10 Things to do Good for Adrenaline Seekers in Wisconsin That You Shouldn't Miss

October 24, 2021 Renato Branum

When you think “adventure travel” you probably think of far-flung places like Belize and Alaska—not Wisconsin. But if you’re an outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty of places to explore in Wisconsin. A vacation in Wisconsin can put you close to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which has excellent biking trails. Or choose Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands—kayakers will love exploring Lake Superior’s many caves and shipwrecks.

Packers fans don’t wear those cheese-wedge hats for nothing! Foodies will love tasting as many of Wisconsin’s artisanal cheeses as possible. Either drive from cheesemaker to cheesemaker, or choose a Wisconsin vacation in a town with a good farmers’ market—then the cheesemakers bring their wares to you. And what goes better with artisanal cheese than craft beer? In Milwaukee, visit the Lakefront and Sprecher Breweries for tours and tastings.

Wisconsin Dells is a classic family vacation destination. A vacation in Wisconsin Dells will put you close to all the excitement—you’ll have to tear the kids away from the theme parks, wave pools and water parks in Wisconsin Dells!

Lake Geneva boasts clean beaches, golf, and a small-town feel that definitely appeals to city dwellers—it’s a popular getaway for residents of Chicago.

1. Lambeau Field

1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304-3927 +1 920-569-7500 https://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/
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5.0 based on 3,423 reviews

Lambeau Field

Welcome to Lambeau Field, the crown jewel of the National Football League! After undergoing a dramatic facelift in 2003, Lambeau Field has been transformed into to a year-round tourist destination with a host of new amenities and attractions. The Lambeau Field Atrium is home to the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Hall of Fame, Curly's Pub, and other Atrium dining, event, entertainment and retail options.

Reviewed By HappyTimeHollis - Norman Gardens, Australia

I spent two days at Lambeau Field. The first day was a Saturday, where I visited the Packers Hall of Fame, had a stadium tour with Packer's legend Leroy Butler and went to the Packers Pro Shop. Shout out to the lovely ladies behind the desk who loaded me up with a bunch of free promo gear to take back to my friends here in Australia and taught me how to deal with the freezing cold. The hall of fame was two stories of the history of not only the Green Bay Packers, but of football itself. Exhibits showing the evolution of player protection, important games of Packers history and the Packers Hall of Fame display room (full of bronzed footballs, each with the details of important figures in Packers history) were highlights. After this I took a pre-booked alumni tour. Whilst originally a little hesitant because of the price (about AUD$100), this turned out to be the most amazing part of the day. Leroy Butler - four time Pro-Bowl cornerback and inventor of the Lambeau Leap - took us into the owner's box, through the tunnels and out next to the field itself (which unfortunately we weren't able to go onto due to the game happening the next day) to take photos with us all behind the end zone. Finishing off the evening, I went downstairs into the Packers Pro Shop. Literally any product you could think of was available with a green G logo on it, although the prices were exorbitant. The staff were absolutely lovely and helpful though. To top off my brilliant day, as I stood alone in the carpark in dark, freezing weather facing a 20 minute wait for my Uber, I saw this large man running towards me screaming "Hey Australia! Let's take some more selfies!!!" It was none other than Leroy Butler, who waited with me in the freezing cold, peppering me with questions about Australia. Leroy - if you see this, the offer is still there to show you Australia if you ever come over. My second day was Sunday game day, Packers vs the visiting Atlanta Falcons. For fifteen years of fandom I had dreamed of seeing an NFL game live, and finally I was about to see my beloved Packers at home. First of all, although the line-up was huge, the security staff managed to keep things moving incredibly fast - no small feat considering attendance was over 78,000 people! Concessions were typically expensive, but in freezing temperatures being able to buy hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps in it was one of the best things I could imagine. One of the most surprising things about Lambeau is that no matter where your seats are, you are guaranteed a great view of the field. It truly is a marvel of engineering. Thankfully I was in the lower section, about 15 rows back from the field on the 30 yard line, but everyone around me was wild and having a lot of fun, encouraging me to get involved as we beat the Falcons. I even got to see Aaron Rodgers break an NFL record (completed passes without an interception)! A tip for people from warmer climates - dress in layers. No, more layers than that. Before wind chill it was -10 degrees Celsius (wind chill taking it down past -20C) in the middle of the day. Maybe it's because I'm from tropical Australia, but I wore four layers of clothing plus mittens and a beanie and still was shivering cold. Heating pads are also essential purchases. All in all, Lambeau was somehow even better than I dreamed it would be. I will be back again some day.

