Collections

Road Trip Wisconsin

We’re taking to the road to find some of our favorite places and quirkiest stories around the state.

Why is Mount Horeb the ‘troll capital of the world’?

Trolls are everywhere you look in the Dane County Village of Mount Horeb: troll cartoons on the street signs, troll footprints on the ...

Meet the family behind Wizard Quest

On the main drag of downtown Wisconsin Dells lies a mysterious world called Wizard Quest. Here, visitors are immersed in ...

How Two Rivers invented the ice cream sundae

Wisconsin is home to many firsts. The first blender, the first typewriter, and even malted milk was developed and introduced ...

‘Bitten With The Concrete Bug’: Sculpture Gardens Showcase Wisconsin’s Outsider Artists

Listener Chris Murphy of Madison asked us, "Why are there a higher concentration of outsider artist environments in Wisconsin than ...

Power On, Dr. Evermor: Wisconsin’s Forevertron Sculptor

Editor’s note: Dr. Evermor turned bits of metal and other salvaged parts into fantastic sculptures. People can find his truly ...

Beloved Pete’s Hamburger Stand Celebrates 110 Years In Business

When you step up to order at Pete’s Hamburger Stand in Prairie du Chien, you’ll notice there’s only four things ...

Riding On An Historic, Miniature Steam Locomotive

An historic railway, dating back to the 1940’s, welcomes nearly 16,000 families to Wisconsin Dells every year. Tucked off County ...

Collecting At Dave’s Guitar Shop

When Dave Rogers opened his first guitar store in the early 1980s in downtown La Crosse, it was in a ...

Cream Puffs And Corn Dogs: A History Of The Wisconsin State Fair

People are flocking from across the state to West Allis this week for the Wisconsin State Fair. The best in ...

Bay Beach

Wisconsin is home to one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States. Visitors from around the world come ...

Mindoro Cut

A windy road makes for motorcycle paradise. Ron Davis tells us about a legendary stretch of highway near La Crosse.

Moskey Basin

The list of what makes a place special is endless. Writer Jill Sisson Quinn tells us about what is for ...

Sign Up Form

Sign Up for Our Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Get your favorite Wisconsin Life stories, meet the crew, and go behind the scenes.