Minocqua, Wisconsin
Fast Facts
ACTIVITIES
Fishing
Boating & Sailing
X-Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Paddling
Cycling
Wildlife Park
Shows & Events
 
Tourist Attractions

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Family Travel Tips
HEALTH & SAFETY
 
 

Kayaking with Kids

 

Photo by Pilch & Barnet, courtesy Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Whether you pet animals at Wildwood Wildlife Park, participate in an educational program at Northwoods Wildlife Center, visit Woodruff State Fish Hatchery, watch a Min-Aqua Bats water ski show or roar with laughter at Fred Scheer's Lumberjack Show, a family vacation in Minocqua Wisconsin is all about fun with the kids. And traditional Wisconsin Northwoods attractions abound. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and boating on Minocqua lakes. Hike, bike, cross country ski, snowshoe and snowmobile on one or more Minocqua trails.
History & Culture
 
A family vacation in Minocqua, Wisconsin provides an opportunity to introduce the kids to the area's history and culture. Discover how the logging industry and tourism have shaped the 'noon-day rest', the meaning of the Ojibwe word Ninocqua. Learn more about the Ojibwe or Chippewa Indians who often camped on the island during their travels in the area.
  • History of Minocqua
  • History & Culture of the Ojibwe Indians
Maps
 
Maps are a great travel planning resource and great way to get the kids involved in family vacation. Use online maps to plot your route whether you will travel by road, trail or waterway. Wisconsin lake maps can be used to find the ideal spot to fish as well as the perfect place to boat.
Books
 
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.
News
 
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.
Organizations
 
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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