For over 100 years, the Club Tavern of Middleton has been a place to enjoy all that is wonderful in Wisconsin. Just check out this list: a stellar Friday fish fry; an owner called “Moose;” outdoor volleyball; live music on Fridays and Saturdays; post-Badger & Packer celebrations; and fun food/drink specials. Where have I been?

Friday night fish fry at the Club Tavern in Middleton © by Deborah Nies

I was reminded of the Club Tavern when I recently spied an intriguing 3-in-1 coupon in the Wisconsin State Journal. It advertised BOGO Lunch or Dinner, or BOGO breakfast with the 2nd ½ off or BOGO Friday fish fry. It seemed like it would be easy to get “change from a $20.” Oh, and did we ever!!

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Whether you’re planning a vacation or just want to explore the sights of Wisconsin from your armchair, the selection of FREE travel maps and guides available from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism will help you find museums, festivals, multicultural destinations, bike trails, birding hotspots, campgrounds, and golf courses.

The Wisconsin Official Travel Guide is a great place to begin your adventure. It has 80 pages of color photos, history, and introduces you to some wonderful (and occasionally weird) local attractions. You may download it and many specialized publications in PDF format at the TravelWisconsin.com website.

If the thought of downloading a 16.4MG file and then clicking your way through 80 pages is a bit daunting, you may request that a printed version of this guide — as well as any of the others on offer — be mailed to you. We requested several different guides and they arrived in less than a week.