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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2014
Nice places to visit on the road from Chicago to Milwaukee  (6 Answers)

Hi!we are planning a trip to the US and staying in Chicago, but we would also like to visit a little bit the area outside the city, we were thinking of going to Milwaukee and were wondering if along the way there were any great places to visit, any small towns we could stop by? Any recommendations? Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2014
cabins in southeast Wisconsin  (1 Answer)

Looking for cabins for extended family of 13. Would prefer campground type cabins with kids activities. Fishing lake would be great.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2014
Photography Lake Michigan and ice  (2 Answers)

Where are some good places along Lake Michigan to take pictures of ice and snow? Michigan (the state) has all the cool ice covered lighthouses.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2013
Places to stay near Alpine Valley

Can anyone suggest a modestly priced, clean hotel, B&B, condo or house in or near East Troy? Need a night or two in August.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2013
Bus or Rail from Green bay wi to Mackinac  (2 Answers)

is there bus or rail service from green bay wi to mackinac?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2013
Southern Wisconsin Cheese and Beer tour-help with itinerary  (3 Answers)

We are planning a road trip from Illinois around the southern part of Wisconsin to visit some breweries and cheese factories/makers. We will have about 5 days, leaving on a Wednesday and returning home on Sunday.

The plan as it looks now will be:

- home to Milwaukee (about 220 miles)

- Johnson Creek (about 45 miles from Milwaukee)

- Madison (about 35 miles from Johnson Creek)

- New Glarus (about 27 miles from Madison)

- Monroe (about 17 miles from New Glarus)

- Mt Horeb (about 35 miles from Monroe)

- Galena (IL) (drive home via Galena, spend couple of hours - total 215 miles to home)

Can you guys help us out with suggestions how and where to spend our 4 available nights? Probably spend 1 night in Milwaukee and 1 night in Madison? But where would you suggest to spend the other nights? And if not Milwaukee and/or Madison, can you propose a better alternative?

Thanks a lot!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2012
Restaurants in Madison  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of a good Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian or American restaurant? We will probably use taxis.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2012
Madison  (2 Answers)

What is the best way to go from the Sheraton Madison Hotel
to the convention center about 2 miles away? I will be making numerous trips.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2012
A guy's fishing paradise in WI?  (4 Answers)

My husband is supposed to be planning a guys' weekend/bachelor weekend for his best friend over Memorial Day. Needless to say, he needs a little help. We live in central eastern Iowa, but are new to the area. The groom wants to do a fishing weekend up "north", but they don't want to drive TOO far (no more than 6ish hours) so they can still enjoy the weekend. They want to do some fishing and rent a cabin and relax. Can anyone recommend any good spots, towns, etc. anywhere along Lake Michigan in Illinois or Wisconsin to even begin to look??? I plan to look on VRBO or Homeaway for a cabin, but need some towns to focus on. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2012
Information for a french student  (11 Answers)

Hello !

I'm a french student and I would to speak with people who lives in Wisconsin. I would like to know more on this state. What are your way of life ?...

Thanks for your interest ;)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2011
Wisconsin Dells or Madison?? Or....??  (4 Answers)

Hi! I'm going to be in Wisconsin for 2 nights. One night I'm definitely staying in Milwaukee...for the other night I'm trying to decide between Wisconsin Dells or Madison?? Can anyone tell me what city they think will have more to do? I'm traveling with a friend and we're in our late 20's. Or is there another city close to or on the way to Milwaukee from Minneapolis that might be of interest?? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 18, 2010
Nice tent camping within a few hours drive of Milwaukee airport?  (4 Answers)

I have a relative flying in from San Francisco to meet me to go camping for a few days. Milwaukee seems a good connection from there without having to stopover. Can anyone recommend some nice tent camping areas within a few hours drive of Milwaukee airport? Somewhere scenic with some good hiking (wildlife) and preferably showers. I don't want to make him sit in the car for too long after the flight.

many thanks, Karen

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2009
Eau Claire

My family and I are from Cedarburg, Wi. We have two children under 3. We are moving to Eau Claire and were wondering what are some good towns to raise a family in the Eau Claire area? With in a 35 min. drive. Safe. Friendly. nice town.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2009
Need info between Madison, WI and Sioux Falls, SD  (5 Answers)

We are still planning our frequently delayed cross-country drive. I understand that the trip between Madison WI and Souix Falls SD is looong and boooring. We are not on a timetable and would like some info about interesting(if any)minor detours along this leg of our trip. We are NOT campers, hikers, fishermen, or the usual outdoors type.
Thanks, Irv

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2009
Must-see towns in Wisconsin  (7 Answers)

Hi Guys,

I'm going to be travelling around Lake Michigan this summer and i was wondering if there was any real must-sees towns or places you thought i should check out when in Wisconsin?

I'm a 26yr old English guy who'll have his own car, i'm open to all suggestions really as i should have a week to spend in the state. I've heard Door County is meant to be really nice but any other tips would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2008
Lodge/Lake Geneva area  (3 Answers)

I'm trying to plan a winter (December) long weekend getaway from Chicago. We'd like to go somewhere driving distance (3 hours or so) that is a lodge vibe, and isnt a family style water park. Can anyone reccomend anywhere in the Lake Geneva area or in any part of central or southern Wisco? Thanks in advance!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2008
Goose lake

We will be renting a vacation home on Goose Lake this year site inseen, but appears to be nice and I have spoken with owner who assures me it is what we need. We will have 8 people ages 10 thru 60. Assume 1 day kids will all go into the Dells , but looking for some feedback on the following;

We plan on some tubing What is the general feeling about people doing this? Do locals have a problem? Restricted hours for this? How is the lake?

