Top 10 Things to Do With Family in Wisconsin

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!

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. Operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society, the museum's collections date back to 1840s.

Cady Cheese Factory – Wilson

Cady Cheese Factory produces many different varieties and flavors of longhorn cheese – more than 50,000 pounds each day! Their cheese is made into traditional six-inch-diameter longhorns and specialty four-inch-diameter mini-longhorns.

Don't miss your chance at a tour for a look at modern cheesemaking at its finest. 

Olbrich Botanical Gardens – Madison

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. The outdoor gardens are free and open daily, while a small fee covers conservatory admission.

Circus World – Baraboo

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 64 acres of land with around 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 on the globe. It includes more than 200 original wagons and vehicles once used by American, English and Irish circuses.

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs. The 120,000-square-foot, exploration-friendly facility includes interactive science, technology and environmental exhibits, learning labs, theaters, television and audio studios, along with fresh and saltwater aquariums.

Cave of the Mounds – Blue Mounds

Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is a great place to learn about science and natural history. On your underground tour, you'll hear fun caving facts and nicknames for unique rock formations, but the best part is the cave has the same temperature ever day, all year long – a comfortable 50 degrees!

Northwoods Children’s Museum – Eagle River

The Northwoods Children's Museum is a great place for kids and grown-ups alike to play and explore. 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. Whether you 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 above ground 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 Park – Marshfield

Jurustic Park is a whimsical statuary with more than 250 metal folk art scultpures in the forms of dragons and dinosaurs. 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.

Lambeau Field and Packers Hall of Fame – Green Bay

Touch down year-round at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Home of the 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, home to the Packers Pro Shop, 1919 Kitchen & Tap and Packers Hall of Fame.

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