While we may not be the land of 10,000 lakes, we prize quality over quantity, and there are some great places for recreation and reflection within a quick drive from Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorites.
All around us are beautiful sights and scenes, some popular some exclusive. In this new feature we'll share some of these - through our lens - and hope that you'll join us along the way by sharing your favorite Wisconsin sights too.
No single place in the state has the market cornered on Wisconsin history, but for folks interested in burrowing into the story of the Badger State, there's no better place to start than the capitol.
Arriving at the Hotel Goodwin in Beloit, the kindly woman at the front desk welcomed me and said the city has changed ... "a lot." Even spending just a weekend in this border town an hour southwest of Milwaukee was enough to make that quite clear.
During the show's eight seasons, host John McGivern and crew visited communities throughout Wisconsin, from Shorewood to Sparta; West Allis to Waupaca; Bay View to Bayfield.
In recent years, the renowned Ice Castles have slowly drifted closer to Milwaukee. Now, the incredible ice sculptures you can climb inside have landed on the beach at Lake Geneva, offering you the best chance ever to see these remarkable creations.
The Dörr Hotel, designed inside and out by Chicago-based Zimmerman Weintraub Associates (ZWA), will offer views across Lake Michigan's Green Bay, and 11 of the first-floor rooms will include private patios with access paths leading down to the water. Groundbreaking is expected next year.
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In these times when immigration is such a divisive issue in our country, the centennial of The American Club in Kohler is a good reminder of the role immigrants have played in the United States.
During a recent four-day stay OnMilwaukee dove deep and experienced both the riveting renaissance and the pleasantly preserved aspects of a city that was compared to a mini version of Austin and Portland.
On a recent trip to the (seemingly self-proclaimed) Waterpark Capital of the World, I got two views of the Wisconsin Dells. One was exactly the one you might expect, but the other was anything but.
Though it's not my favorite season, I decided to give winter another look, this time on the shores of Lake Geneva. What we did can serve as an itinerary for a weekend getaway to Lake Geneva.
As long as the temperature stays below freezing, the Apostle Islands ice caves are open to the public. Located in Bayfield County, the Apostle Islands are 370 miles from Milwaukee and take six-plus hours by car, depending on weather.
The annual U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition starts Jan. 29 in Lake Geneva. It's part of Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest, which runs Jan. 27-Feb. 4, offering a range of events including skating, tours, an ice bar, games and more.
Our first stop on a long road trip east? A 15-minute drive to Bay View to board the Lake Express Ferry. The two-and-half-hour trip not only saved us navigating Chicago on a Friday morning, but was also great fun in itself. And there's definitely something to be said for arriving in Michigan ready to go with a full tank of gas.