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Day Trips From Chicago: Wisconsin

An August 2004 trip to Wisconsin by Sierra

Bristol Renaissance Faire Photo, Wisconsin, United States More Photos
Quote: There are lots of great places to take day trips to when you're visiting Chicago. Here are a few favorites in Wisconsin, within a 60-90 minute drive from downtown Chicago.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

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Bristol Renaissance Faire Photo, Wisconsin, United States
Every year, thousands descend upon the little town of Kenosha, WI, just over the Illinois border, to attend the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which is held weekends throughout the summer (open 10am-7pm Saturdays/Sundays, plus Labor Day). It is one of the larger "renfaires" in the country, with its handsome permanent grounds located just over the Wisconsin border from Illinois. (1st exit heading north on I-94 after the state border; the Faire's parking lot is visible from the highway).The Medieval and Renaissance periods - though we now know much of their faults and flaws - still retain a powerful grip on our psyche. Groups such as ...Read More