10 Captivating Places to Visit in Wisconsin That Will Leave You in Awe

Captivating Places to Visit in Wisconsin

Have you ever imagined visiting unreal places that seem magical, enchanting, and beyond expectation like a fairy tale? Huh!  There are a lot of places to visit in Wisconsin that can incredibly leave you in awe and most of them are off the beaten paths.

Wisconsin is rich in culture, natural attractions, and picturesque scenic landscapes. From 1500 lakes to lush forests miles of hiking trails attract several tourists every year. The stunning state invites world visitors to do exciting things and make the most of your journey.   This post will discuss 10 places to visit in Wisconsin that will leave you in Awe.

1. Devil’s Lake State Park

Devil's Lake State Park

Devil’s Lake State Park is the largest park in Wisconsin spread across 360 acres. The park offers lakeshores, picnic areas, swimming pools, and plenty of picturesque spots. It is known as a beautiful year-round park rich in natural attractions, history, and culture.

 Best Hotels

  • Devil’s Head Resort Inn at Wawanissee Point
  • Best Western Baraboo Inn
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Baraboo

  Best Restaurant

  • Ishnala Supper Club (American cuisine)
  • Driftless Glen Distillery (American cuisine)
  • Double Cut Steak House – Wisconsin Dells
  • The Del-Bar – Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton

 Best Time to Go

  • Spring
  • Fall

Things to Do

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • rock climbing
  • camping
  • birdwatching

 Highlights of the park

Hiking beside the quartzite bluffs, breathtaking scenes of lakes, and sunset picnic points on the shore of Devil Lake make it a perfect place to visit.

2. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in southwestern Lake. This park is included in all of the programs except for annual water quality checking because there are no internal lakes on any of the islands. There are endless options to enjoy the jewels of the lake and collect memories with your family and friends.


Bayfield, WI 54814

Highlights of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

  • Pristine Islands
  • Dancing in the night sky
  • Sea caves in winter

Best Hotels to Stay

  • Old Rittenhouse Inn
  • Apostle View Cottages
  • Hauser’s Bayfield Cabin
  • Bayfield Inn
  • Sailor Springs Glamping

Where to Eat

  • Maggie’s Restaurant (American cuisine)
  • Cornucopia Coffee and Sweet Shoppe
  • Little Nikki’s
  • Siskiwit Bay Coffee & Curiosities
  • The Corny Fish Shed

 Best Time to Go to Wisconsin


 Things to Do

  • Camping
  • Kayaking through a sea cave
  • Hiking
  • Lighthouse tours
  • Sailing

3. Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin is known as the biggest “waterpark capital of the world” and the world’s visitors find plenty of wonders to occupy their time from the scenic spots. During winter and holiday seasons the massive foliage and trees adorn the surroundings and charm travelers.


Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

 Best and Luxury Accommodations

  • Wilderness Resort
  • Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
  • Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells
  • Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells

 Best Restaurant Near Wisconsin Dells

  • High Rock Cafe (American cuisine)
  • River’s Edge Pub & Grub
  • Monk’s Bar & Grill
  • Sarento’s
  • Kaminski’s Chop House
  • The Tavern Restaurant

Best Time to Go


 Great Activities to Do

  • Waterpark adventures
  • Boat tours
  • Enjoy the beauty of parks
  • Zip-lining
  • Photography
  • Horseback riding

What inspires visitors?

  • Thrilling water slides
  • Enjoy the cruise scenic along the Wisconsin River
  • Family-friendly Entertainment

4. Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum is a destination of art and cultural attraction in Wisconsin. The museum is famous as the largest institution of arts and culture. It is home to a collection spanning from old heritage to modern aspects. Overall, it is an ideal place to visit and explore the diversity of Wisconsin.


 700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202

 Best Hotels to Stay

  • The Pfister Hotel
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
  • The Westin Milwaukee
  • Knickerbocker on the Lake
  • Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

Best Restaurant for a Variety of Food

  • High Rock Café
  • Sarento’s
  • Lake City Social – Restaurant
  • River’s Edge Pub & Grub
  • Lake Park Bistro (French cuisine)
  • Monk’s Bar & Grill

 Best Time to Go


Things to Do

  • Explore art collection
  • Attend cultural events
  • Photography
  • Dine at waterfront restaurants
  • Stroll along Lake Michigan

Highlights of Milwaukee Art Museum

Wisconsin is home to the iconic architecture of the museum’s Quadracci Pavilion. Visitors can discover a diverse variety of artworks, and attend special art and act events or exhibitions.

5. Door County

Door County

Door County journey can be as full of excitement, busy, and relaxed as you like. Whether you want to explore art, taste special cuisine, or chill out the outdoor activities, Door Country offers plenty of options.

Best Hotels or Resorts to Stay

  • The Ashbrooke
  • Holiday Music Motel
  • The Wanderlust Hotel
  • Bay Breeze Resort
  • Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort
  • Landmark Resort

  Where to Eat?

  • Hotel Washington – Washington island
  • Door county creamery – sister bay
  • Trixie’s – Ephraim
  • Roots inn & kitchen – sister bay
  • the white gull inn (seafood)
  • Wild tomato – Fish Creek & sister bay

  Best Time to Go

  • Summer
  • Fall

  What can you do there?

  • Explore lighthouses
  • Visit wineries
  • Enjoy cherry picking
  • Go sailing
  • Bike along scenic trails


 Experience the magic of charming beach towns, treat yourself to fresh cherry pie, and see remarkable sunsets over Lake Michigan.

