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Weidner Center for the Performing Arts - The Center has received rave reviews from performers and audiences alike. Its outstanding acoustics, physical beauty and state-of-the-art accommodations combine to make it one of the finest performing halls in the United States.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts - A fully functional Victorian era theater with a year round performing arts season featuring nationally recognized artists as well as a gallery for visual arts.

Capitol Civic Centre - The gathering spot for over 70,000 people each year and the focal point of the performing arts on Wisconsin's East Coast. The theatre is a stunning example of an opulent 1920's vaudeville and movie house, exquisitely renovated and grandly reopened in 1987, now showcasing live stage productions by professional traveling artists and local performing groups.

The Phipps Center For The Arts - Host to wonderful performing arts performances. If you are looking for plays or concerts, they have them here, as well as a visual arts gallery that you will want to see.

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre - Offers the finest in Broadway musicals and comedies in a dinner theatre venue. The best the St. Croix Valley has to offer in musical theatre and comedy.

Badger Sports Park - A fun family center with Lasertron Laser Tag, Badger Inflatable Arena, Mini Bowling, Game room, Mini golf, go karts and batting cages.

Bay Beach Amusement Park - The park consists of approximately 45 acres with 16 rides, 7 shelters, a dance hall, rest rooms, picnic areas, playground, softball and volleyball areas. Sure to please all - old, young and in-between.

New Richmond Heritage Center - The Heritage Center is home to a number of historic buildings that represent life from an earlier era.

Wade House - Return to the time of stagecoach travel and see a community where Yankee refinement met the Wisconsin wilderness. Complete with the Stagecoach Inn, Blacksmith Shop, Carriage Museum, Sawmill, and more!

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology - Offers historical exhibits based on regional industries and their role in the community, interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to explore technological ideas, traveling exhibits, demonstrations and instruction, programming for school groups, and special events.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum - The facility features an interpretive center containing the new Interactive Tall Tales Room for the child in all of us, and many other buildings authentic to the 1900's logging era including a bunkhouse, cook shanty, heavy equipment building, blacksmith shop, barn and other exhibit rooms. And a larger than life statues of the legendary Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe.

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum - The only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world.

Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center - Through storyboards, video, sound recordings, static and interactive displays, the Exhibit Hall details the historic and contemporary aspects of Wisconsin's No. 1 fruit crop.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum - A great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about the sailors, shipbuilders and submariners who made that history, and to have some great family fun!

Barlow Planetarium - This is a world-class facility for 3-D excitement, giant full-color special effects and crystal-clear, five-channel, 10,000 watt THX surround sound. The Barlow Planetarium has a 48-foot projection dome and seats 98 people, with four additional spaces for wheelchair access.

Chippewa Valley Museum - Includes award-winning, professionally designed exhibits about the Ojibwe Indians (also known as the Ojibwa, Ojibway, or Chippewa), the area's first towns and industries, early farm life, and a variety of short-term and traveling exhibits.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum - North Central Wisconsin's premier art museum, features special exhibitions, dynamic education programs, collections rooted in bird imagery, and sculpture-filled gardens to delight visitors of all ages.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire - An interactive environment for children and their grown-ups that inspires imagination, discovery, creativity, and the love of learning.

Wisconsin Automobile Museum - Wisconsin's largest auto museum, featuring an ever-growing display of classic, vintage autos and automotive artifacts, such as "The Kissel", which was manufactured in Hartford from 1906 to 1931.

Wisconsin International Raceway - Come and visit for thrilling drag races and stock car racing.

Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve - An oasis of marshland, swamps, sandy fields and meadows and wooded ridges between Manitowoc and Two Rivers. Enjoy the sight of waxy, yellow buttercups, hear the clear,whistled notes of an oriole, feel the swish of the wind through the hemlocks or feel the soft breast feathers of a bluebird at the bird banding station

Ledge View Nature Center - Features 105 acres of forest and field, a 60-foot observation tower, a dolostone quarry, three natural caves (access controlled), an arboretum, the Fun Trail, 2-1/2 miles of hiking trails, and an exhibit building with live animals and museum-quality interactive educational exhibits on the Niagara Escarpment, Wisconsin Bats, Lake Sturgeon, and Birds.

Thrasher Opera House - Built in 1910, Thrasher's Opera House hosted vaudeville, traveling theatrical companies and films. After WWII the building languished as a warehouse until its restoration in the mid-1990s. Features include an embossed tin ceiling, stencilled walls and a projection balcony.

