Take a trip to Wisconsin to discover all the spectacular attractions and wheelchair accessible accommodations the state has to offer. From lakefront cabins to beach wheelchairs to tactile museum exhibits and more, you and your group are sure to have a barrier-free and unforgettable getaway together. Read on to learn about wheelchair accessible accommodations and astonishing attractions in each region.
Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin and stay a while with friends and family to make the most of this scenic area of the state. The AmericInn Ashland Hotel offers wheelchair accessible whirlpool suites and lakeside suites with a breathtaking view of the water. Nearby, the rooms at Ashland’s Super 8 Motel have roll-in showers along with telecommunication for the deaf (TDD) technology and special alarm clocks for folks with hearing or visual impairments.
For outdoor adventures, take the wheelchair accessible Madeline Island Ferry from Bayfield across Lake Superior to discover the spectacular Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. On Madeline Island, you and your crew can soak up the sun at Big Bay State Park and borrow a beach wheelchair to explore the sandy shoreline or stick to the wheelchair accessible mile-long boardwalk that also runs along the coast.
Immerse yourself in nature at the accessible campsites on Sand Island and Stockton Island that include tent pads, boardwalks and wheelchair accessible restrooms.
The Northwoods of Wisconsin are perfect for vacationing in every season, with miles of towering forests and gorgeous lakes. For the classic cabin experience, stay at the Sunrise Lodge in Land O’ Lakes that offers six wheelchair accessible cabins and accessible docks with ramps perfect for hours of fishing with family and easy boarding onto rentable pontoon boats for sunny days spent together on the water.
Stay in Wausau, close to the popular Rib Mountain State Park, for outdoor exploring in the summer and ski and tubing adventures in the winter. Both the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott and the Super 8 Motel have roll-in showers, extra rails, grab bars, and TDD technology.
Also in central Wisconsin, the Sunset Pines Resort in Willard was designed by an electric wheelchair user who really understands the needs of travelers with disabilities These two-bedroom cabins are totally barrier free and include wheel-in showers, fully wheelchair accessible kitchens, and private, wheelchair accessible patios for enjoying late nights with friends in the fresh air.
As one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Midwest, the Wisconsin Dells guarantees thrilling fun inside and out with miles of waterparks, unique shops and natural wonders. The Hilton Garden Inn affords travelers with disabilities beautiful accommodations with rooms that are fully wheelchair accessible.
Mirror Lake State Park in nearby Baraboo is one of many Wisconsin State Parks that offers wheelchair accessible cabin rentals complete with wheel-in showers, fully wheelchair accessible kitchens, and beds with lifts. Just east of Baraboo in Pardeeville, Indian Trails Campground has a wheelchair accessible camping cabin with access to an ADA compliant bath house, as well as a wheelchair accessible mini golf course for family fun.
As Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee boasts many unique options for wheelchair accessible lodging. From high end hotels (the Iron Horse and the Aloft are elegant wheelchair accessible properties downtown) to more budget-friendly options (the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown puts you in the center of everything) and charming Inns (the County Clare Irish Inn & Pub offers a wheelchair accessible king suite), there truly is something for everyone’s taste.
For a getaway that mixes city attractions with natural beauty, check out the unique Welcome HOME Bed and Breakfast in Newburg where the beautiful country home and its 18 acres of prairie and woodland are all entirely wheelchair accessible to you and your crew.
While in Milwaukee, be sure to explore the stunning galleries at the Milwaukee Art Museum, bring the kids to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, take a special hard hat tour of the Miller Brewing Company, or tour the Harley-Davidson Museum that all offer wheelchair accessible amenities and facilities. The Milwaukee Public Museum also offers a sensory room, tactile exhibits and adult care rooms designed with travelers with disabilities in mind.
Discover more accessible adventures at these accessible Wisconsin State Parks!