|Wisconsin truly has
all four seasons
And our seasons are obvious.
Winter resembles the north pole,
summer is like a tropical forest,
fall is so rich in color,
and the spring eruption of green makes your soul sing
tourism spots in Wisconsin
Milwaukee County Museum - Old Wisconsin Street and plenty
more to see.
Places to Drive Through
Mineral Point - Historic
Rock Dam - Lake, campgrounds, sand beach. Very hectic, busy place in the summer.
Mead Lake - Campgrounds, fishing. Small lake.
Clark County Jail, Neillsville - Next to the courthouse. Interesting architecture.
Clark County Park - North of Greenwood on Highway 73 on the Black River. Beautiful small shady park. Limited number of campsites. Has three shelters for events and a playground for the kids.
Schneider Park, Neillsville - Old, beautiful city park. No camping. Has restrooms and shelters for picnics or parties. Near the golf course.
and northern Wisconsin are beautiful places to spend a vacation.
Of course, there isn't the traffic, noise, or pollution found in more populated
areas. You might need to become adjusted to the smell of fresh green growing things
and the smell of water found in lakes. What you are smelling is nature and fresh air.
Central and northern Wisconsin have many mature forests which provide built-in
air-conditioning on hot summer days.
There is more wildlife in central and northern Wisconsin than I have seen anywhere else. Many birds spend their summers in Wisconsin raising their new families. We do not have poisonous snakes.
|My favorite places to stay:
AmeriInn - Wisconsin Rapids. Nice furnishings, clean, great continental breakfast, nice lounge, lots of room extras (microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, hair dryer), swimming pool.
Holiday Inn - Stevens Point. Rooms surround pool with patio tables and chairs outside the first floor rooms, very outdoor tropical feel. Has nighttime entertainment but sound does not travel to rooms.
Festivals and Fairs
Loyal Corn Fest - All the free sweet corn loaded with as much butter as you want. Very small festival but well known.
Greenwood Dairy Days - Very small. Concurrent craft shows and tours of Branstiter's museum. Baseball tournaments, rides, games, food, beer tent.
Clark County Fair - See prize-winning vegetables, fruits, flowers. Visit the livestock barns (exhibits change throughout the course of the fair). Games, rides, food, entertainment.
Clark County economy is based on agriculture. You will see lots of cows. Main crops are corn, soybeans, and hay. There is a heavy Amish and Mennonite population, so watch out for horses and buggies traveling the roads.
|Best State Fair in the Midwest
Minnesota State Fair - Excellent entertainment, variety of food from many nations, spectacular craft exhibits, lots of rides, tons of places to buy almost anything, manufacturer's displays and product demonstrations. Fantastic livestock barns, and don't miss the horticulture buildings. It will take a minimum of two days to tour this fair.
Local churches in Clark
County parks and campgrounds in Clark County, Wisconsin
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Data compiled by Barb Krultz, Greenwood, Wisconsin
The past few years, I have had an opportunity to accompany my husband in the semi-truck and have been able to visit quite a few states in the middle section of the US. Wisconsin and even much of Minnesota are definitely more green than the other states during the warmer seasons. There seems to be a wider variety of vegetation up here, and we seem to have a lot more flowering weeds, shrubs, etc., than other states. It seems like homeowners here are more interested in landscaping their yards and there are an awful lot of flowers growing in people's yards, particularly in rural areas and smaller towns, in this state. Maybe the abundance of landscaping is due to the fact that most homes up here have basements/cellars, which are not particularly attractive, and landscaping is a good way to cover that.