Wisconsin Weekend: Cranfest

Wisconsin Weekend: Oktoberfests, Cranberries, Apples, Pets, Boats and more!

The weekend is almost here, and mid-September is prime time to road trip around Wisconsin and explore as summer changes to fall, and the leaves start to show brilliant colors. Ride the state highways and byways and enjoy some great sights, roadside attractions, events, vistas – and check out these State Trunk Tour-recommended Wisconsin Weekend…

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 September, a great time to see Wyalusing State Park as it turns 100 With September 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…

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…

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…

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,…

Madison in May: a Capitol idea

June is on the horizon as we wrap up May, so let’s make our way across Wisconsin! And really, can you get much better than Madison? Our beautiful city on the isthmus is booming, and places like our State Capitol and Camp Randall Stadium are crown jewels you must check out. Hit I-39/90/94, U.S. Highways…

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…