Madison Road Trip

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Day Trip

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s new Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has won numerous awards for its fantastic design. The white “wings” of the hall open twice a day – 10 am and 5 pm (8 on Fridays)…. Continue Reading →

Milwaukee Public Market

In Milwaukee and can’t decide where to have lunch or an early dinner? Make everyone happy at the Milwaukee Public Market! This upscale food emporium carries a wide range of items, from fresh seafood, wines, spices, fruit & veg, chocolates,… Continue Reading →

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Despite being closed for awhile in 2016 due to falling concrete, the Domes are once again open. The egg-shaped conservatories contain three ecosystems –  tropical, desert and “show” dome. The collections at the domes are vast, large, healthy and very… Continue Reading →

Spectacular Sculpture

Spectacular Sculpture is one of the rarest of the rare – a magical, hidden, road-trip location tucked off the beaten track. Paul Bobrowitz has been making found art metal sculpture as a hobby since the late 80s. His property is… Continue Reading →

Kettle Moraine Natural Area/Ice Age Trail & Monches Area

Pick up trails for the Kettle Moraine Natural Area and the Ice Age Trail in a parking lot off of Highway K outside of the tiny community of Monches. The trails are piney and pleasant, winding a bit and with… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →