WI Attractions

Travel Wisconsin attractions from our WI Inns of Distinction. Stay longer in Wisconsin and enjoy all the attractions and things to do. As you come to a community in Wisconsin select from the community’s WI Attractions. Note the county of an attraction for nearby WI things to do.
ALBANY, GREEN COUNTY:
* Albany House Bed and Breakfast – serving Green, Dane, Iowa, Jefferson, LaFayette and Rock Counties.
* Detwiler’s Bulk Foods – Amish store – N5055 Hwy 104.
* Detweiler’s Furniture Store – Amish Store – W509 Atkinson Rd.
ATTICA, GREEN COUNTY:
* Franklin Grove Etc – Restaurant foods, spirits, antiques and resale along the Sugar River in an old stone building.
BARABOO, SAUK COUNTY:

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center – E13701 Levee Rd, Baraboo. The environmental center is a top Green building with tours and workshops.

* Circus World Museum – 550 Water St, Baraboo, WI – Circus exhibits.

International’s Crane Foundation – All the world crane species in one place.

BARNEVELD,

Botham Vineyards – 8180 Langberry Rd, Barneveld – fine wines reasonably priced. 

BARABOO, SAUK COUNTY:

Devil’ Lake State Park – South 5975 Park Rd, Baraboo – Scenic Wisconsin State Park with 9000 acres, lake, bluffs, trails.

International Crane Foundation – E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo – See all the very interesting crane species of the World.

Natural Bridge State Park – S5975 Park Rd Baraboo – Park harbors a large sandstone natural arch and rock shelter.

Wisconsin Opry – E10964 Moon Road, Baraboo – Country music in the Lake Dalton and Wisconsin Dells area.

BELLEVILLE, DANE COUNTY:

* Cameo Rose Victorian Country Inn B&B – serving Dane, Columbia, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, LaFayette, Rock and Sauk Counties.

Badger State Bike Trail – A rails to trail old railroad bed with tunnel. Bring a flashlight. Trail runs from Madison to Belleville to Freeport, Illinois.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

BELMONT:

First State Capital – Early WI Capitol and Supreme Court buildings. Belmont, WI.

 

BELOIT, ROCK COUNTY:

Riverside Park – 1160 Riverside Dr, Beloit – Community gathering spot for numerous events.

BLUE MOUNDS, DANE COUNTY:

Blue Mounds State Park – Blue Mounds – 1153-acre park with the tallest mound in Southern WI.

Cave of the Mounds – World Renowned Cave and National Landmark limestone cave.

BROOKLYN, GREEN COUNTY:

Depot Days – Brooklyn event celebrates the old railroad days.
COTTAGE GROVE, DANE COUNTY:
Glacial Drumlin Trail – Bike Trail is 52-miles long from Cottage Grove to Waukesha, WI.
DODGEVILLE, IOWA COUNTY:
* Doby Stables, Inc – 1 to 2 hour horse rides through Gov. Dodge State Park – 4228 State Rd 23 – 608.935-5205.
Governor Dodge State Park 4175 State Road 23, Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI.
Lands End – 113 N Iowa St – Dodgeville based clothing outlet store.
FITCHBURG, DANE COUNTY:

* Nevin Springs Fish and Wildlife Area –5911 Fish Hatchery Road.

FORT ATKINSON, JEFFERSON COUNTY:

Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson live Broadway musicals and shows, and dining.

HIGHLAND,

Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery – 16008 Pine Tree Rd, Highland, WI.

JANESVILLE, ROCK COUNTY:

Rotary Botanical Garden – 1455  Palmer Dr, Janesville.

JOHNSON CREEK, JEFFERSON COUNTY:

Johnson Creek Premium Outlet Mall – State Hwy 26, Johnson Creek.

LAKE DELTON, SAUK COUNTY:

Tanger Outlet Mall – 210 Gasser Rd #105, Lake Delton.

