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Appleton - Wisconsin's Shopping Place
Shopping, galleries, museums, performing arts and plenty of opportunities for family fun await you in the Fox Cities. Central to the Fox Cities' experience is the Fox River Mall with more than 180 retailers including J. Jill, Chico's Marshall Field's, Pottery Barn and the largest sporting goods store in Wisconsin, Scheel's All Sports. Downtown Appleton is the cultural heart of the Fox Cities where, after a day of shopping, visitors enjoy a variety of dining, nightlife and entertainment options.
For more information call (920) 734-3358 or click here
Bayfield / Madeline Island - Adventure Abounds
Adventure on both land and water abounds in Bayfield. Visitors looking for land based recreation can enjoy hiking and bicycling trails, golf at Apostle Highlands or across the water at Madeline Island, berry picking at a multitude of orchards, or horseback riding. Two museums, the Bayfield Heritage Museum and the Maritime Museum, offer a glimpse into Bayfield's past and the Isle Vista Casino offers gaming and live entertainment. Bayfield is located on Lake Superior, the largest pristine body of water in the world.
For more information call (715) 779-3335 or click here
Door County is unique in that it offers visitors a rare mix of activities in the midst of some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the world. It's the only county in America to offer 300 miles of picturesque shoreline, 5 scenic state parks, 10 historic lighthouses, 11 challenging golf courses and a renowned performing and visual arts culture, all within a 30-minute driving radius. In addition, visitors enjoy exploring charming specialty shops, delicious cuisine at a wide variety of area restaurants and one-of-a-kind activities.
For more information call (920) 743-4456 or click here
Eau Claire - Welcome to Where the FUN Is!
In the Chippewa Valley, they are always up to something FUN and will want to share it with you! The Red Cedar and Chippewa River Trails are available year round for outdoor activities. In Winter, the Chippewa River Trail is used for snowmobiling while the Red Cedar Trail is groomed for cross-country skiing. The Chippewa Valley area is home to a variety of sports venues, from major multi-purpose facilities and collegiate playing fields, to soccer parks and little league base ball complexes.
For more information call (715) 831-2345 or click here
High caliber professional and collegiate sports teams, including the Green Bay Packers, UW-Green Bay Fighting Phoenix, and the United States Hockey League's Green Bay Gamblers give fans plenty to cheer about. However, sports in Packer Country aren't limited to spectator status. From winter activities including snowmobiling and cross-country skiing to summer favorites like golf, hiking, biking, boating and fishing, Packer Country has plenty of sporting adventures to get your blood pumping.
For more information call (920) 494-9507 or click here
Hayward - Woods, Water, World Class Events
Hayward's unique setting and northwoods appeal make it the ideal destination for your next vacation. Breathe in the fresh air...relax in the beautiful Northwoods, or challenge yourself in one of the many outdoor sport activities the Area has to offer. Whatever your vacation purpose, the Hayward Lakes area promises to be an unforgettable destination. The Hayward community truly welcomes you as a guest in the Northwoods. Also, located at junction 27 and B, you’ll find the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum.
For more information call (715) 634-4801 or click here
Enjoy warm hospitality and the great discoveries you can make in the greater Hurley area when you explore the wilderness, waterfalls, wildlife, historic sights and great nightlife here. In addition, the Hurley area is flanked by the Chequamegon National Forest and Apostle Island National Lake Shore to the west and the Ottawa National Forest and the Porcupine Mountain State Wilderness to the east, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
For more information call (866) 340-4334 or click here
La Crosse - Grand River, Great City
La Crosse offers a refreshing change and many interesting attractions to
discover. One of the most popular attractions is the paddle-driven river boats that cruise
up and down the Mississippi River. Visitors can walk along brick-lined
sidewalks beneath old-fashioned street lamps and venture into specialty
shops, museums, galleries, candy shops and an old-fashioned ice cream
parlor. The La Crosse Area also offers miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, well-groomed golf courses, an array of unique country settings, tasteful dining and cultural events to please any and all who visit.
For more information call (800) 658-9424 or click here
Take a long deep breath and kiss your stresses good-bye: this lovely, year-round resort town offers a laid-back atmosphere that lets you slowly unwind. Beach buffs can don their swimsuits and head for one of several beaches on seven-mile-long Geneva Lake, which also offers a plethora of water sports. Leisurely cruises on restored historic yachts and replicas of paddle wheel steamers carry passengers past stately lakefront summer mansions, including some of the Victorian estates.
For more information call (800) 345-1020 or click here
Madison - Lake. City. Lake.
Madison Built on an isthmus between two glacial lakes, Madison is a city literally surrounded by natural beauty. These lakes and more than 200 city parks are open year-round for limitless recreational opportunities. Experience the beauty of any season with a walk or bike ride along hundreds of miles of paths or by taking a scenic drive to one of Madison's inviting neighboring communities. Don't forget to explore the surrounding communities for some great Wisconsin attractions like Little Norway, Cave of the Mounds, Taliesin, the Crane Foundation, Circus World Museum and more!
