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Drones over Wisconsin

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Getting lost here is something you’ll want to do, especially once you take in the gorgeous glacial landscape cross-stitched with lakes and counting forests and bluffs among its many charms. No stranger to quintessential white winters, Wisconsin’s natural assets can be enjoyed year round. Climb lighthouses for views of the Great Lakes. Hike to scenic bluffs and hidden waterfalls, or explore amazing sea caves. Take a scenic drive in autumn to see the stunning foliage.

Visit wineries, eat local, fresh-from-the-farm fare and stay in a cozy cabin. Or upgrade to a spa experience and a little fine art followed by world-class golfing. You can tour cheese factories, visit a motorcycle museum or walk a trail that dates to the Ice Age, so build some room into the itinerary for exploring Wisconsin’s contributions to culture and history.

Drones over Wisconsin

Drones over Wisconsin
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Fun Fact

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed First Unitarian Society of Madison in Wisconsin
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Trail features nine sites designed by the Wisconsin-native architect.

Harvesting cranberries on a fall day in Wisconsin
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Although the town of Warrens only has 400 residents, it draws 100,000 visitors each September for the world’s largest cranberry festival. Wisconsin produces 60 percent of the USA’s cranberries.

A classic ice cream treat at Soda Pops in Wisconsin
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Make room for dessert! The first-ever ice cream sundae was served in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1881.

Must see places

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

No other place in the National Parks System has as many lighthouses as this collection of 21 islands. Take a kayak, water taxi or cruise to these austerely beautiful isles with sandstone cliffs, 240 species of birds and endless recreation opportunities.

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells

More than just the world’s largest group of indoor and outdoor water parks, Wisconsin Dells is a veritable playground, offering horseback riding, shopping, golf and live performances, as well as wineries and breweries.

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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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Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

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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Riding a water slide at Noah’s Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells

Taliesin Preservation

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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The ornate, tranquil interior at Shrine of our Lady of Good Help near Green Bay, Wisconsin

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 on 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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The outdoor patio at Leinie Lodge, where you can sample Leinenkugel beers in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

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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Idyllic sites along the Great River Road in Wisconsin

Great River Road

Wisconsin’s portion of the Great River Road, which traces the Mississippi River’s path down the eastern USA, is a national scenic byway. Packed along its more than 400 kilometers, drivers will encounter river towns, idyllic villages, mom-and-pop restaurants, historic sites and, of course, the natural beauty of the great Mississippi River.

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Explore Wisconsin destinations

The Ace Hotel Rooftop in Downtown Los Angeles, California
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Hot Air Balloon flying over Asheville, North California
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Experience Wisconsin

Official Wisconsin Travel Site

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Kicking back with bay views at Newport State Park

Destination

Sturgeon Bay

Bicycling along the lakefront at a park downtown
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Destination

Madison