Fun Family Activities in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is more than just ice fishing and football. There are plenty of unique and memorable family activities waiting to be discovered in the state known as America's Dairyland and the Badger State, from amusement parks to national parks. Family-friendly activities are easy to find in Wisconsin during the more temperate times of the year, and even during its harsh winters.

  1. House on the Rock

    • What began as an example of architectural brilliance and the home of an astute collector is now the House on the Rock ( Since the 1940s, this private home has mushroomed into an elaborate museum that includes a variety of complex displays and a resort with an inn and golf course. Gape in wonder at the world's largest indoor carousel, an exhibit of life-size music boxes with moving figurines, and a complete reconstruction of a Prohibition-era street. The house is divided into three sections, and your family can take advantage of tour and lodging packages available on a seasonal basis.

    Lambeau Field

    • Vince Lombardi's legacy lives on at Lambeau Field ( A point of interest even for those not interested in football, tours of the stadium include the Lambeau Field Atrium, the Legends Club, and other behind-the-scenes areas like the player's tunnel and a detailed history of the Green Bay Packers. Other sights include the Packers Hall of Fame, which also includes interesting facts about Wisconsin sports history. Tour times and routes are subject to change depending on the season and stadium operations. It's recommended that potential visitors check the tour schedule before arriving.

    Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

    • Wisconsin is known for its pristine natural beauty, and its multitude of rivers and lakes is also a window into the state's history. The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway ( is one of many choices for families that want to get back to nature. Opportunities for canoeing, camping, hiking and sightseeing abound in this picturesque, natural landscape. Conditions vary depending on the season, but summer is the ideal time to visit.

    Wisconsin Dells

    • During the summer months, the Wisconsin Dells ( not only boasts more water parks than anywhere else in the world, but it's also home to a plethora of other attractions that include (but are by no means limited to) museums, scenic tours, spas and resorts, live entertainment, and a variety of festivals. There is plenty to see and do in the Wisconsin Dells year-round, but if you prefer outdoor pursuits, summer is certainly the time to plan your trip.

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