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Festivals and Events
National Railroad Museum
Heritage Hill Living History Museum
Ethnic Settlement Trail
"Welcome to the beauty, the history and the culture of Wisconsin's Ethnic Settlement Trail (W.E.S.T.). Welcome to the warm hospitality of interesting early ethnic settlements. Join us as we wind our way over many routes, past settlement structures built more than 140 years ago. Tour the trails of our ancestors in this 1996 collection of Wisconsin's ethnic settlement groups. Follow the Green Bay Ethnic Trail, Wisconsin's original Native American, then Military Road overland settlement highway.
Be with us at our region's many ethnic festivals throughout the year including the second annual W.E.S.T. Fest held at Brown County's Heritage Hills State Park. Celebrate the wonderful diversity of native American cultures, along with the many other cultures and tours described with this new 1996 edition of A Visitor's Guide to Wisconsin's Ethnic Settlement Trail.
Join us on Ethnic Trail Day October 6 at Festivals all over Wisconsin. Enjoy with us the special differences of our common heritage. Help W.E.S.T. to fulfill its vision, to "celebrate ethnic harmony"! See you on the ethnic trail! "
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"The small lakeshore community of Algoma wasn't always known by that particular name. In fact, Algoma is a relatively new name for the city. Discovered in 1834 by Joseph McCormick of Manitowoc, the first settlement, established in 1851 by Irish and English pioneers was called Wolf River. This was a loose translation from the Indian An-Ne-Pe which meant "land of the great gray wolf" a legendary animal in stories told by local Indians. Those early settlers had a friendly relationship with their Native American neighbors--the Potawatomi, who passed on the legend through word of mouth storytelling."
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"If you love fresh air, lakes and rivers surrounded by deep green forest and clear water, then Langlade County is the place to be. "
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Ashland County
"Ashland, WI. Year around recreation area on Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior. Ashland is surrounded by forests, inland lakes and located on Lake Superior. Ashland is near the Apostle Island National Lakeshore. "
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Baileys Harbor
"This community is the first established village on the Door Peninsula.   In 1848 Captain Justice Bailey was seeking refuge from a ferocious storm on Lake Michigan and came ashore in our sheltered harbor.  Originally established as a lumbering community, immigrants settled the surrounding land to include farming. Many dairy farms, and our town, have undergone changes over the years , but our heritage still stands, as proof today of the conviction of our early ancestors. "
Festivals and Events,
Things to do
"Always Something .....
... going on here!! Doesn't matter whether it is summer or winter, there are always activities going on. From the lake to the orchards in the hills, each season brings special events and opportunities. Or if you are looking for a more "secluded" experience, we can point you in the right direction. So whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or in search of social activities, we can help you! "
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Bayfield County
"Located at the top of Wisconsin, Ashland and Bayfield Counties share an inheritance - - the rich cultural and historic resources of our area. Walk in the footsteps of our proud Native Americans, explorers and immigrants, trappers, lake captains, railroad engineers, statesmen and politicians."
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Beaver Dam
"Beaver Dam Lake is the 16th largest lake in Wisconsin and provides excellent summer and winter fishing. The largest lake in Dodge County, Beaver Dam Lake covers 6,600 acres, is 14 miles long, and has over 41 miles of shoreline. Besides fishing, the lake is especially suited for speedboating, sailing, water-skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Numerous public parks and boat launching sites within the city and around the lake provide free access for all-seasons recreation.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has worked together with Ducks Unlimited, Fish America Foundation, Beaver Dam Lake Property Owner's Association, and the Beaver Dam Lake Fisherman's Club to maintain great fishing on Beaver Dam lake. A fish management/stocking program provides excellent fishing for northern pike, walleye, bass, catfish, bullhead, and a variety of panfish. Wild celery has been planted in various areas to provide food and habitat for both waterfowl and fish. These efforts have worked to make Beaver Dam Lake a paradise for the sportsman. The beautiful canvasback ducks, geese, and many other waterfowl use the lake in the spring to next and appear in good numbers during the fall migrations. "
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Boulder Junction
"The Musky Capital of the World"
"Surrounded by more than 240,000 acres of lush forests and with 194 sparkling lakes within nine miles of town, Boulder Junction offers vacation enjoyment second to none.   If you are searching for a place that offers trophy fishing, then drop a line in our teeming lakes, where you'll find Musky , Northern, Walleye, Trout, Bass, Perch, Crappie, Pan Fish and more.....  If you are searching for a friendly smile, step into any of our many business. You'll be greeted with courtesy and treated with sincere care. We want all visitors to know that they are appreciated.  If you are searching for a four-season vacation spot that offers swimming, skiing, sailing, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skating, shopping, dining and entertainment for every member of your family, you have finally found it in Boulder Junction. So whether you are looking for a Spring fishing trip, a Summer vacation with the family, an opportunity to experience the stunning colors of the forests and lakes in Fall or a Winter getaway to explore our beautiful wooded trails on snowmobile or skis, we believe we can offer you an unforgettable vacation experience."
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Burnett Region
"Burnett County, Wisconsin is the place to find whatever you're looking for.
Whether you want excitement, relaxation, adventure or peace and quiet, you'll find it here.
We're just an hour's drive from Minneapolis / St. Paul or Duluth / Superior. "
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Cable Area
"Located in the heart of the Chequamgeon National Forest, the Cable Area offers the best in outdoor recreation! Including county and corporate lands, the Cable Area offers almost a million acres of Fun In The Forest! If you have been looking to get away from the crowds of your last vacation or just want to get as far away from Monday as possible, let the uncrowded good nature of the Cable Area be your next visit!"
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"The salt-glazed pottery capital of the world is a strong artistic community consisting of a diverse collection of independently owned businesses and services. Cambridge offers a variety of specialty shops from antiques and boutiques to art galleries and hand-made candies, and a coffee shop or two.
The close proximity to Madison (the State Capital), Milwaukee and Chicago makes Cambridge an ideal day-trip destination. Those searching for renowned restaurants, crafts and numerous pottery studios, a relaxing day at the beach, a cross-county ski trip or a hike through one of the areaOs many parks and nature areas have an abundance of options."
Calendar of events through their homepage.
Chippewa Flowage - Hayward
"Wisconsin's third largest lake, is preserved in her pristine wilderness state for you and all future generations to enjoy. In 1923, the Northern States Power Company (NSP), completed the dam across the Chippewa River, backing up the waters of 11 natural lakes, nine natural rivers and countless streams and ponds to form the Lake Chippewa Flowage.
With more than 17,000 acres of water, 140 islands and over 200 miles of undeveloped shoreline, the Chippewa Flowage offers you a world of opportunity right here in the North Woods. Enjoy the thrill of a fighting musky, elusive walleye, slab crappie, numerous small or large mouth bass, jumbo perch and plentiful panfish, we have them all for you to enjoy."
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Delavan Lake
"Surprisingly Different"
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Dodge County
"Many communities in Dodge County have fun things to see and do.
Nature & Wildlife
Historic Sites
Outdoor Recreation
One hour from Milwaukee, Three hours from Chicago, Five Hours from Minneapolis"
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Door County
Calendar of events through their homepage.
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Eagle River
"Nestled amidst sparkling lakes, stately forests, and Wisconsin's great Northwoods, Eagle River offers a satisfying experience for everyone. Whether you pursue sport, wildlife, solitude, or enlightenment, Eagle River, Wisconsin, provides the perfect vacation setting all year round."
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Eau Claire
"The Chippewa Valley, as our area is often referred to, combines natural beauty, history, family entertainment and turns it into an experience that is relaxing and enjoyable. "
"We're Always Up to Something FUNN!"
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Fond du Lac
"explore the freshwater inland lake and experience the talking houses, and historic places tour."
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Fox Cities
"Breakfast at the fur trader's mansion, cheese-sampling at the factory, hayrides at the farm, toe-tapping and laughter at the dinner theatre, taste-testing at the brewery. Not to mention our secret haven for chocolate lovers, what's buzzing at the bee farm, power trips at the hydro-center, yarns and other tales at the knitting mill, magic moments at the museum. "
" From the adventure club that wanted "something weird" (they milked cows at the dairy farm, took magic lessons from the magician, and made pottery at the artist's studio) to the history buffs that wanted to step back in time (they said our Historic Bar Tour was the best ever!), we pull out all the stops to make your trip a success. "
Calendar of events and annual events and of course the major events.
