Driving to ISDC?
Here are 7 En route must-see attractions

Lake Michigan Carferry

  1. (800) 841-4243. 4 hour crossing between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI, 80 miles N of Milwaukee (I-43). On the S.S. Badger, 410 ft, 620 passengers, 130 cars, Cafe, Gift Shop, Maritime Museum, Video Games, Bingo. Daily Westbound 8:30 am EDT, East bound 2 pm CDT. Tickets: Adults $36; Children 5-15 $16, Cars $45

    Great Lakes Maritime Museum

    (414) 684-0218, in Manitowoc, WI 80 miles N of Milwaukee (I-43). 2 hour tour includes World War II Submarine, Cobia. Open daily 9-5; Admission: $6 adults, $4 (6-17), $19 family (2 adults and children 17 and under)

    EAA Museum

    (414) 426-4818 in Oshkosh, WI, Experimental Aircraft Assoc., 80 miles NNW of Milwaukee (U.S. 41). Open daily 8:30-5 (Sun 11-5). Adults $7, Seniors $6, $5.50 (8-17)

    Robot World

    In Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-2525. Mir core module backup exhibit, 20 tons and 55 feet of real hardware, 115 mi. WNW of Milwaukee (I-94). Open daily 10-4; $8.75 (6 and older)

    Crown Space Center

    in Chicago, IL in the Museum of Science & Industry, 95 miles S of Milwaukee (I-94). Open daily 9:30-4 (Sat/Sun to 5:30). $6, age 3-11 fr $2.50 includes the Museum of Science & Industry

    Yerkes Observatory

    in Williams Bay, WI, 50 mi. SW of Milwaukee off I-43 is home of the World's Largest Refractor. The telescope's primary lens is 40" in diameter. Unfortunately, the public is admitted only on Saturday afternoon except by group appointment

    Hot Air Baloon Rides

    (414) 249-0660, in Lake Geneva, WI 50 miles SW of Milwaukee off I-43 For the well-heeled adventurous gambler, two rides daily, DEPENDING On weather (need fair skies, light winds) one half hour before sunrise (i.e. on May 22, take off at 4:52 am CDT) and two hours before sunset (i.e. on May 21or 22 take off about 6:15 pm CDT) FAA Certified Pilots $135 per person weekdays, $185 per person weekends. Reservations only, Transferable BUT NOT refundable (good for 18 months).

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