100 things to do in Wisconsin in the winter

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Things to Do

IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships
Through Feb. 1, Cable

Winterfest & U.S. Nationals Snowsculpting Competition
Jan. 28-Feb. 7, Lake Geneva

Scandihoovian Winter Festival
Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Mount Horeb

Snowflake Ski Jump Tournament
Jan. 30-31, Westby

Winterfest and Badger State Winter Games
Jan. 31, Wausau

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Wisconsin Photos


How do you like to travel on Wisconsin's trails?

By foot

On my bike

With my dog by my side

Riding a horse

With my backpacking tent

Wisconsin Events

Color In Motion

Location: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts - Cedarburg

Orchid Quest

Location: Madison Marriott West conference center - Middleton


Location: Harley-Davidson Museum - Milwaukee

Wool Wall hanging

Location: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts - Milwaukee

Three Artists - Three Countries - Three Perspectives

Location: Plymouth Arts Center - Plymouth