Road Trip: Wisconsin


To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.

Great Wolf Resorts to Expand Into Illinois

Great Wolf Resorts, the Madison-based indoor waterpark company, has  purchased KeyLime Cove, an indoor waterpark resort located in Gurnee, south of the Wisconsin border.

KeyLime Cove will be Great Wolf's 17th location; it closed in late April and will open under its new identity in mid-2018, spokesman Jason Lasecki said.

Terms of the deal have not  been released.

A February report in the suburban Chicago newspaper Daily Herald said the Gurnee Village Board trustees approved financial incentives of up to $18 million for the project.

The Edgewater Set to Reopen After $100 Million Renovation

The Edgewater in Madison, Wis. is set to reopen in August 2014 after a $100 million complete renovation and design overhaul.

The renovated property enhances and preserves the external Art Deco architecture, which solidifies The Edgewater’s place among Madison’s historic buildings. The interior evokes a new contemporary décor with modern technology details such as an interactive media wall and touchscreen tables.

Midwest Standup Paddle Festival Returns to Madison, WI

The awaited Midwest Standup Paddle Festival is gaining momentum as it returns to Madison for the fourth year in a row July 11 and 12.

An array of opportunities, from an expectant Guiness World Record breaking yoga class to a six-mile open race, will be held on Lake Monona. The lake has been an up-and-coming hotspot for both standup paddleboard (SUP) beginners and enthusiasts alike.

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