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The Around Wisconsin Blog is your #1 resource for information on the latest activities and events going on around the state. We keep you informed on the major festivals and happenings around the Badger State throughout all four seasons of the year.

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The Summerfest 2018 Schedule is Out!

Events & Festivals
April 18, 2018

June 27-July 1, July 3-8 Certified by Guinness World Records as “The World’s Largest Music Festival”, Summerfest brings between 800,000-900,000 people to Milwaukee’s…
A bridge crossing a river in Wisconsin

Let’s Go On A Spring Road Trip!

Road Trips
March 29, 2018

On those days where the weather hits 50 degrees, there’s no better feeling than riding down a country road with the windows down and nothing but an…
Pouring beer from a bottle

Brew Fest at Heidel House

Events & Festivals
March 1, 2018

Brew Fest at Heidel House Resort & Spa embodies one of the biggest ideals of Wisconsin – good beer. Given that most of our…
Spring horses in a corral in Wisconsin

It’s Time to Start Thinking Spring!

Attractions
February 22, 2018

Put those ski’s and skates away and get your bicycles out of storage, Spring is coming! In Wisconsin, there are a ton of great places to go, things…
Snow mobile rider in Wisconsin

Start Planning your Winter Getaway with our 2018 Wisconsin Winter Travel Guide!

Other
February 8, 2018

When deciding where you want to travel, we know there are many factors that affect your decision. Sometimes it depends who you’re taking with you, and other times…

Head Outside for a Snow Tubing Adventure!

Outdoors
January 12, 2018

The anticipation of sitting on your tube at the top of a snowy hill is enough to get your heart pounding. One little push or scoot forward, and…

Explore Washburn County This Winter!

Outdoors
January 1, 2018

It’s winter time in Wisconsin. That means that old man winter has graced us with frozen lakes and snowy trails. What a great time of year! Whether you want to…
Wisconsin Indoor Waterpark

Indoor Waterparks to Escape the Winter Weather in Wisconsin!

Lodging
December 15, 2017

We all know that Winter in Wisconsin can be brutal…unless you’re one of the lovers of outdoor winter activities. But for those of us who aren’t a fan…

Winter Fun: Eight Great Ways to Enjoy Winter in the Northwoods

Outdoors
December 1, 2017

Load up your fat bike, ice fishing equipment, or your favorite book and enjoy a trip up north this winter. Located in the northwest part of the state,…

Think Snow!

Outdoors
November 16, 2017

Whether we like it or not, the Winter Season is coming. Here in Wisconsin, that means snow, snow, and more snow. For those of you who enjoy hitting…
Hilldale Mall in Madison

5 Great Malls in the Madison Area to Shop the Day Away!

Road Trips
October 26, 2017

It’s time to gather the girls and plan a day to explore a few of the fabulous Malls in the Madison area. With the Holiday Season approaching, it’s…
Heidel House Wine Fest

Heidel House Wine Fest is Saturday, November 18th!

Events & Festivals
October 23, 2017

Heidel House Resort & Spa welcomes all for the ultimate Wisconsin wine tasting experience at their third annual Wine Fest on Saturday, November 18. Winemakers and winery representatives from around the…
Badger Football Tailgating

Badger Football Tailgates are Quite An Experience!

Events & Festivals
October 19, 2017

If you’ve ever been in the heart of Downtown Madison on a Badger Saturday, then you’ve probably been lucky enough to experience the thrill of a Badger Tailgate.
Big barrel at Wollersheim Winery

Travel to a Wisconsin Winery This Fall!

Road Trips
October 5, 2017

The Fall Season makes for the perfect time to visit one of the many wineries located throughout the state. Create your own mini-road trip and travel through…
cheese in Wisconsin

What Makes Wisconsin Unique

Badger State Originals
September 25, 2017

Wisconsin is a unique state. From our super loyal Green Bay Packer Fans to a city with the infamous title of “Beer Capital of the World”, there is…
Go sightseeing in Washburn County

Outdoor Adventures for Fall in Washburn County

Outdoors
September 1, 2017

Sure, you could stay inside with a great book and warm cup of hot cocoa this fall, but don’t you want to get out and enjoy the crisp…
boy painting pumpkin

6 Fall Festivals Worth Attending Around Wisconsin

Events & Festivals
August 24, 2017

Autumn is a beautiful time of year around Wisconsin. The leaves change colors and the weather starts to cool down. Most importantly, the Fall season brings great food…
johnsonville brats

Celebrate Labor Day with Johnsonville Brats!

Wisconsin Eats
August 16, 2017

Labor Day is approaching, which means most of us get a 3-day weekend enjoy the last bit of summer! Whether heading out on the water, enjoying a bonfire,…
Washburn County train

Why We Love Fall in Washburn County

Outdoors
August 1, 2017

The leaves in the northwoods begin to change to enchanting hues of red, orange, and yellow. This means that fall is in the air in Washburn County. There’s…
racine danish kringle

Spotlight On: Racine Danish Kringles!

