Recreation & Destinations
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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The Ironworks Hotel, in downtown Beloit, boasts plush amenities and a cozy industrial chic decor.

3 Luxurious Wisconsin Boutique Hotels

When looking for a place to rest during your weekend getaway, don’t settle for the ordinary, especially when these three Wisconsin beauties offer plush, unique accommodations – with all the pamperings, too.

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Learn some tricks to cross-country skiing and test them on the trails of Byron Forest Preserve, in Byron, Ill., every Friday and Saturday through February.

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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Find all 19 walking tour plaques in downtown Rockford.

Enjoy Fun Local History Events at Midway Village Museum

Midway Village Museum has plenty of events coming up that are both educational and fun. Learn what’s happening this holiday season.

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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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