7 of Wisconsin’s Most Romantic Towns

Whether you’re brainstorming creative honeymoon ideas or just trying to spice up Wednesday night date, Wisconsin has plenty to offer all you lovebirds! Read on for six of the state’s most romantic destinations:

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20 Things to Do and See in River Falls

An artsy, outdoorsy and vibrant small town surrounded by gorgeous countryside and located just 30 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul, the little city of River Falls has a little bit of everything. I may be a bit biased, given the fact that it’s my hometown; however, I truly think this area is worthy of a visit. And here’s why:   River Falls gets its name from the falls at the Kinnickinnic River, a 22-mile world-class trout stream. “The Kinni” provides an abundance of recreational activities for locals and visitors. Between the outdoor adventures and the benefits that come with having the

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Hello Hudson! Things to Do and See

Our destination of the week is a bustling and eclectic river town located just 30 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul. We’re talking about the wonderful city of Hudson in St. Croix County. From festivals and summer concerts to restaurants and a striking state park, here are just a few ways you’re sure to fall in love with this “Beauty on the St. Croix.”       Events: Hudsonites and visitors from near and far enjoy festivals during every season. Hot Air Affair, taking place in February, hosts an evening parade, hot air balloon launches, smooshboarding (you’ll just have to attend to

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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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7 Must-See Places in Hudson, Wisconsin

Set on the banks of the magnificent St. Croix River just 18 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, is a sophisticated little Wisconsin town called Hudson.  In the fall, the shore is full of colorful trees elegantly reflected in the water.  In the summer, you can sit on the patios at a number of wonderful restaurants offering unique ambience, fabulous food and wine as well as scenic views. As a producer for Discover Wisconsin, I’m given a front row seat to the beauty and interesting places our great state has to offer.  Here are seven places I instantly loved while shooting our

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9 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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Best Road Trips for Fall Foliage in Wisconsin

Fall and Wisconsin go together like PB&J, macaroni ‘n’ cheese, bacon and eggs, milk and—okay, okay, you get the point. 🙂 Thanks to the Mississippi River to the west, Lake Superior to our north and Lake Michigan bordering our eastern coast—not to mention all the ridges, rivers and rural scenes in between—Wisconsin is the ideal road trip state, especially during the autumn months: Central Wisconsin Highway 22 – See Map This scenic route begins at a convalescent home in Waupaca and ends at a burial mound in Oconto, and let me tell you, the trip is as dynamic as its terminuses. First,

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10 Things To Do in River Falls

In the northwest corner of Wisconsin is a small town with a big ol’ personality. It’s called River Falls, or as the locals call it: The City on the Kinni. It’s also the subject of next weekend’s episode of Discover Wisconsin. Our crew had soooo much fun in River Falls. In fact, we thought we’d share with you a list of some of the activities we loved most while in town: Go fly-fishing on the gorgeous Kinnikinnic River Indulge in everyone’s favorite comfort food at Bacon Bash Cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls at the Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo Look for wildlife while kayaking down

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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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Best Grilled Cheese in Wisconsin

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m highlighting a few places that serve up some of the best I’ve tasted as well as a few websites that offer some great recipes for that iconic sandwich – The Grilled Cheese. Both cheese and bread are ancient foods, but the two really came together in the 1920s when Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, who is considered “the father of sliced bread,” invented the bread slicer, which made distributing white bread easy and affordable. Shortly before that, James L. Kraft patented processed cheese and since then cheese and sliced bread have been

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