What is available in local area for supplies such as groceries, restaurants, etc?


If someone can help, much appreciated

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2008
General Information about Eau Claire  (4 Answers)

Hi folks,
I am probably going to spend nine months next year in Eau Claire, and was looking for some basic information.
1- What are the general daily life expanses in the city (Sandwich, meal in a mid-range restaurant, Coke, Pizza, bus ride, etc....)
2- As Wisconsin is near the Canadian border, is it feasible to visit Montreal. Is there bus links, how much does cost the trip???
3- Any additional information about the city, and any other comments are just welcome.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2007
Texans Loose in Wisconsin  (2 Answers)

We plan a week in Wisconsin the end of June, into and out of MKE. Arriving on Saturday, we'll first head downtown to the Polish Festival, etc., and stay in Milwaukee for two nights probably. Our last night or two we'll spend in Madison and head to the airport again on Saturday.

In between though we're a bit unsure. Is Door County too touristy and overrun that time of year? I hear 42 can get quite taxed.

What about instead heading across to the Mississippi and La Crosse, taking in Vernon County on the way to Madison.

Is it crazy to consider doing both Door Co and La Crosse with so little time? Any better itineraries?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2007
The Great River Road  (2 Answers)

Me and my mom are driving from Michigan to Minnesota to visit my brother. We will drive part way the first day and stay in Baraboo. The second day we will drive from there visit La Crosse and then drive the rest of the way up along the great river road. My questioning is are there any places along The great River Road (between La Crosse and St Paul) that anyone really suggest or can tell me more about? I have found a few places that the Great River Road website suggest but I would love to hear other places or what you really recommend! Any responses will be appreciated! =o)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2007
Get away in my tent  (3 Answers)

Any suggestions for a quiet beautiful place to pitch my new tent for a "get away from it all"? I don't like those campgrounds where people are making noise until 2 a.m. and you have no privacy either.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2007
Looking for a location  (5 Answers)

Years ago, when traveling with my parents, there was some sort of castle/chimney/tower rock formation that could be seen from the highway we were on. There was a park there for picnics and a bit of hiking. As I recall, there were 2 or three "towers" connected at the base. I'd like to take my son there, but I don't remember where it is. My dad passed away a few years ago, and my mom doesn't remember it. If may have been somewhere near the Dells, but I don't know for sure. It wasn't where we were going, but, since it could be seen from the highway, we did stop there a few times on our way past. If anyone knows where this is, please respond. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2007
Graduation Road Trip  (1 Answer)

Hi. My friends and I would like to go on a road trip for our graduation this summer. We are limited on money(of course!haha) but have decided to go camping just to hang out and have a good time. Does anybody have and ideas of where to go? Also, what activities would you recommend for this graduation trip to be truly great?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 03, 2006
Wyalusing State Park area

Do you know where any tubing/float trips in the area are? near Wyalusing State Park prefreably

please get back to me asap!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2006
The Ultimate Wisconsin Road Trip  (4 Answers)

Hi, my wife and I are planning a vacation for the two of us this summer, and right now it's a toss-up between a mountain-soaking visit to Colorado or a relaxing, roaming road trip across my home state of Wisconsin. I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life, so I've seen a lot of the state. To be honest, I'm bored of it and need to realize why Wisconsin wasn't given to the Canadians. We want to take in the state, fall in love, and walk away with a road trip that says, "This is Wisconsin." We plan on doing mostly camping and popping into hotels as we find them.

So, what cities, festivals, parks, museums, and other sights should we make sure we include to get that Wisconsin feel? Any suggestions would be helpful.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2006
Door County  (1 Answer)

We are thinking of going up to Door County this weekend, for only one night, but I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on which city to stay in. We would like to have a little city with shops to wander around in, and I think they all have this, but I don't really know. It has been about 15 years since I was last there. Thoughts?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2006
country thunder near by towns  (1 Answer)

thinking of travelling to country thunder in july.
can anyone tell me what towns are near by as we will stay in a motel

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2006
western wisconsin trip ideas  (4 Answers)

I'm planning a trip this Spring (late April) to fly from Tucson to Minneapolis, rent a car and drive through Western Wisconsin.
I have a friend here who lived in Eau Claire for about two years, and he talks about how cool Western Wisconsin is and has made me want to visit it.
I'm looking for a route mainly, and an idea on what towns I should check out. I'm going as far north as Lake Superior and as far east as Madison, and would like to check out some towns on the Mississippi.
I've never been to Chicago and would like to see it, but I'm going to do it on a different trip so that I have more time.
My friend suggested La Crosse, Menomonie and Chippewa Falls. Another person who has spent time out there said that the area was gorgeous but that Madison was boring.
I should have about six days to do all of this.

Any comments and/or suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2005
madison travel  (2 Answers)

i am a student from new delhi, india going to madison, wisconsin for 2 months for a fellowship program frm 15th august -15 october and had certain queries
1. i am getting a flight from new delhi to Chicago, O Hare international airport------what is the cheapest way to reach university of wisconsin madison school from there and price---is there any other cheap way you recommend
2. what will be the weather like in madison at that time
3. From madison, i have to goto chicago downtown back on 15 october and then proceed to Saint louis,Missouri-----what is the cheapest way to go there and price

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2005
Contact lenses: Prescription required?  (2 Answers)

I am travelling to Madison Wisconsin next week and was thinking of getting a supply of contact lenses, since they are more than twice as expensive in europe as in the US, but if i order online and get them delivered, i'll have to pay duty on them. Can anyone tell me if you need a prescription to get lenses from a high street optical shop in the US (madison in particular)?

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