Wisconsin Bucket List ~ South Central Region

Phew! Today we embark on a lengthier list as we hit a popular tourist area of the state. Between being home to the state capital and water park capitol of the world, things are hopping in this post!


  • Circus World: Explore all the fun the circus has to offer and it’s famous history!
  • Devil’s Lake State Park: This park has amazing hiking trails all around the bluffs of this lake.
  • Mirror Lake State Park: Explore the sandstone sides that surround this lake.
  • Natural Bridge State Park: This park features Wisconsin’s largest natural stone arch.


  • First Capitol: This site features two buildings where legislature met in the Wisconsin Territory.

Blue Mounds

  • Blue Mound State Park: This park sits atop the highest hill in the southern portion of the state.
  • Cave of the Mounds: Tour a cave located in the side of one of the hills (mounds) that gives it its name.


  • Governor Dodge State Park: One of the state’s largest state parks that includes many rock formations and a waterfall.


  • Aztalan State Park: This park contains evidence of an ancient civilization.


  • Henry Vilas Zoo: Amazing free zoo with lots of fun exhibits!
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum: Explore the history of the state.
  • Wisconsin State Capitol: Take a tour of this building (and be sure to ask about the ghost painting!)


  • National Mustard Museum: I’m not a mustard person, but this sounds like a fun unique museum to visit all the same!

Mount Horeb

  • The Trollway- Mount Horeb’s Trolls: Come find all 25 trolls hidden around town!

New Glarus

  • New Glarus Woods State Park: Explore the trails in this wooded and prairie filled park.

Spring Green

  • House of the Rock: Check out this unique tourist attractions built on the edge of a cliff and filled with all sorts of odd wonders.
  • Taliesin Estate: Estate of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Tower Hill State Park: This park contains a reconstructed lead shot tower.


  • Lake Kegonsa State Park: Hike among a wide array of ecosystems, from the woods, to the prairie, to the wetlands.

Wisconsin Dells

  • Noah’s Ark Waterpark: You can’t visit the Dells without a stop at a waterpark, and this is the largest and best of them all!
  • Original Wisconsin Ducks: Explore the unique geological features that gave the town it’s name via the famous “duck” boats.
  • Rocky Arbor State Park: This park was established to protect the sandstone outcrops unique to the area.

All attractions found in the Travel Wisconsin Travel Guide.


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