November fun across Wisconsin

I-794 above Lincoln Memorial Drive in downtown Milwaukee.

An extended Lincoln Memorial Drive runs under the soaring ramps of I-794 into downtown Milwaukee.

We’re into November, cooling down, finishing off the leaves, and heading into the holiday season. There’s plenty of changing scenery, fun events, and outdoor activities!

Enjoy exploring Wisconsin on a State Trunk Tour highway – or one of the county or rustic roads – and really take in everything the state has to offer. Check out scenic points of interest like the fourth highest waterfall in the country east of the Rockies. Visit attractions like the unique Johnson Wax Research Tower in Racine, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (Wisconsin Highways 11, 20, 32, 38, I-41/94; the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward (Wisconsin Highways 27, 63, 77); the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan (Wisconsin Highways 23, 28, 42, I-43); beautiful Willow River State Park just outside of Hudson (Wisconsin Highways 12, 35, 64); or the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc.

This is just part of it in Wisconsin – there’s 54,000+ square miles of the state to explore. Pick Some Roads and GO!!

Check out our articles too, including 10 Quirky Street Names We Found in Wisconsin, 6 Cool Stops along I-94 between Milwaukee & Madison, and more!




Halloween – and ushering in November in Wisconsin!

Mommsen's Pumpkin Tower in Rice Lake

A tower of pumpkins at Mommsen’s, a great place to check out along County SS (the old U.S. 53) between Cameron and Rice Lake.

Halloween weekend is here! November is next. We’re cooling down, the leaves have changed (mostly, you can still get some color in places), and we’re moving towards the holiday season, which will have plenty of changing scenery, fun events, and outdoor activities!

Check out what’s left of the Fall Color Report from Travel Wisconsin, and enjoy a barrage of events coming up or scenic points of interest like the fourth highest waterfall in the country east of the Rockies. Visit attractions like the unique Johnson Wax Research Tower in Racine, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (Wisconsin Highways 11, 20, 32, 38, I-41/94; the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward (Wisconsin Highways 27, 63, 77); the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan (Wisconsin Highways 23, 28, 42, I-43); beautiful Willow River State Park just outside of Hudson (Wisconsin Highways 12, 35, 64); or the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc.

This is just part of it in Wisconsin – there’s 54,000+ square miles of the state to explore. Pick Some Roads and GO!!

Check out our articles too, including 10 Quirky Street Names We Found in Wisconsin, 6 Cool Stops along I-94 between Milwaukee & Madison, and more!




Wisconsin in fall mode…

We’re officially into the autumn season so the state is shifting into fall mode. The leaves are starting to change, leading to one of the most scenic times to travel Wisconsin highways! Be cautious in portions of southwestern Wisconsin, as heavy rains a few days ago have caused some roads to flood or close. Get the latest alerts from Wisconsin 511 here.

Big Manitou Falls along Wisconsin Highways 35

Wisconsin’s highest waterfall, Big Manitou in Pattison State Park off Highway 35 south of Superior.

Check out plenty of great events (including Oktoberfest and Harvest celebrations), or scenic points of interest like the fourth highest waterfall in the country east of the Rockies. Visit attractions like the unique Johnson Wax Research Tower in Racine, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (Wisconsin Highways 11, 20, 32, 38, I-41/94; the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward (Wisconsin Highways 27, 63, 77); the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan (Wisconsin Highways 23, 28, 42, I-43); beautiful Willow River State Park just outside of Hudson (Wisconsin Highways 12, 35, 64); or the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, home of the S.S. Badger!

This is just a start – there’s 54,000+ square miles of the state to explore. Pick Some Roads and GO!!

Check out our articles too, including 10 Quirky Street Names We Found in Wisconsin, 6 Cool Stops along I-94 between Milwaukee & Madison, and more!




Soaking in September on Wisconsin highways!

September is here, kids are back in school, and the weather is getting very comfy – despite some big rains the last day or so. There are still plenty of summer-type activities to enjoy as we dive headlong into the heart of September and some of the most scenic times to travel Wisconsin highways! The leaves will begin changing soon, too.

Big Manitou Falls along Wisconsin Highways 35

Wisconsin’s highest waterfall, Big Manitou in Pattison State Park off Highway 35 south of Superior.

Check out plenty of great events, including Sputnik Fest in Manitowoc this weekend, ride the Great River Road along Highway 35, or check out the fourth highest waterfall in the country east of the Rockies. Visit attractions like the unique Johnson Wax Research Tower in Racine, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (Wisconsin Highways 11, 20, 32, 38, I-41/94;  the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward (Wisconsin Highways 27, 63, 77); the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan (Wisconsin Highways 23, 28, 42, I-43); beautiful Willow River State Park just outside of Hudson (Wisconsin Highways 12, 35, 64); or the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, home of the upcoming and unusual Sputnik Fest on September 9-10!

This is just the start – there’s 54,000+ square miles of the state to explore. Pick Some Roads and GO!!

Check out some great articles we have too, including 10 Quirky Street Names We Found in Wisconsin, 6 Cool Stops along I-94 bewteen Milwaukee & Madison, and more!




Summer is perfect for exploring Wisconsin!

Big Manitou Falls off Highway 35 near Superior

With all the rain in northwestern Wisconsin lately, Big Manitou Falls – the state’s highest at 165 feet – is roaring right now!

A Wisconsin July can’t be beat. From beautiful beaches to festivals, from main street shops to heritage sites and beautiful overlooks, exploring Wisconsin’s roads and touring around offers plenty to enjoy.