LODI, COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Lake Wisconsin – 10,000 acre lake and 52 miles of shoreline.

MADISON, DANE COUNTY:

Alliant Energy Center – 1919 alliant Energy Way, Madison – Major Madison WI event center and convention facility.
Art Fair On the Square – Annual event on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin.
Camp Randall Stadium – Home of the Wisconsin  Badgers and UW football stadium, Madison.
Capital City Bike Trail – 17 mile trail in and around Madison to near Verona and the Badger Trail.

Chazen Museum of Art – 750 University Ave, Madison – World renowned University of Wisconsin Madison Art Center.

Concerts on the Square – Enjoy the free concerts on select Summer Wednesdays in June & July – 7 PM – Madison, Capitol Square.

Dane County Farmers Market – On the Capitol Square, Madison – The best Farmer’s Market and largest producers-only market in the country – 150 vendors.

Downtown Madison – Capitol and State Street area to University of Wisconsin district.

* Executive Mansion – WI Governor’s Mansion – 99 Cambridge Road, Madison.

Eno Vino – Delightful menu of tapas and small plates each very tasty. Voted “Best New Restaurant” by readers of Madison Magazine.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Great steaks, chicken, sea food, drinks, desserts, service and more in an upscale setting. Located in Hilldale Mall area.

Gerald Bartel Community Theatre – 113 E Mifflin – Madison, Dane County, WI – Tickets.

Henry Vilas Zoo – Free Zoo, 702 S Randall Ave – Madison.

* Institutes for Discovsry – 330 Orchard St, Madison. Self-guided science stations, restaurant and more.

Kohl Center – 601 W Dayton St – Madison – Home our UW basketball and hockey games.

* Lake Mendota.

* Lake Monona.

* Lake Waubesa.

* Lake Wingra.

Lilianas – Bringing the New Orleans flavor to Madison Wisconsin.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – 227 State Street, Madison – Modern and contemporary exhibits. Free.

Memorial Coliseum – 1881 Expo Mall E, Madison – Events Center.

Mid West Horse Fair  – Madison – Annual event held at the Alliant Energy Center.

Museum of Contemporary Art – 222 State St, Madison – 5000 item collection.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens – 3300 Atwood Ave, Madison – 16 acres of Gardens, Art Displays, Bolz Conservatory, Events.

* Olbrich’s Concerts In The Garden – 3300 Atwood Ave, Madison, Tuesdays in June and July at 7:00PM.

Overture Center for the Arts – 201 State St, Madison – World class arts, events and theatre center.

Quivey’s Grove Restaurant – fine dining in an Old Stone House or Stable Barn bar and grill on Nesbitt Road in Madison.

Rhythem and Booms – Famous Madison’s July Fireworks.

Smoky’s Club – restaurant and steakhouse has been serving Madison for 50 years – famous for steaks, seafood and generous cocktails.

State Street – Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin – Unique shops and restaurants between the State Capitol and UW-Madison down State Street.

Taste of Madison – Great food of Madison eateries and music on the square, Downtown Madison.

University of Wisconsin-Madison – 702 West Johnson St, Madison – Badger Sports, Big Ten University.

UW Arboretum – 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI. 1200 acres on Southside of Lake Wingra with visitor center, ecological and horticultural exhibits, effigy mounds, artifacts and visitor center.

UW Geology Museum – 1215 W Dayton, St Madison – Educational programs on rocks, minerals, and fossils.

UW Lakeshore Path  – Madison – Path runs from UW Memorial Union to scenic Picnic Point along the Lake Mendota lakeshore.

UW Memorian Union – 800 Langdon St, Madison – University of Wisconsin’s social and cultural center with Union Theater.

* Wingra Boats, 824 Knickerbocker Street, Madison – wingraboats.comwingra@madisonboats.com, kayak, canoe, row, or paddle boat. Fish, paddle and play. Also: www.brittinghamboats.com and marshall@madisonboats.com.

