Baraboo, Wisconsin, home to the Circus World Museum puts on quite an event the third weekend of July with their annual Big Top Circus Parade. Marching bands, over a dozen historic wagons, and scads of clowns hit the streets of Baraboo. This year’s event was significant as it was also billed as a homecoming weekend […]
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Did you know that the American circus has roots that trace their way back to this state? The Ringling Brothers, five men that created “The Greatest Show on Earth” grew up in Baraboo, WI and used the small town as their base of operations and winter quarters. In the late 19th and early 20th century, […]
One of the new exhibits for 2014 at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI takes us back to the 1890’s- the golden age of the bicycle. At the end of the 19th century, bikes were all the rage. The automobile was still a curiosity and bicycles offered a personal transportation option different from the horse […]
Civil War encampments, period reenactments, and French fur trapper rendezvous are a common scene during the Wisconsin summer. One such festival that caught our attention was the Little Bull Falls Logjam in Mosinee, WI.
Late summer camping in Northern Wisconsin can be filled with peril. As the days stay warm and the nights get cooler insects like yellow jackets and wasps increase their activity, looking for sweet eats to prepare for the winter ahead. But here’s a simple solution you can use to draw them away from your picnic […]
Cornucopia, WI has the distinction of being the northernmost zipcode in the state of Wisconsin. Located up on the western edge of the Bayfield peninsula, the little town would easily be missed if you blinked while speeding along highway 13. I don’t recommend blinking, but instead slow down and check the town out.
I am a boat nerd. I am not afraid to admit it. For many years my Dad would take me down to see the big boats of the Great Lakes when I lived in Milwaukee. There is something majestic about the boats on the inland seas. They are truly the stuff of legends.
When we are out and about exploring the State of Wisconsin, we often love to stay at one of the area’s state parks and forests. So when our travels include camping, they also include cooking over a fire. One camping recipe that’s easy to make, inexpensive, and quite tasty is our Country Style Pork Riblets
Where else can you go to see three 4th of July fireworks shows for the price of none? Bayfield, WI of course. The small town on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay offers a unique vantage point where on the 4th of July you can see not one, not two, but three fireworks shows.
Croquet: the game of Queens and lighthouse keepers, or at least the game for people with large, smooth lawns. But croquet in its pure form can get a little mundane. But what happens when you add some large obstacles, physical challenges, and copious amounts of alcohol? The International Federation of Drunken Croquet & Trivia Champions […]