For most, Wisconsin is off the beaten path. But that’s what makes it so exciting! Often considered a secluded state in the Northern Midwest, it is full of surprises perfect for the whole family.
On your next weekend getaway, check out these amazing destinations all over Wisconsin:
Peninsula State Park
But don’t let Fish Creek’s geographical size fool you. It might just be a small town in Door County, but its charm is complemented by the Peninsula State Park, which will keep your family busy with adventures.
You don’t have to worry about accommodations as well. At the park, there’s waterfront lodging you can rent for the weekend. There are many Fish Creek hotels that you can choose from. You can enjoy unique restaurants and shops.
You can also take your family to the park’s top-notch biking and hiking trail. Enjoy the park’s beaches, especially Nicolet Beach, which is the only sand beach in the park. You can go swimming, canoeing, or kayaking with your family.
Aside from the beaches and the lighthouse, you can also watch live performances and participate in hands-on art in town. There’s also a drive-in movie theater, local spas, mini-golf, bowling alleys, a public farm, and more.
Appleton is a city full of unique spots and museums that your family will enjoy. Let your kids learn, play, and explore The Building for Kids Children’s Museum in College Avenue in Appleton. It’s a fun and entertaining place for your kids. The museum’s Discovery Tree, Castle Adventure, and Amazing Heart all have interactive exhibits that your kids will love.
The city also has the Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin. On a beautiful day trip, your kids can experience the color and life of the different species of butterflies bred in the gardens.
And for a piece of history, you can bring your kids to the Paper Discovery Center. Appleton is actually home of the paper industry. The center features interactive activities and hands-on displays to let families explore the local history of paper.
Cave of the Mounds Park
A National Natural Landmark, Cave of the Mounds is best known as the “jewel box” of America’s major caves because of its vast, delicate formations. Its underground cavern is filled with nooks and crannies, galleries, and rooms that are too many to count. In fact, the park’s management keeps on discovering new passageways inside the cave until now.
Each year, more than 25,000 students visit the cave during field trips. Avoid the crowd and take your family during the summer. Don’t worry, the cave keeps its cool internal climate at 50 degrees all year round.
Let your kids be fascinated at the cave’s delicate crystal formations in an hour-long tour. The park also has biking and hiking trails, a museum, snack bars, picnic areas, and gardens.
Many of the great travel experiences in Wisconsin are not only for kids. You can enjoy a diverse collection of activities as well. There are music performances, festivals, family-friendly fests, museums, historical sites, country parks, and national parks.