Between Chicago, Wisconsin Dells and beyond

May 29th, 2009, 03:36 AM
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Between Chicago, Wisconsin Dells and beyond

Can anyone suggest something worthy to stop and see on way to W.Dells from Chicago? We are attending a child-oriented family reunion ( as you can see) and besides a lovely golf course in Rockford, I am wondering what else is nearby or within two hours or so AFTER the reunion to extend the vacation a bit.

I have already been to Milwaukee, Madison and Door County.

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May 29th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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Spring Green for Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and the House on the Rock tours.
http://www.springgreen.com/

The small towns of New Glarus and Monroe also are worth a quick stop.
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May 29th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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How about Devil's Lake:

http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/
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May 29th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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I was also going to suggest The House on the Rock as an interesting afternoon, especially with kids. I'm sure there's a website so you can get an idea of what's there.

You might stop in Madison and tour around a bit, fun shops close to the University and some good family restaurants.

Have a FUN trip.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Near Mount Horeb (about 2o miles SW of Madison) you will find Cave of the Mounds and also Little Norway. Both are pleasant family diversions.
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Jun 4th, 2009, 06:46 PM
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Lake Geneva ?
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Jun 4th, 2009, 08:23 PM
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If you are looking for a stop with the kids, I'd suggest Madison with kayaking on Lake Wingra and the Vilas Zoo. A Madison Mallards game is also a lot of fun if they are in town.

If you don't get to Devils Lake during the reunion, you should also consider that. It is wonderful.

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Jun 11th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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house on the rock is always great for families. Devils Lake is great for a variety of activites. In Madison I belive that there is a child's museum. I know you said that you did not want to stop in Milwaukee, but Betty Brinn childs museum downtown is a fun stop for kids, as well as the brand new Discovery World on the lakefront. This would be on your way and not off the beaten path...
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Jun 11th, 2009, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for all the excellent suggestions. My carload has no kids.. but devils' lake is really looking interesting.. as is House on the Rock. Thank you all.!
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Jun 11th, 2009, 12:53 PM
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One other posibility to come down from the noise of the Dells is Old World Wisconsin. A really cool place to spend a couple of hours outdoors on a nice afternoon.
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