning. Although we have some at home, too. It was a nice option for today," Sandy said.

"When it's hot out and you don't have a pool it's kind of like you have nothing to do. So, I like going to the movies then," Dylan added.

But many others did hit the water to beat the heat.

"If it's muggy like this it's nice to be able to come out and cool off," Wausau resident Cathy Richmond said.

So after hearing the forecast for Tuesday, she and her family decided there was only one thing to do--go to the Splash Pad in Marathon Park.

Richmond said she uses her Wausau pools pass at least once a week during the summer.

"I like to just wander around with them, go under the buckets with my daughter and my son likes to play with the water guns and run around and splash around," she said.

Over at the Rothschild pool, lifeguards said their attendance has almost doubled thanks to the humid conditions.

So from the water, to the movie theater, there are many ways to cool off on a muggy June day.

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