Wisconsin July 10, 2016
12 Destinations Everyone In Wisconsin Needs To Visit This Summer
Summer is just racing by, isn’t it? Don’t worry, though. There is still plenty of time to cross things off that bucket list. Here are 12 Wisconsin destinations you must get to this summer.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Cave of the Mounds (Blue Mounds)
One of the premier caves in all of the Midwest, Cave of the Mounds has been a tourist attraction for the last 75 years. Stalagmites, stalagtites and more await you in this well-lit cave.
2. Bay Beach Amusement Park (Green Bay)
Remember the days when the amusement park was cheap fun? Some places charge the equivalent of a car payment by the time you factor in tickets and food. Not so with Bay Beach, which has no admission charge and ride tickets are only 25 cents each.
3. The Farm (Sturgeon Bay)
This place is a preservation of rural America, which is sadly disappearing. If you didn't grow up on a farm, this place teaches you all about farm animals, care, and gives you a glimpse into how things once were.
4. Pattison State Park (Superior)
Pattison State Park features the largest falls in Wisconsin (Big Manitou Falls) and Little Manitou Falls. Besides the gorgeous waterfalls, there are lovely rock formations and beautiful trees.
5. Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan)
Who knew that gardens could be so magical? These gardens are inspired by fairy tales, with things to touch, climb, and interact with. They're great for kids and parents alike.
6. American Players Theatre (Spring Green)
What's better than a night at the theatre? Going to the theatre outside. This place brings incredible performances into the outdoors.
7. Whitefish Dunes State Park (Sturgeon Bay)
Wisconsin isn't known for its beaches, but there are some lovely ones. These are the most substantial sand dunes on the western shore of Lake Michigan. You can walk on a boardwalk to explore the wetland area.
8. Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary (West Bend)
This 100-acre park helps all sorts of animals in need of sanctuary. It is home to nearly 300 animals. You can take tours on foot and via golf cart.
9. Circus World (Baraboo)
The circus life is a large part of Wisconsin's history. See the old costumers and circus trucks, and even go to an actual circus.
10. EAA Airventure (Oshkosh)
This awesome event brings 10,000 airplanes to Wisconsin each year. See vintage planes and interact with people who are just as crazy about planes as you are. It takes place July 24-31, so you'd better hurry!
11. Wisconsin State Fair (West Allis)
This fair is really just an excuse to eat deep-fried food on a stick. And cream puffs. Let's make it a part of every single summer.
12. Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
This is some of the most beautiful country in Wisconsin. Whether you get out on a kayak, go tubing, or just camp by the river, you are in for a treat. It doesn't get more picturesque than that.
These look awesome. How is your overall Wisconsin
summer bucket list coming along?