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Alright ‘murica…feast your eyes on the heart of the Midwest this weekend. With brilliant fireworks displays set to light up the Wisconsin sky, the state shines bright each and every 4th of July. Here are just a few of our top picks for fireworks shows in Wisconsin: Eau Claire Beginning at 10 p.m., the Festival Foods Fireworks Extravaganza is one for the books. Take in the awesome colors that burst over the city from a number of fantastic viewing areas including Carson Park, Phoenix Park, Half Moon Lake or Lakeview Cemetery. Egg Harbor Make your way to Harbor View Park in lovely Egg Harbor for a spectacular
Tourism in Wisconsin can come in so many forms: out-of-state visitors coming to see the Waterpark Capital of the World or to take in a Packers game, locals on a weekend “staycation” in Door County, or those looking to explore the many faces of Wisconsin’s agriculture industry (and although we’re known for the dairy industry, agriculture doesn’t always refer to cows). Our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™ helped us come up with a few destinations for those looking for the full AgTourism experience. Apple Holler This orchard offers pre-picked and pick-your-own apples, peaches, pears and pumpkins, featuring over
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