February 7, 2013

Mid-winter Shopping Escapes

Wisconsin is blessed with some of the best lakes, trails and natural areas in the Midwest. Throughout the winter, people flock to Wisconsin to cross-country ski, snowmobile, ice fish and snowshoe.

But for others, winter is the time of the year for enjoying Wisconsin’s indoor activities – and for many, that means shopping.

These three communities offer a variety of shopping options, great lodging and a wide selection of dining choices, making them the perfect mid-winter shopping escapes.

Greenway Station

Middleton – A Top Stop for Shopping

Located just minutes from Madison, you’ll find one of Wisconsin’s best shopping escapes. Middleton is home to Greenway Station, a unique complex of shops and restaurants. It features landscaped walkways and a sensible layout that makes shopping here a real pleasure. Two hotels are located in the complex and five more hotels can be found just minutes away.

In addition to Greenway Station, Middleton offers a downtown full of shops and restaurants. One of the most interesting shops is the National Mustard Museum, home to more than 5,000 jars, bottles and tubes of mustard from 50 states and more than 60 countries. See a full list of Middleton shops. 

Shop Stevens Point Area

Stevens Point – Shop the Center of the State 

Downtown Stevens Point is a great place to shop. Explore a delightful variety of shops along Stevens Point’s Main Street. Antiques, collectibles, hand-made toys, ceramics, homemade fudge and candy – you’ll find it all in downtown Stevens Point. While you’re out exploring the shops, don’t forget to see the many hand-painted historical murals located throughout the neighborhood.

Outside downtown, you’ll find Herrschner’s, an outlet shop for one of the world’s largest craft catalogs. And while you’re in the Stevens Point Area, be sure to take a tour of the four outstanding breweries. Find a complete list of Stevens Point area shops.

Shop Oshkosh

Oshkosh – Outstanding Outlet Shopping

One of Wisconsin’s best shopping destinations is the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh. Explore the forty brand-name stores that make up this treasure trove of bargains, including two dozen of the biggest names in the apparel business. Men’s clothing offerings include Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Tommy Hilfiger. Women’s clothing retailers include rue21 etc., Dress Barn, Maurices and Christopher & Banks Outlet.

Foodies will love the culinary-related merchandise at Le Gourmet Chef, Kitchen Collection and Corningware Correlle & More. Still have some shopping left in you? Visit the Yankee Candle Outlet or Bath & Body Works Outlet, two sweet-smelling ways to end a late winter’s day of shopping in Oshkosh.  Find more information on shopping in Oshkosh.

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