Fun things to do this summer in Wisconsin

Mary SeGall, Staff Writer

Summer is almost here and we all know what that means! It is time for sunshine, flip flops and vacations and field trips, but have you ever thought about just doing some fun things around the Wisconsin area?

Here are 10 fun things to do in the summer here in Wisconsin. I encourage you to look them up and go out there and experience them for yourselves. This summer, there’s something for everyone!

Rick Wilcox Magic Theater: located in the Wisconsin Dells, Rick and Susan Wilcox put on a wonderful show full of humor and illusions that kept me wondering how in the world he does these illusions. I just recently went to see it, but I really want to go again to be quite honest. It is fun for the whole family!

Elusive Escape Rooms: located in Wisconsin Dells, the rates are reasonable, and the rooms are very well thought out and they really make you think. I recently did one and we got out with a minute left. The time goes so fast when you are having fun figuring out the puzzles.

Henry Villas Zoo: located in Madison. It is a free zoo that you can take the kids to or even hang with friends for the day. There are donation baskets around the park for donations to help keep the park running. I love going there for the tigers, red pandas and polar bears!

The Bristol Renaissance Faire: located in Kenosha. This is one of my personal favorite things I look forward to every year! Where else can you see jousting, throw axes, dress in knights’ armor or a fair maiden gown or throw tomatoes at a guy who insults you; sounds like fun, right?

AirVenture: located in Oshkosh. Are you a fan of airplanes? How about airplanes from World War I and II? AirVenture offers an unbelievable airshow every day of the fair and tells the story of the planes throughout history. My husband and I go every year!

American Family Field: located in Milwaukee, home of the Brewers! Ball games, in my opinion, are always a great way to spend a sunny summer day. There’s a reason it is one of America’s favorite past times!

Farmer’s Market: located in Lake Mills. A small community of vendors come together to sell goods such as art, honey, fresh produce, jewelry, aromatherapy and food. The market is surrounded by small town antique shops and Lewis Station Winery within walking distance of the farmer’s market.

Vitense Golfland: located in Madison. They offer mini golf as well as regular golf, batting cages, a water game and rock walls. Good for a smaller family day or just a quick activity to do with friends.

Summerfest: located in Milwaukee. Calling all music fans; this is an event you do not want to miss out on! Singing, different concerts every day and dancing along to your favorite artist; what can be better than that?

The Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin: located in Appleton. Learn about one of nature’s most gentle and beautiful creatures while enjoying some sunshine.