Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Preview Post: Cherry Street Park

The Cherry Street Park in Antigo seems like a pretty basic park.  There is a little bit of playground equipment and an open field.  Also, there is sometimes a port-a-potty.

Cherry Street Park
422 South Clermont Street ~ Antigo, WI

Preview Post: Antigo City Park

Antigo City Park is the place to go to cool off in Antigo!  The wading pool looks nice and clean. 

City Park is actually split into two: East & West.  Both have a playgrounds and picnic areas.  They have a ball diamond as well.  Between the two, they sound like a pretty large, nicely kept place to spend a few hours.

Both pieces of the park also have their own restrooms.

Antigo City Park
230 Aurora Street ~ Antigo, WI

Preview Post: Langlade County Historical Society Museum

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum was built as Antigo's library.  It's a pretty building, but I haven't been able to find out much of what they house inside.  I would imagine it is probably pretty typical old-fashioned rural Wisconsin paraphernalia.

On the grounds, there are also an old log cabin and a locomotive that are open for touring in the summer months.

Langlade County Historical Society
404 Superior Street ~ Antigo, WI ~ (715) 627-4464
Admission: Free, with suggested donations of $5/adult & $2/child

Horicon Marsh Explorium

One blustery winter morning, my sister and I took the kids to the Horicon Marsh.  It doesn't sound like a place you'd want to spend a crummy day, but we hung out in the EXPLORIUM.  So cool.

It was a lot bigger than I imagined it would be, and SO interactive!

There was a lot of historical information local to the marsh, but there were also plenty of things for kids who were too young to care about the history, like this giant floor puzzle.

There was a pretend beaver dam to climb in, pelts to feel, and doors to open.

The highlight of our experience was the airboat simulator trip through the marsh.  It was complete with wind blowing through our hair and all!

The Explorium was definitely a fun place to explore.  Even if you are visiting with the main purpose of actually going out into the marsh, I would say it is definitely worth heading inside as well.

Horicon Marsh Explorium
N7725 Hwy 28 ~ Horicon, WI ~ (920) 387-7890
Admission: Adults $6, students $4, 4&under free