10 of Wisconsin’s Best Fireworks Shows

Alright ‘murica…feast your eyes on the heart of the Midwest this weekend. With brilliant fireworks displays set to light up the Wisconsin sky, the state shines bright each and every 4th of July. Here are just a few of our top picks for fireworks shows in Wisconsin: Eau Claire Beginning at 10 p.m., the Festival Foods Fireworks Extravaganza is one for the books. Take in the awesome colors that burst over the city from a number of fantastic viewing areas including Carson Park, Phoenix Park, Half Moon Lake or Lakeview Cemetery. Egg Harbor Make your way to Harbor View Park in lovely Egg Harbor for a spectacular

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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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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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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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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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IRONMAN WISCONSIN: Spectate the Right Way on Race Day

  Triathlon is a rapidly growing sport in the state of Wisconsin. Google will tell you that there are nearly 30 triathlon races in Wisconsin in the month of August alone. Every year new races pop and established ones fill quicker than you can change a flat bike tire. Ironman Wisconsin is perhaps the most well-known triathlon in the state and also the longest with a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. That’s a total of 140.6 miles as triathlete’s bumper stickers across the state will proudly remind you. I’ve toed the line several

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11 Things To Do in Manitowoc & Two Rivers

When’s the last time you made your way to Manitowoc and Two Rivers? Plan your trip now and enjoy 20 miles of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline plus a plethora of exciting destinations and events. Here are a few of our favorite spots to discover in the area: Bike, hike or inline skate the Mariners Trail Have some fun in the sun at Neshotah Beach Marvel at the colors during Kites Over Lake Michigan in late Summer Stroll through the historic Rogers Street Fishing Village Enjoy a live performance at the Capitol Civic Centre Observe the works of Picasso (and more!) at

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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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A Countdown to Celebrating New Year’s in Wisconsin

Bright lights, festive music and over-the-top celebrations…there’s nothing quite like ringing in the New Year! Wisconsinites are known for throwing a good party so rest assured: wherever you celebrate here, you’ll be in good company. Here’s my countdown to a few fabulous ways you can welcome the arrival of 2017: 10. New Year’s Eve Bash (Manitowoc) Head to the Maritime Museum in Manitowoc if good food and great music are two of your favorite things. Manitowoc’s New Year’s Eve Bash features that and more including: music, dancing, auctions, fireworks, raffles, jewelry giveaways, games, food, bars, free champagne at midnight, a photo station

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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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