Trip ideas

Trip ideas

From parks to festivals to events to experiences, we round up the best destinations to visit in Central Wisconsin.

Iola Vintage Military and Gun Show Reborn as Central Wisconsin Military Show

Central Wisconsin Military Show Continues Iola Tradition After twenty-five years and a cancellation, the Iola Vintage Military and Gun Show has been reborn. Though the torch may have been dropped after the Iola’s cancellation earlier this...

Rozellville Lions Summer Shindig Offers Family Fun

Summer Shindig Benefits Rozellville Lions Club For food and free family fun, check out the Rozellville Lions Summer Shindig, to be held Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. until dusk at the St. Andrews Catholic Church...

Devil’s Lake State Park

Devil's Lake a Popular State Attraction Spanning 10,000 acres and welcoming nearly three million visitors per year, Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo is a popular hiking, camping and recreation spot bursting with natural beauty...

Exploring Big Eau Pleine Park

Big Eau Pleine Park Full of Outdoor Opportunity Boasting lush forest and a water view, Big Eau Pleine Park proves you don’t have to travel far to find a great park. The 2,050 acre park extends...

Newman’s Miniature Golf Course & Ice Cream

Newman's Offers Fun and Affordable Family Fun For an affordable and family-friendly summer outing, try a game of miniature golf. Newman’s 1st Street Miniature Golf Course and Ice Cream has been a favorite spot for multiple...

Wisconsin Rapids To Host World’s Largest Waterski Show

Waterski Show Takes Place Thursday-Sunday in Wisconsin Rapids Each July, waterski teams gather for the largest show tournament in the world – and it’s in Wisconsin Rapids. Starting Thursday, July 20 and ending Sunday, July 23,...

Exploring the Rudolph Grotto Gardens

Historic Grotto Full of Wonder Tranquil and bursting with natural beauty, the Rudolph Grotto Gardens is a fascinating gem in the heart of Rudolph. The 7.5 acre site, located behind St. Phillips church, includes twenty-six impressive...

Exploring the Yellowstone Trail

Historic Yellowstone Trail Offers Scenic Route Instead of using the Interstate, take the road less traveled and rediscover the Yellowstone Trail, a historic auto route that stretches across Wisconsin. Established in 1912, the 3,600 mile route...

Iola Car Show Returns July 6

Iola Car Show is One of Nation's Largest From July 6-8, car enthusiasts at the 45th annual Iola Car Show can immerse themselves in all things auto. (Consider getting there via the historic Yellowstone Trail!) The...

World-Class Observatory a Day Trip from Central WI

Yerkes Observatory in Southern Wisconsin Worth the Drive Wisconsin may be dairyland, but it’s also the site of astronomical discovery. Located in Williams Bay, the Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago housed the largest telescope...

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