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Cave of the Mounds is a Wisconsin wonder

Published Saturday, Oct. 18

It seems to always happen in a farm field. A kid sees the mother of God, a white buffalo is born, an astonishing cave full of prehistoric paintings is accidentally uncovered. That's where Wisconsin and the world stumbled upon one of the state's most stunning natural attractions, Cave of the Mounds, too, in 1939.

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Blowing in to the Windy City: 3 quick and easy overnights

Published Thursday, Oct. 9

Looking for a quick and easy getaway? Chicago's just a short, smooth train ride south and whether you're traveling with kids, as a couple or on your own, the possibilities are endless. So endless that it might seem a little daunting to plan. Don't you worry, sit back and let us do the work. Here are three quick and easy Windy City overnights that will make for memorable little getaways.

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Fall into family fun in Door County

Published Wednesday, Oct. 8

Once upon a time, I figured that the magnificent, serene and beautiful Door County is a place only to be enjoyed by adults. Maybe my priorities have changed, though, because even after 20 years of visits, only recently did I come to the conclusion that kids could fall in love with this magical retreat, too. Turns out I was right. After the summer rush died down, we took our daughter up to Door County for the first time this weekend. It was a wonderful journey.

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Historic Yerkes Observatory offers a look at history, stars

Published Sunday, Aug. 31

Why not check out Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, near Lake Geneva? Situated 190 feet above Geneva Lake, the observatory is a fascinating place in an architecturally interesting building and offers great views of the surrounding area.

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Plan a weekend escape to Viroqua

Published Saturday, Aug. 30

Because Viroqua is only three hours west of Milwaukee, Viroqua - the county seat of Vernon County - is a possible destination for an affordable weekend getaway. OnMilwaukee.com's Molly Snyder recently went for a visit and developed this list of local places and spaces to check out.

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Little Amerricka amusement park provides good, old, inexpensive fun

Published Thursday, Aug. 28

Little Amerricka, in Marshall -- 20 miles northeast of Madison -- was a revelation when we discovered it recently. Of course, it's been there for years and is no secret, but we'd never made the trip before. There, we found fun at a refreshingly reasonable price.

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Revamped Wade House site brings Wisconsin history to life

Published Saturday, Aug. 23

Vintage baseball brought me to Wade House, but history and nature reeled me in. Located in tiny Greenbush, west of Sheboygan, Wade House is a Wisconsin historical site that is managed by the Wisconsin Historical Society. The former stagecoach inn is part of a sprawling complex with a working sawmill, a carriage museum and a brand new visitors center.

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Urban Spelunking: Grace Lutheran Church

Published Thursday, Aug. 21

As beautiful as Milwaukee's historic churches are, visiting them can sometimes be disheartening. That's because so many of them are threatened due to failing -- or even entirely failed -- finances as churches in the heart of the city have fallen victim to suburbanization. This is true for some, but not all churches, as I was reminded recently on a visit to Grace Lutheran Church, which houses a vibrant congregation in a stunning Gothic building.

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5 fun things to do in Knoxville, y'all

Published Wednesday, Aug. 20

There isn't much that feels as good to me as some good ol' Southern love. Knoxville offers up a mix of the South, the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and a classic college town.

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What happens in Nashville, stays in Nashville

Published Tuesday, Aug. 12

Right under our Midwestern noses is a city so full of culture, entertainment, food, sports, art, community and music that it's almost a transgression of good tourism not to visit Nashville.

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Former Milwaukeeans find serenity and community in small-town Viroqua

Published Thursday, Aug. 7

There are about 4,400 people living in Viroqua, the county seat of Vernon County, and it's located just over three hours west of Milwaukee. In recent years, myriad Milwaukeeans relocated to the town and last month OnMilwaukee.com went to find out why.

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Romantic and relaxing, Door County's magic is infectious

Published Wednesday, Aug. 6

Last weekend, I talked my wife into joining me on my adventure - we hadn't visited Door County together since we first started dating in 2002. It turns out that showing off old favorites, discovering new memories and cultivating another Door County fan is a wonderful, relaxing way to experience this magical place. After all, even as a entirely different kind of trip, Door County remains my "happy place." Scoring points with the wife makes it even happier.