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Wisconsin Museums – This north-midwestern state has coastlines on 2 Great Lakes – Michigan and Superior – and an interior of forests, farms, and exciting museums.
EAA Aviation Museum: The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. This particular museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world, a year-round destination for the entire family, and this museum reflects the EAA heritage. Explore and enjoy the world-class displays and galleries. You will marvel at aviation innovations in the collection of more than 200 historic airplanes. Spend time in one of four movie theaters. You can take a ride in a vintage airplane at Pioneer Airport-a real working aerodrome right out of the “golden age” of aviation. Witness a piece of history in the Eagle Hangar, a tribute to World War II aviation and get “hands on” in the KidVenture Gallery, the exciting interactive gallery for kids of all ages! You will find aircraft that you won’t see anywhere else, and some of them are just “plane” strange. The museum has several interactive exhibits that all ages will enjoy; a favorite is flying a hot air balloon. The facility includes movies and a very nice gift shop. Downstairs is an extensive display of WWII airplane nose art. A display of Spaceship One is on the ground floor with a short video at the top of each hour. Expect to spend an afternoon there. This museum is rated #1 in Oshkosh.
H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum: Visitors learn about the life and times of the 19th-century pioneering photographer H.H. Bennett at this historical learning center and museum. All tours and programs are reservation based so please call TravelKatz in advance to book. WOW! What a little gem of a place. Very informative & interesting, though maybe not for younger kids. They do have a pattern on the carpet in one area, where you can try to do “The Leap”, as in Bennett’s famous photo! Definitely a good “follow-on” activity after going on the Upper Dells boat tour, where the dogs do “The Leap”. Bennett invented many photographic tools & processes, which are interesting to learn about. This museum is found in Wisconsin Dells.
Door County Historical Museum: A wonderful local museum that preserves the history and character of Door county. When entering the museum, there is a diorama of the wildlife and scenery of Door County created by taxidermist Mike Orthober (taxidermist hall of fame) which is incredible. Also, most exhibits were donated by local residents which enhanced the charm and feeling of this collection. In one area they have plaques on the wall of the many inventions and notable people from the area. Downstairs there are areas set up to represent many of the businesses in the area. The collections here are very complete. Coming back upstairs there is a fire museum you can visit, complete with fire trucks. On the top floor there are displays of cherry picking, ice skating, and resorts from days gone by. This museum is perfect for all ages. Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation per person, which you could gladly donate! A wonderful find in Sturgeon Bay.
Civil War Museum: This accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Wisconsin’s scenic lakefront campus. 57,000 Sq Ft covers the American Civil War history like no other, offering the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West. It has been acclaimed for the permanent exhibit featuring life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology. Introduced in 2013, the award-winning 360-degree film “Seeing the Elephant” is a 10-minute-long glimpse into the life of a mid-western soldier, from recruitment, to training, through battle and finally returning home. Visit the Veterans Gallery commemorating soldiers from each war fought by the US. This museum is in Kenosha.
Circus World: This is America’s favorite circus attraction! Baraboo was home to The Ringling Bros. Circus from 1884 thru 1918, and during those thirty-four years the operation grew to become the largest circus enterprise the world has ever known. Although the Ringlings left in 1918, many of their original structures survived. During the summer months, see the world’s largest collection of glorious parade wagons plus 7 authentic Ringling Bros. buildings filled with colorful, big top memories. Experience the thrill that never grows old at Circus World in Baraboo.
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It’s a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin on Lake Michigan’s western shore. It’s known for its breweries, many of which offer tours chronicling its role in the beer industry. Overlooking the Menomonee River, the Harley-Davidson Museum displays classic motorcycles, including one of Elvis Presley’s. Nearby is the Milwaukee Public Museum, with its large-scale European Village and a recreation of old Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Sightseeing City Tour: We recommend a guided tour, so you won’t miss the fascinating stories and wide variety of landmarks that make Milwaukee a surprise hit with visitors. This guided tour takes you on a walking and driving tour of top Milwaukee attractions, including City Hall and the Milwaukee Art Museum, in addition to fun trips to a creamery and a brewery. Plus, because this is a small-group tour, you have plenty of opportunities to chat with your guide and ask questions. It will also help you know where you want to go back to for more in-depth visits.
Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes: Perfect tour for those interest in Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. This cluster of about 6 homes is part of some of his earlier works and is quite different than what one would usually associate with Wright. For that reason alone, I think it is a must see! It shows you how ahead of his time Wright was! There are 2 single family & 4 duplexes. The most FLW sites together anywhere. This was an attempt to produce and sell small, affordable FLW homes to the masses. The homes have many FLW touches that are subtle for cost reasons. If you know his designs, you will be fascinated by how he reduced size and cosmetics yet is still his look and feel. The docent tour was very informative and adjusted to your knowledge and interest level. It is best to make a reservation in advance for your tour.
Harley-Davidson Museum: This museum is truly a beautiful homage to a wonderful American made product from a company over 100 years old! From the engine room that showcases every engine they made to the bikes that were used in the movies there is truly something for everyone in your family. Very reasonably priced, check their website for special happenings too. The exhibits are top notch. The restaurant on site has good food. This is a great place to view the true history of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. A fantastic display from the first H-D motorcycle to the newest additions to their lineup. The display takes you on a tour of their vast production history. The museum also offers free admission for HOG members. We highly recommend it to anyone interested in Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. A restaurant and a store for clothing and accessories is located next door to the museum.