Grant County
"Recreation: State Parks And Recreation Areas, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Bowling Alleys, Golf Courses, Skiing, Sleigh Rides, Snowmobile Trails, Chicago Bears Summer Training Camp
Museums: Mining Museum, Rollo Jamison Museum, Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum, Fennimore Railroad Historical Society
Tours: Farm Trails, Capitol Auto Tours, Ethnic Settlements & History Auto Tour, Wisconsin's Great Mississippi River Road, Cheese Factory Tours"
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Green Bay Area
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Green Bay City Server/Activities
" There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Green Bay area. Camping, fishing, and hiking are all popular outdoor activities. The NEW Zoo, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and Green Bay Botanical Garden all give visitors a chance to get back to nature. Feel the need to golf? Our golfing guide gives you the lowdown on all the publically playable courses within reasonable driving distance of Green Bay.
Kastle Karts, Bay Beach, and Fort Fun all offer outdoor family fun. During the winter, come back and for information on cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and even sledding.
To get out of the elements during the Wisconsin winter, you might want to take a trip to Oneida Bingo and Casino. Or check out traditional indoor activities like bowling, roller skating, or watching your kids run around at Discovery Zone. "
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Green Bay Online
Green Bay City Server
NetNet Green Bay
Hayward Lakes
"By late June the musky action starts to pick up on some of the larger lakes and usually we start to see more trophy size muskies registered then. Just a few of our top trophy producing lakes are the famous Chippewa flowage, Lac Courte Oreilles, Round lake, and Grindstone. If you are fishing the Hayward area don't overlook its bass fishery, both large and smallmouth. Over the last few years we have seen our bass populations on many lakes growing. This may be due to several reasons but I suspect that the fact that most avid bass anglers practice a high degree of catch and release is a major factor as it has been with our musky fishery. Along with many of the smaller lakes you can find some great bassing for both large and smallmouth on the Chippewa flowage and super smallmouth fishing on Round lake, Grindstone, Lac Courte Oreilles, and several other lakes and rivers.
On the "Big Chip" the best largemouth action can usually be found on the west side of the lake and for the smallmouth the east side is better. Switching tactics and fishing bass on those summer days when fishing seems slow on our northern lakes can often turn around a tough fishing day for you. No matter what your favorite fish is, we all should do our part to ensure good fishing in the future. One of the easiest things we can do is to be more selective on the size and number of fish we keep for the pan. Good luck and enjoy our Wisconsin Northland Outdoors. "
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"They say 'location is everything.' And what could be better than a comfy spot between the beautiful St. Croix River and the bluffs of Western Wisconsin - all just 20 minutes east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
The St. Croix River is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the United States. In 1974, Congress designated the St. Croix River as a protected scenic riverway, preserving the beauty of the shoreline for generations to come."
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Iron River Area
"From the Pike Chain of Lakes and the White River, through the Forests, to the Great Lake Superior and the Brule River Valley, the Iron River Area offers an incredible outdoor experience. This is a Special Place....
'Where The Seasons Never End'"
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The land between Interstate 94 and Lake Michigan.
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Kickapoo Valley-Along Winding Rivers
"Your gateway to the Kickapoo Valley -- Bike, canoe, camp, hike or just relax.
Looking for blue skies, hidden valleys, and nature in all its splendor? Linger with us for a while as we introduce you to the many recreational possibilities of the Coulee Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. If you are looking for a quiet week-end getaway or a week of rest and recreation, there is something for you here."
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La Crosse
"Come experience the beauty of 'God's Country'"
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Lake Chippewa Flowage
"The "Big Chip" caters to everyone from the avid fisherman seeking out another world record musky, to the canoeist, quietly paddling along her undeveloped shoreline. Enter into the acres of flowage waters in your kayak to one of our several island CAMPSITES and discover the unknown wilderness. Only you can experience the solitude of the numerous hidden bays and islands the "Big Chip" has to offer.
