Come for the Conference, Stay for the Scenery

Now that we’ve convinced you to come to Wisconsin for the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 Annual Meeting , why not spend a few extra days discovering all that our state has to offer. Here are some of our recommendations:

Wisconsin Dells

Kalahari Resort Waterparks
Photo: Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

If waterparks are your thing, you’ve got to check out Wisconsin Dells. The Dells has more waterparks per capita than anywhere else on the planet! And there’s no need to worry about the weather – indoor waterparks were pioneered in Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells is located about 2 hours northwest of Milwaukee.

Door County

Located on the thumb of Wisconsin, Door County is peninsula that is bordered by miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and where you will find islands, small cities and lighthouses. Door County is a popular get away for nature lovers, small town explorers and those looking for a romantic getaway. Door County is located about 2 hours north of Milwaukee.

Holy Hill

More than half a million people from all over the world visit the Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill each year.  Some make the pilgrimage to Holy Hill to worship, to meditate or to pray for healing. Some come to admire the beautiful architecture of the neo-Romanesque church built in 1926.  Others come as sightseers or hikers. Located on 435 acres of glorious scenery on the highest elevation in Southeastern Wisconsin, the view in October will be beautiful.  Holy Hill is located about 45 minutes northwest of the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.

Holy Hill
Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

House on the Rock

Fans of American Gods may already be familiar with this exotic, eclectic architectural wonder. House on the Rock is a dazzling retreat built in 1960 by Alex Jordan atop a chimney of rock in scenic Southern Wisconsin. Oddities include the world’s largest carousel, an Infinity Room and collection of collections. House on the Rock is located about 2 hours west of Milwaukee.

Green Bay

Attention football fans! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to visit Lambeau Field – home of the 13-time National Champion Green Bay Packers, and the only fan-owned NFL team. We are proud of our Pack! Green Bay is located about 2 hours north of Milwaukee.


Blue Mounds

Blue Mounds was named by French missionaries for the blueish hue of three nearby mounds. Cave of the Mounds, a Natural National Landmark, is the premier cave in the upper Midwest and the jewel box of America’s major show caves. Cave of the Mounds is about 2 hours west of Milwaukee.

Cranberry Country

Cranberries are Wisconsin’s largest fruit industry in both value and size. The cranberry was declared Wisconsin’s official state fruit in 2004. Cranberry marsh tours are the perfect way to experience Wisconsin’s Cranberry Country. There are several marshes that offer public tours in both central and northern Wisconsin.

(Photo © Andy Manis)

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