Fan Favorites: Wisconsin Indoor Activities

Getting out doesn't have to mean staying outside. Wisconsin has an endless supply of fun indoor activities. From historic theaters to downtown galleries, our Facebook fans and Twitter followers put in heir two cents. If you’re getting cabin fever, check out some of these suggestions:

Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) in Milwaukee — Vera R.
If this cold and dark winter has you dreaming of a tropical getaway, then you’ll love this horticultural conservatory. The locals lovingly refer to it as “The Domes.” Complete with a jungle and green house, it's an oasis in the city. Walk through plant life like you’ve never seen before in Wisconsin. Visit the desert, the tropics, and the garden all in one afternoon as you wander each of the three domes.

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in Green Bay — @llinaP
The Packers may have put up their helmets for the season, but there is still a way to get your fix for green and gold. Take in 90+ years of history with by visiting nearly 80 exhibits, including four Super Bowl trophies and a recreation of Vince Lombardi’s office. Plus, relive some of their greatest moments with newly updated videos. Afterwards, head to Curly’s Pub in the Lambeau Field atrium for food that’s just as legendary as the man this restaurant is named after.

Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison — @RachelRFrye
Put a historical spin on family fun with a trip to this popular museum. From past cultures to military life, the museum contains over 110,000 historical objects and 400,000 archaeological artifacts. Some of our favorites include an original Big Boy from the national hamburger chain and a true ball-drawing machine from the Wisconsin Lottery (just imagine the dough this thing gave away). Don’t miss these special exhibits on display for a limited time: Wisconsin Innovations, Bottoms up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historical Bars and Breweries, and Playtimes of the Past.

Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson — ArtReach St. Croix
Creative juices runneth over at this art hub. From theater performances to concerts to galleries, there is no shortage of ways to add culture to your life. They even have a packed class schedule ranging from drawing to tot yoga (yes, there is such a thing!). Order tickets now for the Lake Wobegon Brass Band or the popular production of “The O’Conner Girls.”

We’ve got more art (indoors or out) this winter, just visit this recent blog post.

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