Wisconsin

    Circus World Museum, Wisconsin: History and Exciting Performances

    4/28/14 •

    Wisconsin’s Circus World Museum juggles circus history and exciting performances with acrobatic flair. Showman P.T. Barnum would feel right at home at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, where colorful circus history shares the center ring with classic family entertainment. The museum stands on the grounds of the Ringling Bros. Circu’s original…

    Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin: The Largest Freshwater Cattail Marsh

    2/08/17 •

    …The International Crane Foundation, the only institution in the world to breed all 15 crane species, including the highly endangered whooping crane, is just one of the unique birding spots in the free guide “Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail-Southern Savanna Edition.” The fifth and final volume of the guide covers 71 points in…

    U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

    6/18/16 •

    …I love attending the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championships, held in early February in the pretty little resort town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This annual event is part of the town’s 2-day Winterfest celebration, and draws 15 of the top snow-sculpting teams in the United States. You know these competitors are in it for…

    Little Swiss Village Resort, Wisconsin: Top-Notch Cuisine and Hospitality (4)

    5/20/17 •

    …When we want to take out-of-town guests to a nice breakfast or lunch, we head for the Little Swiss Village resort, west of Minocqua, Wisconsin and overlooking picturesque Blue Lake. You can’t beat the cuisine and hospitality here. Meals are made using Old-Country recipes, many from owner Patt W.’s grandfather, a former Swiss…

    Columbus Carriage Classic, Wisconsin

    6/23/17 •

    …There are plenty of reasons to visit historic Columbus, Wisconsin anytime of year. But early June brings an added incentive–the annual Columbus Carriage Classic. That’s when nearly 100 horse-and-buggy hobbyists from all over the Midwest converge on this charming town with beautifully restored antique carriages, buggies and wagons for a weekend of friendly…

    House on the Rock Near Spring Green in Wisconsin: Perched on a 60-Foot High Sandstone Pinnacle

    10/02/13 •

    …While traveling through southwest Wisconsin, we were intrigued by signs promoting the House on the Rock, near Spring Green. When we realized we’d pass near it, we decided to make an unscheduled stop. And I have to tell you, we were totally unprepared for what we saw during the next 3 or 4…

    Frank Lloyd Wright Tour in Taliesin, Wisconsin

    9/14/13 •

    …Even if you know nothing about Frank Lloyd Wright, you’ll enjoy touring Taliesin, his fascinating home that’s often been described as his autobiography in wood and stone. For nearly 50 years, Wright lived and worked in Taliesin, overlooking the picturesque southwest-Wisconsin valley where his ancestors settled. The sprawling 37,000-square-foot, 50-room masterpiece includes many…