State Trunk Highway 47 (often called Highway 47, STH 47 or WIS 47) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs in a diagonal northwest-southeast in northeastern and northern Wisconsin from Manitowish to Menasha.
Of the 188-mile (303 km) route, about 76 miles (122 km) are cosigned with other highways. From south to north, WIS 47 is aligned with WIS 29 from south of Bonduel to South of Shawano, WIS 55 from South of Bonduel to Keshena. After a solo segment, WIS 47 follows U.S. Route 45 from south of Antigo to Monico and U.S. Route 8 from Monico to Rhinelander.
At its inception, STH 47 ran from Wisconsin Highway 15 in Appleton to Wisconsin Highway 29 in Bonduel. In 1919, the highway was expanded north to Antigo, where it ended at U.S. Route 45. In 1925, it was extended along US 45 to Woodruff. In 1937, it was extended along the old U.S. Route 41 to Menasha. In 1952, it was extended north to Manitowish. In 1997, freeway was added with the WI 29/55 bypass near Bonduel.
Looking south at the southern terminus.