Fun Things to Do in Wisconsin
If you have decided to move to Wisconsin, then congrats! Wisconsin is a beautiful state full of culture, art, music, excellent schools, and tons of fun activities to do with your family and friends. If you’re not sure where to begin, or wish you had a master list of all of the fun things Wisconsin has to offer, then you’re in luck. This is a compilation of the best things to do in Wisconsin, and includes things you might have heard through the grapevine.
Door County is known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest because of the 70 mile long peninsula that is home to ten lighthouses, about 30 beaches, and state parks all along the shoreline. Door County has kept their small town charm even with the splattering of tourists milling through, and still have evening fish boils and cherry orchards that date back to the 1800s. This community kept its roots even as upscale boutique and restaurants popped up, and when you are here, you really are like family.
The Wisconsin Dells is nicknamed the Water Park Capital of the World, and for good reason. About 50 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin Dells is home to water park resorts and amusement parks that offer days of fun for the whole family. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, the Wisconsin Dells also offers various state parks with hiking, fishing, and boat tours on the Wisconsin River courtesy of the Wisconsin Ducks- a transport that dates back to World War II.
The Wisconsin Great River Road is runs adjacent to the Mississippi River on the state’s western border. It is one of the most scenic routes you can take and goes through some of the most historic river towns. Along the road are many places to stop for fishing, boating and even bird watching. River Road also includes unique restaurants offering up some of the best catfish you can get your hands on, antique shops, and bed and breakfasts that are a century or so old.
The Milwaukee Art Museum has over 30,000 works of art to be admired, offering up a unique variety for any art lover. Upon entering, you are taken on a chronological tour of art from the 13th century until present day. The pavilion is also known for its 217 foot wings that open twice a day.
If you’re a foodie then you better make time for Madison. Madison has a diverse and unique food scene with some of the best chefs in the Midwest. Many dishes served by the restaurants are comprised of fresh local produce that still have a reflection of the ethnic eateries.
Minocqua, the northern Wisconsin resort town has all of the makings of a great family outing. Swimming, wakeboarding, water skiing, lumberjack shows, and theaters make this a perfect place for everyone in the family to enjoy themselves.
If you’re looking for quiet and relaxation, then check out the tiny village of Kohler. Enjoy beautiful golf courses and luxury resorts built for being pampered.