6. Harley-Davidson Museum

Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley Davidson Museum is Situated in Milwaukee’s downtown. The Harley Davidson Museum is a multi-building compound. Every Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. you can experience rider and non-rider fellows, music, drool-worthy rolling sculptures, and mouthwatering food at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Tickets Detail

  • Kids under 5: Free
  • Child: $8
  • Student:  $16
  • Adult: $22
  • Senior: $ 18

Nearby Luxury Hotels

  • The Iron Horse Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
  • The Abbey Resort
  • The American Club
  • The Villas at Grand Geneva

Best Restaurant

  • Motor Bar & Restaurant
  • Onesto
  • Tupelo Honey – Milwaukee
  • The Edison
  • Saffron – Modern Indian Dining
  • ASH Milwaukee

Best Time to Go


Activities to Do

  • Explore motorcycle exhibits
  • Take guided tours
  • Visit the gift shop

What Attracts Tourists?

Discover the rich history and culture, view antique motorcycles and tokens, and take an exciting ride on the Jumpstart for a high-end experience.

7. Taliesin Preservation

Taliesin Preservation

Taliesin Preservation is a visitor’s center for world travel lovers. If you want to take inspiration from the mountain hills, tempting landscapes, and natural valleys, it is the best place to go. Yes, in harmony with nature, you will find things that leave you in awe.


5607 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588

Best Hotels to Stay

  • The Usonian Inn
  • Quality Inn Mineral Point
  • Motel Reedsburg
  • AmericInn by Wyndham Reedsburg
  • Clarion Hotel and Convention Center Baraboo
  • The House on the Rock Resort

Where to Eat?

  • Freddy Valentine’s Public House
  • Subway
  • 400 Springs Restaurant
  • Reunion Spring Green   
  • Homecoming
  • Spring Green General Store

Best Time to Go

  • Spring
  • Fall

Things to Do

  • Architectural tours
  • Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate
  • Visit the Hillside Home School

Highlights Taliesin

 A place where you can immerse yourself in the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. It offers chances to explore home and studio. Plus, you can stroll through striking gardens.

8. Cave of the Mounds

Cave of the Mounds

Over millions of years ago, The Cave of the Mounds started to form underground. Gradually, the Water dissolved the rock and created the magical cave underground world. A varied array of lively spikes, stalagmites, poles, and other crystal foundations are passed by you on tours.


2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517

 Best Hotels

  • The Round Barn Lodge
  • Grandstay Hotel & Suites Mount Horeb – Madison
  • Iron Amethyst Inn Boutique Hotel
  • Deer Valley Lodge

  Best Restaurant

  • Grumpy Troll Brew Pub
  • Hooterville Inn
  • Campo Di Bella LLC
  • Aztlan Mexican Grill
  • Sjolinds Chocolate House

 Best Time to Go

 You can visit anytime around the year

  Things to Do

  • Guided cave tours
  • Gemstone mining
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic areas

 Highlights of Cave of the Mounds

 Wonder at the stunning pillars and spikes in the underground caves. Further, you can learn about geological creations and discover hidden gems while gemstone digging.

9. Bay Beach Amusement Park

Bay Beach Amusement Park

 A historic Green Bay Park is other name for Bay Beach Amusement Park. Open from May through September, a range of trips is offered for all age visitors. You can rent out spaces for showers, weddings, family events, birthday celebrations, and more. Plus, it offers picnic areas, playgrounds, shelter, and a dancing hall as well.

Highlights of Amusement Park

World tourists experience classic amusement park fun with reasonable rides. Further, you can enjoy delicious festival treats, and go for scenic sights of the bay.

Best Hotels

  • Hyatt Regency Green Bay
  • Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Green Bay
  • Hotel Northland, Autograph Collection
  • Lodge Kohler

Best Restaurant

  • Titletown Brewing Company
  • Hinterland Brewery & Restaurant
  • Chefusion Eclectic Cuisine & Lounge
  • 1919 Kitchen & Tap
  • Republic Chophouse

 Best Time to Go

  • Summer

 Things to Do

  • Ride roller coasters
  • Play carnival games
  • Enjoy family-friendly attractions


 1313 Bay Beach Rd, Green Bay, WI 54302

10. House on the Rock

House on the Rock

House of Rock has been a majestic spot for over 60 years and is still in progress, the stunning place started in 1945. But, an exciting place that offers plenty of activities to do, and a number of attractions to mesmerize the visitors of the world.

Ticket Rates

  • Child (Age 6 and under) $4.95
  • Junior (Age 7 to 17)        $17.95
  • Adult (Age 18 and up)    $33.95


5754 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI 53588

Best Hotels

  • The Round Barn Lodge
  • Spring Valley Inn
  • Deer Valley Lodge & Golf
  • Ramada by Wyndham Richland Center
  • Deer Valley Lodge

   Best Restaurant

  • The Shed
  • The Kitchen at Arcadia Books
  • Arthur’s Supper Club
  • Shifflet’s Bar & Riverside Grille
  • Spring Green General Store
  • Bob’s Bitchin’ BBQ

   Best Time to Go

  • Spring and Fall

 Things to Do

  • Explore eclectic collections
  • Tour the Infinity Room
  • Visit the Japanese Garden


Journey through a world of bizarre collections, marvel at the Infinity Room suspended over a scenic valley and wander through enchanting gardens.


Wisconsin is home to diverse attractions that promise unforgettable experiences. From captivating islands to sea caves, lakeshores, beaches, and natural attractions that state is known as the richest spot that calls millions of visitors throughout the year. Overall, whether you are a natural lover or want to explore the culture of each destination, different states offer a glimpse of the unique beauty of Wisconsin. So, pack your bags, and hit the road to discover places to visit in Wisconsin that will truly leave you in awe.

Lynn Foster

Lynn Foster

Lynn Foster is a seasoned travel expert, creative writer and blogger, shares her global adventures on the Touripia blog.

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