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The Ultimate Travel Guide: Wisconsin Edition

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Up next on our 50 part series, we are going to cover everything you need to see, do, and eat in the good old dairy state of Wisconsin. This is our home state, where we possibly know the most about the absolute essentials to see do and eat.

Green Bay

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You’ll definitely want to attend a Packer game at Lambeau Field. Even if you are not a Green Bay Packers fan, taking a trip to the iconic city that holds Lambeau field is a certain must see. It’s an outdoor stadium, best enjoyed in the early fall months of September and October.

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You’ll want to get your fill of Seroogy’s chocolate. After that, it will be fairly easy to find cheese curds, brats, and beer on every corner. For dessert, treat yourself to the best, Cedarcrest icecream.

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A day spent in Green Bay is hardly a good one if you didn’t visit Bay Beach amusement park. To this day they are still expanding with new rides. It’s a theme park based on the idea that fun should remain cheap. Only have $20 for a date night? This is the place to be. Bay Beach is for all ages and truly never gets old. They even have a wildlife sanctuary on the property. For a leisurely spring day, it would be a great idea to see the botanical garden display. If you’re interested in football history, you can also see the Packer Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field. It is interactive and inspiring enough for the whole family.

Milwaukee

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This old Wisconsin town is best known for its Historic third ward section as well as Miller Park baseball stadium. If you’re traveling to Wisconsin, you will not want to miss this stop. As mentioned before, it’s in your best interest to attend ONE Brewers game. Miller Park is a show-stopping, beer drinking community. It’s a great place to kick off the rest of your trip. Another great day time activity is visiting the Milwaukee Domes. It is made up of three geometric shaped conservatory buildings, each with their own theme. It’s one of a kind experience. To find some unique items to take back home, stopping the Milwaukee Public Market would be a great option. The vendors sell locally made items and you’re bound to find some good cheese here.

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Before heading out to Miller Park, you’ll need to stop by Kopps Burgers for an all original burger and frozen custard. If it doesn’t hit your sweet spot, nothing will! Beyond Kopps, there are a number of different breweries that are worth taking a look at. A unique alternative to your traditional dining experience would be Safehouse. It is a spy-themed restaurant. If you don’t know the password, you can’t get in. We would recommend going for a diverse taste of Milwaukee. Before you leave, you’ll need to stop at Cheese Mart and survey all 150 different types of cheese. After all, you are in Wisconsin.

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The largest event that takes place in Milwaukee is Summerfest. It brings everyone from the surrounding areas out and about through music, performances, and food. It’s the most anticipated event of the summer, and you won’t want to miss it.

Madison

The capital of Wisconsin holds a special place in everyone’s heart. It’s a stately feature that all Wisconsinites are proud of. It’s a college town home to the University of Wisconsin Madison. It’s highly revered as the place to be when visiting from out of state.

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Taking a tour of the Capitol Building is an interesting and unique experience. If you’re into college sports, attending a UW Madison Badger Game would be a great fit for you. During the summer, only a short drive away is the Wisconsin state fair. Here you can fill up on the famous homemade cream puffs, and taste just about every flavor or milk you could ask for. What more do you really need?

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While strolling around state street, you will certainly want to pick up some coffee from Collectivo. We highly recommend the espresso shake. It’s amazing! The selection of food in Madison is multicultural. If you find yourself tired of beer and cheese at “The Old Fashioned” or “Graze” (we know, not likely) then you’ll find that Madison has a melting pot theme with a variation of international restaurants. Try everything!

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The most impressive part of town is State Street. Located directly in front of the capitol building are unique shops and restaurants. This is best visited on a warm summer day. While you’re out, you can also visit lake Mendota or Lake Monona for some great scenery. It’s unique to have a lake so close to the city, so take full advantage of the water views!

Wisconsin Dells

The Dells is a wonderland of adventure. It’s one town built specifically for fun. The entire city is compiled of amusement parks, water slides, and endless entertainment. It’s home to the largest parks in the nation. If you have ever wanted to experience a little bit of everything at once, then this is the place for you.

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Staying in the Dells is a touristy experience. Take in the scenic boat tours, the extreme mini golf, and everything you wouldn’t do elsewhere.

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The Dells is a place you can find plenty of themed restaurants and bars. There’s something for everyone. However, it is recommended that you pack a cooler filled with your own drinks and snack for in between the day and late at night. As with any place that attracts tourists, you don’t want to overpay for basic necessities. Keep that in mind when making the venture.

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The main attractions in the Dell’s is the nation’s largest waterpark, Noah’s Ark. Right beside this is an amusement park named Mt. Olympus. They are known for their wooden roller coasters. Kalahari Resort is a great alternative to the outdoor parks, as you won’t have to consider the weather for your visit. It’s a favorite among families and is quite an exotic experience overall. Once you’re tired of the parks, head to downtown dells for shopping and restaurant options. The convenience of it is that everything is in one place. You don’t have to go far to find what you’re looking for.

Door County

This particular city stands out for its scenery. There’s nothing like traveling up Wisconsin’s peninsula to see some of its finer beauties that lie naturally.

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Door County has a lot to offer when it comes to living in the outdoors. We suggest visiting Cave Point, County Park. You’ll be able to see raw limestone and underwater caves along Lake Michigan. The natural formation of the rocks is breathtaking. This city is also called the land of lighthouses. You can see them from ground level, or you can visit the canary lighthouse and take a tour to the top

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To visit all of the wineries they have to offer, you can take part in the Door County Wine trolley tour. It will take you to each winery, allow ample time to taste test and make sure that you have the best possible experience.

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The biggest event that takes place is the Door County Cherry Festival. They will have everything from cherry pie, ice cream, jams, floats, fillings, and even cherry brats. This is what the community takes the most pride in, and it’s certainly a show-stopping event.

Conclusion

We are so excited to share our special find with you and we hope you take them into consideration and plan to tour the best of Wisconsin. We know that there’s a lot more exploring to do, but feel that we have made our mark here. We’d love to hear about your experiences here or what you’ve done that we haven’t mentioned.




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