Entries by DiscoverWI

Expect the Unexpected – 15 Things to Do in Beloit

With the Rock River at its heart, the city of Beloit is a lively, community-oriented city that simultaneously radiates country charm and urban flair. While downtown Beloit is modern, hip and home to some amazing shops and restaurants, just outside the city visitors can explore wild, beautiful pockets of nature. You may think you know […]

Tomah – Wisconsin’s Western Gateway

At the intersection of I-90 and I-94 lies the city of Tomah, Wisconsin. Most of us have probably driven through or past Tomah on road trips, but you’re sure to be surprised by what awaits when you get off the interstate. Here are ten things you can’t miss next time you’re in Tomah!   Tomah’s […]

10 Fantastic Ways to Warm Up Inside This Winter

Have you had enough of the relentless cold? I think we all know that’s a YES! After Phil the groundhog saw his famous shadow, we now have 6 more weeks of winter. But no need to fret; together with Something Special from Wisconsin™, we have come up with 10 great ways to escape the cold, […]

Something Special for your Someone Special this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day tends to sneak up on us each year, especially when we haven’t yet gotten a gift for that special someone. Luckily, we thought ahead and gathered some wonderful, Wisconsin-made gift ideas for your Valentine. Thank us later!   10th Ave. Soapworks 10th Ave. Soapworks is a Wisconsin go-to for handmade bar soaps, shampoo soaps, […]

5 Heart-Healthy Tips for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and if you haven’t thought about your heart health in a while, this month is the perfect time. The first American Heart Month was in the 1960s when more than half the deaths in the country were caused by cardiovascular disease. Today, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death […]

9 Places in Wisconsin for a Classic Old Fashioned

Sweet or Sour? Brandy or Whiskey? These are just a few questions Wisconsinites take very seriously when it comes to our favorite cocktail. Over the years, restaurants across the state have been steadily perfecting this classic supper club staple. Whether you like to keep it simple or are ready to try something new, here are […]

Wisconsin in the Movies

We’re no Hollywood, but Wisconsin has made an appearance in many noteworthy movies. From being set in Wisconsin to just having a small mention, several Tinseltown flicks have put Wisconsin on the map. Here are just a few:   Titanic As films go, it doesn’t get much bigger than this Hollywood blockbuster. Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, […]

10 Things Only Wisconsinites Say

Colloquialism noun | col-lo-qui-al-ism | \ kə-ˈlō-kwē-ə-ˌli-zəm \: a local or regional dialect expression. Wisconsin’s got plenty of ‘em. Here are just a few of our favorites:   “You betcha” Loosely translates to “Of course” or “You’re welcome”, depending on context. “Stop and Go light” What do you do at a traffic light? You stop, and then […]

10 Things That Feel Like Home to Wisconsinites

  Lambeau Field Even if Green Bay isn’t your hometown, it’s impossible to feel out of place at Lambeau Field. Just look to your left and see Bill, the friendly fan covered head to toe in blaze orange, and look to your right and see Joan decked out in green and gold and topped with […]

12 Things that Irk Wisconsinites

Wisconsinites are notoriously friendly, happy people. Despite the frigid weather in the winter and the constant annoyance of mosquitos in the summer, people in Wisco manage to put on a smile and offer a “Hey neighbor!” most of the time. But everyone, even Wisconsinites, has their buttons that you just do not push. The phrase […]