Madison Road Trip

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Horicon Marsh

According to the Wisconsin DNS website, the 32,000 acre Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. About a third of this is owned by the state of Wisconsin. There are hiking trails, viewing locations and… Continue Reading →

Lower Yahara River Trail

A brand-new section of the Yahara River Trail opened in the autumn of 2017. Starting in McDaniel Park, follow the new trail along the edge of Lake Waubesa. The trail, which is one mile-long bridge, is not dog-friendly. There’s nowhere… Continue Reading →

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

“Museum” is a bit of a grand title for the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. This small building houses one large room for changing exhibits and a small gift shop. The quality of quilts displayed are varied –… Continue Reading →

Arthur’s Supper Club

Arthur’s Supper Club looks like a normal Wisconsin supper club from the outside. But perhaps influenced by the House on the Rock (only a short distance away) the inside is a fantastic whimsy. Inspired by King Arthur, you can dine… Continue Reading →

West of the Lake Gardens

The West of the Lake Gardens are a private garden located just south of Two Rivers. They were created by Ruth and John West. After purchasing the property, Ruth got the gardening bug and spent her first few years hand… Continue Reading →

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum

The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is a truly unique museum. Not only are they the only museum in the world dedicated to wooden type printing, but they still have an active print shop. Visitors to the museum can… Continue Reading →

Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area

Parfrey’s Glen, just a few miles east of Devil’s Lake State Park, is a gorgeous and rugged hike. The Glen is a wind-y slot canyon that increases in difficulty as you move further in. The trail essentially ends about half-way… Continue Reading →

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

While its theme is massive, The Dinosaur Discovery Museum is very small. There is only one, long gallery with a collection that is mostly casts and replicas of bone. The few real bones on display are tiny (as in toe… Continue Reading →

Jelly Belly Warehouse Tour

The Jelly Belly warehouse tour is nothing but sheer fun. Visitors pop their paper hats on, hop on the Jelly Belly express train and are given a guided tour of the jelly bean making process. While not a true factory… Continue Reading →

Chicago History Museum

For all things Chicago, visit the wide-ranging Chicago History Museum. Located a few blocks from the lakeshore, the museum has been in the same location (in various permutations) since the Chicago fire in the 1870s. Displays range from the early… Continue Reading →

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