Travel Up North to the Beautiful Minocqua, area. Not just a direction...but a destination. Let us show you the way.
4:00 pm Arrive in the Minocqua area and check in at an area hotel or resort. Receive a Northwoods welcome from a destination that welcomes travelers of all kinds looking for an escape from the ordinary.
4:45 pm Depart for a lumberjack dinner at Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty. Get a real flavor for the Northwoods and experience this fabulous ALL-YOU-CAN eat family style restaurant. 715-356-6270
Continental Breakfast at hotel
8:30 am Depart for Hillestad Vitamin Factory. Take the free factory tour and see vitamins, minerals, protein tablets, herbs, skin creams, and lotions manufactured using natural source nutrients. Visit the factory outlet store and receive a free sample. 715-358-2113. Free tour. www.hillestadlabs.com
9:30 am-11:45 am: Depart and head to a truly fun adventure at Northwoods Zipline Canopy Tour! A perfect stop for an adventuresome group. A true CANOPY tour built in and around native Pine Trees, creating the ultimate eco-adventure. With 9 Zip Lines, 6 Adventure Bridges, and 2.5 hours of on-line fun and excitement; this is one of Wisconsin's biggest and best tours.
844-ZIPPING Group rates available.
12noon–4:00pm Depart for downtown Minocqua. Give tour participants a map and let them be on their own for lunch and shopping in our quaint downtown.
1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Rotate small groups (10-12) to tour the Northern Waters Distillery in downtown Minocqua. Craft distilling inspired by the beauty of the great Northwoods.
715-358-0172 Free. www.northernwatersdistillery.com
4:00pm Return to hotel to freshen up for dinner
5:00pm: Depart for 5:15pm dinner at Norwood Pines Supper Club. Enjoy a wonderful dinner at a traditional Northwoods supper club with a rich 70-year history. The supper club , the site of a gangland shooting is rumored to host a friendly ghost named Edgar who hung himself in its upstairs former brothel.
7:00 pm: Return to hotel to relax in the hot tub or perhaps take a swim!
Continental Breakfast at hotel or resort
8:45 am Depart for the Northwoods Wildlife Center. Learn how to better coexist with our wild neighbors at this real wildlife hospital. The center is a not-for-profit organization which cares for injured and orphaned wild animals while educating the public about their plight.715-356-7400 www.northwoodswildlifecenter.org
10:00am–12noon Depart for Wildwood Wildlife Park. Spend the morning enjoying the outdoors and experiencing wildlife up close and personal at this fabulous interactive zoo. Be sure to ask for the “guided and behind the scenes tour”! 715-356-5588 Group Rates. www.wildwoodwildlifepark.com
12noon: Depart for Lunch at The Thirsty Whale located over the shores of Lake Minocqua. This 100 year old historical building will delight all. 715-356-7108. www.thethirstywhaleofminocquawi.com
1:30 pm Depart downtown Minocqua for Three Lakes
2:15pm Arrive at Northwoods Petroleum Museum — a pristine display of the private collection of more than 2700 pieces of service station memorabilia. The quality of this museum must be seen to be believed. 715-617-0566. northwoodspetroleummuseum.org
3:15pm-4:15pm Depart for Three Lakes Winery. John McCain began making cranberry wine using “whole-berry” fermentation in 1972. Today, the winery continues to perfect this method and uses only the finest whole fruit and berries that Mother Nature has to offer. Tours include free wine tasting as well as samples of cheese and other gourmet food items. 800-944-5434 www.tlwinery.com
4:15pm Depart for home with a plethora of great memories!