Years ago, people came to Chippewa Falls for its pure spring water, but today they come for so much more! While this riverside city is rich with history, small town charm and a family-friendly atmosphere, it also boasts big-city entertainment that draws visitors from all over the Midwest. Here are just a few things to check out during your visit to Chippewa Falls: Olson’s Ice Cream Since 1944 Olson’s has been a mainstay in downtown Chippewa Falls, serving up more than 100 flavors of homaid ice cream on a rotation. We recommend trying the Cotton Candy Ice Cream – a
We’ve journeyed to every corner of the state here at Discover Wisconsin and yet, we still find ourselves in complete awe of its raw beauty. The Flambeau River in northwest Wisconsin is, without a doubt, a spot that exudes allure. Its surrounding forest casts a reflection on the river’s dark waters creating a breathtaking landscape unique to the area. The Flambeau has an array of moods from stretches of calm, tranquil water to Class 3 whitewater rapids—and good news, paddlers! There’s a stretch for every skill level. If you’re planning a trek down the Flambeau, here are 10 ways to
Whether you’re brainstorming creative honeymoon ideas or just trying to spice up Wednesday night date, Wisconsin has plenty to offer all you lovebirds! Read on for six of the state’s most romantic destinations:
Racine County is a mix of what’s best about Wisconsin and the Midwest. With coastal charm, a thriving arts scene and a mix of small town suburbs and big city excitement, there’s something for everyone in Racine County! ChocolateFest in Burlington Thanks to the Nestle Factory in town, Burlington is known as Chocolate City USA! Enjoy some delicious chocolate treats or participate in some sweet activities at ChocolateFest in Burlington every Memorial Day weekend. Kayak or Canoe the Fox River The peaceful segment of the Fox River that flows through Burlington is perfect for kayaking and canoeing. Spend an afternoon
Here in Wisconsin, you’re never too far from a farm. Agriculture is one of the things we do best, and agricultural tourism is taking off all across the state. Whether it’s a visit to a working farm, picking a juicy apple right off the tree or even enjoying a delicious meal at a farm-to-fork restaurant, there are plenty of ways to experience the best of Wisconsin agriculture! Milk Dottie the Dairy Cow at Glacier Rock Farms In Wisconsin, we’re known for our dairy farms, but plenty of Wisconsinites have never actually milked a cow. At Glacier Rock Farms in Ixonia,
Each year I dread their ending come fall, and excitedly anticipate their beginning come spring. I’m talking about fresh fruit, veggies, cheeses, flowers and crafts locally made and locally sold. Farmers’ markets…they’re back! Look for these great Something Special from Wisconsin™ businesses at Wisconsin farmers’ markets this summer. Steppin’ Out Foods Steppin’ Out Foods features two varieties of asparagus: a regular flavored kind called “Six Inch Spikes” and a spicy kind called “Red Hot Pumps”, as well as regular and spicy variations of green beans and “Mr. Hot Stuff Pepper Spread”, the perfect complement to crackers, beans and asparagus.
From a towering, hilltop basilica, to a stunning shrine nestled in the bluffs and quiet chapel in the countryside, Wisconsin is home to three incredibly reverent Marian shrines. Holy Hill, just outside of Milwaukee, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help all offer something different to those who visit. Here are a couple suggestions of things to do during your trip to Wisconsin’s Marian shrines. Photography at Holy Hill Did you know that Holy Hill is one of the most photographed places in the state? From
cab·in fe·ver (noun) – irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter Suffering mild to severe symptoms of cabin fever? No worries. There’s a cure for that! Here are seven perfect springtime getaways in Wisconsin – sure to brighten your spirits and squash those winter blues! Lake Geneva This southern Wisconsin destination has been luring visitors for eons. Grab a light jacket and prepare to gush over the stunning and historic mansions that trace Geneva Lake. Where to play: Lake Geneva Lake Shore Path. Black Point Estate, Yerke’s Observatory Where to stay: Abbey
Wisconsin is dotted with charming destinations that are the epitome of “Americana.” Here are 10 that come to mind and should be on your travel list.
Wisconsin’s State Parks system maintains more than 100 properties, 47 state parks, 41 trails and nine recreational areas, all providing unique and gorgeous scenery, recreation and history. Here are just a few that we love: Amnicon Falls State Park (South Range) Amnicon Falls State Park lies along the Amnicon River in Wisconsin’s most northwest point, just seven miles east of Superior. Its gorgeous waterfalls and rapids provide an amazing view from a covered footbridge or trails along the river. Visit to learn about the Douglas Fault, or even just to camp, picnic or walk in the woods. Willow River