5 Ideas for a Fall Getaway in Wisconsin

1. Lake Geneva Lake Geneva may be known as a summer hotspot in Wisconsin, but fall brings a whole new list of adventures! You can marvel at the beautifully dense fall foliage from a hot air balloon, or tap into your adventurous side on a zip line at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours. With everything from boat shows, to historic estates, to one of Wisconsin’s best Oktoberfests, there’s no place like Lake Geneva in the Fall! Click here for a list of even more great fall activities in Lake Geneva!   2. Sheboygan Another summer favorite, many don’t realize how much

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10 Things to do in Sheboygan During Fall and Winter

Many of us have childhood memories of traveling to Sheboygan during our summer vacations for all kinds of warm-weather family activities. We’re here to prove, however, that Sheboygan is worthy of a visit during the fall and winter months as well. Belly-warming beer and brats, rides on a Segway and horse-drawn wagons, and twinkling holiday displays all make Sheboygan a place to stop this season.   Take in the fall colors while learning about the history of Sheboygan with Sheboygan Segway Tours Sheboygan Segway Tours is a family owned and operated business, leading small groups on tours through the Sheboygan

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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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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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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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10 of Wisconsin’s Best Haunted Houses, Forests and More

These ain’t your run-of-the-mill haunted houses. Terrifyingly imaginative and utterly spine-chilling, the following mysterious homes, forests, bed and breakfasts and more are not for the faint of heart. (In fact, I suggest calling ahead of time to inquire about age restrictions!) Burial Chamber (Neenah) Let’s start with the Midwest’s largest haunted complex: The Burial Chamber in the Fox Valley boasts two massive indoor haunted houses—“Adrenaline” and “Insanity”—plus an outdoor “Phobia Haunted Woods” and four “The LAST Ride” burial simulators. My anxiety is rising just typing these words. Eek! Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast (Manitowoc) Forget everything you know about

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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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12 Uniquely Wisconsin Holiday Gift Ideas

It happens every year: You get stuck buying for those notoriously impossible-to-impress relatives. I feel your pain, disheartened shopper, I really do. That is why the Discover Wisconsin crew has done the research for you and compiled our list of top uniquely Wisconsin gift ideas courtesy of Something Special from Wisconsin™. Drumroll please! Scroll through the slideshow or the article below for the results:

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Events Round-Up: November 2014

This Must Be The Place (Sheboygan) Now through February 22  @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some places persist despite distance in time or space. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan presents original installations, sculpture, photography, film and work by vernacular environment builders that reveal places of power and influence in 13 artists’ lives. Turkey Trot (Janesville) November 15 @ 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. This professionally chip timed event features a one-mile, five-mile and half-mile (for the kiddos!) runs along the scenic Rock River in Janesville. Enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving slice of pie with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or

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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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