Across the state, plenty of events are happening. Along the way, enjoy coverage of Wisconsin highways, or see articles like 6 Cool Stops Along I-94 Between Milwaukee and Madison or 10 Quirky Street Names We Found Across Wisconsin, too!

We recommend a ride along the Great River Road/Highway 35, hitting Door County and exploring the Lake Michigan coasts along Highway 42 and 57. See what’s happening in the northwest around Superior via U.S. 2, U.S. 53, or Highways 13 and 35. Or ride the incredibly gorgeous Driftless Area of the state along Highways like 23, 33, 56, 82, 131, and more. It’s not like you can go wrong!

The State Trunk Tour is constantly expanding its coverage, too. Highway 105 near Superior, connecting to Minnesota on a rather unique bridge, just went up. Coming soon are Highways like 95 from Fountain City to Neillsville plus the U.S. Highways in Wisconsin (2, 8, 10, 12, etc.) and even some coverage along the Interstates, since they’re handy for getting from road trip to road trip. August is a great time for exploring Wisconsin!




Wisconsin July 4th Milwaukee Fireworks over Lake Michigan, 2016

Wisconsin July = Awesome!

July 4th Milwaukee Fireworks over Lake Michigan, 2016

A Wisconsin July can’t be beat (we caught these over Lake Michigan during Milwaukee’s US Bank Fireworks show during Summerfest on July 3rd!)

All across the state, there are plenty of events happening. Along the way, enjoy coverage of Wisconsin highways, or see articles like 6 Cool Stops Along I-94 Between Milwaukee and Madison or 10 Quirky Street Names We Found Across Wisconsin, too!

We recommend a ride along the Great River Road/Highway 35, hitting Door County and exploring the coasts along Highway 42 and 57, or riding the incredibly gorgeous Driftless Area of the state along Highways like 23, 33, 56, 82, 131, and more. It’s not like you can go wrong!

The State Trunk Tour is constantly expanding its coverage, too. Coming soon are Highways like 95 from Fountain City to Neillsville, the U.S. Highways in Wisconsin (2, 8, 10, 12, etc.) and even some coverage along the Interstates, since they’re handy for getting from road trip to road trip. Enjoy a Wisconsin July!




We’re “greening up” across Wisconsin!

"Greening up" across Wisconsin includes this scene along Highway 56 in Vernon County.

Driftless Area beauty along Highway 56. Wisconsin’s landscape is “greening up” and getting gorgeous!

Spring activities await as the land is “greening up” across Wisconsin and the trees start popping! Let us help you explore, road by road. This weekend, check out a jazz festival in Eau Claire, the state’s grilled cheese competition in Dodgeville, craft beer festivals in Lake Geneva and Kenosha, and more.

There’s a lot to see when you do State Trunk Tour drives on Wisconsin highways: check out big cities and charming small towns, take in the state’s quirks, and let us help wherever you venture across Wisconsin. Keep track of us on Facebook and Twitter for continuing updates on driving conditions, construction, quirky tidbits, and more.

We’re adding more routes and more detail to existing routes, along with pictures, points of interest, attractions and more road coverage. Enjoy the Badger State – Pick Some Roads and GO!




Spring is finally here!

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After the second-coldest Opening Day in Brewers history, we’re excited that baseball season is in full swing, and that includes in Appleton, Beloit, Wausau, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Madison, and elsewhere! Play Ball! And roadtrip, too…

What a gorgeous weekend!!

With a warmup finally underway, all the fun spring activities await! Let us help you explore Wisconsin, road by road. There’s a lot to see when you do State Trunk Tour drives on Wisconsin highways: check out big cities and charming small towns, take in the state’s quirks, and let us help wherever you venture across Wisconsin. And keep track of us on Facebook and Twitter for continuing updates on driving conditions, construction, quirky tidbits, and more.

We’re adding more routes and more detail to existing routes, along with pictures, points of interest, attractions and more road coverage. Enjoy the Badger State – Pick Some Roads and GO!!




Heading toward April in Wisconsin – let’s drive and explore!

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A State Trunk Tour favorite is the Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, with some eye-catching welcome items out front.

Spring is here and while the warmer weather is going back and forth about when it wants to arrive (gear up for a chilly start to April), we’re gearing up for fun exploration of Wisconsin this season!

Explore the state with us as your guide. There’s a lot to see when you do State Trunk Tour drives on Wisconsin highways. Check out big cities and charming small towns, take in the state’s quirks, and let us help wherever you venture across Wisconsin. And keep track of us on Facebook and Twitter for continuing updates on driving conditions.

By the way, if you want to think summer, Summerfest just announced over 90 new artists for this year! Check out complete listings here.

We’re adding more routes and more detail to existing routes, along with pictures, points of interest, attractions and more road coverage. Enjoy the Badger State by exploring it – Pick Some Roads and GO!!




March Madness – for both basketball and weather!

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A State Trunk Tour favorite is the Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, with some eye-catching welcome items out front.

Congrats to the Badgers on advancing to the Sweet Sixteen, good luck against Notre Dame tonight! So we’ve had a hefty amount of snow in some parts of the state, but now we’ll warm it and let it melt away.

This Easter weekend, explore the state with us as your guide! Whether by car, truck, or snowmobile, there’s a lot to see when you do State Trunk Tour drives on Wisconsin highways. Check out big cities and charming small towns, take in the state’s quirks, and let us help wherever you venture across Wisconsin. And keep track of us on Facebook and Twitter for continuing updates on driving conditions.

By the way, if you want to think summer, Summerfest just announced over 90 new artists for this year! Check out complete listings here.

We’re adding more routes and more detail to existing routes, along with pictures, points of interest, attractions and more road coverage. Enjoy the Badger State by exploring it – Pick Some Roads and GO!!