• Jennifer Lu La Crosse Tribune

The Mississippi River starts as a trickle at the headwaters at Lake Itasca, winds past sandstone bluffs capped with limestone, squeezes through a system of levees and dikes further downstream, and transforms into a bustling commercial highway for tows and cargo ships before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.

Take a trip through Wisconsin’s past this summer. At Old World Wisconsin, learn about immigrants and settlers working hard to build new lives and our state. Savor the luxury of a Chicago brewer’s “summer cottage” on Lake Geneva at Black Point Estate. Or head back to school and experience wha…

  • SUSAN ENDRES Baraboo News Republic

History. That’s what visitors feel when they step onto the expansive grounds at Baraboo’s Circus World Museum for the first time.

  • SUSAN ENDRES Baraboo News Republic

History. That’s what visitors feel when they step onto the expansive grounds at Baraboo’s Circus World Museum for the first time.

  • JENNIFER LU La Crosse Tribune

The Mississippi River starts as a trickle at the headwaters at Lake Itasca, winds past sandstone bluffs capped with limestone, squeezes through a system of levees and dikes further downstream, and transforms into a bustling commercial highway for tows and cargo ships before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.

Thousands of visitors flood to Wisconsin Dells every year. Known as the waterpark capital of the world, the area is best known for its major resorts: Mt. Olympus, Wilderness Resort, Chula Vista Resorts, Kalahari Resort and Great Wolf Lodge that provide water parks both outside and inside for…

While Racine may be best known for its proximity to Lake Michigan (after all, the 50 sandy acres of North Beach have been recognized by Parents and Midwest Living magazines as one of the best U.S. beaches), there is so much more to discover here.

  • JASON CUEVAS Wisconsin Dells Events

While the tourist industry tries to make every day in Wisconsin Dells special, some days have more going on than others. The Dells area is full of events throughout the year for visitors and locals to enjoy. 

  • By Patti Nickell, Tribune News Service

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Most cities wouldn't take kindly to having it said they had gone to the dogs. Alexandria, however, enthusiastically admits to it. With a population of 160,000, it has an estimated 40,000 dogs, and they have free range of the city (with their humans, of course.) They can enjoy pup-tinis on Barks, Brews and Bites night at Jackson 20 restaurant or "pawdicures" at Head to Tail ...

  • By Hugo Martin and Ben Poston, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES - Now may be the perfect time to visit Disneyland - as long as you have no interest in checking out the park's Star Wars expansion. The opening of the much-anticipated 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge drew so many visitors since it opened May 31 that it substantially reduced wait times at all the other attractions in the Anaheim theme park. In the first week after the Star Wars ...

  • By Bradley J. Fikes, The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO - Wali's blue tongue rapidly flickers in and out. She swivels her head toward the visitors, reptilian eyes bright. Wally is a northern blue-tongued skink. These Australian lizards display their azure intakes appendage to ward off predators. Bright colors often mean danger, such as with the highly venomous blue-ringed octopus. But no worries, blue-tongued skinks are harmless. The ...

  • By Mary Ann Anderson, Tribune News Service

It's not often I think of my Granny Trudy, my grandmother on Daddy's side of the family. After all, she died more than 40 years ago. But when I happen upon a garden as pretty and thriving as hers once was, I can't help but remember her and her love for colors and flowers. In a tiny swath of North Carolina's ribbon of the Smoky Mountains, I found a wonderful replica of Granny's garden, one ...

  • By Katherine Rodeghier, Chicago Tribune

Don't call it ice cream. Not if you're in Milwaukee. Not if you don't want to be ridiculed as rude, clueless, a rube. Folks in Wisconsin's largest city take their signature dish seriously - no offense, cheese curds - and consider it an insult to confuse their rich dairy dessert with ordinary supermarket ice cream. You'll find frozen custard stands scattered across the Milwaukee metro area. So ...

  • By Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Summertime means trips to the pool, picnics at the local park and sips of iced tea on the porch. And in Atlanta starting June 15, slime. Lots and lots of slime. Dubbed "Nickelodeon Slime City," the pop-up experience will be located at the Buckhead shopping district where Disco Kroger is based off Piedmont Road. The 20,000 square-foot installation, which will run through September, will enable ...