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Discovering a Hidden Gem Island Getaway in Wisconsin...

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I’ve had the honor of experiencing some truly stunning, historically interesting and even exotic places in Wisconsin—some well-known, others well off the beaten path. But there’s one locale that piqued my interest the minute I stumbled across it online a couple of years back: It’s called Stout’s Island Lodge and it’s located in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin (about 30 miles south of Hayward).

Discover Wisconsin Turns 30

As the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, Discover Wisconsin has discovered just about every nook and cranny in the state. The show is currently in its 30th year of production and will celebrate the premiere of its 500th episode next…
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Wisconsin's #1 Park Place Is a Stunner

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Regarded as Wisconsin's Park Place - for good reason - Janesville is a total gem of a city. I think travelers have overlooked Rock County's largest community but I know firsthand that Janesville has plenty to offer its visitors, whether you're…

10 Things to Do on the Wisconsin River

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At 430 miles, the Wisconsin River is the state’s longest river. There are about 25 towns to discover along the way, all of which offer a myriad of things to do both on and off the river. Whether you’re into exploring your surroundings in…

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...

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…
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Longest-Running Travel TV Show in U.S.

This month marks not only the premiere of our 400th episode (Ahem...watch "A Northwoods Neighborhood" this weekend. Check our broadcast guide.) but it also marks Discover Wisconsin's 28th birthday! (*Sigh* We don't feel a day over 20...) What…
Romance Cliff and High Rock on the Wisconsin River

Wisconsin's Most Beautiful Fishing Destination

When you think of Wisconsin Dells what comes to mind? Resorts, waterparks, go-karts…fishing? Though probably not mentioned as Wisconsin’s top fishing spot, I have to argue that the section of the Wisconsin River located in Wisconsin Dells…
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Q&A: Behind-the-scenes at Wade House

We’re returning to the time of stagecoach travel in a community where Yankee refinement met the Wisconsin wilderness. Here’s David Simmons, Site Director for Wade House in Greenbush, Wis.: Tell us about Wade House. Why is this historic site special?