Indulgence Chocolatiers: Nice selection of chocolates and truffles as well as bar chocolates, coffees and wine. Somewhat pricey but worth it. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the pairings and options!
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum: Villa Terrace is a historic mansion on the bluff above Lake Michigan. It has a small decorative arts museum and information about the Smith family that built it in 1923. It is a beautiful venue for a small wedding reception. The outdoor patio is beautiful and overlooks the gardens and the lake. The main dining room is beautiful for catered dinners. A nice gem close to downtown.
Milwaukee Art Museum: The building itself is beautiful, even at night. It has great galleries with very interesting exhibits. Multiple pieces of art by the big names, as well as little known artists. A favorite is the folk art. They have some incredible, unique pieces. The contemporary collection is also very nice. Having access to the patio, we could see the view of the city and the lake. There is a small cafe if you need a little something to snack on. There is also a gift shop. Parking is excellent with an attached garage. Worth the trip!
Milwaukee Public Museum: Where it really shines is how it showcases how Milwaukee was an integral part of the history of building the country, in shipping, and for those headed westward. The city is known for its large German settler presence: they do a nice job of showcasing how the German brew makers found themselves in one of the best places in the country to brew some of the best beers in the country for over a century. The museum also has a section called “The Streets of Old Milwaukee” taken from about the turn of the 20th century. Cobblestone streets, shops replicated that immigrants brought their specialties to sell to the population, and a view of what life was like in an earlier, and possibly simpler, time. Worth a good afternoon’s exploration.
Milwaukee Brewery Tour: Visit some of the best brew spots in Milwaukee on a 3.5-hour guided brewery tour. Your guide introduces you to brewery founders and staff who share their passion for beer. Your tour includes two 6-ounce beers at each brewery, and visits to Lakefront Brewery, Gathering Place Brewing, Black Husky Brewing, and Company Brewing. Travel with a small group limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience.
Milwaukee County Zoo: A great zoo for the entire family. Animals are treated very well. Animal enclosures are very spacious and clean. Great activities throughout the year for the whole family. Very informative information is available on each species of animals. A wide variety of animals for your enjoyment. A great petting zoo available. A great gift shop too. A great place to visit.
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James Duane Doty, a territorial judge and land speculator, named Madison after the recently deceased President James Madison in 1836. Doty, who co-owned 1000 acres of land where downtown Madison now stands, lobbied aggressively to have Madison declared state capital, even going as far as trying to bribe legislators with high quality buffalo robes. Doty also named the streets in his new town after the other 38 signers of the U.S. Constitution.
Wisconsin State Capitol: This is probably the most classically beautiful state capitol in America. The resemblance to the national capitol in Washington is striking, but this building also has many unique and interesting features. It has been recently restored to its majestic splendor. Free tours offered daily leave from the rotunda. You will discover hidden treasures and visit spaces not usually open to the public if you elect a free tour. This is the centennial year of the capitol. Special displays recounting historical events and notable Wisconsinites are in the first-floor rotunda. Great views of the city from the observation decks in the dome. The people of Wisconsin invested wisely in this tribute to the State. Look for state symbols incorporated throughout the structure. A must see when visiting Madison.
Memorial Union Terrace: The Memorial Union Terrace is a unique place within a unique city. It’s a place where not just students congregate but also visitors. Located within easy walk of the university’s Rathskeller, one may order a meal from many locations before heading over to the terrace. And a good meal isn’t the only reason to head to this Madison jewel. There’s a reason why students and townspeople alike make this their destination with darkness pending. The sunsets from this area are simply spellbinding and coupled with the bustle of activity and music filling the air make for a wonderful experience. Helping make the even special is the co-mingling of students with those new to the terrace. Nearby, vendors offer a veritable feast with a variety of food options helping to create an experience for sight and taste. There is great Wisconsin ice cream, floats, shakes, sundaes and pretty much any sort of ice cream desert you can imagine. You can swim and there is a lifeguard on duty through the day. The water stretches out for miles and there are sail boats, power boats and wind surfers to watch. A great way to spend the day.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens: One of Madison’s most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a sunken garden, perennial garden, rose garden, rock garden, herb garden, wildflower garden and a tropical conservatory. This is a great botanical garden and conservatory to begin with, but add in the only Thai Pavilion in North America and it’s a MUST-SEE There is a $2 fee except on Wednesdays when it’s free. Don’t let the photo fool you, this is a gold-leafed pavilion which looks yellow in pics. Accessible through out and nice niches of shade for a cool respite or quiet reflection. Don’t miss the herb garden or rock garden. The gift shop is the cutest gift shop ever. They have the nicest items for sale and would highly recommend checking it out.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum: This museum is a wonderful tribute to the men and women of Wisconsin who served in wars around the world. Some of the displays are actual items from Wis. soldiers. There are fabulous life-like displays of the different war eras. These displays have high-quality mannequins based off real people. They are not your clothing store mannequins. It makes the vignettes SO life-like. There is even a Huey helicopter suspended from the ceiling. Throughout the museum you hear sounds associated with wars. There are also interviews from the real soldiers who served. Very well done.
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