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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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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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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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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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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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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Top Family Friendly Destinations in Wisconsin

To be a kid in Wisconsin is a pretty awesome thing. Lucky for Mom and Dad, finding a place that offers hands-on activities, fascinating history and memories that’ll last a lifetime isn’t too tricky of a task! Here are just a few of Wisconsin’s top family-friendly destinations…

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