Become the bride of your dreams on your wedding day when you choose from the store 's incredible selection of gowns, veils, and accessories.
Winter time gets cold, but you can stay warm with accessories from Country Critters Petting Zoo.
It's easy to be anything you want to be with a little imagination! A number from Country Critters Petting Zoo is just what you need to have some fun pretending.
Drivers can easily find parking in the surrounding area.
Embrace your inner child with a trip to the zoo! Sturgeon Bay's The Farm is a great place to revisit childhood memories of the zoo.
Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal.
At this park, kids of all ages are welcome.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're looking for a good activity for the whole family, head to the zoo for a fun day in the great outdoors.
Learn more about the many animals of the world at Peck's Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua, a local zoo.
Make the trip to this park even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this park — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Don't spend time searching for parking — patrons are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Snugly situated on a historic 1881 farm once known as the Schwabenlander Homestead, Mulberry Lane Farm takes its name from an ancient mulberry tree that once served as a favorite playplace for the Schwabenlander children. In those days, the 100-year-old tree was so esteemed that the children were not allowed to climb it while wearing shoes. Because of this rule, it wasn’t uncommon to find Lawrence, Harry, Norbert, and their nine other brothers and sisters swinging from its boughs, their shoes respectfully lined around its base.
Today, children still play in the shadow of that mulberry tree thanks to the founders of Green Meadows Farm, the Keyes family. Close friends of the last of the Schwabenlander boys, the Keyes adopted the farmstead and its original brick farmhouse into their petting farm empire in 2005 but gave it its own identity to honor the legacy of the original owners. Guided tours lead groups around the farm on foot and by hayride, where kids and adults are encouraged to interact and swap salad recipes with the goats, chickens, sheep, and rabbits that call the farm home. Along the way, visitors can learn how to milk cows and ride ponies or practice catching a chicken, then swing by the barn to snuggle kittens and Otis, the 900-pound boar. Before departing, visitors each receive a free souvenir in the spring and summer, and those who come in the fall have the chance to pick their own pumpkins from the 6-acre pumpkin patch.
Harry Houdini was legendary for his daring escapes, but he's still never escaped the public's imagination. To wit: AKA Houdini, whose artifacts offer a hands-on glimpse into some of his most infamous tricks. Along with the Appleton-raised illusionist, The History Museum at the Castle's award-winning exhibits focus on other notable Fox Valley natives, including Senator Joseph McCarthy. Dating back to the 1840s, the museum's collection of Fox Valley artifacts includes 35,000 photographs and 20,000 pieces, such as parts of a vintage gas station. At an exhibit tracing the origins of the area's most famous foods, such as frozen custard and fish fries, visitors can even spear sturgeons inside a life-size virtual ice shanty.
These pieces of Fox Valley history are housed inside a Masonic temple listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1923, the temple exemplifies the medieval, Norman Revival style with rough-hewn stone, vaulted ceilings, and fire-breathing dragons guarding its entrance. Designed as a community center, the temple continues to serve that function by hosting the museum's year-round events, including papermaking programs and magic workshops.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We started out as a working buffalo farm with a few exotic animals. We still raise bison, but have now become more of a sanctuary for people who have out of the ordinary "pets" and for various reasons can no longer care for them. For example, a humane society can't take in a tame Texas Longhorn!
What is the experience customers can expect?
The park is very hands on and is located on 14 beautiful acres with groomed trails, woods and ponds.
Customers can interact with most animals; such as goats, llamas, chickens, camels, buffalo and over 20 other species of animals.
If you get lucky you might even get to help feed the baby goats!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to share our farm with the community.
After taking in so many animals we needed to figure a way, financially, to keep opening our doors. There are so many special creatures here that it just wouldn't be right not to share them animal lovers everywhere.
What do you love most about your job?
The look on a 6 year old's face the first time that child feeds the buffalo a treat....and they want to do it again!
We want to give people opportunities to expereince the very special critters here at Glacier Ridge. I get to do what I love and I never have to put on a pair panty hose again. :)