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, […]
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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 […]
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.
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 […]
Here at Backroad Wisconsin, we love the kitsch. From some oddball or out of way little museum to the ticky-tacky found at a roadside attraction, it’s all good to us. But no-one does the kitsch better (than maybe Wisconsin Dells, but that’s another story altogether) than the over the top wonderment of The House on […]
On my way to Eau Claire this past week I decided to get off of Highway 29 and explore beyond the obvious building just off the highway. So when the exit for Curtiss came up I hopped off and headed toward town. I found a great display outside the Curtiss Community Center all about the […]
Has your mind started wandering and looking for signs of warmer weather? If you are starting to plan your summer activities be sure to stop by the Wisconsin Fairs website to check out the schedule of fairs for the summer. Not all the entertainment information has been updated yet, but the 2011 dates have been added. […]
Starting January 1, 2011, do it yourselfers will no longer be able to dispose of used oil filters and oil absorbant materials in their regular garbage. More than a year ago, Governor Doyle signed into law legislation banning the filters and other oily materials from entering the landfills in the state. Wisconsin has been recycling […]
Are you looking for a fun activity for the family during the Christmas break? If you’ve never been to Wausau’s Sylvan Hill Park, you really should head on out for an afternoon of snow tubing fun. The park has six snow tubing runs and two tow ropes. A chalet with concession stand is available for […]