Wisconsin May 29, 2016
10 More Unforgettable Things You Must Add To Your Wisconsin Summer Bucket List
Summer is upon us. Let’s make it epic. Here are 10 more unforgettable things you can do this summer in Wisconsin to make it the best summer EVER.
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. Learn to paddleboard.
You might have thought that paddleboarding was something you did on the ocean or in some more exotic location. But that just isn't the case. You can learn to paddleboard in Wisconsin. It's a lot of fun and great exercise. We recommend the Paddleboard Specialists.
2. Swim with a seal.
If you haven't seen the seal show at the Milwaukee Zoo, do that first. But you can take it up a notch with their 1 1/2 hour interactive experience where you can actually get in the water with a seal.
3. Go on a hot air balloon ride.
There's no better time to cross something off your lifetime bucket list than this summer. Taking a hot air balloon ride over scenic southwestern Wisconsin is just what the doctor ordered. We recommend the fine folks at Gentle Breezes.
4. Hang out at EAA.
Are you a nut for airplanes? Then head over to EAA Air Venture, held in Oshkosh each year. You will see over 10,000 airplanes. The event usually brings about half a million people.
5. Go spelunking at Cave of the Mounds.
Located in Blue Mounds, Cave of the Mounds has been the most popular cave attraction in Wisconsin for the past 75 years. This cave was formed almost 500 million years ago. This cave has all sorts of colorful crystal and geological features.
6. Enjoy a Pow Wow.
Wisconsin is proud of its Native American heritage. So you should definitely check out a pow wow. This is a gathering of a tribe, celebrating their heritage with dances. Besides dancing, there are usually wares for sale, as well as Indian tacos. Indian tacos could be its own individual entry on your bucket list. Yum.
7. Walk through the Driftless Area.
This is one of the most scenic parts in America. The driftless area refers to an area never touched by glaciers. The topography is incredibly awesome and is noted for its deeply carved river valleys.
8. Drive through the Mindoro Cut.
Of the most scenic drives in America, the Mindoro Cut has to be at the top of the list. It is actually the second deepest cut by hand in the Western hemisphere. Amazingly, this project was completed in 1908 using mostly hand tools. You can find this awesome feature in Farmington, Wisconsin on WI 108.
9. Check out Taliesin.
Frank Lloyd Wright was Wisconsin's native son, one of the most famous architects ever. You can go to his estate, Taliesin, located in Spring Green. The home itself, and the property surrounding it, really gives you insight into what inspired Frank Lloyd Wright.
10. Explore Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Nothing says summer in Wisconsin like the Northwoods. Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 1.5 million acre forest. It is great for fishing, hiking and camping. There is all sorts of wildlife such as elk, foxes and black bears.
What’s on your summer Wisconsin bucket list?