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Old 08-03-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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California east to Cincinnati then north to Wisconsin/Minnesota?

Weíre driving to Cincinnati from California at the beginning of September for an event and then we will be heading north to Chicago and up into Wisconsin and Minnesota. I need Wisconsin for my 49th state and my husband needs both states for our bucket lists! I donít know much about Wisconsin and Iíve only been in a tiny corner of Minnesota so what can you all recommend for us to see? It will be mid to late September. Iíve heard Door County is beautiful in the fall. Any sites we shouldnít miss in either state? We love anything historical. Towing a 40 foot cardinal fifth wheel. Thanks! Carol
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I enjoy factory tours. If these interest you I can recommend the Arctic Cat factory tour. We did the tour in 2013. This factory is located in Thief River Falls, MN. The factory is 650,000 sqft. They manufacture snow mobiles and ATVís. This isnít just an assembly plant. They convert raw materials, bend and weld metals, cast plastics, and powder coat.
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I use this app


https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/wisconsin

https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/minnesota


Gives all types and styles of things to do.
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Both states are underrated. In St Paul, check out the MN Historical Society. After Labor Day, you won't have trouble getting into most parks. Use MN State Parks, same day reservation on website=no res fee. Near Twin Cities, ck Mystic Lake RV, KOA NE, or Lebabon Hills county CG. Time permitting, drive from Duluth to the Canadian border.
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For WI (beautiful SP system), check out John McGivern.
He is a Public TV host who tours WI and really has fun in the process.

Mineral Point, Spring Green, Hudson WI (Willow River SP), drive along Mississippi River Alma, Nelson, Pepin).
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When in Cincinnati if you donít have campground already picked try Winton Woods. Itís in a nice County Park thatís right off of I275 and gets you anywhere around town in a decent time. Iím not sure what your interests are but there are a lot of fun things around town. You can be downtown Iím 30 minutes from campground and there are plenty of stores nearby. Iíd recommend shopping at the Meijer store over the Walmart thatís close to campground. The great parks link has more info on Park and campground. There are a few other campgrounds run by the county parks on that website as well.

https://www.greatparks.org/winton-wo...ods-campground
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From Cincinnati, take 74 west to Indianapolis, then 65 to Chicago.
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Not sure how long you are staying in Cincinnati, but I definitely agree with Ohiomike on Winton Woods. Go with a full hook up site as they are modern sites that are easy in/out. While in Cincinnati, if you like history, Cincinnati Museum Center is nice (there is a fee) and the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton (free) is about an hour's drive is definitely worth the trip. The new Presidential wing has all of the presidential planes of past administrations and you can actually walk through each.

We also enjoyed a brief stop at Mall of America in Minneapolis and nearby city park, Minnehaha Falls/Regional Park is a great place to hike/visit.
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Not sure how long you are staying in Cincinnati, but I definitely agree with Ohiomike on Winton Woods. Go with a full hook up site as they are modern sites that are easy in/out. While in Cincinnati, if you like history, Cincinnati Museum Center is nice (there is a fee) and the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton (free) is about an hour's drive is definitely worth the trip. The new Presidential wing has all of the presidential planes of past administrations and you can actually walk through each.

We also enjoyed a brief stop at Mall of America in Minneapolis and nearby city park, Minnehaha Falls/Regional Park is a great place to hike/visit.


Great ideas..thanks! I do love history! My 5th great grandfather was Major Benjamin Stites who landed his flatboat and discovered the settlement of Columbia..Cincinnati evolved from this discovery! Iíll be at Pioneer Cemetery in Columbia on Sept 8 to participate in their living history event ď1788 RevisitedĒ!! Canít wait!!
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Weíre driving to Cincinnati from California at the beginning of September for an event and then we will be heading north to Chicago and up into Wisconsin and Minnesota. I need Wisconsin for my 49th state and my husband needs both states for our bucket lists! I donít know much about Wisconsin and Iíve only been in a tiny corner of Minnesota so what can you all recommend for us to see? It will be mid to late September. Iíve heard Door County is beautiful in the fall. Any sites we shouldnít miss in either state? We love anything historical. Towing a 40 foot cardinal fifth wheel. Thanks! Carol
I live in St Paul MN, and I think we have a beautiful downtown on the river. If you like hiking, a beautiful State Park is Whitewater in southeast MN. It is the 2nd most visited park in MN. There is a fun little RV Park next to it called the Lazy D that has an antique carriage museum that is amazing. Whitewater is 9000 acres and has a nature center there. You can also visit the small town of Elba where you can have a great meal at the Elba house. Then go up the old fire tower and see the entire whitewater management area from the top.


Take a day trip from your campground to Rochester and tour the Mayo Clinic. Call and see what days they have tours.


On your way up the Mississippi River stop at Wabasha MN and see the National Eagle Center. If you are a veteran you admission is free.
Continue north and stay at the Mystic Lake Casino RV Park. From there you can see all the sites of Minneapolis & St Paul. The MN Zoo is near there too. If you need more things to see, just PM me.
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