2. Cave Point County Park

5360 Schauer Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-8266 http://www.door-county-wisconsin.net/cave-point-door-county.htm
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5.0 based on 1,203 reviews

Cave Point County Park

The park is open everyday from 8 to 5.

Reviewed By AndrewFromMadison - Madison, United States

Whenver we go up to Door County - whether to pick cherries or to relax on Washington Island - we almost always stop at Cave Point Park to get amazed at the way the lake pounds under the shore, creating these unique "caves" down below. It's hard to get tired watching the work of waves...

3. Road America

N7390 Hwy. 67, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 +1 800-365-7223 [email protected] http://www.roadamerica.com/
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5.0 based on 205 reviews

Road America

Reviewed By MarkB11066

One note before I get into the substantive review. Check your cellular service coverage in the area. We had T-Mobile and service was abysmal to non-existent - anywhere at the track or in Sheboygan where we stayed. This track is a great place for motorsports fans. The level of access you have to the track, the teams, and the cars is really unparalleled. Even during COVID with the paddock closed off, you could still get really close to the cars. There are great viewing spots all along the track and we took some great shots at the Carousel and Canada Corner. I recommend bringing bikes or renting a golf cart if you are there for the full weekend and you plan on moving around. The track is a large area to cover on foot. You have to reserve carts early because the sell out. There are also some decent elevation changes that you might not expect looking at track maps etc. Also bring ear plugs (especially for kids) because cars are loud when you get up close. We had a great experience even with rain on Sunday. I’m sure attendance was light because of the pandemic, but we’ll be back again for sure. Finally a shout out to Badger Bimmers for hosting a BMW Car Corral so we had a place to call home during the weekend and a place to shelter from the rain.

4. Rick Wilcox Magic Theater

1670 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8447 +1 608-254-5511 [email protected] http://rickwilcox.com/
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5.0 based on 1,356 reviews

Rick Wilcox Magic Theater

Open Year Round. A fabulous show for families and anyone looking for a fun, funny and amazing evening! Rick Wilcox Theater features the Wisconsin Dells illusion show that's on everyone's "things to do in Wisconsin Dells" list of must-see entertainment. Flawlessly executed by Master Illusionists Rick & Suzan Wilcox. Entertainment at the highest level that "will completely enthrall you", says Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel theater critic Damien Jaques. "The Rick Wilcox Show is the ultimate family show. As good as anything you will see in Las Vegas." This show features original fast-paced illusions that keep this awe-inspiring show fresh and fun. After getting to know Rick & Suzan on stage with their easy charm, quick wit and amazing illusions, you'll have a chance to actually meet the stars after the show. It's simply the best of Wisconsin Dells live entertainment! Open year-round. Family-approved!

Reviewed By LynnM20

Once again the Rick Wilcox Magic Show bamboozled me. But first, a few comments about the “Business” side of “Show Business.” Besides being skilled artists, most magicians are small business owners. The Small Business Administration says 50% of all new small businesses fold within the first year. Further, 90% fold within five years. Rick Wilcox is now in his 21st year at his Wisconsin Dells theatre. His enduring power alone is great testimony to the high caliber of his family magic show. He couldn’t sustain year after year without top-flite programming. Second, some comments about the “Show” side of “Show Business.” Plan to arrive early because 15 minutes or so before showtime, on-screen instructions lead the audience through a playful routine of “warm-up” experiences that culminate with everyone joyfully singing “Sweet Caroline.” The built-up anticipation is climaxed with the instant production of a fire engine red Lamborghini; Rick climbs out of the car and enters to start the show. Three types of magic exist: big stage illusions, stand-up magic performed in front of the curtains, and intimate close-up magic. Working closer together than husband and wife deeply in love after decades of marriage (oh, wait, they are), Rick and Susan Wilcox present a strategic mix of all three magic categories. Their stage illusions include the mind-blowing, stage-filling production of a helicopter and the classic levitation of Susan who not only floats to the stage but Rick also floats up to join her. In front of the curtains, Rick acknowledges Susan’s birthday. Since he can’t take her to Arizona for a vacation, he decides to bring Arizona to her and defies the laws of physics by presenting her with a saguaro cactus that he amazingly places inside a huge balloon that doesn’t break. For close-up magic, a TV camera projects an on-screen view as four coins move to various locations on a table top before exploding to 16 coins in a magic effect his father taught Rick years ago. You may see a few eyes dripping tears as the full story is told. Bottom line: the Rick and Susan Wilcox (including her 15 costume changes) Magic Show is absolutely terrific and it is easy to see why it is rated the number one family show in the Dells.

