50-Plus Wisconsin Summer Day Trip Ideas

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jake-weirick-272559-unsplashAs the summer begins to wind down and the days get shorter, there is still time to get out and enjoy all Wisconsin has to offer. Check out this list for some of Wisconsin’s local summer-time attractions and plan your end-of-summer adventures before the kids head back to school. Whether it spending a day on the beach, hiking the many trails, camping or checking out museums, there is something for everyone. Be sure to let us know what your favorites are and comment with a picture.

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee RiverWalk

Mitchell Park Domes

Historic Third Ward

Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee Public Museum

Bradford Beach

Lakeshore State Park

Discovery World

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

North Point Lighthouse Museum

Palermo’s Pizza Factory Tour

Sprecher Brewing Company Tours


Racine County

North Beach in Racine

SC Johnson Headquarters Tour

Wind Point Lighthouse

North Beach Park

Racine Zoo

River Bend Nature Center

Racine Art Museum


sneha-chekuri-329387-unsplashKenosha County

Mars Cheese Castley

Jelly Belly

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Civil War Museum

Great Lakes Dragway

Kenosha Charter Boat Fishing

Apple Holler

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha Dinosaur Museum


Washington County

Shalom Wildlife Park

Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary

Kettle Moraine State Forest

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Waukesha County

Buck Rub Archery Range

Pewaukee Lake

Lapham Peak

Retzer Nature Center

Kettle Moraine State Forest

Ten Chimneys

Oconomowoc Lakes

Old World Wisconsin


Walworth County

Green Meadows Farm

Elegant Farmer

Old World Wisconsin

Lake Geneva Canopy Tour

East Troy Railroad Museum

Yerkes Observatory

Geneva Lake Shore Path

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Geneva Lake Beaches

Lake Geneva Boat Tours


Ozaukee County

Port Exploreum

Possibility Playground

Covered Bridge Park

Harrington Beach State Park

Cedar Creek Winery

Port Breakwater & Lighthouse


Jefferson County

Aztalan State Park

Rock Lake

Emma Carlin Trail Head

Howard Historical Museum

Octagon House

Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre


Sheboygan County

Bookworm Gardens

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Riverfront Boardwalk

John Michael Kohler Art

Wade House Center

Kohler Design Center & Factory Tour

Indian Mound Park



6131013858_f31f3e2dee_bDane County

Little Amerricka

Dane County Farmers’ Market

UW-Madison Geology Museum

State Street, Madison

Olbrich Botanical Garden

House on the Rock

Madison Children’s Museum

Madison Skate Park

Cave of the Mounds

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Trek Bicycle Headquarters

Governor’s Mansion

Wisconsin State Capitol

UW Madison Arboretum

Vilas Zoo


Fond du Lac County

Fondy Sports Park

Lakeside Park

Larson’s Famous Clydesdales

Galloway House and Villae

Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center


Appleton/Oshkosh/Manitowoc/Two Rivers Area

Maritime Museum

Union Star Cheese

EAA AirVenture Museum

The Building for Kids

Washington House Museum

London Dairy Alpaca Farm


Brown County

Bay Beach Amusement Park

Wildlife Sanctuary

Lambeau Field

National Railroad Museum

Packer Hall of Fame

Green Bay Children’s Museum

Green Bay Botanical Garden

National Railroad Museum

Heritage Hill Living History Museum


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Sauk County

Baraboo Circus World Museum

Devil’s Lake State Park

Big Cat Rescue

Deer Park

Merrimac Ferry

Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron

Parfrey’s Glen

Natural Bridge State Park

Wisconsin Dells


Chicago/Gurnee Area

The Bean in Chicago

Field Museum of Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry

Navy Pier

Lego Land Discovery Center

The Lincoln Park Zoo

The Adler Planetarium

Lambs Farm


Door County

The Farm

Lighthouse Tours

Peninsula State Park


Wood County

Jurustic Park


LaCrosse County

Grandad Bluff

LaCrosse Queen

FAST Fiberglass Mold Graveyard


Platteville/Dubuque Area

The Mining Museum

Crystal Lake Cave

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

Eagle Point Park


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Planetary Studies Foundation Earth & Space Museum

Apple River Fort & State Historic Site

The Old Blacksmith Shop

Shenandoah Riding Center

Horseshoe Mound Preserve

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