10 of the Most Beautiful Places in Wisconsin

I may be biased but I’m here to make a declaration: Wisconsin is one of the most gorgeous states in the entire nation. From the ridges and valleys of the Driftless Area to the tall pines in the Northwoods to the rolling farmland throughout the entire state, Wisconsin is a stunner. Here are just 10 drive-to destinations that are out-of-this-world beautiful:   Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Bayfield) Consisting of 21 islands located at the northern tip of the state, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore offers endless beauty in its historic lighthouses and sandstone caves.   2. Pattison State Park (Superior)

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Wisconsin’s Most Impressive ATV & UTV Trails

Riding ATVs and UTVs in Wisconsin is not simply a pastime – it’s a way of life. Our crew has taken you over the hills and through the woods to countless ATV destinations over the years. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to choosing a spot to ride as our state is full of fun-filled and heart-pumping experiences. Here is just a smattering of some of our favorite spots to experience the great outdoors with four wheels and a full throttle: Barron County Barron County, located in northwest Wisconsin, is an area that boasts nearly 60 miles of ATV

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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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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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Barns & Farms: 7 Perfect Wisconsin Hideaways

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a wedding extravaganza for 300, the following barns and farms are tucked away in some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful destinations: Cedar Valley Lodge (Spring Green) A popular retreat for hunters, Cedar Valley Lodge is 8,000 square feet of countrified luxury in southwest Wisconsin. This driftless fortress rests against the Lower Wisconsin Riverway on rolling hills, rugged sandstone bluffs, rock ravines and open fields. Cedar Valley Lodge is the perfect escape for sportsmen on the hunt for deer, turkey, upland game and more. Ideal for: Hunting groups The Enchanted Barn (Hillsdale) This historic Wisconsin dairy barn doubles as

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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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Weird Wisconsin: 5 Quirky Museums!

I am a museum junkie. I love them. I could easily spend hours at one museum and still feel like I have more to discover. And in my book? The stranger the subject, the better. Lucky for me, Wisconsin has its fair share of some seriously curious museums. Here are a few of my top picks from all around the state: National Mustard Museum (Middleton) This museum is as quirky as the guy who started the whole thing. His name is Barry Levenson and he says his mustard collection came into being thanks to a dismal trip to the grocery story following the 1986 World Series (New York Mets beat his

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Top Family Friendly Destinations in Wisconsin

To be a kid in Wisconsin is a pretty awesome thing. Lucky for Mom and Dad, finding a place that offers hands-on activities, fascinating history and memories that’ll last a lifetime isn’t too tricky of a task! Here are just a few of Wisconsin’s top family-friendly destinations…

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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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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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