The 10 Best Points of Interest & Landmarks in Wisconsin, United States

December 3, 2021 Almeta Stockton

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. SC Johnson Headquarters

1525 Howe St, Racine, WI 53403-2236 +1 262-260-2154 [email protected] http://www.scjohnson.com/visit
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5.0 based on 316 reviews

SC Johnson Headquarters

Whether you’re a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, a unique aircraft enthusiast or simply love our household products, you’re always welcome to visit SC Johnson.We welcome visitors and offer free public tours that provide different views of the company's inspired architecture, including: •The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building •The award-winning Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall •The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright •Film showings of the Academy Award-winning documentary To Be Alive! and the acclaimed Carnauba: A Son’s Memoir at The Golden Rondelle Theater. All tours also include a visit to The Lily Pad, our gift shop.

Reviewed By TorontoCity - Toronto, Canada

Absolutely great tour, very good docents, and incredible property. But the 1.5 hour (free) tour was just too short. No time to investigate the amazing museum at the end or even visit the gift shop. That seemed odd. Would have loved to have taken photos of the interior, not sure what that’s about but I would recommend this tour to anyone with even the slightest interest in Frank Lloyd Wright, history or architecture. My exterior photos were a hit with all my friends.

2. The Falls Theatre

105 S Main St, River Falls, WI 54022-2449 +1 715-425-2811 http://www.fallstheatre.com/
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5.0 based on 62 reviews

The Falls Theatre

3. Arte Wine and Paint

1442 Underwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2617 +1 414-810-6095
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5.0 based on 19 reviews

Arte Wine and Paint

4. Memorial Union Terrace

800 Langdon St University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419 +1 608-265-3000 [email protected] https://union.wisc.edu/visit/terrace-at-the-memorial-union/
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5.0 based on 698 reviews

Memorial Union Terrace

Reviewed By Rita21_12 - Madison, United States

You have the view of the lake and can spend a relaxing time with friends enjoying the wide choice of foods available and the famous Babcock ice-cream and a nice breeze if the weather is on your side the day you visit

5. Edgewood Orchard Galleries

4140 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek, WI 54212-9318 +1 920-868-3579 [email protected] http://edgewoodorchard.com/
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5.0 based on 184 reviews

Edgewood Orchard Galleries

A third generation family owned and operated art gallery that opened in June, 1969, Edgewood Orchard Galleries represents over 150 artists from across North America and shows their original paintings, jewelry, sculptures, glass, furniture, wood and clay in a beautifully restored century-old barn and award-winning sculpture garden. Voted Door County's "Best Art Gallery" every year for the past decade. Open 10-5 daily, May through October.

Reviewed By crissL1233TT - Madison, United States

Really enjoyed our visit(s) to Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County, South of Fish Creek. They really expanded their sculpture gardens and my favorite is still always the inside buildings where they added a balcony to a new gallery. So bright and such wonderful art of all types. Great jewelry! Got some treasures each visit as we had to come back the next day. This is really the “art museum” of Door County, where just looking is okay. And everyone is so friendly and helpful. Will come back next year for sure as it’s the highlight of our Door County traditions.

6. Veterans Memorial Park

N. Lake Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 +1 262-569-2199 http://www.veteransmemorialpark-ocon.org/
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5.0 based on 25 reviews

Veterans Memorial Park

Reviewed By 534PatM - Pewaukee, United States

This is an outstanding tribute to all who fought for the freedoms we enjoy. I highly recommend taking time to see this and then you can browse around the downtown area.

7. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish

148 W Main St State Highway 50, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1920 +1 262-248-8524 http://www.sfdslg.org
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5.0 based on 8 reviews

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish

8. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

800 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190-1705 +1 262-472-1234 http://www.uww.edu
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5.0 based on 5 reviews

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

We inspire, engage and transform lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. As part of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Whitewater embraces the Wisconsin Idea and is an economic and cultural driver of our region. We are a community with a deep appreciation for diversity and global perspectives. We are nationally and internationally recognized for the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. We inspire members of our community to make positive contributions to the State of Wisconsin, to our nation and to the world. Our academic programs span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, professional, and interdisciplinary programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.

9. Little House Wayside

County Highway CC, Pepin, WI 54759 http://www.lauraingallspepin.com/big-woods-cabin.html
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Little House Wayside

Reviewed By patriciacI5673US

Worth a quick visit to appreciate how settlers lived. A 3 room house with loft. Outdoor well present. Peaceful setting.

10. State Street & Downtown Madison

Madison, WI [email protected] http://www.visitdowntownmadison.com
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4.5 based on 871 reviews

State Street & Downtown Madison

This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square and the University of Wisconsin, buzzes with activity day and night. Offering lake access, amazing views, several museums and theaters, more than 140 restaurants including a diverse array of coffeehouses, ethnic restaurants, and award winning chefs, as well as more than 80 unique shops including bookstores, art galleries and specialty shops.

Reviewed By FrankWilcox - Grand Rapids, United States

If your looking for great vegetables and other items, this place was awesome, besides it had many Organic Vendors, the city itself was awesome as well , the small stores and restaurants were many and great

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