We often get caught up in our busy lives that we never get to those things that we swear we’ll do. Well, now’s the time to start crossing things off of that list. Here’s another list for you–the definitive bucket list for everyone in Wisconsin. Start making your way down this list and watch your happiness go way up.
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. Lambeau Field
It's Lambeau Field, perhaps the most iconic field in ALL of sports. Win or lose, this is the best place to experience a game.
2. Apostle Islands
This chain of islands is simply unreal. Visit during the summer so you can kayak or visit during winter to see ice caves.
3. Devil's Lake State Park
Wisconsin's most-visited state park, Devil's Lake affords some stunning views off of the imposing bluffs.
4. Wisconsin State Fair
Have you ever tasted a cream puff at the Wisconsin State Fair? You have to. Get down there, try the wacky food creations, see the livestock, and go on the rides.
5. Circus World
I'm not even a huge fan of the circus, but they do an awesome job of showing the history of the circus in America. Fun for kids and adults.
6. Wisconsin Deer Park
Seeing deer isn't anything "unique" in Wisconsin. But petting and feeding deer? Not a common occurrence. There are TONS of deer all around you, and it is incredible to be surrounded like you will be at the Wisconsin Deer Park.
Did you know that Milwaukee is home to the World's Largest Music Festival? See some of the best musical acts.
8. Miller Beer Tour
Let's face it--this is Wisconsin and you can go on hundreds of beer tours. Miller Beer Tour is free, the tour guides are great, and you get three large glasses of beer (and pretzels).
9. Wisconsin Dells
Whether you have little kids dying to go, or you don't have kids and you're sorta worried about what you look like in a bathing suit, you have to go to Wisconsin Dells.
10. Big Manitou Falls
We are fortunate to have tons of waterfalls to enjoy in Wisconsin. Big Manitou Falls, at 165 feet, takes the cake.
11. Kopp's Frozen Custard
I know plenty of you are Leon's fans, but Kopp's is my favorite frozen custard, so it edges Leon out by *this* much.
They've been making the best chocolate for over 100 years. Just go already.
13. Wedl's Hamburger Stand
These guys are seasonal, and a little out of the way for many of you, but get out there. You'll be glad you did.
14. Go To School
You can't go back to the college years, but you can go back to school. Head to a Badgers game, complete with tailgating. And "jump around!"
15. Explore caves
Head to Cave of the Mounds and see some awesome cave structures. Headlamps optional.
16. Visit a cranberry bog
It might not sound super exciting, but cranberry bogs are a large part of Wisconsin's industry and they are super cool to explore.
17. Go to a pow-wow
Wisconsin is very proud of its American Indian history, and sharing in a pow-wow really brings you closer to that. Also, they serve Indian tacos. Never had an Indian taco? You've never lived.
18. Door County
Stay a few days in Door County. Stroll down the streets and look in the shops, get dressed up to eat at nice restaurants, and be adventurous and take a canoe out on the water. Most importantly, enjoy the sunset.
Check out Frank Lloyd Wright's home and estate in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Whether you're an architecture buff or not, this isn't to be missed.
20. Wisconsin Capitol Tour
Be political and explore the state's capitol. Tours are great, and you will really understand how our government all works. Or works in theory.
What’s on YOUR Wisconsin bucket list? Let us know in the comments.