7 Places To Visit In Wisconsin

Between its plentiful open spaces, opportunities for recreation, and renowned gastronomy (cheese and beer!), Wisconsin is a great place to explore for residents and visitors alike. If you're looking for fun things to do on your adventures in the Badger State, check out the destinations listed here, which span campgrounds, distinctive hotels, and classic Midwestern towns. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

7 Exciting Wisconsin Destinations

Name Location Description
Metropolis Resort Eau Claire All-inclusive destination resort featuring the largest indoor go-kart track in the Midwest, batting cages, bumper cars, climbing wall, laser tag, and much more
Honeypie Cafe Milwaukee Makes Midwestern-inspired food with quality Wisconsin ingredients, including pies, handmade buttermilk biscuits, and house-infused Bloody Marys
The City of Ashland Eponymous Boasts 20 wall-sized murals highlighting aspects of the city's colorful past; hosts the Annual Ashland Bay Days Festival; and offers plenty of fishing opportunities thanks to its location on Chequamegon Bay
Wagon Trail Campground Ellison Bay Borders the Mink River Nature Conservancy Preserve, and features 145 sites with cabin, yurt, and travel trailer rentals
Commerce Street Brewery Hotel (formerly Brewery Creek Inn) Mineral Point Offers luxury lodging accommodations above an intimate European-styled brewpub, serving locally-inspired house brews and conscientiously-prepared traditional pub fare
The Edgewater Madison Hotel located on the shores of Lake Mendota, boasting over 200 guest rooms, a community-focused plaza and pier, several restaurants and lounges, a luxurious spa, and facilities for meetings, private events, and weddings
Egg Harbor Eponymous Has numerous golf courses, award-winning performing arts, renowned galleries and shops, eateries, and pampering accommodations

Take a Tour of Action City Trampoline Park at Metropolis Resort

Cultural Institutions in Wisconsin

Organization Mission
American Players Theatre Perform timeless, challenging poetic texts, with Shakespeare at the center, to the broadest audience possible
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Acknowledge, commemorate, and affirm the role of Wisconsin veterans in the United States of America's military past and present
Wright in Wisconsin Promote, protect, and preserve the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright, his vision and his architecture, as well as the work of his apprentices, Taliesin Associated Architects, and like-minded architects
Madison Symphony Orchestra Produce high quality concerts of orchestral, instrumental, vocal, and choral music, educate and entertain audiences of all ages in the Madison area and beyond, and advocate music as a universal language of expression and understanding
Danceworks Enhance joy, health, and creativity by engaging the community through dance
Children's Theater of Madison Create vibrant theater experiences that engage, educate, and inspire young people and their communities

What to Do in Ashland

In Depth

When you consider Wisconsin, you might first think of cheddar cheese, the Green Bay Packers, or Schlitz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous, but there's much more to recommend the Badger State: it has several lakeside towns, stunning natural scenery, and highly-rated restaurants. In no particular order, here are several spots to check out on your next vacation to "the middle coast."

The #1 entry is the Metropolis Resort, located in Eau Claire. Its 35,000-square-foot water park has multi-story slides, a lazy river, activity pool, a double hot tub, and a lily pad rope course. The Metropolis Hotel is environmentally friendly, drawing its heat from its water park, and utilizing numerous energy-saving measures.

The Metropolis Resort opened in 2009 and is located near several annual music hootenannies, such as Country Jam and Rock Fest. Its Family Fun Center attractions include an indoor go-kart track, batting cages, bumper cars, a climbing wall, laser tag, a laser maze, mini bowling, and mini-golf. There is also a 30,000-square-foot trampoline park and Ninja Warrior courses.

Its Family Fun Center attractions include an indoor go-kart track, batting cages, bumper cars, a climbing wall, laser tag, a laser maze, mini bowling, and mini-golf.

Next up, at #2, we have Honeypie Cafe in Milwaukee. It opened in 2009, intending to make Midwestern-inspired food with excellent Wisconsin ingredients. As its name suggests, the diner is known for its pies; they have been featured in several media outlets such as Forbes, USA Today, Time Out, and Travel and Leisure.

The cafe serves breakfast all day and brunch on the weekend; menu items include homemade buttermilk biscuits and Bloody Marys. Through the Piegram program, one can order freshly made desserts through the mail. Available flavors are Blueberry Citrus Crumb, Classic Cinnamon Apple, Peach Crumble, and Chocolate Pecan. Orders can include quirky cards such as "Pie Love You."

For #3, we have the city of Ashland. Known as the "Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin," one can see the pride the municipality has in its history when viewing the 20 murals highlighting a particular aspect of the city's colorful past. These paintings depict subjects ranging from lumberjacks and military veterans to its railroads, storefronts, and former massive ore dock.

These paintings depict subjects ranging from lumberjacks and military veterans to its railroads, storefronts, and former massive ore dock.

Every summer, the city hosts the Annual Ashland Bay Days Festival. It features food, arts and crafts, sporting events, and concerts. The municipality sits on Chequamegon Bay and is a popular fishing destination, especially for smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and panfish. Ashland is also home to a Saturday farmer's market, featuring music, fresh produce, maple syrup, dried flowers, plants, and many homemade items.

The #4 entry is the Wagon Trail Campground, located in Northern Door County. It offers 145 campsites and cabin, yurt, and travel trailer rentals. There are hiking trails to Sand Bay Beach, Mink River Nature Conservancy, and Rowley's Bay Resort, where there is a bakery, restaurant, pub, and boat launch.

The campground provides heated restroom facilities, which include free showers and shampoo for guests. There are quiet hours every night from 10 pm through 8 am so campers can enjoy the sounds of the great outdoors. Wagon Trail was established in 1971 when the Peterson family used part of their land to build the camping area from scratch.

There are quiet hours every night from 10 pm through 8 am so campers can enjoy the sounds of the great outdoors.

At #5, we present the Brewery Creek Inn, situated in Mineral Point. The hotel has five rooms located above its Brewpub Restaurant. In the mornings, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the second-floor guest lounge, which includes coffee, tea, fruit, juice, yogurt, cereal, toasting bread, hard-boiled eggs, and baked goods.

The Brewery Creek Brewpub, located on the first floor of the inn, is an intimate space with exposed stone walls. It prides itself on sourcing quality, local ingredients: the tomatoes are hydroponics from Darlington; the cheeses come from nearby cheese producers; the ground beef and organic eggs are from Wisconsin farmers, and the smoked bacon is from a small meat market in Cuba City.

The #6 entry is The Edgewater Hotel in Madison. Located on the water's edge of Lake Mendota, it is within walking distance to the city's university, Capitol Square, and downtown. Guests can enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant, The Statehouse, which offers many dishes such as Shrimp Scampi, Linguini Carbonara, and Steak Frites.

Located on the water's edge of Lake Mendota, it is within walking distance to the city's university, Capitol Square, and downtown.

The Edgewater is a popular wedding venue, as it offers several indoor and outdoor rental spaces, including The Grand Plaza, the Veranda, and two ballrooms. The on-site spa is open to hotel guests and Madison residents for a variety of services, such as massages, facials, manicures, hair styling, and more.

Our last entry, #7, is the community of Egg Harbor. Located in Door County, it was voted one of the coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel Magazine. It is home to four golf courses, including The Orchards, Stonehedge and Horseshoe Bay. In the summer, Egg Harbor hosts free outdoor concerts every Thursday evening.

The town was established on July 9, 1861. Its yearly Pumpkin Patch festival has been around since 1984, and every autumn features music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, face painting, scarecrow displays, magicians, and more. Egg Harbor also has a weekly farmers market with fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, cheese, and meat.