10 Things To Do in River Falls

In the northwest corner of Wisconsin is a small town with a big ol’ personality. It’s called River Falls, or as the locals call it: The City on the Kinni. It’s also the subject of next weekend’s episode of Discover Wisconsin. Our crew had soooo much fun in River Falls. In fact, we thought we’d share with you a list of some of the activities we loved most while in town: Go fly-fishing on the gorgeous Kinnikinnic River Indulge in everyone’s favorite comfort food at Bacon Bash Cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls at the Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo Look for wildlife while kayaking down

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Let Wisconsin be where your story begins

We are always discovering the little nooks and crannies of Wisconsin -from delicious foods to eat AND Instagram, to adventurous ATV/UTV trails! What if Wisconsin can provide you all that AND that oh–so-perfect day? It’s the day you have been dreaming about since you were young: your wedding day. Let’s start from the beginning. Where the heck are you going to have it? Well what are you in to? How about that perfect barn? Come on. You’ve seen it all over Pinterest! You can totally imagine those fresh picked flowers sitting there in the mason jars with a glimpse of

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Cabins & More: 8 Amazing Places to Stay in Wisconsin

From fun and eclectic to rustic and gorgeous, here are eight rentals in Wisconsin that look like they came straight out of a fairy-tale. (Prepare to swoon…) Candlewood Cabins (Richland Center) Nestled in the beautiful hills of southwest Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains is a hidden retreat known as Candlewood Cabins. When you arrive, you can either a.) immerse yourself in the nature that surrounds you, b.) indulge in a whirlpool bath or c.) warm up by the wood-stove fire. My vote? d.) I’ll take all of the aforementioned, please. Things to do near Richland Center: Camp on the Wisconsin River, tour House

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Cheese Lovers Unite! Seven Wisconsin Cheese Tours

Anytime us sconnies travel outside the state and mention we hail from America’s Dairyland, we’re inevitably met with a response about the state’s notoriety for its cheese production. The conversation usually goes a little something like: Other person: “So, where ya from? Canada?” Me: “No. Wisconsin.” Other person: “Ooohhhh! You’re a CHEESEHEAD!” Well heck, with more than 60 artisan cheesemakers throughout the state whipping up over 600 varieties of Wisconsin cheese, our reputation is well-deserved. So what better way to explore Wisconsin than via a cheese tour? Here are seven of the best places to get your fix: Carr Valley

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Q&A: The Guy Behind Discover Wisconsin’s New Theme Song

In an episode of Smallville, Lana Lang said, “Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.” Well after being part of Discover Wisconsin for so many years, deciding to change our theme song wasn’t something we took lightly. After making that difficult decision, we set out to find a Wisconsin-born artist to take that journey with us. Through many submissions (and even more great bands and artists) to choose from; we found that Milwaukee native, UW-Oshkosh alum, singer, songwriter, and outstanding individual Tony Memmel was the perfect fit. Why did you

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7 Ways to Beat the “Winter Blues”

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) also known as the “winter blues” (or “winter blahs”) affects millions of people every year. As few of us can afford to take a few months off work so we can crawl under blankets and eat pie, we can take a few steps to alleviate these cold weather blues so they don’t interfere with our daily lives quite as much…

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Valentine’s Day Treats: 12 Wisconsin Candy Shops

Hey you! Person with a sweet tooth! This list was carefully crafted with you in mind. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who needs a dozen roses when you have these 12 spectacular sugar shops to call on right here in Wisconsin? Baraboo Candy Company (Baraboo) Known as the home of the Original Cow Pie®, the Baraboo Candy Co. has been producing a wide variety of Chocolates, Fudges, Caramels and Toffees all from scratch using only the finest ingredients from around the region since 1981. While you’re in Baraboo: Visit Circus World Museum, go hiking at Devil’s Lake

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Weird Wisconsin: 5 Quirky Museums!

I am a museum junkie. I love them. I could easily spend hours at one museum and still feel like I have more to discover. And in my book? The stranger the subject, the better. Lucky for me, Wisconsin has its fair share of some seriously curious museums. Here are a few of my top picks from all around the state: National Mustard Museum (Middleton) This museum is as quirky as the guy who started the whole thing. His name is Barry Levenson and he says his mustard collection came into being thanks to a dismal trip to the grocery story following the 1986 World Series (New York Mets beat his

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For The Animal Lovers: 7 Wisconsin Companies We Love

We ♥ animals. Here are seven pet-friendly companies in Wisconsin we recommend checking out: Annie’s Bone Appetit (Menasha) Annie’s Bakery sells homemade, hand-baked dog, cat and horse treats as well as homemade bird suet and pinecones for your backyard. Annie’s recipes are all natural, preservative free and baked with love J Baxter’s Hollow Blends (North Freedom) This family-owned business makes high-quality packaged seed blends and individually packaged seed products giving bird, deer and other wildlife enthusiasts hours of viewing enjoyment! And here’s one more reason to love Baxter’s: The Ziegler family donates a portion of every purchase to children’s hospitals to benefit families

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A Countdown to Celebrating New Year’s in Wisconsin

Bright lights, festive music and over-the-top celebrations…there’s nothing quite like ringing in the New Year! Wisconsinites are known for throwing a good party so rest assured: wherever you celebrate here, you’ll be in good company. Here’s my countdown to a few fabulous ways you can welcome the arrival of 2015:

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