10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, on a sunshiny summer day, offers endless outdoor activities no matter where you go; however, the rainy days can be just as eventful if you look hard enough. From movies to mini-golf, West to East and North to South, Wisconsin’s got you covered on the rainy days. Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Whether you’re looking for a way to keep the kids busy or you’re due for an adult getaway, Wilderness Resort offers something for everyone – even on a day when the weather is less than ideal. Cubby’s Cove, one of Wilderness’ five indoor waterparks, features a sport pool

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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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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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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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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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10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Wisconsin

1. Wisconsin is modest about its lakes. Minnesota’s official motto may be the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, but Wisconsin is not one to brag. The lake count comes in somewhere over 15,000, but the Wisconsin DNR modestly publishes a listing of 16,692 lakes. 2. Madison wasn’t always the Capitol of Wisconsin. Belmont was the original. The capitol was established in 1836, when Wisconsin was not yet a state but a territory. You can still visit the Council House and a lodging house for then legislators at this historic site just west of Belmont Mound State Park. 3. The oldest city in

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20 Oktoberfest Celebrations in Wisconsin

A German History of Wisconsin Compelled to leave their homeland due to crop failures and periodic epidemics, German immigrants settled the rich prairies and wooded lands of Wisconsin. The abundance of cheap farmland and a similar climate to their motherland attracted many German settlers to Wisconsin. Since their immigration that began nearly two decades before Wisconsin officially declared statehood, the German people have added customs, traditions, and vibrancy to our great state. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Wisconsin was second only to North Dakota in population density of those who claimed a German heritage, an astonishing 43.9%. Oktoberfest – A Concise History In October

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7 Ideas for an Epic Guys Getaway in Wisconsin

Gentlemen, our time is coming. As summer winds down, we say goodbye to lawn mowing and yard work, weddings and the summer soirees our wives and girlfriends adore. Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us, filled with lots and lots of family time and travel. Don’t get me wrong, family time is great, but sometimes we need a weekend to unwind—just the guys. Here’s a lineup of our favorite guys’ getaways in Wisconsin during fall and winter.

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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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