Wisconsin April 29, 2015
These 16 Awesome Places in Wisconsin Will Drop Your Jaw
When you think of jaw-dropping views, you might think of Florida’s warm beaches or Colorado’s breathtaking mountains. But there is no shortage of absolutely amazing views in Wisconsin at any part of the state. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Lambeau Field. Whether you're a Packers fan, football fan, or not even a fan--you have to check out Lambeau Field. It brings you back to an older time in America. It's not just the views here--of the game, of the beautiful stadium--but the sights, smells, etc. Make a trip here at least once.
2. Fall trees. Anywhere. I've seen fall in about ten states, including wonderful Vermont. They don't come close. The beauty of fall in Wisconsin can be observed from anywhere. Some of my favorite vantage points are up in Door County or in Baraboo.
3. Wisconsin Dells. While there are plenty of views on the tops of the tall water attractions, some of the best views are on dry ground looking at the beautiful actual Wisconsin Dells. You can hike or take a duck to get the full experience.
4. Kilbourn Park. This park is not only fantastic to walk around but also offers the best vantage point to see downtown Milwaukee. It's from here that you can take the best picture of the cityscape.
5. University of Wisconsin Student Union. Wow, my student union did not offer views of the lake like this. Really, the entire campus is a beautiful place to walk around.
6. Glacial River Trail. This is a fantastic place to take a scenic bike ride or walk.
7. Wyalusing State Park. There really is no bad view the entire time you're here. The park is at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, meaning the forests are rich and lush.
8. Cave of the Mounds. This is how to do a cave, America. Stunning views of stalagmites, stalactites (can never remember which one is up or down) and rock formations. Wow! A must see.
9. Morgan Falls. The waterfall might not be the largest you've ever seen, but the park is beautiful nonetheless. It's a great place to pack a picnic lunch and come out with the family.
10. The American Club (Kohler). These views aren't free--in fact, it is one of the more expensive places to stay in Wisconsin. But if you ever do stay there, or visit for a wedding, it has some fabulous views. And the views of the hotel rooms aren't bad, either!
11. Lake Wissota. Beautiful water, and a wonderful place to observe a beautiful sunrise and sunset.
12. Whitefish Dunes State Park. Gorgeous in the summer, but also pretty to snowshoe in during the winter.
13. Grandad Bluff. Wisconsin isn't known for having views from way up high, but here you'll get some awesome views.
14. Wisconsin's State Capitol (Madison). It is especially stunning in the evening.
15. Granite Peak (Rib Mountain State Park). You'll grab some awesome views as you're speeding by in your skis.
16. The starry sky. Anywhere, really. This is a shot from outside Rhinelander, where I personally think that star-gazing is among the best in the whole state.
Whatever the season, whatever the location–whether it’s rural or industrial, beautiful views are all around Wisconsin. Wisconsinites agree that it’s one of the best places to see a sunrise and one of the best for viewing the starry sky. What are some of your favorite views that we might have missed? Please leave them in the comments.