Nothing stays a secret for long these days, with the advent of social media and the like, but there still manage to be some secrets. When people think of Wisconsin destinations, they might think of touring Lambeau Field or going to a water park. But there are so many things to do in Wisconsin that are a real treat that many people just don’t know about. So we are going to unveil ten of them:
1. World's Largest Six Pack (LaCrosse)
In Wisconsin, we love our beer. This HUGE six pack is basically the coolest thing ever.
2. Apostle Islands (La Pointe)
I don't know why more people don't freak out over this. This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. And it's right here, in our state!!
3. Packers summer training camp
I'm not sure how this is a secret, but I'm shocked by how many people don't know about how wonderful watching practice is. There are loads of Packers fans, and probably the best part is seeing the expressions on the kids' faces when, due to a long tradition, players ride their bikes over to the practice field. It really just brings you back to an earlier time.
4. Fond du Lac Skyport
Did you know that you can learn to fly a freaking airplane?!! Yes, you can, and Fond du Lac Skyport is one of your best bets as far as receiving quality instruction.
5. Cranberry Tours
Wisconsin produces a ton of cranberries...that you might know. But did you know that you can tour some of these cranberry marshes? It's a surprisingly fun experience. Man, I could go for a glass of cranberry juice...
6. Bay Beach Amusement Park (Green Bay)
This is another place that I am shocked more people don't know about. If you grew up in the Green Bay area, you might not think it's that special. But what you have here is a dying breed. Parks nowadays cost $50 bucks for a day. These rides cost pennies. It's just a fun day for all.
7. A Room of One's Own Bookstore (Madison)
Speaking of dying breeds, independent bookstores (heck, bookstores in general) are definitely becoming rare. If you haven't been in a bookstore recently, you have to check this one out. You'll find some great titles as well as very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
8. American Players Theatre (Spring Green)
Do you love seeing theater? Do you love being in nature? Enter American Players Theatre, which offers world-class, classical performances in the woods. All I can say is, please, make the drive, you will LOVE it.
9. 1897 Clark County Jail Museum (Neilsville)
If you're a history buff like I am, you will really enjoy this museum. You actually tour two museums in one. You start by looking at a Victorian home, owned by the sheriff, which has been fabulously preserved and then move into the jail.
10. North Beach (Racine)
One of the best beaches I've been on is right here in Wisconsin. Beautiful sand, live music, and volleyball courts make this a great destination--especially before that season that follows summer comes in.
What do you think are some of Wisconsin’s greatest secrets? Feel free to blab all about it in the comments.