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7 Reasons To Visit Madison, Wisconsin

We enjoy visiting the Upper Midwest during the summertime. Cool nights and warm days are perfect for exploring new destinations. During a multiple-city trip, we included a couple of days in Wisconsin's capital city. This gave us a chance to discover 7 reasons to visit Madison. A visit to the state capital building was number 1 on our list and we were not disappointed. With more than 100 years under its belt, the structure is in amazingly good shape. The dome rises to over 280 feet and is topped by the statue, Wisconsin. Made of white granite, from Vermont, it is the largest [...]

By |2022-09-20T03:50:10-06:00September 20th, 2022|Guides, Madison, Midwest, Wisconsin|2 Comments

Circus World Baraboo – Ringling’s Winter Home

How many of you remember the excitement of hearing that the circus was coming to town? There was something special about the anticipation of seeing the non-stop excitement associated with the three rings of pageantry. The flow of entertainment captivated us, as performers flew through the air or galloped across the ring. The smell of cotton candy and popcorn filled the air, while the clowns elicited laughs from the crowd. These memories are ingrained in our hearts and heads, but where did the circus go in the winter? We traveled to Circus World Baraboo, their winter headquarters, to learn about the origins of [...]

By |2022-09-02T06:27:58-06:00September 2nd, 2022|Midwest, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells|0 Comments

DLux – Smashed To Perfection

With only a couple of days set aside to explore Madison, we knew we'd have to keep on the move. Obviously, there would need to be meal breaks. Not just to refuel, but so that we could sample some of the flavors of this Midwest city. After a day of museum visits, we were looking forward to one of the local burger joints. DLux is located in the capital square area, so it was just a few steps from our last attraction. Our goal for this visit was to find a burger that is smashed to perfection. We want to thank Destination Madison for hosting [...]

By |2022-08-12T06:27:19-06:00August 12th, 2022|Madison, Midwest, Wisconsin|4 Comments

Food Truck Fun – Grateful Shed

These days food trucks have seen a surge in popularity. This is partly due to the expansion of cuisines being offered by them. Long gone are the days that they merely featured burgers and dogs. Now you can find just about any specialty food being served up with flair. During our visit to Wisconsin Dells, we decided to have some food truck fun by making Grateful Shed our lunch destination. What we discovered is a street food paradise filled where every hour is Happy Hour. Funky Vibe It's not uncommon for us to visit a locally-owned restaurant that has grown into its first [...]

By |2022-08-09T06:28:20-06:00August 9th, 2022|Midwest, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells|4 Comments

Wisconsin Veterans Museum – The Reality Of War

War has been with us for as long as history has been recorded. The United States has seen its fair share of conflict in its relative short timespan. While many would liken war to a glorious quest, the truth is horrific. Soldiers, in the midst of the fight, will have a profound sense of purpose, but this is a paradox. Life in the trenches is filled with grief, pain, and terror. As generations pass, the increase in media coverage has given the public a birds eye view of the reality of war. Our visit to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, in downtown Madison, [...]

By |2022-07-26T06:21:33-06:00July 26th, 2022|Madison, Midwest, Wisconsin|2 Comments

Lost Canyon Horse Tours – Traveling Through Time

The Wisconsin Dells resembles an alien landscape filled with shady slot canyons. Most were created over 15,000 years ago and have amazed mankind for generations. Passing through the sheltered gorges feels like traveling through time. An excursion on the Dells Boat Tour had given us our first taste of these features, but left us desiring more. We stopped by Lost Canyon Horse Tours for an in-depth look into the deepest land canyon in Wisconsin. Along the way, we would make some new friends. Hidden Gem Lost Canyon Horse Tours have been operated by the same family for the past 55 years. Needless to [...]

By |2022-07-12T10:06:04-06:00July 22nd, 2022|Midwest, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells|2 Comments

Madison’s Tempting Taqueria – The Canteen

Exploring sure can leave us with an appetite. Fortunately, we found that downtown Madison, Wisconsin is filled to the brim with dining options. When lunchtime rolled around, we decided to try our luck at The Canteen. Located in clear view of the capitol building, this place has earned a reputation as Madison's tempting taqueria, on the square. That's quite a feat, considering that this area of the city is flush with dining options. We were in heavy-duty research mode, so a delicious lunch was needed to refuel for our afternoon adventures. We want to thank Destination Madison for hosting our visit. Rest assured [...]

By |2022-07-06T07:04:57-06:00July 12th, 2022|Madison, Midwest, Wisconsin|2 Comments

Discover The Wonders – Wizard Quest

The Wisconsin Dells has long been known for the natural beauty that is tucked away along the banks of the nearby waterways. Many have overlooked another hidden attraction that lies right under their noses in the downtown corridor. Stepping through the doors, visitors enter a world of fantasy where they will discover the wonders of questing. Wizard Quest is a 30,000-square-foot labyrinth of sights and sounds, designed to spark the sleuth in all of us. Armed only with our camera and curiosity, we dove headfirst into this fantastical world. We want to thank the Wisconsin Dells CVB and Wizard Quest for hosting our visit. Rest [...]

By |2022-07-08T05:58:06-06:00July 8th, 2022|Midwest, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells|2 Comments

Wisconsin Historical Museum – A Power Peddling Past

History is a series of stories told by many voices. While each community will have its historical collections, we find the capital cities will usually be the location of the state museum. Here we can gather a better representation of what has transpired, on a grander scale. Our only previous Wisconsin visit had been to Kenosha, so this stop would give us a better grasp on the entire region's past. Making our way toward the Wisconsin Historical Museum, in Madison, had brought us directly in front of the state capital. With the glistening white dome for a backdrop, we were ready to explore [...]

By |2022-06-24T04:04:21-06:00June 27th, 2022|Madison, Midwest, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Dells Boat Tour – Wisconsin’s Slot Canyons

Nature has a way of supplying an endless amount of surprises. Many friends have recommended to us a visit to the Wisconsin Dells. Having seen a parade of photos from the area, we were excited to add it to our journeys. Located in the southern half of the state, it lies along the path of the Wisconsin River. While many slot canyons are formed over ages of erosion, the Dells have a shorter period of creation. To get a better understanding of this anomaly, we hopped on the Dells Boat Tour for an up-close look. We want to thank the Wisconsin Dells CVB [...]

By |2022-06-16T04:18:54-06:00June 21st, 2022|Midwest, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dells|2 Comments
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