Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Swimming Holes

  1. Check out Milwaukee's FREE wading pools - also at a park, most with picnic tables and bathroom facilities.
  2. Brookfield's Wirth Park is a family favorite! Check out their evening hours in the summer! Great for when husbands finally get off work and you all need to cool down and unwind. Or try the dive-in movies. Season passes available.
  3. Cool Waters in West Allis - a bit pricey, but still a super fun splurge!
  4. Menomonee Park - has a Quarry Lake and beach area. Also great for camping and hiking!
  5. Wisconsin Dells - the "Waterpark Capital of the World" - choose from LOTS of indoor/outdoor waterparks within resorts. You can stay overnight, or just buy a swim pass. Definitely a splurge as it's a 2 hour drive and pricey - but they often have AWESOME off season deals!
  6. Hilton's Paradise Landing - a super short drive downtown! An indoor waterpark much closer than the Dells. Honestly not sure if they allow you just to by swimming passes - but may be worth the splurge when you have cabin fever.
  7. Blue Harbor Resort - just an hour or so north in Sheboygan, another indoor-waterpark like the Dell's offers. Pricey but fun for a splurge.
  8. Fox Brook Park in Brookfield.
  9. Naga-Waukee Park in Harland - offers a beach area, picnic areas, fishing, etc.
  10. Beaches - well, as tempting as Lake Michigan looks - it's pretty darn dirty! But you can head north and swim there. Try Harrington Beach or Kohler-Andrae State Park.

OK - I'll try and add more as they come to me. Also - note that the links above are from TODAY (snowy, cold February 20) and will likely be updated soon with Summer '08 schedules!

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