Grand Opera House - A restored Victorian theater, The Grand was built in 1883 and renovated during the 1980s. This beautiful facility is owned by the City of Oshkosh and has been managed by the Oshkosh Opera House Foundation since 1990. Each year, nearly 25 public performances and approximately 30 youth events comprise the fine arts season with another 100 activities.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center - A 33-year-old, nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex, JMKAC is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary American art. Its exhibitions focus on a wide range of concepts and directions, with particular emphasis on new genres, installation art, unconventional photography, the crafts, ongoing folk traditions, and the work of self-taught artists.

La Crosse Community Theatre - A La Crosse tradition since 1963. Seven shows during the September through June season, including dramas, comedies and children's performances.

Funset Boulevard - A long with over 100 arcade games, Funset offers even more unique family fun including Laser Tag, outdoor mini-golf and batting cages, bumper cars, a carousel, a kids playroom and so much more.

The Metropolis Resort - The resort includes: Action City family fun center; a 55,000 square foot facility featuring the midwest's largest indoor go-kart track and over 20 other attractions. Chaos Waterpark; a 35,000 squarefoot waterpark with 3 multi-story slides, a lazy river and over 10 unique water features.

Kastle Park - All about great family fun! Something for everyone, ranging from go-karts and 1/4 mile twisting curving track, mega min-golf and bumper boats, to batting cages and paintball target range.

Historic Point Basse - Preserves the 1850s site and remaining structures of the settlement that once thrived here. Located at the south end of the extensive rapids of the Wisconsin River in what are now Portage and Wood Counties, Robert Wakely's settlement at Point Basse was an important stopping place for lumber rafts as they headed down river.

Neville Public Museum - Two floors of galleries waiting to be explored. The Walter Gallery is one of three major halls for changing exhibits. On the second floor, the Frankenthal Gallery offers a panoramic view of the Fox River and Green Bay skyline. The Byram-Manger, and WPS Galleries along with the Mezzanine are devoted to additional changing art, history, and science exhibits.

Oshkosh Public Museum - The museum tells the rich story of exploration, settlement, and development of the Lake Winnebago Region in Wisconsin. It is the story of Native Americans; French explorers, missionaries, and fur traders; immigrants from far-away places, and more.

National Railroad Museum - Railroad history comes to life with 77 pieces of vintage rolling stock including Eisenhower's WWII command car, the Union Pacific "Big Boy" and the Rock Island "Aerotrain." In addition, enjoy a ride behind vintage diesel locomotives or be entertained in the theater with one of many railroad-theme video presentations.

Deke Slayton Space & Bike Museum - Dedicated to enhancing an understanding and encouraging an interest and appreciation in the history of bicycling and the life of astronaut Donald "Deke" Slayton.

Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame - Journey to the humble beginnings of this fan-owned franchise. Follow the Packers to their first championships; read the biographies of some of the inductees; view the exhibits; have fun with football trivia.

Children's Museum of La Crosse - A hands-on, interactive environment; a regional family place where the young and the young at heart can explore, create, experiment, learn and exercise their imaginations.

EAA Museum - The Museum features historic civilian and military aircraft, exhibits and plane rides.

The Building for Kids Children's Museum - Come and let your children create and explore with us. Providing exceptional learning opportunities that are innovative, deeply engaging, and long-lasting.

Children's Museum of Fond du Lac - A place where discovery and curiosity are brought to life through a touchable learn-by-doing atmosphere designed to foster creativity and a passion for lifelong learning. Come and play, explore, and so much more.

Reed School - Enter the era of the one-room schoolhouse, when hard work and country life helped to shape a generation of Wisconsin citizens. Offers visitors a unique interpretation of country school life by focusing on the first half of the 20th century.

Crystal Cave - Multiple levels, hundreds of stalactites and stalagmites, and labyrinth passageways will delight the entire family.

Lake Michigan Carferry Service - Daily round trips across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc to Ludington, Michigan, aboard historic 410' car ferry S.S. BADGER. One-way trip takes four hours. Ship carries cars, motor homes, buses, bikes and passengers. Enjoy dining, gift shop, entertainment, lounge and berths on board.

Ellwood H. May Environmental Park - This unique, diverse park offer 120 acres of forests, wetlands and prairie with ponds, river and an abundance of wildlife. Miles of free trails are perfect for birding, hiking and skiing with some being handicap accessible. The Ecology Center, Prairie Overlook and Environmental Lab allow for dozens of natural history program offerings to school and tour groups of all ages.

Green Bay Botanical Garden - Stimulates an appreciation for and an understanding of the world of horticulture and the enduring relationships between plants and people.

Above & Beyond Children's Museum - The Museum offers hands-on fun for kids. The museum features a treehouse, Skycrawl, computer lab, pin screen and more.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center - An all purpose sports center offering fun events for the whole family. Featuring Baseball, batting cages, basketball, flag football, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball and more!