While exploring the hidden bays and islands, enjoy the bald eagle gracefully flying overhead, the LOONS acting ever so playful, the beavers rapidly building their lodges, or the blue heron seeking out his dinner. Enter into wooded terrain, only to find the hundreds of acres of white tailed deer and the bear feeding on the land itself, or the raccoons and porcupines making their way through the thick woods. These acres of wooded terrain provide excellent trails for the snowmobiler, snowshoer or skier of the family."
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Lincoln County
"Lincoln County has a lot to offer. From its 281 natural lakes to the 120 miles of rivers, there’s no shortage of resources for fishing or water sports. Council Grounds State Park, located in Merrill, offers camping, boating, and a stretch of beach frontage along the Wisconsin River. Try out one or all three golf courses, one of the beautiful bed-and-breakfast inns, or simply spend your time visiting museums and landmarks."
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Madeline Island
"Experience the rich history of Madeline Island through exhibits & public programs that explore 3 centuries of Island life, from Ojibway culture to the fur trade, missionaries to loggers, boat building to fishing. Museum store, musical orientation program, daily tours. "
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" Madison offers both small town charm and a range of cultural and recreational opportunities usually found in much larger cities. And, with four lakes and over 200 parks, it is one of the nation's most scenic cities. A host of picturesque communities, many retaining their strong ethnic heritage, surrounds the city. "
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Madison-Mad about Madison
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"Welcome to Manitowoc, Wisconsin's Maritime Capitol! We invite you to explore miles of panoramic views of Lake Michigan and sandy beaches! The quiet solitude of our rolling countryside! A Nautical Vacation Destination! Here you'll discover all you need to plan a family vacation, a motorcoach tour, or a business meeting, with an intriguing historical, nautical flavor."
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For a weekend , a month or a season, you'll never tire of the remarkable Mercer lakes area !!!"
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Fishing Report
"Milwaukeeans donate more per capita to the arts than any other city in the country. The result: an extensive variety of performing arts from which to choose."
"A multitude of museums awaits the eager visitor. The Milwaukee Public Museum, ranked number one in exhibits nationwide, has astonished visitors with its unique walk-through exhibit designs since 1882. The Milwaukee Art Museum, housed in a landmark Eoro Saarinen building on the lakefront, is Wisconsin's premier visual arts museum.
Discovery World - The James Lovell Museum of Science, Economics and Technology features "touch and do" exhibits on science, economics and technology for kids ages 10 and up. Next door, the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater provides thrills for all ages. This is the only IMAX theater in Wisconsin. The newly opened Betty Brinn Children's Museum where kids "learn their way smart" provides interactive, hands-on fun and learning for kids ages 1-10. "
"In addition, The Milwaukee County Zoo is consistently ranked among the finest zoological gardens in the world. The Mitchell Park Conservatory, comprised of three geodesic domes, offers visitors the climate of a tropical rain forest, an arid desert or a seasonal floral display; the Milwaukee County Historical Society provides a trip back in time; the Pettit National Ice Center, the only facility of its kind in the U.S. and only one of five in the world, offers public skating along with a 400 meter speed skating oval and two international sized ice sheets for Olympic training; Whitnall Park and Kettle Moraine offer spectacular gardens and nature walks. "
"Milwaukeeans do more than watch the action from the sidelines. They participate every chance they get. Biking, swimming, skiing, football, baseball, tennis, golf and running are just a sampling of the recreational activities available in Greater Milwaukee. Nearly 15,000 acres of parkland in Milwaukee County, and numerous private facilities, provide plenty of room for all. "
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Mineral Point
"Welcome to our quaint and historic city nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Driftless Area of Southwestern Wisconsin. Browse through our renowned antique shops, unique artisans' studios, specialty shops, and traditional businesses all located in Wisconsin's first historic district. Tour the historic sites that offer a glimpse of the past. Enjoy traditional Cornish dishes, including pasty and figgyhobbin, that only Mineral Point bakers can prepare so well. Discover our well-tended parks strategically located throughout the city. Come enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of picturesque Mineral Point. The city's friendly residents welcome you with open arms and smiling faces.
-Greggory Bennett, Mayor "
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Minocqua - Arbor Vitae - Woodruff Area
"Welcome to the Lakeland Area!
