Food + Drink: 9 Incredibly Unique Spots in Wisconsin

When it comes to dining out, I tend to get a little bored of the same ol’, same ol’. A great meal is a must but the atmosphere (or lack thereof) is what separates a mediocre establishment from an unforgettable one. And to me? The weirder, quirkier, more eccentric, the better! Here are nine top spots for Wisconsin’s most unique dining experiences:   The Safe House (Milwaukee) If you like your night out full of intrigue and surprise, then you’re going to love exploring the twists and turns of Milwaukee’s Safe House. This spy-themed restaurant is operated by an entity known only as

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Fall into Wisconsin: Five Destinations to Consider

Every year I fall for football, pumpkins, bonfires, nature walks, lattes, apples and the place that has it all: Wisconsin. So, let’s leave summer evenings behind and get ready for autumn leaves! Allow me to share some Wisconsin Fall Favorites… (P.s. If you do not see one of your must-do’s/must-have’s for the perfect fall weekend, give them a shout-out in the comment section below!)   Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin (Warrens) Fall is cranberry harvest season and Wisconsin is the nation’s largest producer of the cranberry. So, where exactly is the Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin? Warrens! Mark Sept. 25-27 on your

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Four Forestry Industry Myths Debunked

In this week’s Wisconsin County Forests episode on Discover Wisconsin, we learn a lot about the natural areas of Wisconsin. We sat down with Toni Engstrom from The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Associations (GLTPA) to discuss some of the common misconceptions people may have about caring for the forests. Here’s what she had to say: Myth #1: Loggers are cutting down more trees than they are growing back. Truth:  More trees are grown than are harvested on an annual basis. Currently the growth-to-harvest ratio is about 2:1 for softwoods and 2.5:1 for hardwoods. Trees in the Great Lakes Region (and in most areas around

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Wisconsin: Access Granted

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. Here in Wisconsin, we are creating that very environment for the elderly, war veterans and the disabled. All are considered when it comes to bringing everyone in on that Wisconsin fun! The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a specific program for individuals living with disabilities called, “Open the Outdoors.” The initiative has made great strides in making sure that its state parks, facilities, beaches, forests and even fishing piers are accessible to everyone. Recently in Milwaukee, crews from the Milwaukee County Parks and Ability

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IRONMAN WISCONSIN: Spectate the Right Way on Race Day

  Triathlon is a rapidly growing sport in the state of Wisconsin. Google will tell you that there are nearly 30 triathlon races in Wisconsin in the month of August alone. Every year new races pop and established ones fill quicker than you can change a flat bike tire. Ironman Wisconsin is perhaps the most well-known triathlon in the state and also the longest with a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. That’s a total of 140.6 miles as triathlete’s bumper stickers across the state will proudly remind you. I’ve toed the line several

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9 Wisconsin Beaches to Visit This Summer

Summer in Wisconsin seems to be one of the most cherished and plan-packed seasons of the year. Sometimes, there’s just not enough of it. (I guess the same could be said about spring and fall, too.) To take advantage of the sunny weather we get during summer in Wisconsin, we came up with a list of 9 beach destinations to put on your summer travel itinerary. (For even more on Wisconsin beaches, watch our recent episode of Discover Wisconsin!) SIMMONS ISLAND BEACH | Kenosha, WI Kenosha is a beach goer’s paradise. Kenosha has eight miles of beach shoreline, seven of which

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Drive In to These 10 Outdoor Movie Theaters in Wisconsin!

Summer loving had me a blast! You are guaranteed to fall (back) in love with these beloved drive-in movie theaters. There are only ten of these unique hot spots in Wisconsin and I highly recommend you grab your own parking spot for a lovely and leisurely evening under the night sky in this refreshing summer weather, because…why catch a flick indoors when you can enjoy a show in Wisconsin’s great outdoors? At one point in time in the late 1950’s, there were 79 drive-in theaters in Wisconsin. Now, there are only ten. Come relive fond memories and create new ones

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Best Places To Get Handmade, Unique Soaps In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is known for dairy products such as cheese and milk, which is usually associated with our mouth-watering food. However, Wisconsin uses dairy products in more ways than just one. Handmade soaps in Wisconsin not only encompass many unique scents and designs, but some also include goat milk for a rich moisturizing lather. These are perfect for your sun-kissed skin! Allow us to share just a few of Wisconsin’s top spots to get these wonderful soaps. (If you don’t see your favorite shop listed, give them a shout-out in the comments below!). Century Farmhouse (West Bend) Located in West Bend,

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11 Things To Do in Manitowoc & Two Rivers

When’s the last time you made your way to Manitowoc and Two Rivers? Plan your trip now and enjoy 20 miles of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline plus a plethora of exciting destinations and events. Here are a few of our favorite spots to discover in the area: Bike, hike or inline skate the Mariners Trail Have some fun in the sun at Neshotah Beach Marvel at the colors during Kites Over Lake Michigan in late Summer Stroll through the historic Rogers Street Fishing Village Enjoy a live performance at the Capitol Civic Centre Observe the works of Picasso (and more!) at

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24 Things To Do in Wisconsin…for FREE!

  Let’s be honest…we all enjoy free things. And, free, fun things are even better yet! There are umpteen ways to enjoy Wisconsin without breaking the bank. Here’s my quick list of just a few of the state’s top destinations where admission is nil: Relish eclectic pieces of concrete art at Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete Park (Phillips) Hike your way to the top of gorgeous Granddad Bluff (La Crosse) Hop aboard the Jelly Belly Express Train at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center (Pleasant Prairie) Make your way to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Green Bay) See the creatures and critters at

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