MADISON – From waterparks to arts and culture, summer festivals and more, a world of fun awaits your family in Wisconsin. This summer, give your kids the “time out” of their lives!
Looking to make a splash in your summer?
Families don’t have to search any farther than Wisconsin’s premier destinations! Condé Nast Traveler rated the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells one of “The World’s Coolest Indoor Water Parks” in 2014.
The Timber Ridge Lodge at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva is home to the signature 50,000-squarefoot indoor-outdoor aquatic wonderland, Moose Mountain Falls, and Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboyan offers a year-round indoor waterpark and mini-golf course, along with relaxing strolls on their lakeshore trails. Summer Arts & Culture! Wisconsin is brimming with arts and culture for the whole family.
At the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, travelers can explore 12 art galleries in 99,000 square feet of space – even the restrooms are a work of art! Fun in the form of history and heritage awaits at Milwaukee Public Museum’s new permanent exhibition: Crossroads of Civilization, which explores how the ancient civilizations of Africa, Europe and Asia came together to form an epicenter of complex culture.
Travelers can also find a world of rich Hispanic heritage at Latino Arts, Inc., Milwaukee’s only gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of Hispanic and Latin American artists.
Wisconsin Fests are the Best!
Wisconsin has a longtime reputation for holding fantastic festivals throughout the summer. Nearly everywhere you look around the state, you’ll find a family-friendly festival – the perfect summer time out!
Wisconsin State Fair August 6 – 16, 2015
The Wisconsin State Fair presented by US Cellular provides plenty of family friendly entertainment.
As the state’s largest agricultural showcase, guests can enjoy mouthwatering food like the Fair’s famous cream puffs, free entertainment and live music on 30 stages, educational programs and fun contests. Tune in to your favorite urban and gospels stations in Chicago for a chance to win family-of-four passes, cream puffs and more!
The Great Taste of the Midwest August 8, 2015
The Great Taste of the Midwest features more than 150 of the Midwest’s finest craft brewers at beautiful Olin Park, overlooking Lake Monona in Madison.
Mexican Fiesta August 21 – 23, 2015
Spice up your summer with Mexican Fiesta.
The festival offers three days of fun, food, music and culture. This year the festival’s cultural pavilion will feature more than 100 artisans from Mexico.
Other event highlights include live entertainment, a marketplace, cultural programming and plenty of delicious traditional Mexican cuisine.
Travelers looking for year-round Wisconsin getaway ideas, travel planning, events and free guides can discover their own fun by visiting TravelWisconsin.com on desktop, tablet or mobile devices.