Wisconsin October 26, 2016
11 Places In Wisconsin That Are Off The Beaten Path But Worth The Trip
We all have a comfort zone and a list of go-to places for when we feel like stretching our legs or breaking out of our ordinary routine for a change. When you find yourself in the mood for discovering new and exciting places to see and things to do in Wisconsin, check out some of these spots that are off the beaten path and definitely worthy of a trip to see them!
1. Jurustic Park - Marshfield
This unique art park and hobbit house are the creation of one man who's really into dinosaurs and creatures from the past. Wander freely around the grounds discovering all this one-of-a-kind park has to offer! Jurustic Park is located at M222 Sugar Bush Lane, Marshfield, WI. Call ahead to make sure they're "open." Their phone number is 715-387-1653.
2. The House On The Rock - Spring Green
You'll be pleasantly surprised by this one-of-a-kind attaction/museum. The house and grounds are chock full of unusual rooms, each exceptionally different from the other. The House on the Rock includes the house, streets, gardens and more. It's located at 5754 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI 53588.
3. Peninsula State Park - Fish Creek
Wisconson's third largest state park is laden with a variety of things to do, including the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the White Cedar Nature Center. Head up to the top of Eagle Tower for panoramic views of the park. Enjoy more of the great outdoors as you camp in one of the 468 campsites. Peninsula State Park is located at 9462 Shore Rd, Fish Creek, WI 54212.
4. Al Corso Restaurant - Collins
Head over to Collins for an unforgettable Italian dining experience at Al Corso Restaurant. This upscale restaurant in the country will surprise your expectations and your tastebuds. You have to work hard to get consistently great ratings with Trip Advisor. Al Corso does! Al Corso is located at 20931 Main St, Collins, WI 54207.
5. Interstate State Park - St. Croix Falls
Interstate State Park is located along the breathtaking St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Boating, camping, fishing, hiking and swimming are what's on tap at this popular state park. Interstate State Park is located at WI-35, St Croix Falls, WI 54024.
6. The Candy Shoppe - Bayfield
From tasty ice cream to freshly made pastries that are out of this world and old-fashioned candies like you could buy as a child, The Candy Shoppe offers a little something for everyone. Head over to Bayfield and get some for yourself. The Candy Shoppe is located at 217 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814.
7. Grandad Bluff - La Crosse
For sweeping views of La Crosse and the Mississippi River head over to Grandad Bluff. This mesa stands nearly 600 feet above the surrounding area and has a parking lot at the top, making access even easier. Grandad Bluff is located at 3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, WI 54601.
8. Pewit's Nest Gorge - Baraboo
A favorite in every season, Pewit's Nest is a 30-40-foot gorge with cascading waterfalls and gorgeous rock formations. In the summer, the area is a favorite for cooling off, but in the fall it's perfect for a scenic hike. Pewit's Nest State Natural Area is located at County Rd W, Baraboo, WI 53913.
9. Wild Eagle Lodge - Eagle River
This out-of-the-way lodge on Duck and Lynx Lakes is a perfect spot to get away from it all. Seasonally, swim in the pool or the lake. You can also kayak, fish and just get some much needed R&R. Wild Eagle Lodge is located at 4443 Chain O Lakes Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521.
10. Duck Inn Supper Club - Delavan
Have dinner at this former "speak easy" from prohibition days which is now a supper club, The Duck Inn is a steak and seafood house serving up savory creations you won't soon forget. You can see the days they're open and the hours
The Duck Inn is located at N6214 WI-89, Delavan, WI 53115.
11. Madeline Island
The Apostle Island known as Madeline is the only island in the chain that allows commercial development and for privately owned homes. Spend the day or the weekend "across the bay and a world away," as they say on Madeline Island. Catch the Madeline Island Ferry Line from either LaPointe or Bayfield and be on your way to discovering a new and exciting part of Wisconsin!
More info on the Madeline Island Ferry Line.
If you’re up for discovering new places to see and things to do in Wisconsin, then these 11 spots are great places for exploration. Have you been to any of them already? We’d love to know and to see your photos in our comments on Facebook!