Lac du Flambeau

Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

There is more to a Lac du Flambeau family vacation than fishing, hiking, biking and winter sports. This small town in 'Up North' Wisconsin is the cultural pearl of the Northwoods. Hunters and gatherers, Native Americans, French fur traders and loggers all shaped Lac du Flambeau's early history. While there is little evidence of all but the Native Americans a trip to Lac du Flambeau offers families an opportunity to learn about an important segment of what came before. Tour Wa-swa-goning, replica of a 17th century Ojibwe village... Read More, as well as the Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center, and in addition to learning about the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, find out how Lac du Flambeau got its name. And if you are in Lac du Flambeau on a summer Thursday take in a Pow-Wow. A family field trip has never been so much fun.
History & Culture
A family vacation in Lac du Flambeau is all about the Ojibwe Indians. Learn why the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Ojibwe migrated from the Big Salt Water in the East to the land where food grows on water. Find out why the region was named Wa-swa-goning, a place where they spear fish at night in Ojibwe. And impart your knowledge with the children before, during and after a family vacation in Lac du Flambeau.
History & Culture of the Ojibwe Indians
Lac du Flambeau Chamber of Commerce
Maps are a great way to get the kids involved in family vacation planning. Use interactive online maps of the Wisconsin Northwoods to locate a city, street or attraction in Price, Lincoln and Vilas counties and plan your itinerary before you depart. Road maps will help you find your way. Use trail maps to plot your route whether your family's interest is birding, hiking, biking, rollerblading or cross-country skiing. Wisconsin lake maps can be used to find the ideal spot to fish as well as the perfect place to boat.
Books are a great way to introduce younger children to a new adventure and get teens and tweens ready for a family trip. Discover books by notable Wisconsin authors, such as childhood favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder, and explore Wisconsin through story and literature. Get recommended reading lists for family travel to the Midwest and find age appropriate books for kids whether your interest is nature or novels.
Music & Sound
Local radio provides families with a bird's-eye view of life in the Northwoods. Online radio stations broadcast everything from oldies, folk and polka music to critter rescue and Wisconsin fishing reports.
Local newspapers provide insight to a family travel destination. Read Eagle River, Minocqua and Rhinelander based newspapers online. Brush up on Northwoods current events from politics to economics and sports to entertainment. Find out what the locals are reading.
Kids' Stuff
Online resources can make learning about Wisconsin fun. Did you know that Wisconsin is nicknamed the Badger State or that this Midwest state has 7,446 rivers and streams? Do you know how a bill becomes law in Wisconsin? Can you name Wisconsin's Governor? Did you know that Jean Nicolet was the first European explorer to set foot in Wisconsin? Do you know which country he came from? Get the answers to the above and discover more Wisconsin facts.
Wisconsin Fun Facts & Trivia
Wisconsin State Government
Wisconsin State Legislature
Wisconsin History for Kids
America's Library
Associations and non-profit organizations can be a valuable resource as well as a means to get involved. Learn more about local organizations protecting Wisconsin's environment from its forests to its lakes and streams. Introduce school-aged children to the great outdoors via the online magazine EEK! - Environmental Education for Kids - published by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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