Tastes, Tours & More: 6 Ag-ventures For You!

When two of Wisconsin’s largest industries—agriculture and tourism—come together, it’s called agtourism (or agritourism). And as you can imagine, it’s a huge deal here in America’s Dairyland. When you embark on an “agventure,” you’ll meet bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, farmers, growers, producers and even vintners! Read on for a few fun spots in Wisconsin for an agtourism getaway: Down A Country Road—Cashton Situated in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin, you’ll discover a serene spot nestled in the valley two miles east of Cashton. Besides enjoying the gorgeous countryside at the Kuderer Farm, you’ll also enjoy the Village Shops, which include

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The Ultimate Wisconsin Bucket List

From our islands to our bluffs, our rolling farmland to our 15,000 lakes, Wisconsin is brimming with tourism treasures. Although not meant to be exhaustive, consider the following bucket list your kick-start to exploring the very best of America’s Dreamland: Take a drive down Highway 42 in Door County Catch a muskie on the world’s largest chain of freshwater lakes in Vilas County Hop on a bike and ride along the Elroy-Sparta Trail Sample deep-fried treats (and a creampuff or two!) at the Wisconsin State Fair Kayak the Apostle Island Sea Caves in Ashland and Bayfield counties (and return in the winter for a view of the

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Wisconsin’s Best Dairy Breakfasts

There’s something special about weekends in Wisconsin, and they’re almost always started with an amazing breakfast. Luckily for us, there’s plenty of delicious dairy products on-hand at all times to make our favorites. In preparation for an upcoming segment of Discover Wisconsin – America’s Dairyland where we’ll visit the best breakfast spots across the state, we’re sharing our best home cooked versions of the most scrumptious dairy breakfasts you’ll ever make. On-the-Run Muffin Omelet A busy mom’s spin on the classic omelet and toast, this portable version melts breakfast sausage, eggs, onions, salsa and Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese inside a

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Eagle River: You’ve Arrived

It’s the place people go to escape, A place made of cabins, pine trees and lakes. But no matter how far you drive, There’s no sign to say, “you’ve arrived”. So just follow your heart till you find… Your special place that brings peace of mind. As you breathe in the air and unwind… Your cares are all left behind. It’s no mystery where the Northwoods start. When you arrive Up North you’ll know, In your heart. -Suzanne Kindler   I can’t find a better poem to describe my hometown of Eagle River. There really is no better place to

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Meet Ryan Fielding. He’s one seriously talented Wisconsinite.

Our crew met Ryan Fielding about a year ago. We were looking for an artist to custom design a Harley-Davidson helmet as an anniversary gift for one of our team members. Impressed by his raw talent, we decided to pack up the cameras and make our way to Sauk City to learn a bit more about Ryan and his craft. The art of airbrushing and pin-striping takes precision, patience and a whole lot of passion. Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes peek and if you love it, share Ryan’s story with a friend. Here’s me pretending to be a pin-striper ↓ (no

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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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