The 14 Best Family Friendly Attractions in Wisconsin!

On any given weekend in Wisconsin, you can find a plethora of activities for your family to enjoy—big or small. From amusement parks, to state fairs, to children’s museums, there is something for the whole family with these 15 great activities in the state. 

1. Wilderness Waterpark and Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Wilderness Waterpark and Resort located in none other than the Wisconsin Dells is a great place for the entire family to relax in. From their waterpark, to their arcade, to their beautiful rooms and condos the Wilderness is the perfect place for everyone to find something they love.

2. Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI

The Wisconsin State Fair is located just outside of Milwaukee during early August. Gobble up some great food, take in some spectacular views, and wash it all down a tasty beer. They have live concerts, face paintings, small kiosk shops, and of course exciting rides for the exhilaration junkie.

3. Shake the Lake, Madison, WI

Shake the Lake replaced Rhythm and Booms a couple years ago. A Madison family friendly Fourth of July favorite allows you and your family to view fireworks from anywhere. They do have a fun adult family experience and also Lakeview seating for those who want to get out of the house.

4. Monona Terrace, Madison, WI

The Monona Terrace hosts multiple family friendly events all year round. “FamJam,” “Lakeside Kids,” “Madison Mini Maker Faire,” “Moon Over Monona Terrace,” and “Terrace Town” just to name a few. All in which incorporate the entire family while stimulating the brain.

5. Fire Escape, Oshkosh, WI

Fire Escape is a creative pottery place that lets you paint your creations. It is a perfect place to take your young Picasso. With reasonable prices, well-made pottery, and interactive classes Fire Escape is perfect for all events. There is a wide variety of pieces to chose from—classy pieces to display in the home and fun kid projects. 

6. Hair for Kids Salon, New Berlin, WI

Hair for Kids Salon located in New Berlin offers fun Mommy and Me manicures, pedicures, or painting. Hair for Kids Salon is a great way to spend some time with your kids while treating yourself. They have a cute “Hello Kitty” pedicure chair for your child and a well-deserved throne for you.

7. Cascade Mountain, Portage, WI

Cascade Mountain offers snow tubing for the entire family during the winter months. Adults can link snow tubes to their kids to ensure their safety or you can all race down the hill for a little extra competition within the family.  Dress accordingly for the weather and for a fun time.

8. Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI

The Madison Children’s Museum has a bunch of kid friendly activities that might even surprise your developed brain.  Form their programs and events to their interactive exhibits, your kids will be raving about their trip to the Madison Children’s Museum for week after their visit. 

9. Vitense Golfland, Madison, WI

Vitense Golfland has both indoor and outdoor recreational area. They have a golf range, mini indoor and outdoor golf course, nine-hole golf course, batting cages, water wars, leagues, arcade, and remote control boats. There is literally everything imaginable to do for all ages at any time of the year.

10. Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI

The Circus World Museum is not only a museum for the historian in the family, but also still to this day, does circus performances the Big Top Circus. Their Tiger Adventure allows for your family to get up close and personal with them. Check out all that the Baraboo Circus World has to offer.

11. Holiday Acres, Rhinelander, WI

Holiday Acres in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, is perfect family resort. Sleep in quaint, reasonably priced cabins and explore all that northern Wisconsin has to offer.  Fishing, swimming (indoor and outdoor), tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, a convenient gift shop, and an onsite eatery are available for all day dining. Give your family the gift of the outdoor by spending a weekend away.

12. Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, WI

Governor Dodge has 269 campsites with 80 electrical hook ups. There are so many activities for the whole family to stay busy with. Enjoy a warm campfire, swimming in the lake, fishing, horseback riding, picnic areas playgrounds, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and much more. Become one with nature at Governor Dodge State Park.

13. Wisconsin Ducks, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Original Wisconsin Ducks combines the fun of land and water together. Take a splash into Lake Delton in Wisconsin Dells and travel over the sandbars and wilderness trails. After perfecting tours for over 70 years the Wisconsin Ducks run tours from March to mid November.   

14. Little Amerricka, Marshall, WI

Little Amerricka is an amusement park located in Marshall, Wisconsin. This 1950s-style amusement park has tons of rides, food, and family friendly activities. New rides like, The Meteor, have been installed throughout the years to add to the parks resume.

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