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Wisconsin InfoLink is an almanac of Wisconsin facts and resources compiled by Ron Larson. Each week on the WisconsinWatch blog, Larson introduces us to one of these gems.

School is out for almost everyone, and the summer vacation season has started. If you haven’t yet figured out where to go or what to do during your free time, let Wisconsin InfoLink be your guide.

A good place to start is under the Recreation category.

Featured link: Wisconsin InfoLink – Recreation.

Three listings you might want to explore are Top Wisconsin Destinations, Wisconsin Historic Sites and Wisconsin Parks. Here you will find places to go and things to do that could take you through the entire summer.

Top Wisconsin Destinations lists the wide variety of events and places that make Wisconsin a fun state to explore. Ranging from American Players Theatre to the Wisconsin Dells, the Top Wisconsin Destinations site is a great place to get day-trip or weeklong vacation ideas.

Wisconsin Historic Sites is a listing with links to the ten historical sites maintained by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Check out the various links to Old World Wisconsin, Circus World and the others to see what events are being planned throughout the summer.

Wisconsin has an abundance of state parks, too. InfoLink’s list includes links to most of the parks, allowing you to see what amenities the park has to offer, such as at Rocky Arbor or Wyalusing. If you plant to camp, choose the park you like and click on the “reserve a campsite” link.

With a little help from Wisconsin InfoLink, your summer plans are set. But before you head out on the road, check out InfoLink’s Before You Leave Home tab. Wisconsin Gas Prices will help you find cheaper gas, while the Department of Transportation’s Wisconsin driving conditions and road construction site may help you avoid some delays.

Have fun!

Ron Larson, a blogger for and staffer at the Wisconsin Historical Society, spent most of his professional life organizing information and helping reporters find facts and data as the library director at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times. The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism ( collaborates with Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, other news media and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. All works created, published, posted or disseminated by the Center do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of UW-Madison or any of its affiliates.

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