State Trunk Tour, old Wisconsin map

May is here – a great time for Wisconsin road trips!

It’s May, let’s make our way in Wisconsin! Things are greening up and the best of road trip season is upon us. We love to explore the state’s highways end-to-end and finding out all the cool, fun, and quirky things Wisconsin offers.

Wisconsin state trails are open for the season, events are happening all over the place, and great “State Trunk Tour” routes are waiting to be explored. Pick Some Roads and GO!!!

Little Manitou Falls, State Trunk Tour

Big Manitou Falls’ little twin sisters are quite beautiful too, in Pattison State Park along Highway 35 south of Superior.

You gotta truly appreciate our amazing state. Get out and explore beautiful state parks, fantastic wineries, breweries, and restaurants, great shopping in unique small towns, B&Bs, resorts, and more. Explore the state highways, like all the great towns and landscapes along Highway 33 from Port Washington to La Crosse. You can appreciate the snowmobile history wonderland along the short Highway 155 around Sayner and St. Germain. And course, the amazing Great River Road on Highway 35!

Like we say on the State Trunk Tour, Pick Some Roads and GO!! Explore the state and enjoy fun places and cool sights. We have America’s First Kindergarten in Watertown, historic Fort Winnebago and Fox-Wisconsin Waterway portage area in Portage. Take a season tour of Milwaukee’s Miller Park or Hayward’s National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The choices are mind-boggling, and we’re chronicling ’em as fast as we can!

We’ll keep you updated on events, more points of interest and attractions, and fun of Wisconsin’s highways on the 100th anniversary of the first numbered road system in the world right here on!

Racine Art Museum PEEPS Exhibition

Last chance to see Racine’s PEEPS Art is this weekend!

PEEPS Art Exhibition runs through today

It’s a beautiful weekend, beer and cheese lovers are hitting Stein & Dine in West Allis, the Between the Bluffs Festival in La Crosse, and Wisconsin’s “Belle City” and Kringle Kapital (spelled that way on purpose here) of Racine always has something PEEPing up. But with Spring in full bloom and holidays like Easter encouraging sweet treats, this is the season where people love their PEEPS®… and the Racine Art Museum (RAM) is finishing up a special annual showcase for PEEPS Art!

Racine Art Museum on Main Street

The RAM’s 8th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition kicked off on April 6 and wraps ups up this Sunday the 23rd, meaning this is your last weekend to get to the Racine Art Museum and check out these amazing creations made with PEEPS. Samples shaped by artists from younger kids to adults include those with titles like Honey, I Blew Up The Peep, Peepachu, Ghostpeepsters, Peep Sanctuary, and Sunday in the Peep: An Exploration of Post-Impressionist Peeptillism.

International PEEPS Art Exhibit, Marge SimpsonPEEPS, the fluffy marshmallow treats shaped like bunnies, chicks, and basically whatever they want because these mounds of sugar are so malleable, are by Bethlehem, PA-based Just Born, Inc., the same candy maker that brings you Mike & Ike’s and Hot Tamales.

Jacob Kittilstad did a little tour of this exhibition in case you want a video preview of this magical PEEPS Art:

Vote for Your Favorite PEEPS

When you go to the museum this week or weekend, you can vote for your favorite PEEPS creation and help decide who wins the coveted PEEPles Choice Award, announced at the end of the show.

You’ll find the Racine Art Museum along Main Street/Highway 32 in downtown Racine, just blocks from Lake Michigan. Highways 20 and 38 also bring you downtown, and Highway 11 is just to the south.

While you’re there, check out the shops, restaurants, and sights downtown. Plenty of shops and restaurants ply Main Street and 6th Street. Grab a tasty burger at the classic Kewpee, sample a brew at the Benjamin Brewing Company, or explore the beautiful harbor area. Just to the south you’ll find the classic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Johnson Wax Research Tower and the Golden Rondelle on S.C. Johnson’s corporate campus; a few miles to the north is the beautiful Wind Point Lighthouse.

RAM Address:
441 Main Street (Highway 32)
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 638-8300
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