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No matter where you are in Wisconsin, there are tons of Father’s Day activities and  events to enjoy this weekend with your dad. Make this Father’s Day the best ever by giving your dad a day that shows him just how special he is to you. There is still plenty of time to plan a fun-filled day; check out the ideas below! 

  1. Catch a fish on Father’s Day: Get out in nature, away from the computer and your phone and enjoy quality time with Dad on the lake! Check out the all of the great fishing options here : https://www.travelwisconsin.com/article/fishing/eight-trip-ideas-take-dad-fishing-this-fathers-day-weekend
  2. Have some fun on the farm: Dads are free this Father’s Day at Mulberry Farms in Hilbert, WI. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some fun family time. More info: https://www.travelwisconsin.com/events/tours/free-dads-on-fathers-day-40802
  3. Family Zoo Day: The Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place for kids and fathers to spend time together.  All fathers receive free admission, no cooupon necessary, as Prairie Farms Dairy sponsor’s Father’s Day at the Zoo. Learn more here: http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/events/fathersday.php
  4. Hang out at the Harley-Davidson Museum: Explore 114 of Harley-Davidson history this Father’s Day, the Harley-Davidson Museum honors fathers and grandfathers by offering free admission:https://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/museum/explore/events/fathers-day.htm
  5. Run the trail: Is your father into fitness? Wisconsin Trail Assail is a Father’s Day Run in Menomonee Falls, WI. Learn more here: http://silvercirclesportsevents.com/wta-fathers-day

 

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Want to Stay Longer at nearly 100 properties in Wisconsin next weekend? Get a free night (Thursday or Sunday) when you book two nights May 14-16 in celebration of National Tourism Week. Properties range from Northwoods cabins and Door County B&Bs to urban hotels and waterparks! A full list of participating properties can be found here.

Keep staying longer all summer – we’re also giving away more than 30 free nights of lodging all week, starting Monday. Watch for the first set of details posted here Monday morning and follow us on Twitter @TravelinginWI. We’ll have a bunch of giveaways each day, so check back all week!

For a complete list of giveaways and contest rules, click here.

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Up next in our series on Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks & water activity centers, we head to the Northwoods to The Waters of Minocqua.TheWatersOfMinocqua
No matter what the weather outside, you’ll find 13,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor waterpark fun for the entire family at The Waters of Minocqua!

Two 3-story-high, completely enclosed body slides carry you to a refreshing plunge pool. Or, have fun in the indoor/outdoor activity pool and relax in the indoor/outdoor hot tub.KiddieArea For the younger children, check out the kiddie area  with a slide of it’s own and shallow depth water.

A snack bar onsite offers pizza, nachos, soda and a few alcoholic drinks for the adults. For dry fun, don’t miss the huge arcade just off the waterpark – great fun for “kids” of all ages!

On the Calendar this Winter:

As always, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info to learn more about The Waters of Minocqua as well as more Wisconsin waterpark destinations.

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Ghouls, goblins, thrills & chills… Check out seven SPOOK-tacular ways to celebrate Halloween in Wisconsin:
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October 23rd-25th  and  October 29th-November 1st
Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Waukesha
What it is: Three haunted houses in one location- Morgan Manor, Morgana’s Torment & Unstable
How scary is it? Billed as “30,000 square feet of TERROR” -may not be for the faint of heart!
Cost: $15 per person for Morgan’s Manor, $30 per person for all three (but check out their website for coupons before you go!)

October 23rd-24th  and  October 30th-31st
Ghost Boat Tours, Wisconsin Dells
What it is: One & a half hour boat tour to Witches Gulch with “several illusions and special effects along with a great storyline that is sure to get hearts pumping”
How scary is it? Not recommended for 10 & under, parents’ discretion for older kids
Cost: $15 per person

October 24th
Dracula, Green Bay
What it is: Nosferatu, the 1920′s silent movie based on Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula‘ accompanied by Frank Rippel on a live theater organ
How scary is it? Show time is 1:00 pm, so when the movie creeps you out, there will still be hours of (vampire-free) daylight left when you leave!
Cost: $5 per person

