With a mix of cities perfect for bar crawls and competitive games, as well as ample waterways and trails to explore, Wisconsin is a must-visit state for an exciting bachelor party. As for accommodations, Wisconsin vacation rentals range from downtown condos surrounded by nightlife in Milwaukee or Madison to lakefront cottages and cabins nestled in the woods. Before planning your big event, check out these top bachelor party destinations in Wisconsin.

1. Madison

Aerial view of a University football stadium.

Wisconsin’s capital offers the fun of a college town combined with the nightlife and ample adventures of a mid-sized city. Satisfy the University of Wisconsin Badgers alums in your group with tickets to see one of the university’s sports teams. If no games are scheduled, you can visit the Athletic Hall of Fame to relive the school’s glory days. See the city at a relaxing pace with kayak rentals from Brittingham Boats or Wingra Boats. After a day seeing the sights – perhaps the Chazen Museum of Art or the Wisconsin State Capitol – head out for drinks at the Mason Lounge or One Barrel Brewing Company. Close out the night with dancing at Liquid Nightclub or by watching a concert at The Frequency.

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2. Wisconsin Dells

Aerial view of a town by the water.

Craft an adventurous bachelor party with a visit to Wisconsin Dells, which is home to numerous amusement parks. Visit Noah’s Ark Water Park or Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park for water slides, roller coasters, and other fun thrills. For a more laid-back day outside, the city has a variety of golf courses to select from, such as Cold Water Canyon Golf Course. You can also sneak in a quick nine at the short Woods Executive Course at the Wilderness. In the evening, try to win big at the slots, table games, or bingo at Ho-Chunk Gaming, see a magic show, or connect with your childhood at Circus World. Top off the experience with some beers at Port Huron Brewing Company or Dells Brewing Company.

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3. Lake Geneva

Fairy boat on the water by a wood dock.

Depending on the season, Lake Geneva offers different outdoor experiences around which to build your bachelor party. In the winter, The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort lets you hit the slopes for a fun day. During the summer, tour the lake with Lake Geneva Cruise Line, or you can rent out a boat just for your group and party while you cruise past the mansions that line the lake. Other options include riding ziplines at Aerial Adventures, a game of laser tag at CMP Tactical Lazer Tag, or rising above it all with Lake Geneva Balloon Company. After your day outside, check out the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre for a Las Vegas-style illusion show. If you’re in town on the weekend, see some live music at Pier 290, or stop by Geneva Lake Brewing Company for some local ales.

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4. Milwaukee

City skyline by a body of water.

Like any big city, Milwaukee has endless possibilities for a group of guys to spend a few days celebrating a groom’s big life change. You can go to a Brewers baseball game, or if basketball is more your style, see the Bucks take on the NBA’s best. Enjoy some culture with the Milwaukee Art Museum, or dream of the open road with a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum. Milwaukee is known for its beer, so no matter what part of town you choose for your vacation rental, you can find plenty of beers on tap. Enjoy a view of the lake with a tour and some drinks at Lakefront Brewery, or head to Sprecher Brewery, where you can sample limited edition beers at the end of a tour. Please everyone in your group with dinner at Odd Duck Restaurant. The eatery has an ever-changing menu of small plates and shared dishes that fuse local ingredients and cuisines from around the world.

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5. Green Bay

People running with flags on a football field.
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Give a Packer fanatic groom a trip to remember in Green Bay. If the big day is during the football season, catching a game at Lambeau Field – complete with tailgating beforehand – is a must. If a game doesn’t fit your schedule, take a Lambeau Field Stadium Tour or go to the Packers Hall of Fame. Fill out the day with a trip to Bay Beach Amusement Park for some roller coasters and other rides, then enjoy some drinks at Badger State Brewing Company. When you need a respite from the city, lead your group on a stroll through the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, or get in a round of golf at Shorewood Golf Course.

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6. Kenosha

Lighthouse on the water.
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Kenosha sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, perfect for taking your bachelor party to sea. Step back in time on the decks of the tall wooden ship known as Red Witch. There are public cruises, or if your party’s large enough, you can rent out the entire ship for a private voyage. Enjoy nature on land with a walk through Bristol Woods Park, or if you prefer to combine your walking with some drinks on a pub crawl, don’t forget to stop by Rendezvous Tiki Lounge for some tropical vibes, as well as Duke’s Country Saloon for good beers and a country theme. Take a peek behind the scenes with a tour at Rustic Road Brewing Company.

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7. Appleton

Fall leaving covering a trail through the woods.

Located in the Fox River Valley, Appleton is the perfect location for a nature-themed bachelor party. Take in some fresh air in town by making the rounds in Telulah Park, which is especially beautiful in the fall. Fire up one of the public grills at the park for a lunchtime barbecue, then give the history buffs in your group something to talk about with a stop at the Hearthstone Historic House Museum. For the more adventurous crowd, take a kayak tour with Fox River Kayaking Company. Have a drink with a view of the Fox River at Mr. Brews Taphouse, or if you prefer games with your beers, Camelot Bar and Grill has plenty of pool tables for a competition.

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