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  • Effigy Mounds of Southern Wisconsin

    Last Updated: 12/2/2014

    As my wife and I crunched through fallen leaves, I felt a sense of peace. We were walking at Lizard Mound County Park, near West Bend, one of the best places in Wisconsin to see Indian effigy mounds.

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  • Diving for Great Lakes Shipwrecks

    Last Updated: 5/13/2014

    This isn't your average "trail". Through websites, interpretive signage, public presentations and shipwreck moorings, the Wisconsin Maritime Trail encourages divers, snorkelers, boaters and other adventure- and history-minded residents and tourists to explore these amazing resources and treasures.

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  • Five Great Museum Gift Shops

    Last Updated: 12/9/2014

    Museum gift shops are great places to find unique accessories and home decor items, as well as art books, distinctive cards, tasteful toys, and offbeat surprises. Here are five of our visitors' favorites.

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  • Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin

    Last Updated: 11/28/2014

    Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin on Milwaukee's lakefront lets visitors explore the surface vessels that once ruled the Great Lakes, take a close look at the creatures that still call that water home, and explore the practical wonders of man-made creativity.

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  • Not Just for the Birds

    Last Updated: 12/17/2014

    The Woodson is probably best known for its annual Birds in Art exhibit, held from September through early November. The show draws about 1,000 entries a year from artists around the world.

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  • Hudson, Osceola, and St. Croix Falls

    Last Updated: 12/9/2014

    I like to visit Hudson during the height of summer, when I can dip my weary hiker's feet into the cooling current of the river. I return in autumn, when its avenues of maples blind my eyes. But there's something extra-special about my winter visits, too.

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  • The Wright Place - A Trip to Taliesin

    Last Updated: 4/28/2014

    This signature work of wood and stone from one of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, is dramatic yet subdued, awe-inspiring yet perplexing. It’s a study in perfect harmony and contrast.

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  • Take the Ghost Walk in Bayfield

    Last Updated: 8/15/2014

    The town is well known as the gateway to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands, and as a vacation destination in its own right. But not many people know its colorful history. Virginia Hirsch, a storyteller and amateur historian, is out to change all that.

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  • Eclectic Soho in Racine

    Last Updated: 4/2/2013

    Tucked away between major art players Milwaukee and Chicago, the Racine Art Museum (RAM) is not only a sight to see, it is a genuine destination - surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, and an urban beat reminiscent of Soho in New York—only sm

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  • 25 Highway Friendly Historical Markers

    Last Updated: 9/6/2013

    Here's a list of some of the many interesting, note-worthy, or otherwise popular historical "stops along the way."

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