Wisconsin Historical Museum – 30 N Carroll, Madison – Wisconsin’s heritage and display of Wisconsin history to the present.

Wisconsin State Capitol Building Tour – 2 E. Main St, Madison. Tour our State Capitol, one of the most beautiful domes in USA, on the square.

Wisconsin Union Theater – 800 Langdon St, Madison – Theater is part of the Memorial Union complex.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum – 30 W Mifflin St., Madison – Exhibits and displays of Wisconsin vets in action from the Civil War to the present.  Free.

World Dairy Exposition – Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Way, Madison – International dairy annual event of the dairy industry.

MCFARLAND, DANE COUNTY:

Rocking L Acres Sleighrides – 2964 County Rd AB, McFarland, Dane County, WI.

MERRIMAC, SAUK COUNTY:

Devils Head Ski Resort – Merrimac area  down hill skiing and snowboarding – S6330 Bluff Road.

Merrimac Ferry – Merrimac – Since 1948 Car Ferry has crossed the Wisconsin River.

Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area – Hwy DL, Merrimac – Spectacular gorge near Devil’s Lake State Park.

MIDDLETON, DANE COUNTY:

Capital Brewery – Middleton – Brewery and Bier Garden with tours.

National Mustard Museum – 7477 Hubbard Ave, Middleton – 5000’s Mustards, tasting, gifts and more.

MILTON, ROCK COUNTY:

Milton House – 18 S Janesville St, Milton – Museum and Historical Society.

MINERAL POINT, IOWA COUNTY:

Pendarvis Museum – 114 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point – Cornish lead miners history and culture museum.

Shake Rag Alleyy – 18 Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point – Cornish miners settlement.

MONONA, DANE COUNTY:
Aldo Leopold Nature Center – 330 Femrite Drive, Monona – Nature center offers outdoor trails, exhibits.

Monona Terrace Convention & Community Center – One John Nolan Dr., Madison – Frank Lloyd Wright designed center in downtown Madison on the shore of Lake Monona offers great views, food and a rooftop terrace.

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St, Monroe.

MONROE, GREEN COUNTY:

Cheese Country Trail – Bike from Monroe to Mineral Point on a 47 mile improved railed trail.

Green County Cheese Days – Court House Square, Monroe – Cheese celebration is an old tradition – Visit Green County cheese factories and Monroe cheese shops.

Minhas Craft Brewery & Distillery – 208 Fourteenth Ave, Monroe – Craft brewery offers beer museum, great tour.

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St, Monroe.

Monroe Balloon Rally – Monroe.

National Historic Cheesemaking Center – 2108 6th Ave, Monroe.

MONTICELLO, GREEN COUNTY:

Silver-Lewis Cheese Coop – W3075 County Rd EE, Monticello – 150 year old cheese factory and store.

 

MOUNT HOREB, DANE COUNTY:

Tyrol Basin – 3487 Bohn Rd, Mount Horeb, WI – Down Hill ski hill, snowboarding.

NEW GLARUS, GREEN COUNTY:

Edelweiss Chalet Country Club – 18-hole golf course on the edge of New Glarus.

Heidi Festival – Swiss play and the Taste of New Glarus.

Kristi’s Bistro Restaurant & Bar – features a traditional, contemporary American cuisine and some Mexican options. 119 5th Avenue, New Glarus, WI – Phone (608)-527-2012.

New Glarus Visitor’s Center – 418 Railroad St – America’s Little Switzerland between Albany and Belleville.

New Glarus Brewing Company – 2400 Wisconsin 69, New Glarus, WI – Tours, Award Winning Beers.

New Glarus Swiss Historical Museum – Tour many Swiss buildings and displays. New Glarus is 22 miles SW of Madison.

Sugar River State Bike Trail – Trail runs from New Glarus to Monticello to Albany to Brodhead.

Swiss Historical Village Museum – 612 7th Ave. 12 historic Swiss buildings and a continuance tour.