(Minocqua - Arbor Vitae - Woodruff, Wisconsin)
You have just discovered one of the most beautiful destinations in North America. With over 3,200 lakes, streams, and ponds we are proud to be recognized as having one of the largest concentrations of fresh water in the world. In addition to our beautiful lakes, our area is surrounded by the magnificence of the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest. From sun up through sun down the Lakeland area is breathtaking beyond imagination! Look further to discover why being Up North Is Good For Your Soul!"
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" A Friendly Little Community On The Beautiful Wisconsin Landscape! "
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Mississippi River Valley-12 Vintage Villages
"The tiny towns in this guide are both linked and divided by the beautiful Mississippi River. Minnesota and Wisconsin share the water, the wetlands, and the valley. From any of our towns, you can look out across the river and have your gaze returned by the bluffs of the neighboring state. We have banded together to produce this guide because individually we are small, but collectively we offer visitors a great variety of destinations, activities and natural beauty.
This section of the Mississippi River is a flyway for migrating swans, geese, ducks, and even pelicans. We mark the passing of the seasons with the birds overhead, and thrill to their wild cries as the long V's wing their way by instinct to faraway destinations. Many will temporarily touch down in the back waters within camera range-and we'll be glad to give you ball park dates for these arrivals. Bald eagles perch in huge old trees along the river banks and wait for their meals to float by. The best time to see these huge birds in action is winter and spring."
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Nelson Lake
"Since the damming of the Totagatic River in 1938, Nelson Lake has provided some of the finest fishing in an area world famous for its fish. From 1977 until 1982, Nelson held the State Record for the Bluegill (2 lb. 5 oz.) We still hold the State Record for the Brown Bullhead (3lb. 12 oz. in 1972), as well as the WORLD RECORD for the Yellow Bullhead (3lb. 5 0z.) until 1983. Our Walleyes are so prolific that the Department of Natural Resources has never found the need for a restocking program on THIS lake since 1969."
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Oconto County
""Oconto" was the name first given to the river which drains all of this present county and empties into the waters of Green Bay. This Native American term meant "plentiful with fish" and was first used in 1840 by government surveyors of the area."
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Point of Beginnings Heritage Tourism Area
"Its name is derived from the Point of Beginning marker. This benchmark is where government surveyor Lucius Lyons began the statewide survey of Wisconsin in 1831.
The Point of Beginning is the spot where the fourth principal meridian crosses the Illinois/Wisconsin border, just south of Hazel Green. To mark the spot, Lucius and his crew built a mound six feet tall by six feet square and hammered an oak post deep into its heart. Every village, town and "back forty" in Wisconsin has been surveyed from this benchmark. In the 1970s, state surveyors dug up what was left of the original oak post and replaced it with a modern marker. The numbers in the center of the monument refer to the land sections that come together at the Point of beginning."
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Port Washington
"We are located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, 25 miles north of Milwaukee along Interstate 43. Our downtown is lake level and boasts many specialty shops, award winning restaurants, historic harbor, gorgeous marina, natural sand beach, and a pedestrian friendly breakwater to our art-deco lighthouse.
You will enjoy a touch of New England lakeside village charm in our "city of seven hills" triumphed with lake bluffs and breathtaking views from spectacular heights."
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Polk County Region
"With over 400 lakes and streams, Polk County offers a variety of fishing challenges and excitement. Polk County lakes and streams team with many of the best species of game fish:
•Black Crappie •Bluegill •Largemouth Bass •Muskellunge •Northern Pike •Smallmouth Bass •Walleye •Yellow Perch"
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Racine County
"Racine, located on Lake Michigan, between the Milwaukee and Chicago metropolitan areas, a picturesque lake front and harbor make Racine not only pleasurable, but a rewarding, relaxing and recreational place to visit."
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"The Rhinelander area has a rich and unique history. From its logging start to its mysterious hodag, Rhinelander's history is both educational and entertaining for the entire family.
Vacationing in the Rhinelander area? If you would like to go to a park for a picnic, or spend an afternoon golfing, be sure to check out these family favorite attractions."
