Official Rules: Benvenutos Gift Certificate Giveaway

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. This contest is sponsored Discover Wisconsin (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or

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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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9 Signs You’re Never Too Far From Wisconsin…

One of my closest friends and a lifelong Wisconsinite, was recently exiled from his homeland. While enjoying a new latitude, he was constantly reminded of Wisconsin. Wherever he went he would find contributions from the people and exports from the Dairy State. So, we sat down and put together a list of Wisconsin exports that have a national and global impact. This list is just a reminder that you can always be near Wisconsin wherever you go. Neenah Foundry Established in 1872 during the Reconstruction Era, Neenah Foundry has been a leader in casting technology for over 140 years. In

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It’s Winter and You Live in Wisconsin

Prepare yourself for a long, cold and bitter winter – stuck inside all day. But is it really that bad of a winter? Are you really stuck inside all day? Gosh, it’s so easy for us to feel that way. I know that I can get the “winter blues” from time to time, but this is your time. It’s time to start having fun in that snow. This is your opportunity to maybe even try something new –  make new family traditions! You, my friend are fortunate. So many of my former Wisconsinite friends are missing the very thing you

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Wisconsin Snowmobiling by the Numbers

Let’s start with a confession; I don’t own a snowmobile, but I usually get out one or two times a year with friends and co-workers. So why am I writing an article about snowmobiling in Wisconsin? Well a few years ago, I worked on an episode of Discover Wisconsin and in turn, I learned a lot about this extremely popular sport. Honestly, with the winters we were having back then, I think some were beginning to trade in their track and skis for a four-wheeled alternative (which, in this writer’s opinion, is also fun!). But with last year’s polar vortex

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How to Create the Perfect Cheese Tray

As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to what to serve guests. Here in Wisconsin the obvious bet is cheese and crackers. And while grocery store cheese trays are the simplest way to go, you’ll tend to get the standard, mild cheeses that don’t really excite people. Mostly made up of Colby, Mild Cheddar and Swiss cheeses, they offer typical cheeses that everyone likes but is too ashamed to admit are uninteresting and ordinary. If you want to really impress your guests, I have a few suggestions for you… VARIETY A great cheese tray offers a sample of aged, semi-soft

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12 Uniquely Wisconsin Holiday Gift Ideas

It happens every year: You get stuck buying for those notoriously impossible-to-impress relatives. I feel your pain, disheartened shopper, I really do. That is why the Discover Wisconsin crew has done the research for you and compiled our list of top uniquely Wisconsin gift ideas courtesy of Something Special from Wisconsin™. Drumroll please! Scroll through the slideshow or the article below for the results:

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Events Round-Up: November 2014

This Must Be The Place (Sheboygan) Now through February 22  @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some places persist despite distance in time or space. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan presents original installations, sculpture, photography, film and work by vernacular environment builders that reveal places of power and influence in 13 artists’ lives. Turkey Trot (Janesville) November 15 @ 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. This professionally chip timed event features a one-mile, five-mile and half-mile (for the kiddos!) runs along the scenic Rock River in Janesville. Enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving slice of pie with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or

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