October 25th & 30th
Gothic History Tours, Cedarburg
What it is: One & a half hour walking tour through historic downtown Cedarburg
How scary is it? Billed as “chilling”, not scary
Cost: Check out their website for details, advanced ticket purchase recommended

October 28th
Ghost Stories in the Park After Dark, Phillips
What it is: Follow a lighted trail through the park to hear “ghost stories, haunting tales and urban legends”
How scary is it? “Spooky but not too scary”
Cost: I believe this one’s free, but call for more info: 715/339-4505 or 800/269-4505

October 29th-30th
Ghoulees in the Coulees, Coon Valley
What it is: 1/2 mile hike along a wooded trail lined with “haunting, thrilling and chilling spook stations”
How scary is it? Runs from 5:30-9 pm, hikes after 8 pm will be “SUPER SCARY”
Cost: $8 per person

October 30th
Haunting of River Park, Mosinee
What it is: “A haunted trail through spooky River Park”
How scary is it? For kids 13 and over, call the Mosinee Chamber for more info: 715/693-4330
Cost: $5 per person

For more haunting good times in southeast Wisconsin, check out this list and map from JSOnline.com as well. As always, check out WisconsinLodging.info for great places to stay, then hit the road for some SPOOK-tacular Halloween adventures!

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Slide & PoolThird in our series on Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks & water activity centers, we head to the Fox Cities and one of the only hotels in the area with a waterpark:  the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Appleton North in Little Chute!

Kids will enjoy their two water slides, water basketball, two ‘dump buckets’, and more while adults can relax in the Jacuzzi with cascading water falls.  Island Jack’s Tiki Bar, poolside, serves up not only cocktails for the grown-ups, but also chips, nachos, pizza and soda for the whole family.Tiki Bar

Just outside the waterpark is a game room featuring video games, air hockey and pool table.

Around Town:
Fox Cities Mall – only 15 minutes away
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center – downtown Appleton
The History Museum at the Castle & AKA Houdini (Appleton is the birth place of Harry Houdini!)

Mark your Calendar:
October 17th: Soup Walk, Downtown Appleton
October 20th-25th: The 101 Dalmatians Musical
October 23rd:  Magic Workshop at AKA Houdini

Special offer from Fox Cities Visitors Bureau:
“Book a 2-night stay … and you’ll get your pick of a $50 gift card AND a Fox Cities Passport with discounts at 7 area museums and art centers compliments of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. But hurry, this promotion is limited. Once the cards and passports are gone, they are GONE!” Click here to learn more.

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As always, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info to learn more about the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Appleton North as well as more Wisconsin waterpark destinations.

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We head southeast to the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva for the second in our series on Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks & water activity centers.TRLentrance
At 30,000 square feet of indoor fun, Moose Mountain Falls includes two water slides, lazy river, plus activity & splash pools. I certainly wouldn’t let this crisp fall weather keep me inside though – there’s really nothing like watching the stars light up the cool night sky while relaxing in the indoor/ outdoor hot tub!

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There’s so much more for families to do in addition to the water park…  As a sister property to the Grand Geneva Resort, Timber Ridge guests will also find:

  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Fitness center
  • Nature trails (check to see if their  guided nature walks are available too!)
  • Horseback riding
  • Carriage rides
  • Golfing (ask about their golf clinics)
  • Skiing
  • Kids Are Grand activities & child care

On the Calendar:
Sleepy Hallow Haunted Hayrides – Begins “October 2, open from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight every Friday and Saturday night through October 31. Sunday nights 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.” ($12 adults/ $6 for kids)
Christmas in the Country – “Kicks off with the Illumination Ceremony on Sunday, November 22nd”

Current Packages Include:
Haunted Hayride Package, Saturday Bonus, or Cash for Clunkers (really clever!)

Finally, learn more about the Timber Ridge Lodge with their YouTube video here:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0vHro-pKOo&feature=channel_page]

As always, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info to learn more about the Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark as well as more Wisconsin waterpark destinations.

