Looking for some unique day trips in Wisconsin? There’s something so wonderfully magical about trains. Despite the advances in technology all around us, trains still hold a mystique and make us think about life in a different way. Wisconsin came to statehood around the same time trains became a truly integral part of our nation’s transportation history. Across the state, there are options for you to not only learn about railroad history but to use those trains as a means to get out and explore parts of our state you might not otherwise get to see. So if you’ve been searching for train trips near me in Wisconsin, check out these trips you can take in just one afternoon:


So, if you’ve been searching high and low for Wisconsin day trips, consider a ride aboard a train. What are your favorite day trips near me in Wisconsin? Tell us in the comments!

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Day Trips Near Me In Wisconsin

What are some of the best day trips in Wisconsin?

If you’re in the mood for a good day trip in Wisconsin, you’re in luck! The state of Wisconsin has plenty of options!

  • One of the best trips is to Kenosha and Racine, two towns situated along the coast of Lake Michigan. With lighthouses, a zoo, beaches, and more, there’s plenty to keep you busy for a day in these two towns.
  • Along the shores of Lake Superior, you can find the town of Bayfield where you can kayak through mesmerizing sea caves and visit the shops and restaurants around this colorful town. 


Are there any train-themed restaurants in Wisconsin?

Trains always provide a sense of nostalgia whether you take a train ride, visit a train museum, or dine at train-themed restaurants in Wisconsin:

  • If you’re looking for a place to go out to eat with the family, head to La Estacion, a Mexican restaurant housed inside the former Waukesha Train Depot. Here, you can have your meal inside a vintage train car for a wonderful dining experience. I love the idea of having a meal on a train without actually having to get on the train.
  • At PC Junction in Baileys Harbor, your meal is actually delivered by train - a model train, that is, just as long as you're sitting at the counter. But whether or not you sit at the counter at this train-themed restaurant, there’s plenty of train memorabilia for you to look at and enjoy.


What are the most beautiful places in Wisconsin?

There are so many beautiful places in Wisconsin just waiting for you to visit. Make plans to visit gorgeous locations like Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Horicon Marsh, and Copper Falls State Park.

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