Recreation & Destinations
Tristan Crist Magic Theater combines magic, comedy and illusion in a show that appeals to children and adults alike.

The Best of Lake Geneva


No matter what the season, Lake Geneva is prepared to offer visitors adventurous experiences for lifelong memories. Here, we share our favorite restaurants, hotels, shops and excursions to stumble upon during your stay.

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Tour the 18 canyons at Starved Rock State Park, in Utica, Ill. (Kathy Casstevens photos)

NWQ Getaway Guide, Annual Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit. See the Best of the Season Unfold this Spring at Starved Rock By Kathy Casstevens, marketing…
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Stock up on native plants during the spring sale at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, in Rockford, on May 11.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River neighborhood, has established a lively entertainment spot, with numerous casino games, regular appearances by big-name performers and a luxurious hotel with accommodations that provide sweeping city views. (Visit Milwaukee photo)

A Visit to Milwaukee: Showing off Why We Love Wisconsin

Our neighbors to the north sure know how to make the most of a season, and winter is no exception. We found some of the places where the locals love to play

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The eagles have arrived at Starved Rock State Park, near Utica, Ill., for their annual winter hangout. Join an Eagle Trolley Tour in January and February to spy our national symbol and learn more about their habits. (Kathy Casstevens photos)

NWQ Getaway Guide, Winter Edition

Our region offers endless opportunities for holiday escapes. Here are a few ideas for an easy weekend getaway this winter.

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Recreation & Destinations NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – November 29, 2017

  Enjoy Lots of Fun History Events this Winter Right in Our Region: The gift of learning is offered year-round at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, and the winter…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 22, 2017

  Klehm Celebrates the Sweetest of Seasons Right in Our Region: Sweet sounds and sweet treats are equally essential to a joyous holiday season. So, too, are winter wonderland walks…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 4, 2017

  Scarecrow Harvest Festival at Midway Village Right in Our Region: All the fun that comes with autumn harvest season will be in full swing during the Scarecrow Harvest Festival…
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