Things To Do

Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, & Kettle Moraine

Our wedding is taking place in the beautiful Kettle Moraine area of Wisconsin, named for glacial features left behind after the last ice age. Triangulated by Lake Winnebago, Madison, & Milwaukee, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities within a short drive!

Green Bay and Fox Cities

There are many attractions in Ariel's hometown of Green Bay, WI, and the nearby Fox Cities area!
  • Lambeau Field is the Green Bay Packers' home base and the most iconic location in Green Bay. Stadium tours are offered on most days.
  • High Cliff State Park is located at the north end of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake, and on top of the westernmost portion of the Niagara Escarpment (which extends through Ontario to New York). The park includes Native American burial mounds, picnic areas, a beach, and an observation tower.
  • The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh is a primary destination for aviation buffs. The museum showcases 200 historic airplanes and various galleries (and its grounds are the site of a major enthusiasts' convention every July).


A short drive away, Madison is a fun college town and the state capital, with great views of lakes Mendota and Monona to boot!
  • Wisconsin's Capitol building is the center of the city's grid and is situated on a narrow isthmus. Free 50-min tours are offered daily. Nearby are the many restaurants and shops of State Street.
  • UW–Madison (Ariel's alma mater) offers hundreds of activities. This guide highlights places to visit on campus — the UW Geology Museum is a particularly great place to check out, being that it's where Ariel worked for two years and got her start in teaching!
  • The House on the Rock is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house and architectural destination about 1 hour west of the city.
  • One of Ariel's favorites is New Glarus Brewing, whose beer is sold only in Wisconsin. Brewery tours happen daily. The quaint village of New Glarus has a strong Swiss theme and is also worth seeing.


Wisconsin's largest city has plenty to offer, from nightlife to art to (lake) beaches!
  • The Milwaukee RiverWalk ties together three distinct riverfront neighborhoods — the Historic Third Ward, Downtown, and the "Beerline B" — and is reminiscent of downtown Chicago. One of our favorite stops downtown is the SafeHouse: hard to find, and you only get in if you know the password!
  • The Milwaukee Art Museum is both an art and architecture attraction (designed by the same architect as the Oculus in New York City).
  • The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as The Domes, contains a rich variety of desert and tropical plants as well as a flower collection.
  • Want to put your toes in Lake Michigan? The water may well be warmer than the October air! Check out one of these seven beaches just outside the city.