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Rib Lake
"The Rib Lake Area is a year-round recreational wonderland with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and thousands of acres of public lands. Many people enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming, ice fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling. Many types of fish are caught in the lake such as Northern, Walleye, Muskie and various pan fish. "
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Rice Lake Area
"We can offer you all kinds of wonderful things to see and do, like: boating, fishing, swimming, watersports, sailing, canoeing, hiking, biking, picnicking, camping. In Fall great hunting. And in Winter downhill and cross-country skiing and miles of snowmobile trails. There is everything right here from pristine lakes to waterslides; from nature trails and nature preserves to go-cart tracks; from a restored pioneer village to a modern shopping mall with everything you might need, including the latest in fashion. But best of all--and for those seeking peace and quiet--here is the place to come to where you can just relax and enjoy the silence.
How do you describe a place that is so wonderful that many of its residents want to keep it a secret? Heavenly? Open and Free? Pristine? Nature at its very best? The Rice Lake Area is all of these and more. Close to the major cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago, yet in many good ways still a rural place where neighbors are helpful and friends are everywhere. Words can only hint at what a wonderful place this is, pictures can convey a bit more. But to really experience it, you will have to come here and stay awhile. Check out the motels, campgrounds, and resorts on our page and plan your stay in a truly delightful setting. "
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Sauk Prairie
"Sauk City, Wisconsin's oldest incorporated village, along with its sister village of Prairie du Sac are located in the heart of some of the most breathtaking countryside in the upper Midwest.  Rolling hills, pastoral meadows, dramatic bluffs, serene forests and cool lakes and streams make this a favorite destination for vacationers year round."
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Sawyer County - Hayward
"On the "Big Chip" the best largemouth action can usually be found on the west side of the lake and for the smallmouth the east side is better. Switching tactics and fishing bass on those summer days when fishing seems slow on our northern lakes can often turn around a tough fishing day for you. No matter what your favorite fish is, we all should do our part to ensure good fishing in the future. One of the easiest things we can do is to be more selective on the size and number of fish we keep for the pan. Good luck and enjoy our Wisconsin Northland Outdoors. "
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"Sheboygan: Voted the "Best Place to Raise a Family" by Reader's Digest in the April 1997 issue. Sheboygan emerges a clear winner, says Daniel Levine of Reader's Digest. "It is a very friendly place, with an affordable cost of living, many school activities and a very low unemployment rate."
Harbor Centre Marina has been called the finest facility on the western shores of Lake Michigan. The panoramic view of the lakefront and Deland Park, which hosts some major summer festivals, make the Sheboygan Lakefront a favorite destination for visitors and residents alike.
Not to mention the Riverfront Boardwalk and Fish Shanty Village. A collection of weathered fish shanties, some of which serve their original purpose, others are now shops, galleries and restaurants. "
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Spring Green
"Few places can offer as much variety in things to do and places to see, surrounded by such scenic beauty, as can be found in the Spring Green Area of Wisconsin.
How best to spend your time with us? That is a question with many possible answers! We have the American Players Theatre - world class Shakespearean theatre in a natural amphitheatre; the home and school of Frank Lloyd Wright, recognized as the world's greatest architect by the International Architecture Society; the incomparable House on the Rock; a Robert Trent Jones Sr. Golf Course; exceptional galleries and artists' studios; plenty of specialty shopping and antiques; scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails at nearby county and state parks; cross-country skiing; canoe trips on the Wisconsin River; and summer concerts by a variety of local and international groups. We're also an easy drive from the ever-popular Wisconsin Dells, historical Mineral Point, the Caves at Blue Mounds, the Mississippi River and much more. "
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St. Croix Valley
"The St. Croix has become a recreational mecca. It stretches over 150 miles as the boundary between Wisconsin and Minnesota and is the only river in the world that is protected along its entire length. There is a uniqueness to the 60 miles that spans the Scenic St. Croix Valley. It runs between the rugged palisades at Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls in the north to the confluence of the Mississippi River at Hastings and Prescott to the south."
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St. Germain
"The St. Germain area offers a wealth of recreational opportunities year around. Enjoy cool spring walks, a round of golf, boating, fishing, hunting and biking. When snow falls our trails are groomed continually to provide excellent surfaces for skiing and snowmobiling through dense forests and along winding rivers throughout the Northwoods."
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Stevens Point
"Rural charm and sophisticated style blend on the banks of the Wisconsin River, making the Stevens Point Area a must-stay stop in your travels. "
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"Wisconsin Point, the long slit of land protecting Superior's harbor, allows an unforgettable view of the lake. Located on the eastern edge of Superior, "The Point" is a perfect place to spend a brilliant crisp fall afternoon strolling the beach in search of driftwood and Lake Superior agates.

Pattison State Park and Amnicon Falls State Park offer nature lovers a quiet oasis surrounded by forests drenched in fall's rich colors. Big Manitou Falls, the highest waterfall in Wisconsin, is in the heart of Pattison State Park. Its waters cascade over the rocks to the pool below, rippling the mirror-like surface and its fall color reflections. "
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Three Lakes
"Three Lakes, Wisconsin is a small community nestled in the midst of the Northwoods, and more specifically, the Nicolet National Forest. The Nicolet offers scenic bicycling, hiking, camping, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, and world class snowmobiling. One of our greatest vacation features is the largest freshwater Chain Of Lakes in the world. The "Chain" consists of 28 lakes, 20 of which are easily accessible from Three Lakes."
"Three Lakes is a wonderful place to spend your Wisconsin vacation, holiday, or weekend . . . we've got an awful lot to offer. Every season presents its own unique recreational opportunities, and spectacular serene settings. So, come spend some time with us in our small and friendly town!"
"If you're looking for wild berries, historic memorabilia, a wine tasting fiesta, magnificent scenery and wildlife, or just rip-roaring entertainment . . .We Have What You're Looking For! "
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"The Greater Tomahawk Area in Wisconsin is a special place to visit any time of the year! As the seasons change from the newness of spring, to the lazy days of summer, to the spectacular color of fall, and finally to the still of winter, so do the activities change. Every season offers something for everyone, assuring a fun and relaxing stay. Whether you prefer to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of our rivers, lakes, parks and forests or spend time in the great outdoors fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross-country or water skiing, you can do it all! Our waters offer excellent opportunities for catching that trophy walleye, northern, bass, pan fish, or trout for one of the area's fishing contests. Greater Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited, a group dedicated to maintaining and improving fishing in this area, have funded contests for kids and projects such as boat landings at Sara Park, stocking of fish and handicapped access in Memorial park. Be sure to catch the Kwahamot Water Ski Club in action at one of their shows.
Bicycling is a great way to enjoy the scenery, especially on our Hiawatha Bike Trail, soon linking Tomahawk to the Bearskin Bike Trail. Spend some time in beautiful Bradley Park, or hike up to the highest point in Wisconsin--Timm's Hill.
Whether you are a cross-country skier or snowmobile enthusiast, you will find our trails to your liking. More than 400 miles of snowmobile trails are groomed by local clubs who pride themselves on the trail's upkeep, access points and signage. Trails such as the Otter Run and Underdown provide fantastic trails and beauty. "
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Trempealeau County
Including Galesville, Whitehall, Blair, Eleva, Pigeon Falls, Independence, Trempealeau, Osseo, Strum, Ettrick, and Arcadia.
"Ahhh... Trempealeau County, come and enjoy! Share with us a weekend of camping, a day of golf, or a week of hunting and fishing. We have an abundance of "Great Things To Do."
Our Land is rich in history with its majestic bluffs and waterways. We are known for our soft rolling hills like eastern Pennsylvania, woods like Vermont, and the lush green of northern California in spring . . . only scented with apple blossoms. Bluffs jut out along the Great River Road on this, the West Coast of Wisconsin. And the mighty Mississippi is dotted with islands of warm sand and seclusion just waiting to be explored. Rainbow and brook trout are noted in the spring fed waters that bubble clear and cool from the earth. "
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"Anchored on Lake Superior's boundless shoreline, Washburn satisfies your desire to discover the appeal of small town charm...two lakeside campgrounds, beautiful sand beaches, full-service marina, kayaking, canoeing, fishing...impressive hiking and biking...snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATV trails...historic museum and cultural center, a home for the arts and artists, galleries and antique shops, brownstone buildings from the 1890'S...home of Big Top Chautauqua and Tent Show Radio...whatever the season, Washburn has something for everyone to enjoy! "
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Waukesha Area
"Waukesha has it all! From the scenic rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest to the uniqueness of the downtown Waukesha shops and eateries, Waukesha offers a kaleidoscope of recreation and attractions, within a safe and relaxing atmosphere.
