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October 14, 2013

Warm Winter Fun – Wisconsin’s Most Interesting Indoor Attractions

When the wind is howling outside, head indoors and discover some of Wisconsin’s most interesting attractions.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Housed in a dramatic new building on the banks of the Milwaukee River, West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art is a great place to spend a cold winter’s day. West Bend is located less than an hour northwest of Milwaukee in the rolling, green hills of the Kettle Moraine. The museum features art by Wisconsin artists. It’s the largest collection of its kind and includes a definitive collection of paintings by the Milwaukee-born artist Carl Von Marr. Don’t miss the breathtaking exhibit of Native American photographs, “Edward S. Curtis and the Vanishing Race,” which runs through January 5.

AirVenture Museum

EAA AirVenture Museum

See more than 250 airplanes on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. Each of the planes housed in this enormous museum is an important piece of the story of experimental aviation. You’ll find planes on the floor, ceiling and walls of this exciting and colorful museum. There’s also a section devoted to children – you’ll find exhibits that teach about the physics behind flight as well as piloting an airplane and air-traffic control. You’ll leave with an appreciation for the amazing technology behind flight and the brave men and women who dared to pilot these machines.

Mustard Museum

National Mustard Museum

One of the strangest museums in Wisconsin is the National Mustard Museum, located in downtown Middleton. This one-of-a-kind shrine to the ubiquitous sandwich topping is pure fun. If you’re a lover of mustard, you’ll be thrilled by the sheer size of the collection – thousands of jars, tubes and bottles adorn the walls. But, even if you’re merely neutral when it comes to the subject of mustard, you’ll leave with a sincere appreciation of the condiment. Don’t miss this quirky and creative collection.

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July 15, 2013

Long Rides: Top Trails for Daylong Biking

Wisconsin offers thousands of miles of outstanding bicycling trails. During the summer, thousands of bicyclists flock to the Badger State to ride. Some of these riders are looking for short rides of ten miles or less, but many riders are looking for longer rides. If you like to rack up the miles, here are seven daylong riding opportunities you don’t want to miss.

Biking in Stevens Point

  • Green Circle Trail – This 26-mile trail system circles its way through the Stevens Point area.
  • Great River State Trail – Take a pedal along the Mississippi River on this 24-mile trail in Onalaska.
  • Tomorrow River State Trail – Ride this 29-mile trail running east from the Stevens Point area.
  • Eisenbahn State Trail – This level trail runs for 25 miles through the Kettle Moraine region and the community of West Bend.
  • Country Roads of Western Dane CountyMiddleton is the perfect jumping off point for riding the beautiful country roads of western Dane County.
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