Everyone can enjoy a vacation in Wisconsin. Many of our state parks and forests, freshwater beaches and family-friendly attractions cater to every guest, regardless of mobility or ability. 

So, bring the entire family along to Wisconsin and enjoy all the breathtaking views together.  

Barrier-Free City Fun

Major cities work hard to ensure attractions are accessible to everyone.

Regarded as one of the nation’s most accessible beaches, Bradford Beach in Milwaukee features a concrete ramp, which is 100 feet long and eight feet wide, allowing families to move to and from the beach easily along Lake Michigan. Free beach wheelchair rentals are available on-site.

Other accessible attractions in Milwaukee are the Harley-Davidson Museum, RiverWalk and Pabst Mansion, to name a few. The Milwaukee Public Museum offers sign language interpreters, open captions in theater shows and noise-reducing headphones. And at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, assisted listening devices, braille programs and sign language performances are available. 

In Madison, plenty of parks, nature preserves, gardens and other attractions offer accessibility features. The Olbrich Botanical Gardens, for instance, has wide walking paths and guided tram tours to help guests move around the garden.

Over in Green Bay, Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, features drop-off zones, ramps, elevators and a wheelchair transport service. Service dogs are allowed.  

Outdoor Fun, Accommodations for All

Barrier-free fun is just as possible at many of our Wisconsin parks and forests.

At Copper Falls State Park, a portion of the nearly two-mile Doughboys Trail is accessible to guests with disabilities. Water activities are just as accessible as those on land thanks to many state parks, like Mirror Lake and Devil’s Lake, which offer adaptive kayak rentals. 

And everyone can enjoy sky-high views in Door County at the Peninsula State Park's Eagle Tower. Visitors can opt for the wide ramp instead of the stairs and enjoy scenic views of the bay of Green Bay. 

Even out in nature, you can find accessible accommodations perfect for everyone in your family. 

Over at Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, book a stay at one of the cabins featuring low countertops, wheel-in showers and more. Other outdoor attractions, like the High Cliff State Park and the Kettle Moraine State Forest, also feature lodgings with similar features. 

So, bring the entire family along and enjoy a vacation without limits.

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