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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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September 13, 2013

Pumpkin Patches Aplenty

Celebrate fall with a trip to the pumpkin farm. In addition to pumpkins, these three farms offer lots of ways to enjoy a crisp fall day.

Pumkin patch

Onalaska

Just a short drive from Onalaska in the community of West Salem, you’ll find a fun corn maze as well as a farm animals, covered-wagon rides and goats for kids to pet. And, of course, there’s a pumpkin patch.

Haunted Cornfield at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm in West Bend

At this farm, you’ll find pumpkins, a corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, farm animals and a petting zoo. The Friday and Saturday night “Haunted Corn Maze” is quite spooky.

Oshkosh

In addition to pumpkins, this farm offers train rides, a bounce house, a farmers market, petting zoo and farm animals.

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September 13, 2013

Where the Walleye Lurk: Great Fall Walleye Destinations

During the summer month, it seems that walleyes only bite when it’s cloudy, rainy or windy. In the fall, that changes. Some of the best fall walleye fishing days are bright, sunny and calm. For the walleye angler who has worked hard all summer long to put fish in the boat, fall can be a real treat.

Fall fishing

This fall, you can’t go wrong with any of these four walleye destinations.

Oshkosh on Lake Winnebago

Lake Winnebago is the king of all Wisconsin walleye fisheries. At 138,000 acres, a walleye angler could spend a lifetime fishing this lake. The two techniques that catch the most fish during the fall are jigging and trolling. Look for walleye near mid-lake humps and depressions. Fall can bring some tremendous catches.

Boulder Junction’s 194 Lakes

This resort town is best known as a musky hotspot. However, nearly all of the lakes that dot this quiet little corner of Wisconsin hold walleye. In fact, the clean, clear waters of Boulder Junction hold some hefty fish. Even some of the smaller, lesser-known lakes in the area offer good walleye fishing. Plus, the fall color is spectacular here.

Lake Onalaska and the Mississippi River

The community of Onalaska is set on the banks of 7,700-acre Lake Onalaska, one of the best fishing holes on the entire Mississippi River. Each fall, the walleye fishing heats up on this complex of channels, sloughs and sprawling backwaters. The best walleye fishing can be found near current.

Lake Du Bay in the Stevens Point Area

Just a short drive north of Stevens Point you’ll find the 6,800-acre Lake Du Bay, an enormous impoundment on the Wisconsin River. Look for walleye near old river channels. Jigging is the method of choice here. Don’t be surprised if you hook into a smallmouth bass or even one of the lake’s muskies.

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June 26, 2013

Looking for lodging in Oshkosh?

The newly renovated Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center is your best bet. Nestled downtown on the banks of the Fox River, many guest rooms overlook scenic views of the river and Lake Winnebago. It features amenities such as a pool, whirlpool, fitness center, game room, laundry and full breakfast. Connected to the Oshkosh Convention Center, guests can also enjoy their bar/grill and lounge space.

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