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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Curbside Eats: 7 Food Trucks in Wisconsin

The food truck revolution continues to spread across Wisconsin. Delivery trucks transformed into take-away restaurants dot the state’s landscape. Evening revelers depend on food trucks for sustenance on a night out, while business people line up at lunchtime to add some spice to the workday. In most food truck-friendly cities, the trucks can really get around. Fans follow their favorite truck’s whereabouts via social media or texts hoping it will stop nearby. Let’s take a road trip to see what we can find! Gordo’s Food Truck (Eau Claire) In Eau Claire area, look for Gordo’s Food Truck. This husband-wife duo serves

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Hidden Gems: 10 of Wisconsin’s Most Underrated Towns

Eric Paulsen and Mariah Haberman here. As co-hosts of the TV show, Discover Wisconsin, one of the questions we get asked most often is: “What destination were you most pleasantly surprised about after visiting?” This is a tricky one to answer because if there’s one thing we can confirm from our travels around the state it’s that Wisconsin as a whole is one big hidden gem chockfull of underrated communities. That said, here are 10 truly amazing places that tend to fly under the radar: Eau Claire (Eau Claire County) Beautiful rivers, wonderful music and one-of-a-kind attractions are just part of what

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7 Wonderful Farmers’ Markets in Wisconsin

Wisconsin summers are pretty glorious. From pontooning on the lakes to road-tripping to music festivals, the energy in this state is palpable during the warmer months. Another reason to love summer Farmers’ Markets. They’ve become a staple in communities across Wisconsin. Here’s just a small smattering of markets worth visiting this season: Dane County Farmers’ Market Madison has a lot to be proud of: The city is home to a world–class university, a collection of beautiful lakes and one of the best farmers’ markets in America. Located on the Square, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is also one of the

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10 Things I Love About the Eau Claire Area

It’s the 9th largest city in the state, the Horseradish Capital of the World and was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2015. And with a name like Eau Claire – it’s French for “clear waters” – you know it’s downright beautiful. Here are just 10 things I love most about this area of Wisconsin: Live Music The life blood in Eau Claire really is its music. Home of Bon Iver, Country Jam USA, Eaux Claires and so much more, the area is one of the best in the state when it comes to great tunes. The

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These 7 Wisconsin Cities Are Home to Dazzling Holiday Light Shows

When the temps drop and the snow falls, Wisconsin dazzles…literally. Make your way to one or more of the following Wisconsin destinations for an unforgettably bright and jolly holiday experience: La Crosse Might as well give the Coulee Region their Christmas crown now: La Crosse Rotary Lights is basically the king of holiday light shows. Rotary Lights has been growing their tour for over two decades. Today, it takes 3,000 volunteers and over 3 million lights to illuminate Riverside Park along the Mississippi River. In addition to the tour itself, there’s more holiday bliss such as live music, hay rides,

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Drive In to These 9 Outdoor Movie Theaters in Wisconsin!

Summer loving had me a blast! You are guaranteed to fall (back) in love with these beloved drive-in movie theaters. There are only nine of these unique hot spots in Wisconsin and I highly recommend you grab your own parking spot for a lovely and leisurely evening under the night sky in this refreshing summer weather, because…why catch a flick indoors when you can enjoy a show in Wisconsin’s great outdoors? At one point in time in the late 1950’s, there were 79 drive-in theaters in Wisconsin. Now, there are only nine. Come relive fond memories and create new ones

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Best Places To Get Handmade, Unique Soaps In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is known for dairy products such as cheese and milk, which is usually associated with our mouth-watering food. However, Wisconsin uses dairy products in more ways than just one. Handmade soaps in Wisconsin not only encompass many unique scents and designs, but some also include goat milk for a rich moisturizing lather. These are perfect for your sun-kissed skin! Allow us to share just a few of Wisconsin’s top spots to get these wonderful soaps. (If you don’t see your favorite shop listed, give them a shout-out in the comments below!). Century Farmhouse (West Bend) Located in West Bend,

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Wisconsin’s Music Scene: 5 Acts to Check Out

Music lovers across the country know Wisconsin to be an incubator for amazing and unique musical projects. Eau Claire is the creative home to a number of well-known indie bands like Grammy Winner Bon Iver and also S. Carey, both of whom have toured the world with their distinct “Wisconsin Sound”. Recently, USA Today premiered  “Slow Motion,” a new single from the Baraboo-raised, Madison-based band, PHOX. Milwaukee-based bands like Volcano Choir and Field Report tour nationally and internationally. And a band normally considered a “Twin Cities Band” actually resides in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin — I’m going to claim the beautifully emotive Cloud Cult for Wisconsin! Here

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