Here at Only in Wisconsin, we love to profile towns that you may not have known about but are totally awesome. So we’re pumped to profile these 10 towns that you may not have heard of but you should TOTALLY check out.
Potosi is the "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin." You will enjoy beers from Potosi Brewing Company. Potosi is also home to the National Brewery Museum.
2. Mt. Horeb
Mt. Horeb has been called both the "Mustard Capital of the World" and the "Troll Capital of the World." You can see the town's affinity for trolls by driving down the Trollway, a stretch of street decorated in trolls.
Pepin was the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and is the current home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. It overlooks gorgeous Lake Pepin, providing some absolutely amazing views.
Minocqua is called "The Island City." There are islands in Wisconsin? Well, yes, but only a portion of Minocqua is on an island. About 10% of the town is water, which makes for great fishing.
5. St. Croix Falls
St. Croix Falls is close to Minnesota, and it is the park headquarters for the pristine St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. These falls spill off of the St. Croix River, which you can canoe or kayak.
Burlington, Wisconsin is known as the "Chocolate City." It is known as such because of the Nestle chocolate factory built there, and you can immerse yourself with Chocolate Experience Museum or ChocolateFest.
Alma, Wisconsin is home to Lock & Dam Number 4 on the Mississippi River. This is a prime spot to observe bald eagles nesting. Another great thing to do in Alma is to visit CastleRock Museum, home to arms and armor from Rome through the Middle Ages.
8. Mineral Point
One of the oldest cities in Wisconsin, Mineral Point was founded by miners. A lot of its history has been preserved in the town. You can visit Pendarvis, which is a state historical site that preserves some of the Cornish cottages.
Osceola has a nice downtown district, and you can see Cascade Falls, which are 25 feet high. You will also enjoy visiting Osceola and St Croix Valley Railway Museum.
Bayfield is the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It is great for sailing, boating and kayaking. The town is a great place to stay at a B&B.