Fun, Family Weekend Getaways

The Badger State is just full of awesome getaways – be it for a day or for a weekend… or even a full week for that matter! We are lucky to live in a state so loaded with outdoor summer fun… which for my family makes the long, brutal winters all worth it!

I am NOT an expert and have not yet been to some of the places listed below – but hope to make it to each and every one of them in the coming years. I did my research (asked our readers, some friends and trusty Google) and this is what I came up with. It is not comprehensive but my hope is that it will at least help you out (even just a little) the next time that your family is trying to decide where to spend a beautiful summer weekend! If you feel I left out a hidden paradise, please comment below so other readers can see! I realize there are many more towns/cities & attractions that could have been listed but I decided to start with ten for now. SO. MANY. TO. CHOOSE. FROM… what a lucky problem we have here in Wisconsin!

Happy Summer and Safe Travels to all!

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Lake Geneva

Things to Do

Added hint: On the way back to Madison, take a slight detour to take a ride on the East Troy electric railroad!

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Elkhart Lake

Things to Do

  • Beaches/Parks
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boating
  • Golfing
  • Fly Wishing
  • Watersports
  • Historic Depot & Museum

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Door County

Things to Do

  • Biking, Swimming & Sailing
  • Camping
  • Segway Tours
  • Maritime Museum
  • The Farm (Sturgeon Bay)
  • Cave Point County Park
  • Northern Sky Theater
  • Peninsula State Park
  • Bus Tours
  • Sand Beaches

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Eagle River

Things to Do

  • Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag
  • Pirates Hideaway
  • Golfing
  • Twisted History Tours
  • Watersports

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Minocqua

Things to Do

  • Northwoods Trails (hiking, geocaching)
  • Water Ski Show
  • Fishing
  • Watersports
  • Zoo
  • Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center
  • Pontoon Cruises
  • Northwoods Zip Line

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Sheboygan

Things to Do

  • Bookworm Gardens
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park
  • Blue Harbor (Water Park)
  • Above and Beyond Childrens Museum
  • Ellwood H. May Environmental Park
  • Fishing Charters & Tours

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Green Bay

Things to Do

  • Bay Beach Amusement Park
  • Lambeau Field
  • Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
  • Children’s Museum
  • National Railroad Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • New Zoo Adventure Park
  • Segway Tours

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Apostle Islands

Things to Do

  • Big Bay Town Park
  • Hermit Island
  • Big Bay State Park
  • Madeline Island
  • Mawikwe Sea Caves

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Wisconsin Dells

Things to Do

  • Duckboat Tours
  • Water Park (obviously!)
  • Scooops (Kid Spa in Great Wolf Lodge)
  • Pirates Cove
  • Tommy Bartlett Ski Show
  • Exploratorium
  • Outlets

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Milwaukee

Things to Do

  • Art Museum
  • Miller Park (Brewers Game!)
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Pabst Mansion
  • Historic Third Ward
  • Milwaukee River Walk
  • Discovery World
  • Lakefront Beaches
  • Boat Tours
  • North Point Lighthouse
  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

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A few State Parks mentioned by our readers!

Governor Dodge State Park

Devil’s Lake State Park

Blue Mound State Park

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And of course… Madison! 

Check out our comprehensive visitors guide to Madison for ideas off the beaten path!

 

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