Webster House Museum

In Elkhorn, Walworth’s County Seat, you’ll find the home of composer Joseph Philbrick Webster, who songs were popular through the Civil War and beyond. The well-maintained Greek Revival-style cottage was constructed in 1836 and was originally located in Elkhorn’s public square (today’s Courthouse Square) and served as the federal land grant office, which sold land…

National Historic Cheesemaking Center

Housed in a former railroad depot and part of the Green County Welcome Center, this charming little museum is located on the west side of Monroe along Highway 69.  Outside, you’ll find the charm of a train station, a fiberglass cow and some large copper kettles, all part of a “Memory Walk.” Inside, you’ll find…

Reefpoint Brew House

Racine now has a brewpub. The Reefpoint Brew House is perched above Racine Harbor in the downtown area and serves up a variety of Wisconsin craft beers, including some of their own recipes like the Belle City Ale. The restaurant offers an extensive variety from brunch to nice dinners. You’ll find Reefpoint on Christopher Columbus…

Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern

Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern in Monroe is a State Trunk Tour favorite! A cheese shop and tavern established in 1931, Baumgartner’s is a highlight of any road trip, serving up selections of cheese, sausage, beer, and some terrific fresh sandwiches. Our favorite is the brick cheese and summer sausage on rye; the house specialty…

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Minhas Craft Brewery

Minhas Craft Brewery is the oldest brewery in Wisconsin. It’s also the second oldest in the nation and yet still one of the ten largest breweries in the country. Minhas originally opened as the Monroe Brewing Company way back in 1845. Ownership changes led to name changes; by 1906 it was the Blumer Brewing Company,…

Gray’s Brewing Company

Gray’s Brewing dates back 1856 and is in its fifth generation of family ownership. Through the years (centuries, really), Gray’s has both brewed specialty beers and created gourmet sodas; beer production ceased in 1912 but came back in 1994 and today Gray’s offers seven brews. They include a Honey Ale, the state’s original honey beer;…

Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum

The Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum offers yo-yos, gyroscopes, spin toys, and plenty of hands-on science exhibits…. over 2,000 in all!  Regular presentations and interactive tours make it a fun stop. Please note the museum requires tickets or arrangements scheduled ahead of time; you can’t just “drop in”. However, several times per month presentations take…

Logic Puzzle Museum

The Logic Puzzle Museum offers over 100 unique hands-on brain, brain teaser, logic, and mechanical puzzles. Exhibits of puzzles, the ability to make your own puzzles to bring home, even a collection of vintage and – as they claim – “diabolical” puzzles can all be found here. The Logic Puzzle Museum is located in downtown…

11

“Kringle by the Great Lake to Bluffs by the Great River” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 11 is a key “coast to coast” highway across southern Wisconsin. From Racine’s impressive harbor on Lake Michigan to the bluffs overlooking Dubuque, Iowa across the Mississippi River, Highway 11 weaves through and around key towns and a variety…