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VITAL’s Online Summer Recreation Guide

By - May 1st, 2008 02:52 pm
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As promised, here’s our comprehensive guidebook for living low-impact this summer, with links, contact info and more good ideas than you can shake a stick at. Have fun!

ADVENTURE CHARTER BOATS
Lake Michigan dive charters, right outta Milwaukee.

THE ALDO LEOPOLD FOUNDATION
E13701 Levee Rd., Baraboo

BIKE TO WORK WEEK
May 11 – May 16, statewide. And check out the City of Milwaukee’s Milwaukee By Bike map!

BURLINGTON CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
May 23 – 26 in Burlington

CAVE OF THE MOUNDS
2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd., Blue Mounds

CEDAR GROVE CHEESE
In Plain. 800-200-6020

CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM
550 Water St., Baraboo
866-693-1500

CIVIL WAR MUSEUM
5400 1st Ave, Kenosha
262-653-4140

HOUSE ON THE ROCK
In Spring Green. 608-935-3639

HEIDI FESTIVAL/TASTE & TREASURE of NEW GLARUS
June 27-9 in New Glarus.

LEN-DER CHARTERS
Lake Michigan dive charters from Milwaukee. 414-482-1430

LIVING ADVENTURE
88260 State Hwy 13, Bayfield
866-779-9503

MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS
Need we say more?

MOREL MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
May 17-18 in Muscoda

NEENAH STREETBALL CHALLENGE
June 14-15 in Neenah

PORT WASHINGTON PIRATE FESTIVAL
June 6-8 in Port Washington

THE RENEWABLE ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FAIR
June 20-22 in Custer

SPRING FORAGER’S HARVEST
May 17-18, W5066 State Hwy 86, Ogema

TEN CHIMNEYS ESTATE & FOUNDATION
In Genesee Depot. 262-968-4110

WISCONSIN STATE PARKS
Info on all of the parks, forests, recreation areas, state campgrounds and trails.

GROTTOS

DICKEYVILLE GROTTO
305 W Main St, Dickeyville
608-568-3119

GROTTO OF THE HOLY FAMILY
St. Joseph, WI

RUDOLPH GROTTO
6957 Grotto Ave., Rudolph
715-435-3120

WEGNER GROTTO
Cataract, WI

MEMORIALS

KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL PARK OF WISCONSIN
Worzella Pines Park, Plover

MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER
Mead Rapids View Park, 1st and Baker St.,Wisconsin Rapids

WISCONSIN STATE FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL
Ben Hanson Park, 2nd Ave., Wisconsin Rapids

MUSEUMS

AMERICA’S BLACK HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
2233 N. 4th Street, Milwaukee
414-264-2500

BETTY BRINN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
929 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
414-291-0888

CAPTAIN FREDERICK PABST MUSEUM
2000 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
414-931-0808

THE HEARTSTONE HOUSE
625 W. Prospect, Appleton
920-730-8204

THE HISTORY MUSEUM AT THE CASTLE
330 East College Avenue, Appleton
920-733-8445

HISTORIC MUSEUM WALKING TOURS
828 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
414-277-7795

INTERNATIONAL CLOWN HALL OF FAME
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue (inside the Grand Avenue Mall), Milwaukee
414-319-0848

KENOSHA HISTORICAL CENTER
262-654-5770

KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM
5500 1st Ave, Kenosha
262-653-4140

MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee
414-224-3200

MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
414-273-8288

MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM
800 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee
414-278-2702

MITCHELL GALLERY OF FLIGHT
General Mitchell International Airport
5300 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee
414-747-5300

RACINE ART MUSEUM
2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine
262-636-9177

RACINE HERITAGE MUSEUM
701 South Main Street, Racine
262-636 3926

WEIS EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM
University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Campus
920-832-0125

NATURE/GARDENS

THE BARLOW PLANETARIUM
1478 Midway Road, Menasha
414-276-5760

BOERNER BOTANICAL GARDENS
5879 S. 92nd Street, Hales Corner
414-425-1130

GORDON BUBOLZ NATURE PRESERVE
4815 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton
920-731-6041

GREEN BAY BOTANICAL GARDEN
2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay
920-490-9457

HECKRODT WETLAND RESERVE
1305 Plank Road, Menasha
920-720-9349

LAKE GENEVA ANIMAL GARDENS
5065 Highway 50, Delavan
262-728-8200

MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO
10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
414-771-3040

MITCHELL PARK HORTICULTURAL DOMES
524 S. Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee
414-649-9830

MOSQUITO HILL NATURE CENTER
Near US Highway 45 and State Highway 54
920-779-6433

PRAIRIE MOON MUSEUM AND GARDEN
Cochrane

SANDHILL WILDLIFE AREA
1715 County Hwy.,Babcock
715-884-2437

SCHLITZ AUDUBON CENTER
1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee
414-352-2880

WEHR NATURE CENTER
9701 W. College Avenue, Franklin
414-425-8550

WISCONSIN CRANBERRY DISCOVERY CENTER
204 Main Street, Warrens
608-378-4878

GLACIAL LAKE CRANBERRIES/CRANBERRY LINK VISITOR CENTER
2480 County Rd. D, Wisconsin Rapids
715-887-4161

PARKS

AMNICON FALLS STATE PARK
6294 S. State Road 35, Superior WI
715-398-3000

BIG BAY STATE PARK
141 S. 3rd St., Bayfield
715-747-6425

BIGFOOT BEACH STATE PARK
1452 Highway H, Lake Geneva
262-248-2528

HAVENWOOD STATE FOREST
6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee
414-527-0232

HIGH CLIFF STATE PARK
N7630 State Park Rd., Sherwood
920-989-1106

JELLYSTONE PARK
Caledonia
262-835-2565

KOHLER-ANDRAE STATE PARK
1020 Beach Park Lane
Sheboygan WI 53081
920-451-4080

PERROT STATE PARK
608-534-6409

ROCK ISLAND: DOOR COUNTY’S PENINSULA STATE PARK
Rt. 1, Washington Island
920-847-2235

Wilderness Walk
9503 N St. Rd. 27, Hayward
715-634-2893

Willow River State Park
1034 County Highway A, Hudson
715-386-5931

Wildwood Wildlife Park
Minocqua, Wisconsin
715-356-5588

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