20 Reasons We Love Wisconsin
Located along Cedar Creek (20 miles north of Milwaukee), the one-time mill town of Cedarburg (population: 11,000) is an enclave of art galleries, shops and restaurants, many housed in limestone and Cream City brick buildings built by German and Irish immigrants. Nearly 230 of the town's buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Highlights of the area include the General Store Museum with its collection of vintage ads, soda fountain and 19th-century dry-goods store; and Kuhefuss House Museum, a 150-year-old Greek Revival home that seems frozen in time. Cedarburg also contains part of Wisconsin's paved 30-mile Interurban Trail. (800) 237-2874; cedarburg.org