10 of Wisconsin’s Best Fireworks Shows

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

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18 Jaw-Dropping Wisconsin Lighthouse Photos

With Great Lakes Superior and Michigan meeting Wisconsin’s northern and eastern coasts respectively, you can find more than 30 historic lighthouses still standing. Even Lake Winnebago – Wisconsin’s largest inland lake – is home to a handful of magnificent lighthouses. Many provide tours and all of them offer breathtaking views. Starting in the state’s southeastern corner and making our way to the northwest region, here are 18 jaw-dropping photos of Wisconsin lighthouses: 1. Kenosha North Pierhead Light (Kenosha County) Photo by Vern Lee 2. Racine Breakwater (Racine County) Photo by Scott Olsen 3. Wind Point Lighthouse (Racine County) Photo by Brian Havican 4. Milwaukee

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Motorcycling in Wisconsin: 5 Excellent Destinations

If you love motorcycling, you’ll love Wisconsin. I had the honor of meeting up with groups as far south as Platteville and as far north as Cable while we were filming Wisconsin’s Western Ride for Discover Wisconsin, and it is now completely evident to me how folks fall in love with the open air on the open road. Nothing beats that wind-in-your-hair feeling!

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The Ultimate Wisconsin Bucket List

From our islands to our bluffs, our rolling farmland to our 15,000 lakes, Wisconsin is brimming with tourism treasures. Although not meant to be exhaustive, consider the following bucket list your kick-start to exploring the very best of America’s Dreamland: Take a drive down Highway 42 in Door County Catch a muskie on the world’s largest chain of freshwater lakes in Vilas County Hop on a bike and ride along the Elroy-Sparta Trail Sample deep-fried treats (and a creampuff or two!) at the Wisconsin State Fair Kayak the Apostle Island Sea Caves in Ashland and Bayfield counties (and return in the winter for a view of the

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Cabins & More: 8 Amazing Places to Stay in Wisconsin

From fun and eclectic to rustic and gorgeous, here are eight rentals in Wisconsin that look like they came straight out of a fairy-tale. (Prepare to swoon…) Candlewood Cabins (Richland Center) Nestled in the beautiful hills of southwest Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains is a hidden retreat known as Candlewood Cabins. When you arrive, you can either a.) immerse yourself in the nature that surrounds you, b.) indulge in a whirlpool bath or c.) warm up by the wood-stove fire. My vote? d.) I’ll take all of the aforementioned, please. Things to do near Richland Center: Camp on the Wisconsin River, tour House

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5 Types of People Who Should Visit the Apostle Islands

After spending five days exploring the Apostle Islands, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are five groups of people who need to visit this area of Wisconsin. Now, if you’re looking for over-commercialized shops, chain restaurants, and ginormous waterparks; you won’t see yourself on this list. So give these descriptions a read and see if the Apostle Islands appeal to you for your next vacation.   Adventurer. The 22 islands that make up the Apostle Islands (21 of them are part of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore which is Wisconsin’s only National Park) offer unlimited areas to explore. Getting to the islands is

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Camping in Wisconsin: Public vs. Private Campgrounds?

About seven years ago, I made the decision to introduce my family to the wonders of camping, and I’m happy to say it’s become a tradition we all look forward to – even with the comedic stylings of Jim Gaffigan trying to convince us otherwise. Over those years, we’ve tried to embark on two camping trips a year – one as a family and one with other family friends. We’ve stayed at public State Park sites and private campgrounds and both have experiences our family has enjoyed. Our first year camping took us to Blue Mounds State Park just southwest of

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Chasin’ Waterfalls: 6 of Wisconsin’s Best Falls

Off the heels of an – um – impressive winter, there couldn’t be a better time to discover Wisconsin’s many bubbling and breathtaking waterfalls. Most are located in or around Wisconsin’s park system, so throw on your best pair of hiking boots, pack your camera and be prepared to be amazed

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6 Ideas for a Girls’ Getaway in Wisconsin

Call all the ladies out! If you’re anything like me, an annual trip with the girls isn’t just a nice-to-have—it’s downright essential in order to de-stress and unwind from life. Here’s my round-up of some great ideas and destinations throughout Wisconsin perfect for a fun girls’ getaway. All you need to do is round up the girls! 1.       Hit the beach Pack some sandwiches, magazines and a few fun games and hit up one of Wisconsin’s gorgeous Great Lakes Beaches. A few of my favorites are: Madeline Island’s Big Bay Town Park Beach, Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach, Superior’s Wisconsin Point, Racine’s North

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