10 Wisconsin Companies Every Foodie Must Check Out

Wisconsin’s rich cultural history, fruitful land (and sea) and hardworking people allow this state to be home to some of the country’s best food. Besides the obvious (dairy), Wisconsin produces an abundance of fruit, vegetables, meats and sweet treats. If you consider yourself to be a foodie, you may want to check out these great businesses that have partnered with Something Special from Wisconsin™. Down a Country Road (Cashton) Located on a farm amongst the beautiful rolling countryside of southwestern Wisconsin and in the heart of Amish country, Down a Country Road is owned by Chuck and Kathy Kuderer and

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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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With Some Fall Spice, Everything Is Nice

This time of year, it’s all about the cool crisp air, the fall outfits on Pinterest and of course, the two days out of the week that are most important: the weekend. Luckily for you folks (and me!), Wisconsin is the place to be in the fall. Let’s dive in to a few of my favorite places in Wisconsin during the autumn months: Cedar Creek Winery (Cedarburg) This family-run winery is located in the historic Cedar Creek Settlement in downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin. They offer an array of traditional-style red, white and blush grape wines that range from dry to sweet. What’s better

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9 Wisconsin Beaches to Visit This Summer

Summer in Wisconsin seems to be one of the most cherished and plan-packed seasons of the year. Sometimes, there’s just not enough of it. (I guess the same could be said about spring and fall, too.) To take advantage of the sunny weather we get during summer in Wisconsin, we came up with a list of 9 beach destinations to put on your summer travel itinerary. (For even more on Wisconsin beaches, watch our recent episode of Discover Wisconsin!) SIMMONS ISLAND BEACH | Kenosha, WI Kenosha is a beach goer’s paradise. Kenosha has eight miles of beach shoreline, seven of which

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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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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kenosha

While filming in Kenosha last summer, our crew discovered this city is all about unexpected fun. But that’s not all we learned. The locals taught us a few things about “K-Town,” too… It hasn’t always been “Kenosha.” The Potawotomi first named the area “gnozhé,” which means “place of the pike“. By 1836, more settlers had arrived and dubbed the town “Pike Creek”. But as the area became a significant Great Lakes shipping port, the village was renamed again in 1837 to “Southport”. Southport continues to grow and in 1850, the town’s citizens adopted an anglicized version of its original name, “Kinoje”, hence “Kenosha”. Today, Kenoshans are known to refer

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