For more information call (608) 255-2537 or click here
Manitowoc is truly a waterfront treasure. Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Manitowoc features a varied heritage of agriculture, shipbuilding and maritime attractions as well as the natural beauty of forests, lakes and beautiful beaches. Explore specialty shopping, Victorian mansions and a historical village. On a clear crisp winter night, you can see the lights of Ludington, MI, across the 66-mile-wide expanse of Lake Michigan.
For more information call (920) 683-4388 or click here
Milwaukee - Come VISIT Milwaukee
Bordering the western shore of Lake Michigan, just 90 miles north of Chicago, metropolitan Milwaukee offers urban, suburban, ethnic neighborhoods, waterfront, industrial and rural settings within minutes of each other. At the Milwaukee Art Museum marvel at the Quadracci Pavilion, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States, featuring a spectacular 90-foot high glass-walled reception hall enclosed by the Burke Brise Soleil; a sunscreen that can be raised or lowered.
For more information call (800) 554-1448 or click here
Prairie du Chien - History and the Mighty Mississippi
Prairie du Chien
The community is the second to Green Bay as the oldest in Wisconsin. History enthusiast can enjoy historic attractions including the Villa Louis Historic Site built by Wisconsin's first millionaire and Fort Crawford Museum, which displays the area's history. Prairie du Chien history can also be explored by various educational sightseeing river cruises.
For more information call (800) 732-1673 or click here
Sheboygan - Everyone's Talking about Sheboygan
For the sports fan Sheboygan County offers not only some of the best golfing in the nation, but also salmon and trout fishing on Lake Michigan, baseball, snowmobiling, ice fishing and don’t forget about races at North America’s longest and finest natural road racing facility, Road America. For the artist in all of us, you will want to make sure you experience the performing art series ranging from a symphony concerts, ballet, plays, and art museums.
For more information call (920) 457-9491 or click here
Sparta is known as the Bicycling Capital of America. Located in the center of 101 miles of state trails, Sparta is THE best place to stay when you ride the world-famous Elroy-Sparta trail. With three rock tunnels, the Elroy-Sparta Trail is known as a must for anyone on two wheels! Sparta offers the vacationer so much to do and see that 1-day just isn't enough! The adjacent La Crosse River State Trail was developed from the abandoned Chicago Northwestern Railroad.
For more information call (888) 540-8434 or click here
Spring Green - Explore the Spring Green Area
Visit the American Players Theatre - world class Shakespearean theatre in a natural amphitheatre; the home and school of Frank Lloyd Wright; the incomparable House on the Rock; a Robert Trent Jones Sr. Golf Course; exceptional galleries and artists' studios; plenty of specialty shopping and antiques; scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails at nearby county and state parks; cross-country skiing; canoe trips on the Wisconsin River; and a variety of summer concerts.
For more information call (800) 588-2042 or click here
Superior-Douglas County is nestled on the western tip of the Great Lake Superior, and next to northeastern Minnesota's City of Duluth. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Located in the northwest corner of Wisconsin, the sheer enormity of Lake Superior brings tranquility to your soul and awakens the adventurer within. The incredible scenery, rich history and unique attractions provide the backdrop for colorful events and recreational opportunities.
For more information call (800) 942-5313 or click here
Three Lakes - We Have What You're Looking For
Three Lakes, Wisconsin is a small community nestled in the midst of the Northwoods, and more specifically, the Nicolet National Forest. The Nicolet offers scenic bicycling, hiking, camping, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, and world class snowmobiling. One of the greatest features is the largest freshwater Chain Of Lakes in the world. It consists of 28 lakes, 20 of which are easily accessible from Three Lakes. Some secluded lakes are in the Nicolet National Forest, and offer everything from water sports to canoeing to solitude . . . with fishing in every nook and cranny!
For more information call 800) 972-6103 or click here
Ah, the great outdoors! Now here is a destination with outdoor recreation in mind. Smell the fresh air, feel the wind in your hair. This is your chance to relax, explore, and spend some time with family and friends away from the daily grind in the middle of north central Wisconsin. Surrounded by woods, lakes and hills, the Wausau area enjoys the fortunate combination of big-city amenities with the look and feel of the great Northwoods and small-town hospitality.
For more information call (888) WI-VISIT or click here
Wisconsin Dells - Waterpark Capital of the World
The Dells is known as TheWaterpark Capital of the World!® for a good reason. On arrival you'll notice the colorful slides, huge swimming pools and the tall winding roller coasters. Choosing a resort with a huge indoor water park is guaranteed to keep the kids busy no matter what is going on with the weather outside. With the theatre arts, the Crystal Grand Music Theatre, and local festivals & celebrations, the Dells is also a great destination for couples and seniors.