10 Quirky Street Names We Found in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has its fair share of oddities, and as we’ve found traveling our state’s highways some of these oddities extend to quirky street names. Hey, it’d be boring if every street was named Main or Elm or First Street… but Reek Road? Chicken in the Woods Drive? Assman Road?? These are just some of the…

Wyalusing State Park's Point Lookout

Happy 100th to beautiful Wyalusing State Park!

It’s October, a great time to see Wyalusing State Park as it turns 100 With October here and fall colors just starting, why not hit the Great River Road, U.S. 18, Highway 35 or Highway 60 to visit of the most beautiful – and oldest – state parks in Wisconsin? Wyalusing State Park occupies the…

I-94 sign, courtesy billburmaster.com

6 Cool Stops along I-94 between Milwaukee and Madison

Tens of thousands make the hour-plus drive between Wisconsin’s two largest cities along I-94 in a given day. You’ve probably make the trek more times than you can count, right? Most of the time the point is to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible – that’s why you take the…

Sputnik landing site, Manitowoc

Why Manitowoc celebrates Soviet Sputnik this weekend

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. Despite it being a 23-inch diameter, 184-pound metal ball that only transmitted information for three weeks, Sputnik triggered the Space Race. For the next decade and change, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. worked to launch more satellites and eventually…

Summerfest 50th entrance

Happy Summerfest 2017! It’s the final day

Our favorite festival wraps up today – Summerfest 2017! The “World’s Largest Music Festival” is finishing up celebrating its 50th year. Be sure to note the new access ramps to and from I-794 for the Lakefront and Lincoln Memorial Drive. The entire Mid-Gate area is revamped with a relocated Lincoln Memorial Drive, new bus and…

Port Goes Pirate: Pirate Festival in Port Washington this weekend!

Ahoy, welcome to June!  Among other fun summer activities, Port Washington’s beautiful harbor is about to be invaded – by pirates. The Port Washington Pirate Festival hits town this weekend, along with the stunning S/V Denis Sullivan, direct from Milwaukee’s Discovery World. The Pirate Festival includes the Thieves Marketplace, a Gruel Galley, a Buccaneer Bash,…

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…

Baseball, spring, peeps, and road trips: it’s April!

We hope you had a great Easter Weekend. The week starts out mild and will get cooler over the next few days, but spring activities continue as things green up around Wisconsin! This is a fun and transitional time to get out and explore the highways and all the great places they bring you. The…

Jimmy the Groundhog on Groundhog Day, 2010

February in Wisconsin: Winterfest, Winter sports, Winter scenery and more

Welcome to February! Across Wisconsin, winter events are in full swing, with Winterfest in Lake Geneva and other major events taking place. There are plenty of winter sports and other activities. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, candlelight hikes, and more are ready all over the state. And check out more around Wisconsin, following our State Trunk highways…