The “Driftless Area” is an area of the United States that escaped glaciation. The last glacier hit around 12,000 years ago. Although this area spreads into a few states, 85% of it is contained within Wisconsin. If you haven’t been over to the western part of the state along the Mississippi River, you really need to. Come along as we show you some of the highlights and things to do in the Driftless area!

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There are so many wonderful things to do in Driftless, Wisconsin that we can’t name them all!

What are some of your favorite attractions in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area? Can you suggest some other things to do in Wisconsin? We’d love to read about your experiences in the comments section below!

For those who love hiking, you can find some great trails in and around the area by going to the AllTrails website.

For further Wisconsin explorations, be sure to read The Wisconsin Cave Tour In Eagle Cave That Belongs On Your Bucket List.

 

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More Wisconsin Adventures

Where can we go for a weekend getaway in Wisconsin?

  • Stoughton is brimming with its original Norwegian roots, and you can experience the community's restaurants, museums, galleries, and shops.
  • Sparta, known as the "Bicycling Capital of America," features several nationally known bike trails, and has one that was the first rails-to-trails bicycle route in the country.
  • Ripon was once named one of the "Coolest Small Towns in America" and is chock full of history.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other charming places to go for a weekend getaway in Wisconsin.

Where can we learn about Wisconsin history?

  • The Fur Trade Museum in Prairie du Chien is located in a building dating back to the early 1800s where fur trading took place in the early pioneer heydays.
  • Ten Chimneys in Waukesha started as a rejuvenation retreat for many Broadway actors back in the day, and today encompasses a large main house, pool house, cottage, greenhouse, Swedish log cabin studio, and more.
  • The Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush is a 240-acre open-air museum that details the age of horse-powered transportation via a former stagecoach hotel, sawmill, carriage house, and blacksmith.

Read on to learn about some of the many other places where you can learn about Wisconsin history.

Where can we enjoy scenic views in Wisconsin?

  • Wyalusing State Park features spectacular views from its spot at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers.
  • The Wisconsin Dells are known for their amazing views both at the lower levels as well as on the tall water features.
  • Kilbourn Park in Milwaukee offers fantastic views of downtown.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other places to enjoy scenic views in Wisconsin