Things to do in Wisconsin

Text by Jane Washburn


Are you thinking of coming to the reunion but wondering what else to do to take advantage of your time in Wisconsin? Southern Wisconsin is loaded with adventures for the whole family!!

Here are a few highlights:

Image of Taliesin

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin

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The House on the Rock

You can also go to:

Madison area:

Milwaukee area:

In case you enjoy a bottle of beer or wine, Wisconsin has several places that make their own. There are approximately 205 microbreweries in Wisconsin. Famous ones in the area include: New Glarus Brewing – check out Spotted Cow which is only served in Wisconsin; In Mineral Point – the Commerce Street Brewery; In Mt. Horeb – the Grumpy Troll. Check out this website for a full listing. 

There are several local wineries also. Southern Wisconsin and Door County have excellent climate for growing grapes. The largest winery is Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac which has won numerous awards. Local wineries are Botham Vineyards in Barneveld and Spurgeon Vineyards in Highland. Check out this map for sites in southern Wisconsin.

There is much more to do.

Check out these websites for further ideas. You’ll also see lodging choices, including hotels, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds, rental homes, etc.

Major airports are located in Madison (1 hour away), Milwaukee (2 hours) and Chicago (4 ½ hours).

Make a vacation out of it and come to the family reunion!!

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