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Last Updated: 2/13/2013
Fish fries are a staple in Wisconsin’s food culture (right along with curds and beer brats). No matter what time of year, foodies flock to taverns, supper clubs and VFW halls to get their fix. Here are some of our favorite places to catch (get it?!) a great meal.
Last Updated: 2/7/2013
We like to think of Wisconsin as fun. Lively. Exciting. Anything but boring. So, of course, Wisconsin history should be shared in a way that’s entertaining and engaging, too. Forget reading textbooks and watching outdated documentaries. History can — and should — be fun! If you’re looking to travel off the beaten path and learn a few things in the process, visit some of these exhibits, museums and landmarks.
Last Updated: 2/4/2013
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, romance is hot on many people’s minds. But you don’t have to fly to Paris to put spice in your relationship. In fact, the spark you’re in search of may be closer than you think. Catch the love bug at one of our favorite romantic destinations for a Wisconsin weekend getaway.
Last Updated: 2/1/2013
Wisconsin’s art scene is a masterpiece worthy of the finest frame. Milwaukee was just named one of America’s top 12 “ArtPlaces” so our must-see works of art, talented artists, and breathtaking venues are no longer a secret of the art world's inner circle. But don't let Wisconsin's well-earned prestige intimidate you! Our best works aren't all tucked away in the hallowed halls of galleries and museums. From glistening ice sculptures to breathtaking paintings, wintertime is the perfect time to admire man-made beauty, indoors and out.
Last Updated: 1/30/2013
Ice fishing may require cold weather, but it couldn’t be a hotter activity this time of year. From jamborees to world championships, it’s all about the thrill of the catch. And with 15,000 lakes and over 160 species of fish, you have options.
Last Updated: 1/24/2013
There’s no better time to trek out to a cozy oasis than in the still of winter — especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Not only are Wisconsin’s bed and breakfasts less crowded this time of year, but there’s no better place to watch the snow fall as you sip on a steaming mug of hot cocoa or coffee and leave the rest of the world behind.
Last Updated: 1/22/2013
Heading out on foot into freshly fallen snow is just the thing to make you fall in love with winter again. Snowshoeing is a great workout that doesn’t require technical skill; it can also be a relaxing way to explore Wisconsin’s beautiful places and spaces touched by winter.
Last Updated: 1/15/2013
Wisconsinites and fish go way back. About 136 million years, give or take. Alright, Wisconsin wasn’t “Wisconsin” back then, but the prehistoric lake sturgeon was around during the time of the dinosaurs. Once considered a nuisance, this living relic is renowned for its caviar. The fish itself is delicious smoked and their skins can be tanned for leather.
Last Updated: 1/14/2013
Love to ski but get a thrill from the ballet? Adore ice fishing but go bonkers for shopping? We feel ya. When it comes to winter in Wisconsin, there’s plenty to do indoors and out. Lucky you, this season fun is available in all sizes. And colors. And patterns.