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Picnic area events and attractions

 

 

Free Golf at 3:00 pm Friday - the Don Chute Memorial

Lake Michigan charter fishing and free shore picnic - Sunday, July 23.

See also - Olympia Resort's Area Attractions page.

Museums
Click here for a list
Outlet mall shopping
Click here for 4 options
Cheese shops
Click for suggestions
Short track stock car racing
Saturday and Sunday nights - click here for info


 

 

 

Festa Italiana - July 20 - 23
Festival park on Milwaukee's lakefront
www.festaitaliana.com
One of Milwaukee's finest lakefront festivals - Italian music festival including entertainment shows, Italian food religious and cultural exhibits, and fireworks.

Milwaukee Area
(30 miles east)
www.milwaukee.org
Milwaukee is way cooler than you think.
Check at the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau site.

Wisconsin Dells Area
(App. 90 miles northwest)
www.wisconsin-dells.net
World's largest concentration of water parks and family oriented tourist attractions.
Noah's Ark Waterpark - the world's largest - is located here - some hotels now feature huge indoor water parks that rock rain or shine.
Scenic boat tours, museums, entertainment - and fudge shops ;-).
You could book your family for a Dells trip before or after the Picnic.

Oconomowoc City Parks
Oconomowoc features 47 parks and recreation facilities
www.oconomowoc-wi.gov/92/Parks-Facilities-Trail

Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce
www.oconomowoc.org/
A guide to local dining and area attractions - including a city map.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Official site for travel, tourism, accommodations recreation, attractions and a trip planner
www.travelwisconsin.com

Short track racing (back)

Jefferson Speedway
Jefferson, WI
www.jeffersonspeedway.com
Short track - racing starts at 7 Saturday

Slinger Super Speedway
Slinger, WI
www.slingersuperspeedway.com
YouTube video
Short track races start at 6:30 pm Sunday

Outlet mall shopping (back)

Johnson Creek
www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/johnson-creek

Oshkosh
www.theoutletshoppesatoshkosh.com

Pleasant Prairie
www.primeoutlets.com/locations/pleasant-prairie.aspx

Gurnee Mills, IL
www.simon.com/mall/gurnee-mills

Cheese Shops (back)

Brennan's Market
1 mile from Olympia
1670 Old School House Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 569-0067
www.brennansmarket.com

Widmer's Cheese
Theresa, WI
90 year old cheese plant run by 3rd generation master cheesemaker. (Tours available.)
www.widmerscheese.com

Old Wisconsin Cheese Mart
Milwaukee WI
www.wisconsincheesemart.com

Mars Cheese Castle
Kenosha, WI
www.marscheese.com

Museums  (back)

EAA AirVenture Museum
Air show starts Monday after Picnic - but museum is open year round.
www.airventure.org

Milwaukee Public Museum
www.mpm.edu

Milwaukee Art Museum
www.mam.org

Discovery World Museum
www.discoveryworld.org

Harley-Davidson Museum
www.h-dmuseum.com
 
Milwaukee County Zoo
www.milwaukeezoo.org
A world class zoo with 2500 animals representing 300 species on 200 acres. (BTW - does your local zoo have beer on tap?)

Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes)
www.county.milwaukee.gov/MitchellParkConserva10116.htm
Consists of 3 85' tall, 140' wide greenhouse domes.
One dome is a desert climate, one is tropical, and the other is a temperate floral show dome. They've got some huge stuff growing in there - like 40 year old cacti, trees, bananas and coconuts. This summer's show dome theme is an early 1900's London park.

Honey Acres Museum
Ashippun, WI
www.honeyacres.com/honey_of_a_museum.html

Ten Chimneys
www.tenchimneys.org
The Wisconsin estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class museum.

Old World Wisconsin
http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/
Old World Wisconsin a vivid re-creation of the working farmsteads and settlements established by European immigrants in America's heartland.
See 1870s craftsmen at work, working historic farms. artisan handicrafts, traditional food preparation. a one room schoolhouse, historic breeds of animals, and historically accurate heirloom gardens.

Circus World Museum
(Baraboo - app. 90 miles northwest)
www.circusworldbaraboo.org/
The historic former winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers Circus - now features daily big top circus acts and an awesome circus museum - artifacts, wagons and trains. Plus a chance to ride circus animals, a real carousel or the Kid's Circus Train.
Well worth the drive - or a nice side trip on the way to Wisconsin Dells.

International Crane Foundation
(App.90 miles northwest)
www.savingcranes.org
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) has become the world's center for the study and preservation of cranes.
ICF maintains a collection of these beautiful birds for breeding and reintroduction into the wild. Every species of crane is represented in a very interesting guided tour.
Another nice side trip on the way to Wisconsin Dells.