Do you have a love for viewing wildlife and animals? Join us as we take a tour throughout the state to view some of Wisconsin’s noteworthy and unique zoos. Whether you are seeking exotic wildlife or adorable farm critters, we’ve got you covered. 1. Henry Vilas Zoo – Madison What’s the best part about Henry Vilas Zoo? It’s free and open to the public year-round! There are plenty of sights to see with the whole family, such as the Big Cats Exhibits, Artic Passage, and Primate House among other areas. Kids will love the diversity of animals, like polar
Do the words bubbler, Piggly Wiggly, and Weyauwega mean anything to you? Then you might be a true Cheesehead! Take the quiz to find out just how Wisconsin you are.
La Crosse sits on the iconic Mississippi River and is nestled amid beautiful bluffs, giving it an almost mountain city feel. Besides the gorgeous views, the city boasts a fabulous restaurant scene, unparalleled festivals and plenty of fascinating tourist attractions. Is it even possible to visit La Crosse and not fall in love? Here are just a few of the reasons we’re obsessed: The Bluffs Midwestern terrain is known for being rather flat in spots (which can be great in its own right), while here and there throwing in what we might consider “rolling hills” (also gorgeous). Where else,
One of the best things about summer in Wisconsin is finally getting that fresh, local, farm-grown produce we’ve been craving all winter. Whether you pick it up at a farmer’s market or your local grocery store, nothing beats the crunch of a fresh apple or the sweetness of strawberries that have never seen the inside of a refrigerated semi. So take a moment, close your eyes, and imagine the juicy freshness of a strawberry picked straight from the forb. (Fun fact: because there is no wood substance in strawberry stems, they technically grow on forbs rather than bushes.) Many
Disc Golf started gaining traction in Wisconsin when the first courses were created between the late 1970s and 1990s. Since the 2000s, hundreds of new courses have popped up all around the state and the sport has become much more recognized by the public. Let’s highlight a few of Wisconsin’s most beautiful and challenging disc golf parks and “disc”over what makes each one so special. 1. Highbridge Gold – Highbridge Established in 2004 and acting as a champion course, Highbridge Gold leads players through a hilltop area while offering great views of the Chequamegon National Forest. One surprising feature
Hot weather is here to stay and people are rushing outside for some sunbathing and lakeside swimming during these summer months. This means that everyone is also bringing out their grills and making some savory summer dishes. One of the many reasons to love Wisconsin is that many of our beloved farmers that raise our meat also have some of their own family recipes to share with you. Today, with the help of our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™ we will be looking at eight fulfilling recipes from farms and butchers around the state that you can try at
We’re halfway through camping season and it’s time to step up your campfire game. We’ve all gotten a little creative with s’mores (my personal favorite is subbing in Reece’s peanut butter cups) but have you ever added pears? Have you ever roasted a brownie? How about an entire pie? We’ve got just what you need to take your campfire snacks to the next level, and to top it off, each recipe features a product from a Something Special from Wisconsin™ member right here in our state! Wisconsin product: RJ Meats and Groceries is a family owned business providing award-winning
Camping season is in full bloom. Many of us are packing up and heading into the great outdoors for a fun array of activities like swimming, biking, hiking, hammock napping, and… scary campfire stories. Whether you are a believer of these mythical accounts or not, it always makes for a spine-tingling good time when you round up your friends for a story around the fire. Today we are going to look at some of Wisconsin’s most interesting cryptid stories from around the state that you can use to add to your catalogue of spooky tales. The Beast of Bray
In honor of what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, it’s time for a look at the many adornments he left on our beautiful state. Frank Lloyd Wright drew inspiration for his buildings from the natural elements around him, returning time and time again to his home state of Wisconsin to mimic its diverse landscapes in his creations. His Organic Architecture style represented harmony between humans and their environment, mirroring the property’s natural elements to create architectural structures that seemed to have sprung up organically from the earth. Of the more than 500 buildings constructed using Wright’s designs,
Wisconsin’s state fair is right around the corner, and so are all the wonderfully weird and always portable food options. Take the quiz to find out which food-on-a stick you would be!