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West Allis

This west suburb of Milwaukee – formerly an industrial powerhouse of its own – houses several fun parks and delicious restaurants, within easy driving distance of Downtown. The area's biggest draw, however, is the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, which plays host to the Milwaukee Mile, Pettit National Ice Center and several festive summer events – including, of course, State Fair.

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Binary is a hidden gaming gem in West Allis

Aug. 21, 2016 11:09 a.m.

Tucked away in West Allis is Binary: Games, Foods and Spirits, a small gamer's paradise on the corner of 92nd and Lincoln. Various banners from "Game of Thrones" hang from the ceiling, there are mannequins donning "Star Trek" costumes and tons more.

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Wait, there are THREE Wisconsin State Fairs?!

Aug. 11, 2016 9:02 a.m.

It makes sense if you think about it, but it was news to me that Wisconsin has three - not one - annual State Fair. And just because I hadn't heard of them doesn't mean the Northern Wisconsin State Fair and the Central Wisconsin State Fair are newbies.

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Did you know? A few facts about the State Fair cream puffs

Aug. 10, 2016 5:03 p.m.

There's a few things we'd bet you don't know about Wisconsin State Fair cream puffs. And then, we'd also bet you'd be interested to learn how to win a lifetime supply of them for yourself. Yeah, we thought so.

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#WeWant: State Fair edition

Aug. 7, 2016 11:01 a.m.

The Wisconsin State Fair is one of the greatest things ever. Here are just a few of the things #WeWant while we are there!

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7 spots to get your cheese on at State Fair

Aug. 6, 2016 1:03 p.m.

When you're living in the dairy state, it's only logical that you should be able to find plenty of cheese available at the State Fair. And you can. In addition to plenty of spots where you can get cheese smothered on top of burgers, tots and other dishes, here are seven great spots to get your cheese straight up and... well, usually fried.

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13 new Wisconsin State Fair foods, reviewed and ranked

Aug. 5, 2016 11:01 a.m.

There are more than 80 new foods in which you can indulge at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair. But, which ones are worth trying? We've ranked 13 of them from worst to best (13 being the worst) along with my tasting notes for your reading enjoyment.