16 of the Craziest Things I’ve Done on Discover Wisconsin

One of the more popular questions I get asked is: “What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on Discover Wisconsin?”

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11 Romantic Places to Get Engaged in Wisconsin

So you’re ready to pop the question. You know, that question. I have to admit, I’ve always felt a certain kind of sympathy for those saddled with the daunting task of proposing. I know it’s supposed to be magical and whatnot but for me, well, my anxiety kicks in real quick anytime the subject arises. So here’s what I’m proposing: Pick a spot so enchanting, that even if you ask “Will you marry me?” in Pig Latin*, he or she will be so lost in the utopia that is your romantic surroundings that you’ll get a resounding “Yes!”. Brilliant, I

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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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These 8 Dining Destinations are Incredibly Unique…

  It’s no secret there is a plethora of great dining establishments all over the state, but here in Dairyland, we’re blessed to have four seasons of great weather to savor them! All across the Wisconsin landscape you can find places that offer great food served with a side of great scenery… Suncrest Gardens Farm (Cochrane) Along the western part of the state in the Mississippi River Valley are a slew of pizza farms. In Cochrane, you can visit Suncrest Gardens Farm where from June through July on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30-8:30 p.m. you can get a made-to-order pizza

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25 Super Strange Wisconsin Town Names

Aahh, weird Wisconsin, how I love you. Truth is, I appreciate a well-named town. And by well-named, I just mean strange. Here are 25–and believe me, that’s just a sampling–of Wisconsin’s oddly named communities: Arkansaw (Pepin County) Arkansaw, Wis. was named after the Arkansas River. I’m not sure when someone decided to replace the ‘S’ with a ‘W,’ but who am I to question their logic? Avalanche (Vernon County) I have to wonder if an introvert named this town as a strategic way of deterring others from moving in. We’re on to you, citizens of Avalanche… Bluff Siding (Buffalo County) Evidently, Bluff Siding got its

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6 Barn Quilt Trails to Discover in Wisconsin

I do quite a bit of driving in Wisconsin. And so, I often find myself admiring those beautiful barn quilts strewn across our state in all of its Americana glory. I also often find myself wondering what the barn quilts are all about: Where did they originate and why? Is there a special story behind each unique design? Ah, all these burning questions led to a bit of research which resulted in this article. Alas, my friend, all (err, most?) of your barn quilt questions answered in a few hundred words: What are barn quilts? They’re color quilt designs painted on wooden boards – typically eight feet

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Odd Wisconsin: The State’s 8 Wackiest Roadside Attractions

From off-the-wall festivals to outrageous legends, Wisconsin takes home top honors in the weirdness category. So when it comes to strange roadside attractions, it should surprise no one that the state boasts an impressive collection. Here’s your guide to seven of Wisconsin’s quirkiest roadside attractions: Sputnik Crash Site Manitowoc, Wis. The Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc is full of interesting artifacts, but only one arrived to the museum by crashing down from the sky. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik IV on May 14, 1960. Due to a rocket malfunction, it drifted in space for years before falling out of its orbit on September 6, 1962. Nearly all of the

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Bird-Watcher’s Paradise: 5 birding hot spots in Wisconsin

With more than 300 species to discover, Wisconsin is a bird-watcher’s paradise, particularly so in the fall, winter and early spring months. Our crew has traveled all over the state with the mission of determining the best places to go “birding.” Here’s what we’ve learned: Alma – This tiny 19th century river town is situated on the upper Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. Its location is prime for bird-watching as it sits smack dab in the middle of the Mississippi Flyway, which serves as a major bird migration route. So major in fact, that 40 percent of all North American

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