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I’ve said it before & I still know it to be true: Wisconsinites love a good time… And what better way to have a good time this autumn than a true Wisconsin fall harvest FESTIVAL! Check out the following Fests & Festivals on the calendar this weekend:AudubonDays_Mayville

October 1st – 4th:
Audubon Days, Mayville

October 2nd:
Taste of Wine and Beer in De Pere

October 2nd – 3rd:
27th Annual Apple Affair, Galesville

October 3rd:
Thorp Pumpkin Fest, Thorp
Chili Cook-off & Oktoberfest, Monroe
Fall Harvest Festival, Chippewa Falls
Watertown’s Fall Festival
Lincoln Lager Barleyfest, Merrill

pumpkinsOctober 3rd – 4th:
Fall Heritage Festival, Mount Horeb
12th Annual Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Festival
Cranberry Fest, Eagle River
Shihata Orchard Fest, Prairie du Chien
Grandview Orchard Applefest, Antigo

October 4th:
Maxwell Street Days, Cedarburg
Crex Meadows: Fall Wildlife Festival, Grantsburg

As always, check out WisconsinLodging.info for great places to stay, then hit the road for fun fall adventures!

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Wisconsin Dells IS the Waterpark Capitol of the World(R) & what better way to kick off our new series on Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks & water activity centers than with a property located rightAquaKingdom ‘on the Strip’ in the Dells?

At 16,000 square feet, the Atlantis’ indoor waterpark may feel small in comparison to others in the Dells, but young families will enjoy its “small scale and the ability to keep a close eye on young children.”  With both indoor & outdoor pool areas, the Atlantis includes an indoor waterpark with slides, water splash features and basketball hoops plus a quieter indoor “Lobby Pool”.   Parents may also appreciate the poolside bar, open on weekends in the off season.

For the more adventurous, or those with older children, the Atlantis also includes free tickets for Mt. Olympus just a short walk away.  New for weekends in October – the Mt. Olympus opens Bitten, its “First ever “Haunted Night at the Theme Park””.

Another ‘don’t miss’ for your fall getaway -and just down the street from the Atlantis- are the Army Duck Tours.  Open through October, these original Army Ducks offer daily tours through Dells Glacial Park.  (Money Saving Tip: order tickets online & save $3 per person)

As always, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info to learn more about The Atlantis Waterpark Hotel & Suites as well as more Wisconsin waterpark destinations.

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2009 was a tough season for Wisconsin teams (yes, I know the Brewers still have 13 games left but I’ve decided to focus on 2010 now)…FlickrPhoto-byKevinDooley

Milwaukee Brewers
Currently 12.5 games behind the Central Division leaders St. Louis Cardinals, the Brewers split their series against the Cubs at Wrigley last week before sweeping the Astros over the weekend .  This week, the Cubs head north to take on the Brewers at Miller Park – care to join us for a little WI/ IL rivalry?  We currently have tickets available in our group for Wednesday’s game: Great rates for great seats!  Drop me an email if you’re interested…

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Although they finished with a 58-81 record, more than 20 games behind the 1st place Peoria Chiefs, the Rattlers set a new attendance record this season with more than 250,000 fans heading through their gates in 09.

Beloit Snappers
With a record of 57-83, the Beloit Snappers finished in last place in the MID Western division, just 1.5 games behind the Rattlers.

Northwoods League Ball:
Final standings for Wisconsin’s Northwoods teams in the South Division:
1st Place: La Crosse Loggers
2nd Place: Madison Mallards
4th Place: Eau Claire Express
5th Place: Green Bay Bullfrogs
6th Place: Wisconsin Woodchucks

A look ahead to 2010
The Brewers have already announced their 2010 schedule including three 3-game series against the Cubs at home (April, June & September).  For Opening Day fans, be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, April 5th when the Brewers will host the Colorado Rockies.  New for 2010: game times have all been pushed back to 10 minutes past the hour (1:10 start for most day & Sunday games, 7:10 for weeknights & 6:10 for Saturday nights).

The Timber Rattlers have also released their 2010 schedule and ticket packages are now on sale as well. 

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Flickr_Image_by_amayuStunning fall color + mild, sunny weather = fabulous times to enjoy autumn fests & activities across Wisconsin!  Check out just a few on the calendar for the weekends ahead:

September 18-20:

September 19-20:

September 25-27:

September 26-27:

October 2-4:

As always, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info and begin planning your next Wisconsin fall getaway!

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