Madison Road Trip

Get out of the house!

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Day Trip

Ice Age Trail: Robertson Trailhead

The path is an easy walk, slowly climbing into woods.

Donald County Park

Donald County Park county park offers acres of hiking trails, equestrian trails, fishing and a fantastic rock outcrop.

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

Stop by to see small, changing shows by national and local artists.

Milwaukee Blacksmith

The Milwaukee Blacksmith is a unique business – blacksmithing for beginners!

Shake Rag Alley

Shake Rag Alley is an arts center located in Mineral Point. They offer a variety of classes.

Lake Kegonsa State Park

Lake Kegonsa State Park is a small park, a short drive from Madison.

Pier County Park and Natural Bridge

The Pier County Park contains the largest natural bridge in the state of Wisconsin – nearly a half mile long.

Normandale Japanese Garden

The students at Normandale are extremely lucky to have such a beautiful and unique garden on their campus.

Spook Cave

Spook Cave is a cute attraction – part natural wonder, part campground – in a lovely hollow just over the border in Iowa.

The History Museum at the Castle

A diverse, if odd, collection of displays worth visiting if you are in downtown Appleton.

Kinstone Stone Circles

Kinstone is a place outside time. Or perhaps, a place situated back in time. This self-guided art garden takes you back to the Neolithic age with numerous standing stones, henges, dolmans, rock tables and round, thatched buildings. The mown trails,… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a tiny museum with a breath-taking collection of art. Despite having only 5 galleries, its permanent collection contains many of the biggest names in art. Wander among Klee, Monet, Cezanne, Gainsborough, Turner, Van Gogh, O’Keefe.

Driftless Books and Music

There are second-hand book stores, clean and well lit with a computerized catalog, tchotchkes at the checkout and frequent buyer clubs. And they’re ok, good for finding the occasional beach read you can leave behind at a hotel. But then… Continue Reading →

Kohler-Andrae State Park (Dunes)

Come for the dunes, stay for…more dunes! Kohler-Andrae is sandy, hilly, scrubby and gorgeous. Most visitors come for the endless sandy beaches, including a large stretch of dog beach. Take time to hike some of the boardwalks and view the… Continue Reading →

James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden

Tellen, like many fellow Wisconsinites, was bitten by the cement bug and the desire to create large, lumpen pieces of art on his property. “Naive” is the kindest term for his work. Some pieces, like the one of Abraham Lincoln,… Continue Reading →

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee’s Natural History museum is a safe bet for entertaining a group of people with diverse interests. There’s dinosaurs, live butterflies, very dead bugs,  minerals and shells, ancient cultures, the rain forest and dioramas galore.