Wisconsin Bucket List ~ Northwest Region

Today we head into our final Wisconsin region before heading into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! Today’s focus is the Northwest Regions, a region Andrew and I spent some time a few years back!


  • Copper Falls State Park: This gorgeous park has a great loop trail that gives some nice views of the falls!
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center: Visit this small museum for some tips about the area and take in the view from their observation deck.


  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: Take a trip out to Madeline Island and explore this beautiful area along Lake Superior.
  • Bayfield Maritime Museum: This unique museum features the nautical history of the Apostle Islands.

Chippewa Falls

  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company: Take a tour of this famous brewery.


  • Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park: Living history site dedicated to fur trading.


  • Willow River State Park: State park known for the beautiful Willow Falls.

La Pointe

  • Big Bay State Park: Located on Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands.


  • Timm’s Hill County Park: Timm’s Hill is the highest point in the state of Wisconsin.


  • Wisconsin Concrete Park: Sculpture park filled with over 200 concrete statues.

River Falls

  • Glen Park: Beautiful city park with a nice walking trail.
  • Kinnickinnic State Park: Enjoy this park located where the Kinnickinnic and St. Croix Rivers meet.

South Range

  • Amnicon Falls State Park: Explore this park that has several waterfalls. Lots of fun short trails lead to them!


  • Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum: Museum dedicated to the history of the canoe.

Spring Valley

  • Crystal Cave: Take a tour of this gorgeous cave.

St. Croix Falls

  • Interstate State Park: Hike along trails in this park that straddles the Wisconsin/Minnesota border and features unique geological formations.
  • St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Center: Stop by the Headquarters of this scenic riverway and learn about the history and culture of the river.


  • Pattison State Park: Features the highest waterfalls in Wisconsin.
  • SS Meteor Maritime Museum: This maritime museum features an 1896 freighter ship.

All attractions found in the Travel Wisconsin Travel Guide.


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