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Indulging Mom: Mother’s Day Ideas Across Wisconsin
Last Updated: 5/7/2013
Whether it’s treating Mom to an extra mimosa at brunch, or taking her to a concert in a beautiful flower garden, we’ve got your plans covered for May 12th.
Old World Wisconsin Mother’s Day Brunch – Eagle
Old World Wisconsin allows you to journey back to the past, bringing together an 1870s crossroads village and ethnic farmsteads. A Mother’s Day Brunch ticket includes access to the heirloom gardens and farmsteads, brunch, and museum admission. Two Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors, Marcia Carmichael and Lee Somerville, will give a talk and autograph books.
Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for children 5-12 (4 and under are free). Pre-registration required.
Pringle Nature Center’s Mother’s Day Brunch and Spring Wildflower Walk – Bristol
Why not celebrate Mom’s beauty with the beauty of nature? The Pringle Nature Center has plenty to explore, including upland forest, wetlands, oak savanna remnants, and prairies. Included with your Mother’s Day ticket are a light brunch and a naturalist-led hike to see the spring wildflowers in bloom around the nature center.
Tickets: $12 for the general public, $10 for friends of the Center, $6 for children 10 and under. Pre-registration is required before May 10. Event: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens Mother’s Day Concert – Madison
The Olbrich Botanical Gardens was voted one of the most inspiring gardens in North America by Horticulture Magazine. It features 16 acres of outdoor display gardens, as well as innovative tropical gardens, a rose garden, and much more.
Take your mom for a stroll through the beautiful spring blooms and the tropical environment of the Bolz Conservatory. You won’t want to miss the New Horizons Concert Band at 2 p.m. in the Evjue Commons. The suggested admission donation to the concert is $1.
Great Dane Pub’s Mother’s Day Brunch – Wausau
If you haven’t tried Wausau’s Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, their annual Mother’s Day Brunch is the perfect time. The Great Dane offers a wide variety of award winning ales and lagers, sure to impress any beer drinker, as well as a fun atmosphere. All mothers receive a complimentary mimosa or beer. Reservations are recommended.
Mother’s Day Brunch Train – Spooner
Excursion Train, based just north of Spooner, offers Bed and Breakfast train rides as well as elegant dinner rides throughout the year. On Mother’s Day, you can treat Mom to a special buffet onboard a dining car while enjoying the sights of Wisconsin’s northwoods. The brunch train leaves at noon for a 30-mile, 2 ½ hour round trip.
Tickets: $25 for adults, $25 for children 3-12.
Children’s Museum of La Crosse
Enjoy a family day at the region’s only hands-on learning environment. Play on three floors with interactive exhibits and related programs. Mothers get in for free on Sunday, May 12th. Regular admission is $6 per person.
No matter what you decide to do, be sure to thank Mom for everything she does and experience some fun together.This entry was posted in Things to Do and tagged Destinations