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10 places to take your kids in Wis. this summer

Posted: 8:07 PM, May 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-18 21:27:00-04
10 places to take your kids in Wis. this summer

Memorial Day is almost here, which means Wisconsin's tourism industry is about to peak. There's no shortage of places take take your children this summer. Below is list of 10, but of course there are many more places to check out. 

 

1. Baraboo’s Circus World Museum

550 Water St., Baraboo

(608) 356-8341, circusworldbaraboo.org

Circus World combines a historical and entertaining perspective of the Ringling Brothers circus.

 

2. Cave of the Mounds

2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd., Blue Mounds

(608) 437-3038, caveofthemounds.com

The West Mound (1716 feet) is the highest point in Southern Wisconsin.

 

3. Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek

(920) 868-3258, eagleblufflighthouse.org

Perched on a bluff 76 feet above Green Bay’s glistening waters.

 

4. Discovery World Science + Technology Center
(414) 765-9966, http://www.discoveryworld.org/

Located on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, the venue is home to exhibits, an aquarium and much more.

 

5. Mississippi River Cruise

405 Veterans Memorial Drive, La Crosse

(608) 784-2893, lacrossequeen.com

Cruise the Mississippi on a modern-day replica of the grand river boats that plied the Mississippi River in the late 19th Century.

 

6. Rib Mountain

4200 Park Rd., Wausau

(715) 842-2522, ribmountain.org

State park offers trails and an observation tower.

 

7. The Milwaukee County Zoo

(414) 771-3040, http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/

Check out one of the nation's finest zoological attractions, right in your backyard.

 

8. Door County Maritime Museum

120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay

(920) 743-5958, dcmm.org
Located along Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin’s busy working waterfront.

 

9.  House on the Rock

5754 State Road 23, Spring Green

(608) 935-3639, thehouseontherock.com
For over 60 years, the House on the Rock has been a majestic work in progress.

 

10. Scheers Lumberjack Shows

Hayward and Minocqua

(715) 634-6923, scheerslumberjackshow.com

Step into Wisconsin's logging history in the northwoods.