12 Family-Favorite Wisconsin Destinations
Surrounded by some of northern Wisconsin's 4,200 lakes, Minocqua qualifies as the quintessential resort-area town. Popcorn- and fudge-scented air hums with the buzz of speedboats and the putt of pontoons. Families return year after year to enjoy lake sports as well as local attractions and events.
Kids can feed the animals at Wildwood Wildlife Park (715/356-5588; wildwoodwildlifepark.com); cheer on competitors at Scheer's Lumberjack Show (715/356-4050; scheerslumberjackshow.com); or spend the afternoon at nearby Eagle River's Northwoods Children's Museum, with an ambulance, dress-up attic, mock campground and fire tower (715/479-4623; northwoodschildrensmuseum.com).