Wisconsin Eats
July 21, 2017

Did you know that Kringles, the “Official Wisconsin Pastry” are made right here in Racine, Wisconsin? Racine Danish Kringles are a third generation family owned company that take…
Cheesehead at Packer Game

What’s a Cheesehead?

Badger State Originals
July 7, 2017

If you’ve ever been called a “Cheesehead” or have heard that word somewhere else, then listen up! Whether you’re from Wisconsin or a fan of the Green Bay…
Washburn County offers many great activities, including canoeing

Exploring a Free National Park: The Namekagon River

Outdoors
June 30, 2017

A free national park flows through the vast forests of northwest Wisconsin. This incredible gem is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The Namekagon River begins…

Summer Camping in the Badger State

Outdoors
June 22, 2017

Grab the family and head out on the open road to your favorite summertime campground. Whether you enjoy seclusion in the deep forests, lakeside camping, or spending time…
Wisconsin food festival

Summer Food Festivals Worth Attending

Events & Festivals
June 16, 2017

If you like to eat food and you like celebrating summer, then listen up! Wisconsin has some pretty fun festivals for the summer season with delicious eats you…
Traveling by ATV in Washburn County

Best ATVing in Washburn County

Attractions
June 1, 2017

ATVing. That one simple verb brings loads of excitement for young and old alike. What do you think of when you think of “ATVing?” Do you think of…
charter fishing in Wisconsin

Experience a Charter Fishing Trip to Remember

Outdoors
May 30, 2017

Being surrounded by Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and dozens of other lakes to explore, Wisconsin is a prime spot for Charter Fishing. Grab your fishing poles, bait &…
girl eating hamburger

It’s National Hamburger Month! Here’s where to get a Juicy Burger around Wisconsin!

Wisconsin Eats
May 11, 2017

It’s National Hamburger Month, so let’s celebrate by exploring some of the delicious burgers found at establishments around Wisconsin. Although it’s unclear where hamburgers originated, we can all…

State Parks That Will Leave You Breathless

Outdoors
May 4, 2017

We are so lucky to have a large number of State Parks in Wisconsin that all offer their own natural beauty and great outdoor activities. Whether you enjoy…

Summer is Coming! Don’t Miss These Water Activities in Wisconsin!

Outdoors
April 13, 2017

Many of us have fond memories growing up in Wisconsin, grabbing a fish fry on Friday night, and heading up north for the weekend for a mini family…
Deep Fried Cheese Curds

The Best Deep Fried Cheese Curds in Every Region of the State!

Wisconsin Eats
April 6, 2017

Cheese curds to Wisconsin are like Moose to Alaska, Potatoes to Idaho, or Lobster to Maine. They can be served either fresh or deep-fried and taste great…
Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee

Harley-Davidson Bike Nights are Rolling in This Summer!

Events & Festivals
March 30, 2017

Every Thursday from May to September, the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee hosts their weekly Bike Night event from 5pm-9pm! Riders from around the state come together for…
Wisconsin Slang Words

Wisconsin Slang

Badger State Originals
March 27, 2017

Even though we may not think about it, some of us may have a ’Scansin accent. Have you ever been somewhere on vacation and the person you’re talking…
Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned

Beverages Made in Wisconsin!

Badger State Originals
March 20, 2017

There have been many case studies and reports conducted both professionally and unprofessionally regarding Wisconsinites and their love for beverages! Whether you enjoy beer, cocktails, dairy, soda, or…
Looking at museum exhibit

Top 5 Unique Museums to Visit in Wisconsin

Attractions
March 15, 2017

We can all agree that Wisconsin is a unique state. Whether you’ve had the opportunity to travel around Wisconsin or not, anywhere you go in this state offers…

Traditional Wisconsin Foods

Wisconsin Eats
March 10, 2017

When you think of Traditional Wisconsin food, what comes too mind? Cheese…sausage…beer…is that even a food? With many traditional dishes and snacks originating at different points in time…
Towels on hotel bed

Top 10 Boutique Hotels Around Wisconsin

Lodging
March 1, 2017

Many small towns and cities around Wisconsin feature one of a kind landmarks that make their town unique. Whether these landmarks are restaurants, museums, or hotels, we can…
Cheesy Road Trip Around Wisconsin

Take a Cheesy Road trip Around Wisconsin

Road Trips
January 20, 2017

Wisconsin is known for many things. Friday night fish fry’s, the Green Bay Packers, and most importantly, cheese! Cheese is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed by…
Welcome to the Wistravel Blog

Welcome to the New WisTravel

Other
January 10, 2017

Hello, my name is Joel Paschen and I would like to welcome you to the new WisTravel.com. We’re your #1 source for Tourism Around Wisconsin. Not only have…
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