5. American Birkebeiner Trail

from Cable, WI to Hayward, WI 14269W Nordic Lane, Hayward, WI +1 715-634-5025 http://www.birkie.com/
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5.0 based on 44 reviews

American Birkebeiner Trail

50+ mile hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoe trail that runs between 2 small towns in northern Wisconsin

Reviewed By Pkcrowley - Williamsburg, United States

Since I have started cross country skiing, I have wanted to ski the famous Birkebeiner Trail . Especially since we have very little snow in Southeast Virginia. It wasn't so easy to get there- plane and rental car needed-but I not expecting such a wonderful time. Hayward- the town and people are great. Thank you especially to the Welcome center of the Birkie Trail. The employee on duty was MORE than helpful. Be sure to eat at the Norske Nook after you ski. The trail was beautifully groomed. I never felt lonely out there as a single skier-there were always occasional skiers. The warming huts are special places.

6. Bigfoot Zipline

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5.0 based on 2,425 reviews

Bigfoot Zipline

Open Year Round! Fast, fun and exhilarating. This 2 hour spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers, aged 4-80, an epic opportunity to zip through the treetops on a network of cables suspended high above the forest floor.This original course is a true treetop canopy tour and the first World Class Zipline in Wisconsin Dells. You will zip from tower to tower through majestic oaks and northwoods pines on 7 separate ziplines ranging from 462' - 1397' long.

7. Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures

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5.0 based on 811 reviews

Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures

Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures has an Eco Adventure for everyone! For the ultimate thrill, traverse 8 different zip lines, 5 sky bridges, 3 spiral stairways and climb a one-of-a-kind "floating" double helix stairway while on our world class Canopy Tour. Challenge yourself on the High Ropes Excursion through 16 different obstacles or explore our almost 9 miles of Arbor Trails designed to accommodate beginner to advanced Hiking and/or Mountain Biking. Bring lunch and enjoy our picnic area or take a break in the hammocks before your next Adventure. When you book any of our Eco Adventures, a Complimentary (same day) Arbor Trails Pass is included so you can experience the entire 100-acres from the ground - up through the trees!

8. Vertical Adventure Guides

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5.0 based on 150 reviews

Vertical Adventure Guides

Vertical Adventure has been offering the best in Devil's Lake rock climbing since 1997, continuing to grow as we provide guided Devil's Lake Climbing trips, Kayaking, Adventure Lodging, with adventures available to a variety of groups and individuals. We are dedicated to providing safe and enjoyable programs to all of our clients. Baraboo and Devils Lake State Park area and SW Wisconsin. Devils Lake Climbing Guides

9. Escape Room Wisconsin

2701 N Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54911-2011 +1 920-731-2583 [email protected] http://www.escaperoomwisconsin.com
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5.0 based on 395 reviews

Escape Room Wisconsin

Escape Room Wisconsin is an immersive adventure game in which people are placed in a heavily themed or decorated room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room or complete a specified task within 60 minutes! Can you do it?

Reviewed By emrose075

My friends and I have done a couple of rooms here and have never had a bad experience. I will say we have only escaped once but were close the rest of the time. The room Film Noir was a very fun room with challenging puzzles and our gamemaster Josh did an absolutely amazing job keeping all of our questions and instructions in theme. We will definitely be returning for another room.

10. Elusive Escape Rooms

1425 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy Ste 3, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8308 +1 608-678-2388 [email protected] http://ElusiveEscapeRooms.com
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5.0 based on 767 reviews

Elusive Escape Rooms

Elusive Escape Rooms offers NEW, fun, and immersive escape rooms for everyone in Wisconsin Dells! You and your team are locked in a themed room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles, and discover keys and combinations to escape the room before your time is up! Elusive Escape Rooms are fun with your family, friends, and co-workers!

Reviewed By rachelrepinski - Sharon, United States

Went two days in a row! The first night Kayla guided us through the great outdoors and the second night Andrew guided us through the serial killer the butcher. Both workers were very helpful and friendly. The rooms are intricate and well thought out.

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