Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee during the COVID-19 pandemic

Your Wisconsin Weekend: Great weather, racing, historic sites, and outdoor patios await!

It’s been a rough stretch. If you want to get out for a road trip and refresh, here are some things of note this week and weekend as you “Pick Some Roads and GO!!”

Road America’s Rev Group Grand Prix Indy Car Doubleheader runs this weekend

Indy Car Doubleheader at Road America

The NTT IndyCar Series takes center stage as an international lineup of drivers have their chance to battle it out for glory on one of the world’s most majestic road courses during the REV Group Grand Prix presented by American Medical Response Doubleheader Weekend. through Sunday.

The weekend schedule will also be bolstered by Indy Pro 2000, and USF 2000 races which help develop the stars of tomorrow with many drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series grid as graduates.

Road America has also added Vintage Indy to the schedule. During the event, several historic open-wheel race cars will traverse the 4.048-mile road course in multiple sessions demonstrating the cars on-track, sandwiched between breaks where spectators can visit a designated paddock area to see the machines up close and personal.

Saturday features a 30-minute session for Vintage Indy from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday; Vintage Indy sessions are slated to run from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and then from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


Nine State Historic Sites open again, with some restrictions

Wisconsin’s State Historic Sites were shut down due to COVID-19 for a while, but now you’re able once again to climb aboard a train car at Circus World in Baraboo, tour Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien, or immerse yourself in 19th century crafts and activities at Old World Wisconsin. Nine sites officially reopened on July 1st, with some policy changes including required advance reservations, social distancing, and more. Get all the details and locations here.

It’s a great time to enjoy Wisconsin’s Drive-In Restaurants – here are 20 across the state!

Chester's, one of our favorite Wisconsin Drive-Ins.

If you love Wisconsin road trips, you probably love Wisconsin drive-ins. The American classic place to pull in, order tasty fare – often from a car hop, sometimes on skates – and eat in your car off a tray hanging on your window or at a picnic table with tasty burgers, fries, onion rings, ice cream or custard, malts, shakes, and whatnot.

Here at State Trunk Tour, we love the independent drive-ins, many of which are family-owned businesses going back generations. The nice part with a drive-in is, you can follow proper social distancing guidelines and other safety measures as you enjoy your food and drinks. Here are 20+ Wisconsin Drive-Ins across the state to try!

Check out State Trunk Tour Podcasts on the Wisconsin Coastal Food Trail and the Blues history in Ozaukee County!
State Trunk Tour founder Eric Paulsen got to talk with Jason Ring of the Manitowoc CVB about the new Wisconsin Coastal Food Trail that offers pathways for exploring everything from farms and cheese factories to breweries, bakeries, wineries, and distilleries in and around the Manitowoc and Two Rivers area (which are reopening again), as well as with Kris Raymond of the Paramount Music Association, about the amazing and little-known history of early Blues and Jazz records being made in Grafton and Port Washington – recordings that helped shape music ever since. Check them both out below: