This Wisconsin Road Trip Takes You From Lake Michigan To The Mississippi River
There’s a lot of beauty, history, and culture to discover in Wisconsin — and we’ve put together one road trip that covers it all. Start on the shore of Lake Michigan, take in some local culture and natural beauty, and end the drive at America’s greatest river. Read on to see where this special drive will take you.
The route takes about four hours to drive, depending on traffic, and it covers nearly 200 miles. Here’s a Google Map of
1. Milwaukee Waterfront
Bradford Beach, Wisconsin 53211, USA
Start this Wisconsin road trip on Milwaukee’s bustling waterfront. Billed as one of the top urban beaches in the nation,
is a cool oasis in the state’s largest city.
2. Downtown Waukesha
As you make your way west, stop to stretch your legs in this
. Stroll along the Fox River or check out the city’s charming shops and restaurants.
3. State Capitol, Madison
Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
The next stop on this Wisconsin road trip is the state’s impressive
. It’s a must-visit when you’re in Madison – take in the Capitol’s mosaics and marble columns.
4. Mount Horeb Main Street
East Main Street, E Main St, Mt Horeb, WI 53572, USA
Pay a visit to the Trollway! This postcard-perfect
is filled with whimsical carved trolls, as well as some interesting stores and great restaurants. Before leaving town, grab a pint at the Grumpy Troll.
5. Governor Dodge State Park
Governor Dodge State Park, 4175 WI-23, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA
in Iowa County is a perfectly tranquil rest stop. Stroll through lush forests, take in a waterfall, or relax by one of the park’s scenic lakes.
6. Prairie du Chien Riverfront
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821, USA
The last stop on this road trip takes us to the banks of America’s greatest river.
Prairie du Chien
is the oldest European settlement on the upper Mississippi and it’s an area filed with interesting historic sights. Take in the river views and plot your next Wisconsin road trip!
Once you’ve crossed Wisconsin from east to west, gas up your car. This
epic drive will take you to beautiful inland beaches and orchards.
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