Wisconsin’s Hottest New Attractions

Just when you thought you knew everything Wisconsin had to offer, 2014 arrived with a bang and expanded your to-do list. We’re talking about the latest brewery and distillery tour, hot new hotels, adventure parks and museums in this blog. So check out what’s in store and get those travel plans underway.

RAISE A GLASS.

Great Northern Distilling - Plover

You’ve heard of farm to table, but what about farm to glass? Great Northern Distilling is bringing sustainably-sourced local ingredients to your favorite spirits. Farm-fresh potatoes for vodka, wholesome grains for whiskey and quality fruit for brandy. The progressive facility opens this month in the Village Park of Plover offering distillery tours and specialty cocktails.

Wisconsin Brewing Company - Verona

The new Wisconsin Brewing Company just opened this past November and offers free tours – with tastings right in their taproom. Grab your fellow beer aficionados and sample brews numbered #001 through #004, and yes, it’s intentionally kept simple to focus on taste and quality.

HOT HOTELS. COOL RENOVATIONS.

Oneida Casino Expansion - Green Bay

We can’t keep a poker face. Oneida Casino in Green Bay is expanding this spring to the tune of $28 million in renovations. Be sure to check out the new tribute restaurant Vince Lombardi's Legendary Sports Bar & Grill and Wisconsin's first-ever Countryville Bar & Grill, presented by the American Music Awards. 

Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel - Milwaukee

Viva Milwaukee! Adding to the city skyline at 18-stories high, the new hotel will offer a true Vegas-style experience. Beautiful accommodations include 381 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as suites and a presidential penthouse – all connecting right to the casino.

AN ARTS AND CULTURE SCENE TO BE SEEN. 

New Kandinsky Exhibit at Milwaukee Art Museum - Milwaukee

Famed painter, printmaker, watercolorist, theoretician and Bauhaus instructor, Wassily Kandinsky was a major influence in the modern art movement of the 20th century. His work comes to life this summer during Kandinsky: A Retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum (June 5 - September 1, 2014). Visitors will become immersed in the aesthetic experience via an interactive lounge Kandinsky created. Follow this Russian artist through several decades and more than 100 works in his impressive collection.

FOR THE ADVENTURESOME.

NEW Zoo and Adventure Park - Green Bay

Lions and tigers and zip lines, oh my! In May of 2014, experience an elevated obstacle course, three-sided rock climbing wall and a pair of dual racing zip lines that let you cruise through the zoo at 40 mph! Even the Snow Macaque monkeys will be impressed.

Ghost Boat: Journey into Haunted Canyon - Wisconsin Dells

The new nighttime Ghost Boat: Journey into Haunted Canyon tour kicks off Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend. As the boat sets sail on the dark waters of the Wisconsin River, passengers are treated to tales of local legends and lore before they arrive at Cold Water Canyon for an eerie walk along the narrow canyon and rocky cliffs. Not recommended for children 10 and under or anyone who spooks easily...  

Travelers looking for year-round Wisconsin getaway ideas, travel planning, events and free guides can discover their own fun at TravelWisconsin.com.

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