Log Cabin Heritage Park

Log Cabin Heritage Park

Gays Mills holds its heritage well with Log Cabin Heritage Park. While the town is also home to the Crawford County Fair, several charming and historic downtown buildings, and the state’s largest apple festival, the real history is in this park. Log Cabin Heritage Park is basically an open-air architectural museum of log houses which…

Milwaukee Art Museum from US Bank Tower, Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) features over 35,000 works of art in its collection, making it one of the largest such museums in the country. Originally established in 1882, it moved into part of its current building in 1957 and expanded in 1975. By 2001, the museum opened its distinctive, world-renowned expansion designed by Santiago…

Racine Art Museum on Main Street

Racine Art Museum/Wustum Museum of Fine Arts

The Racine Art Museum (RAM) grew out of the Charles A. Wustum Museum, which was founded in 1941 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (fewer than 5% of the nation’s museums receive this), the Racine Art Museum opened in 2003 and offers 46,000 square feet of galleries,…

Peshtigo Fire Museum

Peshtigo Fire Museum

On October 8, 1871, a massive firestorm broke out in the woods near Peshtigo. Dubbed the “Peshtigo Fire”, the inferno consumed about 1,875 square miles of land – 1.2 million acres – along a wide strip from north of Menomonee, Michigan through Peshtigo down towards Green Bay. It is still the largest loss of life…

Aztalan State Park Mounds

Aztalan State Park & Museum

“Aztalan” is the name for an original Native American settlement that thrived along the Crawfish River banks in Jefferson County from around 1000-1300 AD. Now a National Historic Landmark, Aztalan State Park sits just east of Lake Mills near I-94 between Highways 26 and 89 just south of County B, which was formerly Historic Highway…

Motorama Auto Museum

Tucked in the Marathon County woods just off Highway 52, the Motorama Auto Museum preserves rare and classic cars for past, present, and future generations to enjoy. With over 400 vehicles on display, it’s the largest auto museum in Wisconsin. Motorama calls itself “Alfa Heaven” for its collection of over 50 Alfa Romeos, the largest…

Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum with over 80,000 collections, including 1,200 works in fine arts. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts. Permanent exhibits include: The Wisconsin Story, a multi-disciplinary adventure in ecosystem development, evolution of plants…

Vilas County Historical Society Museum

The Vilas County Museum chronicles the history of Vilas County and area communities. From the original snowmobile that won the first patent to the giant statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox out front, you have plenty of history to explore in this North Woods of Wisconsin museum along Highway 155 in Sayner.

East Troy Electric Railroad

The East Troy Electric Railroad operates on the last 7.5 miles of original, operational interurban railroad track in Wisconsin. Many of the former tracks and now bike trail rights-of-way, or simply obliterated with time. Not East Troy RR: they provide rides, dinners, and more on the original interurban route between East Troy and Mukwonago –…

World's Largest Muskie in Hayward

National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Hayward is a major center for fishing, lumbering, and cross-country skiing. It’s only fitting that this town hosts the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. It’s Hayward’s largest attraction (100,000 visitors per year) and the “international headquarters for education, recognition, and promotion of freshwater sport fishing” (their words from their website.) This Hall of Fame…