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Four Seasons of Fun

Yes, Wisconsin winters are cold – cold enough to be a snow sports paradise. Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, show shoeing and ice fishing are abundant. As snow melts in the spring, see the stunning cherry blossoms of Door County and get on the water for rafting and fishing – there are more than 15,000 inland lakes, two Great Lakes and the mighty Mississippi River to enjoy. Summertime heralds patio dining and food trucks, cabin camping and outdoor events like Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world. In the fall, take a drive along the Great River Road, named a bucket-list road trip by USA Today.

 

Midwestern Munchies

Come hungry, because the Midwest’s famously fresh meals are on the menu. Learn the history of cheese making at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in the Cheese Capital of Monroe, then visit a local factory to pick up a freshly made wedge. Wisconsin’s mega breweries may be gone, but beer is still a beloved beverage now produced in microbreweries around the state. Notable ones to try: 3 Sheeps, Capital Brewery and New Glarus Brewing. Chat with the locals over a drink and a meal at an old-fashioned supper club; there are more than 300 throughout Wisconsin.

 

Cultural Standouts

Famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born here and left his mark at nine sites, now part of the self-guided Frank Lloyd Wright Trail through southern Wisconsin. Motorcycle fanatics can get their fill of “hogs” at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. While in the city, don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum. The iconic building is as stunning as the collection of 25,000 works inside. On a spiritual note, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is the site of a Catholic Church-confirmed apparition of the Virgin Mary.

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Fun Fact

You’ll find the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in Monroe County, which has been hosting its cheese festival since 1914.
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You’ll find the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in Monroe County, which has been hosting its cheese festival since 1914.

Must see places

Lambeau Field

Wisconsin residents are true fanatics for the Green Bay Packers National Football League team. Don your green and yellow apparel and take a guided tour of Lambeau Field, the team’s home field and the longest continuously occupied stadium in the NFL. For the full experience, wear your foam “cheese head” hat and catch a live game.

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Exploring the interior of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin estate in Wisconsin

Taliesin

Wisconsin-native architect Frank Lloyd Wright built (and rebuilt – twice) his famous estate in Spring Green. Tour his home of 30 years where he designed some of his most influential works, explore the Wright-designed visitors’ center and grab a bite to eat in the café.

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Father and son check out a glass sculpture in the Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum

This downtown museum on the shores of Lake Michigan is home to more than 2,500 works of art. Its striking exterior is an architectural delight, with wings that fold and unfold over the structure. Inside, don’t miss the photography center or the sculpture garden.

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Harley Davidson Museum

It’s more than just roses in this garden, which includes a Thai pavilion, 6.5 hectares of outdoor gardens and indoor Bolz Conservatory, and a glass pyramid housing a subtropical garden complete with free-flying birds.

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Wisconsin Dells

Not only his home but also a masterful example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision, the grounds function as an architecture school, but also a setting where the public can view Wright’s work or enjoy a farm-to-table dinner series featuring knowledgeable speakers.

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Taking in the view at Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin

Devil’s Lake State Park

Devil’s Lake attracts millions of visitors every year with year-round outdoor activities: rock climbing, boating, kayaking and camping, as well as sunny beaches in summer and snow sports in winter. Hiking is especially noteworthy, particularly the East Bluff, Balanced Rock and Devil’s Doorway Trails – the rock formations are absolutely mind boggling and the long-range vistas can’t be beat. 

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Shrine of our Lady of Good Help

Located near Green Bay, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is an interesting side trip to see a Catholic Church-confirmed Virgin Mary apparition site. Daily mass and confession are offered and the tranquil, rural grounds invite quiet reflection in the prayer gardens.

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Kayaking along the rocky shore of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

The 21 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior hold a collection of historic lighthouses and a bounty of outdoor activities. Take a water taxi or cruise to the islands, look for wildlife, go scuba diving and trek 80 kilometers of hiking trails.

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Olbrich Botanical Garden

This Madison-based attraction goes beyond the roses (though it has those, too) to include 6.5 hectares of outdoor gardens, the only Thai pavilion in the continental USA and an indoor tropical conservatory complete with a waterfall, exotic orchids and free-flying birds. The outdoor garden is free and open year round.

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Leinenkugel’s Brewery Tour

This Chippewa Falls-based brewery was founded 150 years ago by a German immigrant and its first customers were local lumberjacks. Leinie, as it’s called, is still run by the Leinenkugel family and continues to offer a selection of traditional German brews. The guided tour includes beer samples and a souvenir glass to take home. 

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