Something Special from Wisconsin™: Holiday Gift Ideas

Picture this: A frantic December 23rd trip to the mall for the “perfect” gifts, but leaving with yet another golf shirt for dad, a disappointing book for mom, and socks for your significant other…sound familiar? Thanks to Something Special from Wisconsin™, we’ve compiled a list of great (and local) gift options…with plenty of time left to wrap! Happy shopping!   Elegant Arrangements by Maureen LLC – Watertown Elegant Arrangements is a florist and gourmet food gift basket shop that provides designs for any occasion. Gift baskets contain a variety of Wisconsin snacks and sweets, and can be customized to meet

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas to Show Your Wisconsin Pride

Yep, it’s that time of year again – time to scramble to find the perfect gifts for all your loved ones. Luckily, if your loved ones love Wisconsin, we’ve got you covered at shop.discoverwisconsin.com.   “Don’t Wake the Badger” Onesie Spoil your little badger with this adorable onesie, complete with badger paws on baby’s backside. It’s even proven that this onesie makes your baby sleep more (just kidding, but you can be our first test subject). It comes in vintage red and vintage blue and in 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Don’t let any baby go unspoiled this holiday

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Discover Wisconsin TV Crew: What it’s REALLY like behind the scenes

From Phelps to Platteville, Ashland to Racine and everything in between, the Discover Wisconsin TV crew has covered a whole lot of ground in the Dairy State, and with their travels come great stories. You’ve seen their work and now you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the #DWcrew; get to know a few of the crew members who help make the Discover Wisconsin magic happen. Here are producer Olivia Gilbert, cinematographer Teddy Maier and host and brand manager, Mariah Haberman:   How long does it typically take to film an episode? Olivia Gilbert:

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Made in Wisconsin: 8 All-Natural Health and Beauty Companies

In today’s world, commercial health and beauty products are made far away and come with a never-ending ingredients list full of unrecognizable words. These are products we’re putting on our skin and in our hair, so wouldn’t we rather know exactly what goes into it and rest assured that it’s doing its job? Thanks to partnerships formed by Something Special from Wisconsin™, we’ve compiled a list of places to get your health and beauty aids; they’re all-natural and made right here in Wisconsin.   Bonita Naturals (Montello)  Because goat milk has the closest PH level to our skin, Bonita Naturals provides

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Something Special from Wisconsin: Farms to Discover in Wisconsin

We all know that Wisconsin is “America’s Dairyland” – it even says so on our license plates. But did you ever stop and think about just how many products, in addition to dairy, Wisconsin is responsible for? These farms, located in each part of this great state, are family-run and very successful, giving us a reminder of just how impressive Wisconsin’s land, animals and people really are. Alsum Sweetcorn – RandolphIf you’ve ever been to the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, you’ve likely seen Scott, Lona and their five children – the family that runs Alsum Sweetcorn. What was once

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Wisconsin-Made: 4 Local Finds in Door County

Everyone loves vacationing in Door County and at the end of our trip we all want to bring home a little piece of that special place. Could it be something with cherries? A deliciously sour variety known as Montmorency grows prolifically in Door County and is a staple in so many of the region’s tastiest products. The cherry tree is a feast for the eyes too as photographers time their vacations to coincide with the cherry blossom season when endless acres of the pale pink blooms look like cotton candy trees. Check out our aerial shots of the cherry blossoms

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Calling all Cheeseheads! 10 Things to Do During Your Green Bay Getaway

In Wisconsin, we bleed Green and Gold. From September through January, Sundays revolve around being in front of the television ready for kickoff and wearing our favorite player’s jersey. For those lucky enough to score tickets to a home game, there’s nothing quite like being at Lambeau Field, tailgating in the parking lot and cheering on the Pack with 80,000 fellow Cheeseheads. But even when the final pass has been thrown, the last grill packed up and the jerseys put away at the end of the season, you can still experience all the thrills that come with being a Packer

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10 Things to Do As You’re Winding Down the Wolf River

I think everyone here at Discover Wisconsin can agree that we’ve spent our fair share of time around rivers this past year. Our great state is home to thousands of miles of beautiful, rushing water, and nearly 230 of those miles belong to the Wolf River. One of the longest in Wisconsin, the Wolf River begins way up north at Pine Lake in Forest County and winds all the way down to the Fox Valley before emptying into Lake Butte des Mort. The #DWcrew spent some time at a few communities along the Wolf River: Langlade County, the Menominee Nation,

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10 Things to Do on the Wisconsin River

At 430 miles, the Wisconsin River is the state’s longest river. There are about 25 towns to discover along the way, all of which offer a myriad of things to do both on and off the river. Whether you’re into exploring your surroundings in a more slow-paced setting or you prefer a bit more of a high-energy vibe, here are 10 things to do in various communities along the river’s edge: Try Bow-Fishing at Dusk in Adams County. I first heard of the sport of bow fishing via my dad, who regularly practices the sport down in Florida, where he

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11 Wisconsin Gift Ideas We Love

The holidays can be pretty stressful – largely in part to those friends and family members who prove to be impossible to shop for year after year. (I’m talking to you, mothers who have everything and also all in-laws.) Don’t fret, my present-buying Christmas darlings! Consider me your holiday shopping savior…at least in terms of Wisconsin-themed bestowment. I am here to help you impress with our holiday best: Here are 11 unique gift ideas straight from the heart of the Midwest: Wisconsin! “Cheese Curds are my Spirit Animal” Vintage Tee I am a proud owner of this crazy awesome “Cheese

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