Things To Do In Wisconsin
These things to do in Wisconsin give you many ways to have fun and see amazing sights. Whatever area you are visiting, you can find a number of interesting attractions. Here is just a sampling of some of the suggestions in different locations for you to enjoy.
- Door County Trolley has two locations in that county: Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek. There are various tours offered aboard their old time trolleys. Two are the Lighthouse Tour and the Ghost Tour. The Lighthouse Tour takes you to beautiful treasured landmarks on the peninsula's coves and bays, and you end up having lunch at a scenic waterfront restaurant. The Ghost Tour takes you on a "trolley of the doomed" for two or three hours of scary fun as you hear tales of haunted lighthouses, sunken ships, ghosts, and other mysterious happenings. You get off with flashlights to explore one of the lighthouses, the most haunted house, and the beach.
- Mississippi Explorer Day Cruises depart from Riverside Park in La Crosse, WI. Bring your binoculars and camera to heighten the experience of this riverboat expedition as you explore the backwater areas, see the wildlife, and have excellent informative narration from the captain and crew.
- The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand miles of hiking trail within Wisconsin. It is also used for cross-country skiing. Over 12,000 years ago a huge glacial ice flow created the sculpture of this spectacular natural area.
- Big Foot Beach State Park on the shore of Lake Geneva, has 271 acres including a beach, wooded campsites, and many picnic areas. You only have to cross the street to take a party boat on Miracle Bay.(1452 Highway H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147)
- The Rick Wilcox Magic Theater in Wisconsin Dells offers 90 minutes of Magic and Comedy. Open all year round, Rick and Susan Wilcox put on a family entertainment show with illusions and light comedy. (1670 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965)
- The North Point Lighthouse is located in Milwaukee's Lake Park. Built in 1855, it is one of the oldest still-standing structures and is registered both on the National Register of Historic Lighthouses and the National Historic Places lists. The 74-foot Lighthouse Tower and the Keepers Quarters were restored and are available for tours. They sit between two ravines with amazing views. (2650 N. Wahl Ave., P.O. Box 930, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0930)
- The Lakefront Brewery is also in Milwaukee. Handmade beers are the specialty in this locally-owned brewery. For $7.00 you get a tour, four six-ounce samples, and a pint glass to take home. (1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee, WI 53212)
- The Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a popular attraction in Madison. It has free admission, free parking, and only a $1.00 tropical conservatory fee if you want to go in there.The beautifully-maintained gardens include roses, herbs, wildflowers, perennials, rocks, and a sunken garden. It has previously been awarded the Best Public Gardens in the United States. (3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704)
- The EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh is one of the world's largest aircraft museums with over 100 airplanes. There is an excellent kids area where they can have fun and be educated about history at the same time. (P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086)
- The National Railroad Museum in Green Bay is train fun for all ages. The exhibits tell stories of the old trains in America including the Dwight Eisenhower train and the UP "big boy". With many you can walk right into the cab or passenger cars. The scale models and dioramas are amazing. (2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI)