Whether you’re heading to Wisconsin for vacation, or have called this great state your home for many years, you’ll enjoy all of the stops on my Wisconsin Bucket List! Add your own to the comments. I’m always looking for great “off the beaten path” places to go in Wisconsin.
The Great Outdoors
Sea Caves – Apostle Island Sea Caves are accessible during both summer and winter, but the ice caves during the winter are why Apostle Island ended up on this bucket list. See the caves by boat in the summer, or walk across the icy lake to get there in February.
Olbrich Botanical Garden – Voted the #1 thing to do in Madison by TripAdvisor, Olbrich Botanical Garden is probably the most beautiful garden you’ll see this year. There’s an indoor rainforest, a culinary garden, pagodas, and a tower that overlooks the lake. This destination is perfect for the whole family.
The Wegner Grotto – This homemade outdoor church and sculpture garden is beautifully decorated with colorful glass.
We have some of the most magnificent waterfalls!
Big Manitou Falls – Our great state’s tallest waterfall, Big Manitou Falls stretches 165 feet into the Black River. Located in 1,436-acre Pattison State Park, you’ll also enjoy a lake with a beach, a nature center, hiking trails, and camping.
Morgan Falls – While this waterfall isn’t quite half the height of Big Manitou Falls, it’s still breathtakingly beautiful. Morgan Falls is somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked away in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. It’s only about a mile round trip to hike to the falls off the forest roads.
Only in Wisconsin
You won’t find this awesomeness anywhere else.
Eau Claire Sunflowers – 60 foot wide, 4.5 miles long. That is how big this sunflower patch is. A man planted them to remember his late wife’s love and beauty and to share it with the rest of the world.
Cranberry Marsh Tours – You might be able to see cranberries in other states, but you won’t find a more gorgeous cranberry marsh!
Kate Blood Gravestone – It’s time to get spooked! There are many local legends about the Kate Blood Gravestone site, which one will you believe?