Wisconsin Road Trips

By Dannelle Gay

Wisconsin is an amazing state, founded in 1848. It’s known to many as either the “Badger State” or “America’s Dairyland.” as it has more dairy cows than any other state (1,500,000!) and produces more milk than any other state. Roughly 5.8 million people call it home.

Wisconsin Road Trips

  1. Great River Road
  2. Lake Superior Scenic Byway
  3. Door County Coastal Byway
  4. Lake Geneva Adventure

Wisconsin Websites

Great River Road

  • Great River Bed & Breakfast, greatriverroadbnb.com
  • Historic Trempealeau Hotel, trempealeauhotel.com 
  • Villa Louis, villalouis.wisconsinhistory.org
  • Fort Crawford, fortcrawfordmuseum.com 
  • Muddy Water Pizza Pub, Muddy-waters-pizza-pub.business.site
  • Fort Mulligan’s Grill Pub, fortmulligans.com
  • Valley Fish & Cheese, valleyfishpdc.com
  • Pete’s Hamburgers, peteshamburgers.com
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, lauraingallspepin.com
  • Villa Bellezza, villabellezza.com
  • Genoa Great River Road Interpretive Center, bit.ly/greatriverroadcenter
  • Stockholm Pie and General Store, stockholmpieandgeneralstore.com
  • Hager Heights Drive In, facebook.com/Hager-Heights-Drive-In-140174882683829
  • Pearl Ice Cream Parlor, pearlstreetwest.com 
  • Pier 4 Cafe and Smokehouse, pier4alma.com

Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway

  • Pinehurst Inn Bed & Breakfast, pinehurstinn.com
  • Old Rittenhouse Inn, rittenhouseinn.com
  • Island View Resort, ivr906.com
  • Little Sand Bay Recreation Area, townofrussell.org/little-sand-bay-recreation-area
  • Buffalo Bay Campground & Marina, legendarywaters.com/campground-marina
  • South Shore Campground, southshorecampground.com
  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, nps.gov/apis/index.htm
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, redcliff-nsn.gov
  • Bayfield Maritime Museum, bayfieldmaritimemuseum.org
  • Washburn Cultural Center, washburnculturalcenter.com
  • Good Thyme Restaurant & Catering, goodthyme.catering/restaurant
  • Eddie’s World Famous Ribs, eddiesribs.net
  • Blue Wave Inn & Sandbar Restaurant, bluewaveinnashland.com
  • Maggie’s, maggies-bayfield.com

Door County Coastal Byway

  • Door County, visitdoorcounty.com 
  • Garden Gate Bed & Breakfast, doorcountybb.com
  • Roots Inn & Kitchen, rootsinnandkitchen.com
  • Eagle Harbor Inn, eagleharborinn.com
  • Great Hall of Chester Thordarson Estate, fori.us/chester.htm
  • Whitefish Dunes State Park, bit.ly/whitefishdunes
  • Egg Harbour Campground & RV Resort, eggharborcampground.com
  • Baileys Woods Campground, baileyswoodscampground.com
  • Peninsula State Park, bit.ly/peninsulaSP
  • Newport State Park, bit.ly/newportSP
  • Old Post Office Restaurant, oldpostoffice-doorcounty.com
  • Viking Grill & Lounge, facebook.com/vikingfishboil
  • White Gull Inn Restaurant, whitegullinn.com
  • Wild Tomato Pizza, wildtomatopizza.com
  • Morning Glory of Door County, facebook.com/MorningGloryFamilyRestaurant
  • Fireside Restaurant, facebook.com/TheFiresideRestaurant
  • Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, aljohnsons.com
  • Wilson’s Restaurant, wilsonsicecream.com
  • Cana Island Lighthouse, doorcounty.com/experience/lighthouses
  • Alexander Noble House, bit.ly/alexandernoblehouse
  • Tornado Memorial Park, doorcountypulse.com/fire-took-williamsonville
  • Door County Maritime Museum, bit.ly/doorcomaritimemuseum
  • The Farm, bit.ly/thefarmdoorco 

The Lake Geneva Adventure

  • Lake Geneva’s Baker House, Bakerhouse1885.com
  • Maxwell Mansion, maxwellmansion1856.com
  • French Country Inn, frenchcountryinn.com
  • Racine Christmas House, ChristmasHouseRacine.com
  • Big Foot Beach State Park, dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/bigfoot
  • Cliffside County Park, bit.ly/cliffsidecountypark
  • Sanders Park, bit.ly/sanderspark
  • Simple Café, simplelakegeneva.com
  • & H Danish Bakery, ohdanishbakery.com
  • Mars Cheese Castle, marscheese.com
  • Racine Danish Kringles, kringle.com
  • Hunt Club Steakhouse, huntclubsteakhouse.com
  • Safari Lake Geneva, safarilakegeneva.com
  • Lake Geneva Zipline Adventures, lakegenevaadventures.com
  • Lake Geneva School of Cooking, lakegenevacookingschool.com
  • Candle Mercantile, thecandlemercantile.com
  • Racine Art Museum, ramart.org
  • Racine Zoo, racinezoo.org
  • Bristol Renaissance Faire, renfair.com/Bristol