8 Perfect Springtime Getaways in Wisconsin

cab·in fe·ver (noun) – irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter Suffering mild to severe symptoms of cabin fever? No worries. There’s a cure for that! Here are seven perfect springtime getaways in Wisconsin – sure to brighten your spirits and squash those winter blues!   Lake Geneva This southern Wisconsin destination has been luring visitors for eons. Grab a light jacket and prepare to gush over the stunning and historic mansions that trace Geneva Lake. Where to play: Lake Geneva Lake Shore Path. Black Point Estate, Yerke’s Observatory Where to stay: Abbey

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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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Four Girlfriend Getaways in Wisconsin That May Surprise You

Here at Discover Wisconsin, we have a tendency to want to journey off the beaten path to find destinations you might not normally consider. That is exactly what we decided to do for our upcoming Girlfriend Getaways episode. Here are four areas in Wisconsin we think make for the perfect place to round up your gal pals and hit the road: Beloit Play:  Beloit is one of the most – if not the most – underrated cities in all of Wisconsin. There is a lot to take in here but let’s start with their music scene. During a girls’ trip to Beloit with my best

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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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5 Reasons to Experience the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

It visits over 150 communities across Canada and North America, including several towns in Wisconsin. It’s the iconic Canadian Pacific Holiday Train and here are just five reasons why you should round up the whole family and see the CP Holiday Train in person December 5-7: The train is making 11 stops in Wisconsin this year. The CP Holiday Train will begin its Wisconsin journey in the southeastern corner of the state at Sturtevant and make its way to the western side of the state in La Crosse. See the schedule below for arrival times. It’s a moving holiday light show. We love

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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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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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Valentine’s Day Treats: 12 Wisconsin Candy Shops

Hey you! Person with a sweet tooth! This list was carefully crafted with you in mind. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who needs a dozen roses when you have these 12 spectacular sugar shops to call on right here in Wisconsin? Baraboo Candy Company (Baraboo) Known as the home of the Original Cow Pie®, the Baraboo Candy Co. has been producing a wide variety of Chocolates, Fudges, Caramels and Toffees all from scratch using only the finest ingredients from around the region since 1981. While you’re in Baraboo: Visit Circus World Museum, go hiking at Devil’s Lake

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Fall Fun: The Best of Wisconsin’s Corn Mazes

Greeted by a brisk morning, a few snowflakes still fell from the sky and slowly melted as they hit our car’s windshield. My girlfriend and I voyaged northward to a destination about 30 minutes from Madison, just west of the sleepy little town of Lodi. We made our way down winding country roads and pulled in an empty field that served as a parking lot. We walked from the field through the tunnel that was carefully burrowed under Highway 60. An information sign and ticket booth stood before us as we hurried in to take cover from the wind and

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4th of July Roundup: 10 Celebrations in Wisconsin!

Bayfield Race Week Regatta Where: Bayfield When: Monday, July 4, 2016 – Friday, July 8, 2016 Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Details: Head to the gateway of the Apostle Islands at Bayfield, Wis. for an exhilarating Independence Day celebration. There are eight races in all, US Sail Association judging, social gatherings, awards! Race Week has become a wonderful tradition for competitive sailors on Lake Superior. (http://www.bayfieldraceweek.org) Evansville 4th of July Celebration Where: Lake Leota Park, Evansville When: Friday, July 1, 2016 – Monday, July 4, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. to dusk Details: Historic Lake Leota Park is the annual

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