Ice Caves

Hit Highway 13 soon for the Ice Caves!

The Ice Caves are not open yet – but could be very soon! With a fresh blanket of snow across the state and more cold settling in, we’re looking forward to a spectacular set of sights on Lake Superior. From the waters of “Gitchee Gumee,” nature carves out some amazing things along these shores. At…

Wisconsin Weekend: US Olympic Training Facility, the Pettit National Ice Center

Wisconsin Weekend: Hot Times in the Cold Temps!

Our first weekend of January – and 2018 – is fast approaching! Even in the deep freeze, there’s a LOT to do, from Olympic-prep events to winter sports and even wedding plans. Here are some State Trunk Tour event picks as you explore Wisconsin this weekend: West Allis: U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Trials The…

New Year's 2017 Cheese Drop

Wisconsin Drops Odd Stuff on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is coming! And when the ball drops in New York City – actually an hour after that due to the time zone difference – Wisconsin drops other items to count down the end of 2017 and ring in 2018. We’re talking cheese, cherries, and a carp. Here are three State Trunk Tour…

Holiday Lights Wisconsin

Holiday Lights Wisconsin – Check Out Our Picks!

December is a magical time in Wisconsin. With holiday lights Wisconsin events happening all over the state, so many cities and parks are lit up like a Christmas tree right now. And why not? ‘Tis the season! As you road trip around Wisconsin – and you should, any time of the year – here are…

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…

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…

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…