Top 10 Things to do with Family

Looking for activities to do with the whole family? Wisconsin is the perfect place to be! Here are ten charming local cities with ten unique attractions that you and your family can be sure to enjoy!

Lambeau Field and Packers Hall of Fame*- Green Bay

Touch down year round at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Home of the World Champion Green Bay Packers on gameday, and touted as the most legendary stadium in the National Football League, Lambeau Field is also open (almost) every other day of the year as well. Stop by the Lambeau Field Atrium, which is home to The Packers Pro Shop, Curly’s Pub, Packers Hall of Fame*, and the Stadium Tour.

The History Museum at the Castle - Appleton

Inside the walls of the History Museum at the Castle, the past comes alive through the stories, photographs and artifacts of people of the Fox Valley. Their mission is to inspire appreciation for the rich history of the Fox River Valley area communities through the collections, exhibits and education at the History Museum at the Castle. Owned and operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society, the History Museum holds the collections representing the history of the Fox Valley dating back to 1840s.

Cady Cheese Factory Wilson

Cady Cheese Factory produces many different varieties and flavors of longhorn cheese. Over 50,000 pounds per production day! Their cheese is made into traditional 6" diameter longhorns and specialty 4" diameter Deli, or Mini-Longhorns. In our view, cheese is better when it is made in smaller form. It has better body, better consistency and better flavor! As a modern cheese plant, they pride themselves on producing consistent high quality products with process controls that preserve the art of successful cheese making recipes. They provide our customers with the best quality and service possible and offer daily factory tours.

Olbrich Botanical GardensMadison

Step into a tropical paradise in the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, filled with exotic plants, flowers, orchids, birds, and a waterfall. Or stroll 16 acres of outdoor gardens featuring stunning landscapes and Midwest-hardy plants. Outdoor Gardens are free and open daily. Conservatory admission is available for a nominal fee.

Circus WorldBaraboo

The Ringling Bros. Circus was founded in Baraboo in 1884 by five brothers: Al, Otto, Charles, John and Alf. Ringlingville was the name for the original Ringling Bros. Circus winter quarters in Baraboo. Today Circus World encompasses approximately 64 acres of land with approximately 30 permanent structures; including four original winter quarters buildings and the original Ringling Bros. Circus Train complex. Circus World's collection of circus artifacts is perhaps the largest in the world. It includes over 210 original wagons and vehicles once used by American, English and Irish circuses.

Discovery World at Pier WisconsinMilwaukee

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs. They are dedicated to helping people positively impact their communities by developing a better understanding of technology and the environment while fostering both innovation and creativity. Discovery World is a 120,000-square foot facility that includes interactive science, technology and freshwater exhibits, learning labs, theaters, television and audio studios, and fresh and saltwater aquariums.

Cave of the MoundsBlue Mounds

Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is a great place to learn about science and history, as well as discover interesting general caving facts like nicknames given for various formations, meanings of spelunking, and safety tips. The Cave has the same temperature everday, all year long -- enjoy winter warmth or natural air conditioning in summer - every day is a comfortable 50 degrees!

Northwoods Children’s Museum - Eagle River

The Northwoods Children's Museum is a great place for children and their grownups to play, explore and learn together. They believe in a hands-on approach to learning and that's why all of the exhibits are interactive and educational. The museum also provides a variety of programs and special events throughout the year. Check out their Calendar of Events and see what's happening at the museum for your next visit. Come for an hour or an entire day. You won't be disappointed!

The Mining Museum - Rollo Jamison Museum - Platteville

The Mining Museum and Rollo Jamison Museum are located side-by-side at the eastern end of Platteville's Downtown Historic District. The Mining Museum includes an underground tour of the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine, a ride in a 1931 mine train aboveground, and exhibits on the history of lead and zinc mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley. The Rollo Jamison Museum showcases exhibits on work and home life in Platteville in the early 1900s.

Jurustic ParkMarshfield

Jurustic Park is a whimsical statuary with over 250 metal folk art scultpures in the forms of dragons and dinasaurs. All the creations come from found objects like antique farm equipment. Also on the property is the Hobbit House, an artist studio with jewelry and crafts for sale.

*The Packers Hall of Fame is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in 2015. Stadium tours and other youth programs are still available during renovations. For more information, please visit http://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html

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