Peshtigo Wisconsin

Although we would have liked to get to Madison in a single day, it was too far to travel with the kids.

Sarah found a great spot halfway across the state in Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

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Badger Park in Peshtigo Wisconsin is a quiet city park with an amazing playground. We were able to stay only the one day
planned because so many people already had reservations. It was great for the single night though and the camp host was extremely nice.
He told us about the museum in town dedicated to the fire that had destroyed the entire town around the time of the great Chicago fire.

We went to the museum and discovered a hidden gem in Peshtigo Wisconsin that is free.

IMAG0333 (1)The Peshtigo Fire Museum took up several floors of an old church and we could have spent the entire day looking around. Unfortunately we had to get on the road, so we only got to look around for a few hours. The town of Peshtigo had a huge fire that was larger than the one that Chicago had and the museum had tons of artifacts that were either damaged or that had miraculously survived. The museum also had a large selection of turn of the century items, including an old washing machine, old switch boards, adding machines, old wood stoves and way too much more to list. The kids learned some history and the adults enjoyed looking at all the interesting displays. Even though we wanted to stay longer, it was time to hit the road and see the capital!

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