4 Wisconsin Supper Clubs with Gangster History

Chicago gangsters during Prohibition used Wisconsin as a getaway for kicking back and doing business in quiet, secluded settings. Al Capone even built a big fieldstone house with armed-guard watch towers and an airstrip on 400 acres in the Northwoods, near Couderay, perfect for transporting illegal…

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Sunken Structures Detected on the Bottom of Wisconsin Lakes

Wisconsin is known for its abundance of beautiful lakes. Perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing and more, something less talked about is everything you can find under the water. Many of our lakes hold structures and formations that tell stories of Wisconsin throughout the…

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Celebrate at Milwaukee’s Cultural Festivals

It’s time to celebrate! Milwaukee is known as the City of Festivals, and the city more than earns that title during the summer months. Set on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee’s Henry Maier Festival Park is where the party starts. From Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival”, in June…

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4 Wisconsin Restaurants with Gangster History

Wisconsin may be known as the wholesome Dairy State, but some of our restaurants, bars, resorts and supper clubs also hosted some of the most notorious gangsters back in the day, including Al Capone, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson. Interested? Stop by some of these historic spots that once…

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Frank Lloyd Wright Trail: Madison Itinerary

While Madison may be home to many things (our state capital, the Badgers, a fantastic food scene), it’s also home to two iconic Frank Lloyd Wright buildings: the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center and First Unitarian Society Meeting House. And Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts, architecture…

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Explore Wisconsin Together: 5 Activities for Family Fun

By Sharyn AldenSpecial to TravelWisconsin.com Summer is the perfect time to gather the family and explore Wisconsin together—parents and children, cousins and grandparents. Wisconsin is home to a dizzying array of intriguing places for all ages to play and learn together. That’s what family outings…

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20 Things You May Not Have Known About Wisconsin

Wisconsin boasts some curious, random and downright hard-to-believe facts. For instance, did you know the state is home to a “Malibu of the Midwest”? Can you guess the county that produces nearly all of the country’s supply of ginseng? If you already thought Wisconsin was interesting, we’re just…

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Wisconsin’s Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

Established in 2017, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail takes travelers on a self-guided architectural adventure through nine counties in southern Wisconsin. Wright was widely regarded as America’s greatest architect. Born in the state’s rugged Driftless Region, he spent his boyhood summers working his…

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Wisconsin's Frank Lloyd Wright Trail: Racine Itinerary

By Kristina LeVan Staff Writer Located along Lake Michigan, Racine boasts fantastic waterfront views, charming downtown and a rich artistic history that showcases the work of world-famous Frank Lloyd Wright. The city is home to three works designed by one of the most influential personalities in…

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Tour Wisconsin's John Muir Nature and History Route

By Mark CrawfordSpecial to TravelWisconsin.com Wisconsin naturalist John Muir was the driving force behind the creation of the National Park Service, which turned 100 years old in 2016. Honor his accomplishments and trace his footsteps with a tour along the John Muir Nature and History Route. Muir…

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