My quest to visit all 50 states before I turn 40 is going well. I have almost exactly four years left to visit just three more states. Over Memorial Day weekend, my husband, daughters, and I packed up the car and headed to La Crosse, Wisconsin.
I have lived my entire life in the Midwest, but have never made it to Wisconsin. Obviously Wisconsin Dells is a top destination for families because of its many waterparks, but our girls are still pretty small for large-scale waterparks. Also, having only taken four days off we wanted to visit Wisconsin without making the drive even longer.
The Children’s Museum of La Crosse was a huge hit with our daughters.
Grandad Bluff Park was a lovely morning hike that provided a beautiful view.
Of course there was cheese shopping. And cheese eating.
My husband’s friend took us on a pontoon ride down the river.
We spent the rest of the time wandering around La Crosse enjoying (finally) some warmer weather after surviving yet another South Dakota blizzard on May 22. (Yes, ridiculous.)
The painted herons in front of our hotel were fun to walk through. We have similar painted bison in our town.
We stayed at the downtown Radisson in La Crosse, which was great and within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, and sights to see. Wisconsin was a fun, relaxing trip, and one we’ll probably do again.
I only have three states left and I would love to hear your suggestions for places to go and things to see in these three.
The Updated List
Alaska (Planned for this summer!)
Michigan (I have been to airports)