Summer is filled with annual family-orientated festivals on the Fox River in Frame Park. Weekly barefoot waterski performances also take place on the Fox River at Frame Park. The Waukesha County Fair attracts visitors from all over the country. International bicyclists compete for prizes, racing through Waukesha's historical downtown.
Golfers may select from 18 challenging golf courses. Bicyclists and hikers will appreciate the beauty and tranquility of over 47 miles of well-maintained trails. Rentals of bicycles, roller-blades, paddle boats, houseboats and fishing boats are available.
Railroad enthusiasts will revel in the authenticity of the East Troy Electric Railroad. Take a ride, on the last operating electric railroad in Wisconsin, to The Elegant Farmer to enjoy their famous "hot apple pie baked in a paper bag".
The Winter JanBoree is a sure cure for cabin fever. Enjoy a family weekend of dog sledding, children's activities, volleyball, dancing and intricate ice sculptures. Skiing, sleighing, and snow angels are part of the winter fun in Waukesha.
Christmas activities include Christmas celebrations from the 1800s at Old World Wisconsin to the modern day Christmas parade in the quaint downtown of Waukesha. The Waukesha Symphony Orchestra offers their "Holiday Pops" Concert for all to enjoy!
Come and enjoy the beauty of Waukesha, the variety and uniqueness of the area will captivate you! "
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Waupaca Area
" Please stay for a bit and explore what our unique and lovely area has to offer...thriving business and industry; a chain of 22 sparkling, spring-fed lakes; Crystal River canoe trips; four local golf courses; the state Ice Age Trail; fine and casual dining, and a charming gift shop just around the corner. Sound like fun? There's more... "
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Wisconsin Dells - Lake Delton
"Wisconsin Dells, City, located in Columbia, Adams, and Sauk Counties, in the south central area of Wisconsin. On The Wisconsin River; Wisconsin Dells was originally called Kilbourn, after Bryon Kilbourne; in 1931 the name was changed to Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells got its name from the Chippewa Indians and the French. The word "Wisconsin" is a Chippewa Indian word meaning "where the dark, rushing waters meet". The word "Dells" comes from the French term, "Dalles" meaning "slab like rock". The first to live in Wisconsin Dells were the Ho-Chunk Indians. Other Wisconsin tribes that followed were the Sioux, Sac and Menominee. But only the Ho-Chunk continue to live in Wisconsin Dells today."
"While the region may be regarded as a vast object lesson in geolography and topography, there are as many other reasons why it is of exceeding interest to both scientist and layman. The flora of this vicinity is great in variety and much of it rare in kind. It lends an indescribable grace and beauty to the physical aspect of the Dells, making it a constant source of joy and wonder to all beholders. Here in the Dells you will find and extraordinary variety of ferns. Among them the rare Walking Fern, and now nearly extinct Fragrant Fern. The delicate fronds of the more ordinary varieties hang like draperies of green lace on the wet, brown walls of precipitous rocks and richly adorn every nook and cranny in the semi-dusk of the Glens.
Wisconsin Dells is one of only four (4) places in the entire world, where you can find these towering marvels...Switzerland...Germany...parts of New York...and Wisconsin Dells."
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Wisconsin Dells
"Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is one of the Midwest's premier family vacation destinations. For more than 100 years, the area, located midway between Chicago and Minneapolis, has combined historic, natural beauty with thrilling attractions to entertain vacationers of all ages.
Let the natural splendor of the Dells color your world this fall. Ideal for family vacations or business conferences, the sites and accommodations of the Wisconsin Dells provide a year-round getaway."
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Wisconsin Rapids
"From cranberries to casinos, from comfortable accommodations to culinary cuisine, the Wisconsin Rapids Area offers a rush of excitement in the heart of the state!
While in the area, catch a colorful cranberry marsh tour, as Wisconsin Rapids is the world's largest inland cranberry producing area. Or tour a state of the art paper mill. For a look back, a wide range of historical exhibits including the Alexander House - center for Art & History, the South Wood County Historical Museum and the Wakely Inn Preservation are sure to intrigue your interests. "
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