20 Things to Do and See in River Falls

An artsy, outdoorsy and vibrant small town surrounded by gorgeous countryside and located just 30 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul, the little city of River Falls has a little bit of everything. I may be a bit biased, given the fact that it’s my hometown; however, I truly think this area is worthy of a visit. And here’s why:   River Falls gets its name from the falls at the Kinnickinnic River, a 22-mile world-class trout stream. “The Kinni” provides an abundance of recreational activities for locals and visitors. Between the outdoor adventures and the benefits that come with having the

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Hello Hudson! Things to Do and See

Our destination of the week is a bustling and eclectic river town located just 30 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul. We’re talking about the wonderful city of Hudson in St. Croix County. From festivals and summer concerts to restaurants and a striking state park, here are just a few ways you’re sure to fall in love with this “Beauty on the St. Croix.”       Events: Hudsonites and visitors from near and far enjoy festivals during every season. Hot Air Affair, taking place in February, hosts an evening parade, hot air balloon launches, smooshboarding (you’ll just have to attend to

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6 Wisconsin Fairs You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

It’s fair season, folks! Deep-fried food, exhilarating rides, flashing lights, fascinating magic shows, adorable petting zoos, winning oversized teddy bears in carnival games and locals coming together to celebrate the season…what’s not to like? After our 5-month winter hibernation, there’s nothing quite like Wisconsinites getting out for a good fair during the summer. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites: What: Wisconsin State Fair When: August 4-14, 2016 Where: 640 S. 84th Street, West Allis Why: Because it’s the “fairest” of them all! With performances by Shawn Mendes, Rascal Flatts, Pat Benatar, Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson, and the Beach

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10 of the Most Beautiful Places in Wisconsin

I may be biased but I’m here to make a declaration: Wisconsin is one of the most gorgeous states in the entire nation. From the ridges and valleys of the Driftless Area to the tall pines in the Northwoods to the rolling farmland throughout the entire state, Wisconsin is a stunner. Here are just 10 drive-to destinations that are out-of-this-world beautiful:   Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Bayfield) Consisting of 21 islands located at the northern tip of the state, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore offers endless beauty in its historic lighthouses and sandstone caves.   2. Pattison State Park (Superior)

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Something Special from Wisconsin: Farms to Discover in Wisconsin

We all know that Wisconsin is “America’s Dairyland” – it even says so on our license plates. But did you ever stop and think about just how many products, in addition to dairy, Wisconsin is responsible for? These farms, located in each part of this great state, are family-run and very successful, giving us a reminder of just how impressive Wisconsin’s land, animals and people really are. Alsum Sweetcorn – RandolphIf you’ve ever been to the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, you’ve likely seen Scott, Lona and their five children – the family that runs Alsum Sweetcorn. What was once

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10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, on a sunshiny summer day, offers endless outdoor activities no matter where you go; however, the rainy days can be just as eventful if you look hard enough. From movies to mini-golf, West to East and North to South, Wisconsin’s got you covered on the rainy days. Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Whether you’re looking for a way to keep the kids busy or you’re due for an adult getaway, Wilderness Resort offers something for everyone – even on a day when the weather is less than ideal. Cubby’s Cove, one of Wilderness’ five indoor waterparks, features a sport pool

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6 of Wisconsin’s Best Drive-Ins and Dairy Bars

Drive-ins with carhops, diners with jukeboxes and ice cream parlors with sweet treats like sundaes, cones, and floats. Let’s take a whirlwind tour of some of our state’s iconic hangouts—from the seasonal and nostalgic to the delightfully dairy! Hubbard Avenue Diner (Middleton) This Middleton diner offers a retro diner décor along with a full menu featuring classic diner fare such as omelettes, buttermilk pancakes, grilled cheese and homemade soup. Hubbard Avenue Diner is famous for its signature pies, made from scratch daily using Wisconsin butter, cream and cream cheese. Be sure to check out the malts and pie shakes! The Drive-In

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Become a Guest Author for The Bobber

  We know the best ambassadors of Wisconsin are the often the folks who live, work and play here in the heart of the Midwest. We’re always looking for writers with a true passion for our beautiful state… If interested, email your submissions to mariahh@discovermediaworks.com.  Here’s what we’ll need: Contact Information (First and last name, email address, city and state) 300-500 word draft. Content must be exclusive. (In other words, it isn’t published elsewhere.) All relevant links. Links within the blog post must hyperlink to events/destination pages on discoverwisconsin.com. If you want a link to your personal or business website(s), please include them in your

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10 Things to Do in Milwaukee

  With so many different places to see in the Wisconsin’s largest city, there is literally something for everyone in Milwaukee. Whether you want to spend some time relaxing on the beach of Lake Michigan or make your way to a concert, Milwaukee has you covered! Here’s just a sampling of what this great city has in store for you: Wisconsin State Fair Have you ever had fried Twinkies or fish and chips on a stick? How about the Original Cream Puff? The Wisconsin State Fair is the best place to get everything imaginable fried and on a stick. But

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If You’ve Never Stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, Here’s What You’re Missing

Wisconsin’s bed and breakfasts are as unique as the innkeepers who serve their guests so well. If you’ve never ventured out beyond the typical hotel, you’re in for a surprise. Our crew set out to discover some of the state’ most unique B&Bs while filming our recent “The Best Way to Stay—Wisconsin’s Bed & Breakfasts” episode. Here’s what else we uncovered about Wisconsin’s thriving B&B scene: They are incredibly diverse in aesthetics, architecture and offerings. Some are ultra contemporary and yet others are historic. Some are estates and others are cabins. You can find them in the middle of a

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