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Wisconsin Weekend: Spring is upon us!

We’re officially into spring now, as the rapid snowmelt across many parts of the state can attest. Milder temps mean more options, and the roads are ready to offer access to all nooks and crannies of the state. Heck, some drive-ins (like Gilles in Fond du Lac) are even open for the season! Ready to…

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STT Podcast – talking “Cheeseheads: The Documentary”

Hey, Cheeseheads! As you hit the roads and explore the state, maybe you want to enjoy a podcast on your drive. Along with great Wisconsin road trips and exploring ideas, attractions, quirks of the state and more, we offer the State Trunk Tour Podcast, including on iHeartRadio. Check out Episode 2, our interview with John Mitchell, producer…

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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

On this snowy winter day, across the state, we thought we’d share one of our favorite things on the State Trunk Tour: happening across some of the quirky road names. Stay safe if you travel anywhere today, and enjoy what we’ve stumbled across before! Feel free to comment some of your favorites below, too: Wisconsin…

New Year's 2017 Cheese Drop

Wisconsin Drops Odd Stuff on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is Monday night! And just like the ball drops in New York City to ring out (or wring out, depending on your perspective) 2018 and usher in 2019, so will Wisconsin. We just drop other things, since we’re a quirky state to begin with. We’re talking cherries, cheese, and even a carp….

Holiday Lights Wisconsin

Holiday Lights Wisconsin – Check Out Our Picks!

December is a magical time in Wisconsin. And while we arrived at Christmas, holiday light displays continue all over the state through the rest of this week into New Year’s. As you road trip around Wisconsin – and you should, any time of the year – here are a few of our favorite holiday light…

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is Rolling into Wisconsin!

The return of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is HERE! We love following the state’s highways, but heading into the holiday season we love to follow the rails when the festive and fun Canadian Pacific Holiday Train delights thousands in Wisconsin on its journey across North America! Amazing, colorful lights and live entertainment visit town after…

Peshtigo Fire sculpture outside the Museum

This Day in Wisconsin: October 8, The Peshtigo Fire

The Peshtigo Fire. The Chicago Fire. Which one is better known? Well, everybody knows about Chicago and how it – according to legend – burned after Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern. This is supposedly how a conflagration started that consumed over 2,000 acres of densely-populated land, destroying over 17,000 buildings, leaving around 100,000…