Experience the North Woods of Wisconsin
Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum This attraction showcases North America's fishing heritage with 50,000 artifacts (lures, rods, reels and accessories) and a giant 40-foot muskie (pictured). Check out the shrine to anglers, 300 mounted fish and 1,000 antique motors at this 7-acre complex (715/634-4440; freshwater-fishing.org).
Cable Natural History Museum Thoughtfully curated, this gem of a family museum sits in Cable, about 18 miles northeast of Hayward. Kids love the Curiosity Center. Everyone takes away a better understanding of the historical and biological diversity of the upper Midwest. Free (715/798-3890; cablemuseum.org).