Family travel in Wisconsin: the 50 state series
The Badger State tourism folks aren’t on Twitter or Facebook yet (so you Wisconsin-ites might want to give ’em a nudge!) but I did find the Madison, Wisconsin tourism office on Twitter at @Visit_Madison.
When I asked for input, here’s what came in….
Twitter Travel Tips for Wisconsin
From Tom Pearson via @tom_pearson on Twitter — “Peninsula State Park, Door County….easy hikes, observation tower, golf, bike/scooter rentals – good times. Scroll down this Door County site to see [October] Fall Festival – BIG weekend up there. You gotta check out Al Johnson’s Swedish rest. in Sister Bay – grass roof with goats on it to keep it in check. Major tourist attraction. Also [The Cherry Train on Washington Island] – ferry ride over, cool train tour + [at the end of tour, for the adults] a shot of angostura bitters at the Prohibition-cheating Nelsen’s Hall.”
From Kathy and Travis Nelson via @EngagingIreland and @Kathy_SixEight on Twitter — “This page has lots of family fun ideas in & near the Mad City of Madison. Has anyone mentioned Circus World Museum in Baraboo (my hometown?) [Nope, but I found it. Thanks, Kathy.] “
From Jeanine Barone via @JCreatureTravel on Twitter — “I love Door County; perfect for bicycling on quiet roads. This site has family fun section: https://www.doorcounty.com/plan/ideas/family-fun.aspx.”
From the Wisconsin Dells via @WisDells on Twitter — “Activities that are always a hit are WI Deer Park or Timbavati Wildlife Park at Storybook Gardens. Kids can pet & feed the animals. [Here’s a list of Dells animal-related attractions.] On Jun 20, 2009: Waterslide-athon at Noah’s Ark Waterpark benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities®. Kids help other kids.”
Facebook Travel Tips for Wisconsin
I didn’t really get much feedback on Facebook for this state (other than the same Dells links that I listed above.)
From the BootsnAll Travel Network: Family-Themed Day Trips Around Milwaukee
Thanks so much for the contributions – the next state in the series is West Virginia.
Yes, I know how to search for family travel ideas on a destination or attraction Web site, but a tweet or Facebook recommendation is a much more engaging and public way to spread the word.
My purpose for this series is not only to highlight worthy kid-friendly vacation destinations in all 50 states, but by using Twitter and Facebook to also encourage tourism organizations to learn more about connecting with their visitors using social media and online networks.
Please add your own Wisconsin suggestions in the comments below, if we’ve missed anything. Thanks!