The New Midwest Vacation
More to do in Wisconsin
Baumgartner's This combination cheese store and tavern on the square in Monroe takes local flavor to the extreme with a famous Limburger cheese sandwich--just as stinky as you'd expect, but surprisingly good.
Cave of the Mounds Near Mount Horeb, the hour-long tour of this family-owned cave (left)--discovered by accident on a family farm in 1939; now a National Natural Landmark--provides fascinating, up-close looks at delicate crystal formations and spooky lights-out time.
Chalet Landhaus Inn The Sugar River Trail runs past this nicely kept Swiss-theme motel in New Glarus; also an easy walk to restaurants and shops.
Glarner Stube Locals get their Swiss fix at this cozy New Glarus eatery. Try roesti, a sort of Swiss hash browns but with Swiss cheese!
House on the Rock Resort Rooms look out on a 27-hole golf course at this first-class resort in Spring Green, near the American Players Theatre and House on the Rock.
Little Norway Along with other historic buildings filled with a fascinating collection of Scandinavian settlers' artifacts, a stavkirke (Norwegian church) nestles in a green valley near Mount Horeb.
Alp and Dell Cheese Store In Monroe, watch cheese-makers at work, and buy samples in the store.