What’s your favorite treat to help you cool off on a warm summer day or to bring back memories of your childhood? Childhood memories and ice cream go hand in hand! Join us as we delve into the world of frozen dairy treats and find out what makes classic ice cream- with its cool creamy taste, custard- the iconic frozen wisconsin treat, and the scrumptious cool dessert from Italy- gelato, different from each other. And we haven’t forgotten about those frozen novelties like ice cream sandwiches or dreamsicles! We’re scouring the state to find all things cold and delicious! From homemade to small batch, and from up north to down south, we’re discovering all the different places and ways you can Chill Out Wisconsin!
It may be a small town, but Chippewa Falls boasts some big-time fun! With a bustling downtown, a famed family-run brewery, scenic parks and trails, and tons of fun festivals and events, you’ll find no shortage of things to do in this riverside city. In this episode we visit some iconic downtown establishments that serve up everything from quality meats to sweet treats, get a tour of Leinenkugel’s Brewery, float down the river, help barrel taste award-winning wines, make some furry – and prickly – friends at the Irvine Park Zoo, take in a show at the Heyde Center for the Arts, and have a blast at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Join in the fun as we discover Chippewa Falls!
In this episode, the #DWcrew takes on Marinette County – the Waterfall Capital of Wisconsin! The area’s 14 waterfalls create a stunning environment for hiking, camping, exploring and more. Eric gets in touch with his wild side at Wildman Adventure Resort, where he tackles zip-lining, paint balling and a heart-pounding whitewater rafting trip down the Menominee River before heading to Mickey-Lu Bar-B-Q to try one of their famous burgers. Meanwhile, Mariah dives into Marinette County’s rich history with stops at the Historical Logging Museum and a local antique shop before sampling some of the area’s specialty beer and wine at The Railhouse Restaurant & Brew Pub and Forgotten Fire Winery. Finally, Mariah goes chasing some (frozen) waterfalls along Marinette County’s snowmobile trails.
When it comes to motorcycling it’s all about the journey. Host Mariah Haberman kicks off the show at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee before riding out to the Holy Hill area alongside Bill Davidson, heir to the Harley-Davidson empire. Next, Mariah heads to Hartford where she stops at the Mineshaft and explores the winding roads surrounding Pike Lake. After a little sampling at 50s-themed ice cream parlor Scoop DeVille, Mariah meets up with a local HOG chapter in Burlington to explore the area’s rustic roads. While in Tony Romo’s hometown, the #DWcrew also pops in at John’s Main Event and Adrian’s Frozen Custard. Gear up for “Bike Nights and Fall Sights in Southeastern Wisconsin!”
Bust out your paddles and scuba gear: We are kayaking, canoeing and “cannonballing” our way through west central Wisconsin. First, we discover the waterways of the La Crosse area by kayak, pontoon and airboat. Heading north to rural Trempealeau County, Mariah takes in a stunning view of the Mississippi River from Perrot State Park. In Buffalo County, she kicks things up a notch by attempting barrel racing but slows things down at Danzinger Winery, Merrick State Park and a farm-to-fork hidden gem along the river. The show comes to a close in Black River Falls, home to Wisconsin’s deepest lake and the endangered Karner blue butterfly. If you’re all about that H2O, this episode is for you.
Wisconsin is full of hidden gems and there’s one river in Northwestern Wisconsin that winds through untouched wilderness and offers unique Northwoods adventures, the Flambeau River. Join hosts Mariah Haberman and Jake Zimmerman as they begin their journey on the North and South Forks in Price County. After a little fishing and a quick stop at Smith Lake County Park, the pair continues their trek down the river through Sawyer County where Mariah explores the renowned Winter Greenhouse and Jake attempts target-shooting from a canoe. Next, the duo stop off in Ladysmith to try Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and enjoy Ladysmith Mardi Gras festivities before ending their journey at the Flambeau River State Forest on the roaring rapids of the infamous Slough Gundy.
Welcome to Racine County, the perfect blend of coastal charm, idyllic countryside and urban flair. Eric kicks things off in Burlington, where he gets his fill of delicious treats at Chocolate Fest and spends a day kayaking on the peaceful Fox River before heading to downtown Racine to explore the many exhibits and experiences at the Racine Art Museum.
Collin heads to Apple Holler in Sturtevant for some fresh air, farm cooking and even Wisconsin-grown peaches, then experiences all the comforts of home – and whimsical fun! – at the Christmas House Bed & Breakfast in Racine.
When it comes to agritourism, Wisconsin’s got you covered! In this episode, the DW Crew heads out to four different parts of the state to find some agricultural adventures! Marie and her daughter, Hallie, kick things off at Glacier Rock Farms in Ixonia, where they get some hands on experience with a variety of farm animals. Collin attends a beautiful wedding at Badger Farms in Deerfield, and Eric is put to work at Mommsen’s Pumpkin Patch in Barron County. Mariah wraps things up at The Cannery Public Market in Green Bay, where she learns how a farm to fork restaurant operates and even lends a hand in the kitchen!
From a towering, hilltop basilica, to a stunning shrine nestled in the bluffs, and a quiet chapel in the countryside, Wisconsin is home to three incredibly unique and reverent Marian shrines. Mariah heads to Holy Hill just outside of Milwaukee where she visits with the Carmelite friars who call the shrine home and climbs to the top of the steeple for a stunning view of the Kettle Moraine. She also joins the Bike to Mary pilgrimage, a 200-mile bike trip from Holy Hill to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse.
Jake continues on to Our Lady of Guadalupe, where he takes in the shrine’s stunning architecture, explores the 100-acre grounds and learns all about the traditions surrounding the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Jake then heads to the Green Bay area to visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. The shrine is located on the spot where Mary, the mother of Jesus, is said to have appeared to a young woman in 1859 – the only Marian apparition in the United States that has been approved by the Catholic church. Don’t miss Discover Wisconsin’s tour of Wisconsin’s Marian shrines!
Wisconsin Dells is one of the state’s most popular year-round vacation destinations, but it’s also a hotspot for sporting events in Wisconsin. In this episode we explore some of the ways that sports teams and their families can have fun both on and off the court in Wisconsin Dells. When it’s game-time, JustAgame Fieldhouse is the place to be for basketball and volleyball teams of all ages. And after the game, we discover the history and beauty of Wisconsin Dells’ original waterpark – the Dells of the Wisconsin River. Dells Boat Tours and the Original Wisconsin Duck Tour offer a variety of tours that give passengers a fun and educational way to experience the Dells. And when it comes to a place to stay, we head to the ultimate one-stop shop for sports teams and their families – The Wilderness Resort. Whether you’re looking for family fun, or some team building and bonding, Wisconsin Dells has it all!