12 Family-Favorite Wisconsin Destinations
One of Milwaukee's top draws for families is Discovery World (414/765-0066; discoveryworld.org). In an airy white building that juts out over Lake Michigan, this museum provides hands-on ways to learn about science and the environment. Les Paul's House of Sound, a recent addition to the museum, explores the history of the electric guitar and lets visitors craft their own songs (pictured).
Older kids will get a kick out of the Harley-Davidson Museum (877/436-8738; h-dmuseum.com), where a movie room lets you board one of 10 Harleys and "ride" along Midwest farms and rivers. Another fun family activity: Any of the city's many festivals, including Polish Fest, Bastille Days, Greek Fest, Festa Italiana, German Fest, African World Festival, Arab World Fest and Irish Fest. Check the events calendar on the city's website for details (visitmilwaukee.org).