9 Of Wisconsin’s Most Hidden Yet Awesome Gems

Wisconsin is full of noteworthy attractions, but there’s something to be said for venturing off the beaten path every now and again. While the tried-and-true places are all delightful, today we’re taking a look at some of the best hidden gems in Wisconsin. These under-the-radar spots are true Badger State treasures, sure to delight you as you make your way though our wild and wonderful state.

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What are some of your picks for the best hidden gems in Wisconsin? Please share those with us in the comments below! And if you’re looking for some truly off-the-beaten-path treasures in The Badger State, definitely check out these 10 hidden places in Wisconsin that only the locals know about.

Address: 1525 Carmel Rd, Hubertus, WI 53033, USA
Address: 3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54902, USA
Address: 5481 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588, USA
Address: 14385 Co Hwy H, Mason, WI 54856, USA
Address: Algoma, WI 54201, USA
Address: 2400 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton, WI 54913, USA
Address: Mineral Point, WI 53565, USA
Address: Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Madeline Island, Wisconsin, USA
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April 12, 2021

What are some unique day trips in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin is full of unique day trips to match any mood or fancy. If you’re into waterfall chasing, Daggett Memorial Park is like something from a picturesque dream. But there’s more to the park than meets the eye. Boasting as much history as beauty, the park, more specifically its granite, gained worldwide fame after being named the world’s strongest. You can learn more about this amazing park here. If you have the need for speed, check out Veloce in Waukesha. Not your average go-kart track, Veloce has some of the best – and fastest – go-karts around. Reaching speeds up to 50 mph and outfitted with a variety of accessories, the go-karts here offer a driving experience like no other. And since the track is located indoors, the weather won’t affect your high-speed fun! And if you’re into horses and hikes (in that order), Witches Gulch is an incredible spot worthy of exploring. And while many choose to hike through the area, it’s not the only way to explore it. You can also take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the scenic canyon!

Are there many historic places in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has a rich history, and there are countless places to explore in the state that offer beautiful views and a little history lesson. One of our favorites, Door County, has some of the most charming historic lighthouses in the state. For a living history lesson, Pewit’s Nest is absolutely wow-worthy. Glaciation and the running waters of what is now Skillet Creek created deep caverns here and Pewit’s Nest feels absolutely otherworldly in every season. The crystal clear water, the high gorge and the hundreds of thousands of years of history told through the layers of rock make this a truly stunning part of our great state.

What are some of the most unique places in Wisconsin?

As the above list of hidden gems illustrates, Wisconsin has lots of unique places to visit. One of our favorites is the Wegner Grotto. Dubbed a “sculpture complex,” this small town gem is hiding in Sparta. A real feast for the eyes, it’s filled with incredible pieces of artwork – all of which are made from shards of glass. Ready to see this amazing spot in person? Learn more in our original article here.

Address: 1525 Carmel Rd, Hubertus, WI 53033, USA
Address: 3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54902, USA
Address: 5481 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588, USA
Address: 14385 Co Hwy H, Mason, WI 54856, USA
Address: Algoma, WI 54201, USA
Address: 2400 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton, WI 54913, USA
Address: Mineral Point, WI 53565, USA
Address: Kinnickinnic River, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Madeline Island, Wisconsin, USA