Taste of New Glarus – Downtown New Glarus Event – food offerings, music, festival.

Wilhelm Tell Festival – Famous Swiss Archer celebration.

 

NORTH FREEDOM, :

Mid-Continental Railroad Museum – E8948 Diamond Hill Rd, North Freedom – Take the 50-minute train ride through the Baraboo hills.

OREGON, DANE COUNTY: 

* Ziggy’s BBQ Smokehouse & Ice Cream – 135 S. Main St, Oregon – 608-291-0915. Great BBQ selections and ice cream. 

PAOLI, DANE COUNTY:

 

Historic Paoli – Dane County, WI – Unique shops, galleries and dining along the Sugar River.

School House Shops & Cafe – Fine dining for lunch or dinner. Restaurant offers delightful gourmet dining along the Sugar River in an upscale atmosphere.

Zazen Gallery – 6896 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI/ Paoli – Richard Judd, world famous furniture and Paoli art gallery.

PORTAGE, COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Cascade Mountain Ski Hill – Downhill skiing just north of Madison.

* Society Hill Historic District – Near Downtown Portage – 137 historic buildings dating back as far as the 1850’s.

POYNETTE, COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Mackenzie Environmental – W7303 County Road, Poynette – 250 acre diverse environmental education center.

PRAIRIE DU SAC,

* Bald Eagle Watching along the Wisconsin River and Prairie du Sac Hydroelectric Dam.

Wollersheim Winery – 7876 State Hwy, 188, Prairie du Sac, WI – An “America’s Top 10 Winery Tours”.
SPARTA, MONROE COUNTY:
* Justin Trails Resort – serving Monroe, Juneau, La Crosse and Vernon Counties.
Elroy-Sparta State Trail – Enjoy a 32-mile rails to trails bike trail with old stone tunnels. Daily or annual pass required for bikes.
La Crosse River State Trail – Enjoy a 22-mile rails to trail that runs parallel to the LaCrosse River.
Sparta Butterfest – Enjoy a local festival in Sparta.
Take the Amish tour of the area and the Amish shops. Canoe or Kayak the La Crosse River.
SPRING GREEN, SAUK COUNTY:
American Players Theatre – 5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green – Classic outdoor and indoor theatre.
House on the Rock – 5754 Hwy 23, Spring Green – Amazing house and collections unlimited.
Taliesin – 5607 County C, Spring Green, WI – Frank Lloyd Wright’s summer home – Discover the man, his architecture and story.
Tower Hill State Park – 5808 County C, Spring Green – 77 acre park with lead shot tower.
STOUGHTON, DANE COUNTY:
Artisan Gallery – Moving from Paoli to Stoughton – World-class artist displays and sales.
Stoughton Opera House – 381 E Main, St. – 608-877-4400 – Restored Opera House, now The Performing Arts Center.

Syttende Mai – Norwegian Festival.

TAYLOR, JACKSON COUNTY:

* Brambleberry B&B – Winery and Wedding Venue serving Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Taylor and Trempealeau Counties.

VERONA, DANE COUNTY:

Epic Medical Software – Verona –  Fast growing campus of a medical software company – 1979 Milky Way.

Military Ridge Bike Trail – Verona to Dodgeville 40 mile old railroad bed. Parking is available at the trailhead at County Highway PB, just off of business State Highway 151.

Wisconsin Brewing Company – 1079 American Way, Verona – Tour and sampling.

WISCONSIN DELLS, COLUMBIA COUNTY:

Wisconsin Dells – Scenic wonder of Wisconsin plus commercial attractions.

Wisconsin River Scenic Lower Wisconsin River – Wisconsin River is a major scenic attraction in Southern Wisconsin.

YELLOWSTONE LAKE, LAFAYETTE COUNTY:

Yellowstone Lake State Park – Blanchardville – State Park offers 968 acre park and trails and a 455 acre Lake Yellowstone.

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