3 Wisconsin Adventures for Midwestern Outdoor Socialites

Cheese is a good enough reason to be in Wisconsin for a good time, and if you add new friends into the equation, even better. But lucky for Wisconsin, Wisconsin locals and Wisconsin visitors, "America's Dairyland" also offers natural playgrounds for outdoor social bees—people who like to share the company of others with an alfresco atmosphere and the fun factor. But first, the cheesy factor and all things cheese.

Cheese Factory & Tour

For a foreign Wisconsinite, real Wisconsin cheese sounds like Sargento string cheese on crack. Gather your friends for a Bass Lake Cheese Factory wine and cheese tasting for a boozy buzz and dairy high. Imagine all the cheese possibilities. Bass Lake's categories alone include stand-alone cheese, cheese trays, cows' milk cheese, goats' milk cheese, specialty cave-aged cheese, specialty mixed milk cheese and other cheesy offerings, which might as well be called delicious surprise cheese beyond your imagination. Check out TravelWisconsin.com for more cheese factories to visit and experience the Wisconsin way of life as lived by true cheese masters.

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Water Park Shuffle

Forget a SoCal road trip to the Pacific coast for playing in the ocean. You can plan an aquatic Midwestern getaway at Wisconsin Dells and hop from one exciting water park to another. Liberate your inner adolescence at Noah's Ark and Mt. Olympus theme parks. Get wet. Get wild. Get wet and wild. Noah's Ark has 51 water rides, two wave pools and two lazy rivers for bonding and memory making while dropping down the Black Anaconda water coaster or lounging along Adventure River. For the cool people in the Skout community, there's no such thing as too much fun, which is why after a day at Noah's Ark, continue the good times at Mt. Olympus. Play in Medusa's indoor water park and maybe even play a game of truth or date in the Jaguar Hot Tub. You can stay at the Mt. Olympus Hotel Rome or book a night with friends at any one of the nearby hotels on Dells.com.

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Devil's Lake State Park

Experience the beauty of Wisconsin by discovering Wisconsin's Devil's Lake State Park and its natural amenities hand-crafted by Mother Nature herself. Grab a buddy and take on a rock climbing and rappelling excursion. While hanging out on a cliff (your rock climbing summit), you'll soak in breathtaking scenic views of an expansive skyline and canopy of treetops. Outdoorsy adventurists can also ditch land and experience Devils Lake on a sailboat, rowboat, stand-up paddle board, canoe or kayak. If you're a fan of dryer parts, take a trek on any of the Devil's Lake trails. Climbing trails, creek crossings and lake vistas will be so captivating, you'll blow up your Instagram with sierra-filtered photos. You can also explore Ableman's Gorge to admire quartzite cliffs or the Uplands Loop to ride hard on your mountain bike. For more fun activities at Devil's Lake, check out DevilsLakeWisconsin.com.

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