From the title, you might think we are literally talking about hidden treasure. While I don’t doubt that this exists in Wisconsin, if I knew where it was, I’d be retired on a beach right now. So we’ll have to settle for these true treasures in Wisconsin. The ones we are going to profile, in all seriousness, are amazing and are ones you truly need to check out.
1. Barking Sand
There is something strange going on in Stockton Island, and it is the phenomenon known as "barking sand." This is a rare phenomenon, and it has to do both with what the sand is constructed of and the environment. If you spin your hand over the sand, it will almost howl.
2. Effigy Mounds
Those aren't hills you are looking at, but they are effigy mounds. Effigy mounds were constructed by Native peoples in shapes like animals. There is actually the largest amount of effigy mounds in Wisconsin than anywhere else in America.
This church was actually fashioned to look like an old Medieval church. There aren't many of these in the world, but you can find this one on Washington Island. You can tour the inside of the church as well.
4. Pewit's Nest
This deep gorge was cut many, many years ago. What's left looks like something out of a fairy tale. While many people do know about it--and even take a dip in here--it still remains well-hidden enough.
5. Ice Age Trail
The Ice Age Trail is a whopping 1,000 miles and it is entirely contained in Wisconsin! You guessed it, this trail highlights geological features created by the last Ice Age, roughly 12,000 years ago. Many of the gorgeous rock formations and bodies of water were thanks to glaciers.
6. Niagara Escarpment
Did you know that this rock formation continues all the way to New York? Yes, it has that cliff that looks over famous Niagara Falls. We don't have those falls in Wisconsin, but what we have is still incredibly cool to witness.
Over the years, there have been a decent amount of shipwrecks in Wisconsin. But did you know that you can actually tour some of them? A company called Shipwreck Adventures can help some of your dreams come true.
8. Perrot State Park
Boy, this state park might offer the best views in all of Wisconsin. You better believe that these 500 foot bluffs will give you an epic vantage point of the Trempealeau Mountain, as well as the Mississippi River.
9. Jurustic Park
Who would have thought to use scrap metal and create a "theme park" of creatures that would look like something out of the Jurassic period? Yep, it's only in Wisconsin. All kidding aside, you'll be blown away by the craftsmanship.
All in downtown, and even in other parts of town, people have wood carved trolls out. Taken together, they constitute the "Trollway." Come on, how many towns can say they have this?