Take a day or a few hours to visit one of the endless attractions within minutes from Burlington's center...

The Chocolate Museum

Chocolate Experience. It doesn't get any better than this! Recently the Chocolate Experience Museum received several new additions and we are excited to share them with you. Check out the animated Farfel the dog that sits on top of a doghouse stuffed with Nestle candy bars. Stop by at 113 East Chestnut Street, Suite B in historic downtown Burlington. Even if you are too young to remember those cute commercials with Farfel, you'll love seeing him in person. Read an article about visitors coming to the Chocolate Museum at http://www. simpsonstreetfreepress.org/ museum/chocolate-museum-trip.

Our sweet themed benches were the result of talented Jennifer J. Miller/Riverview Studio (262.492.3697) in Burlington. Jennifer said, "Creating the fun Morsel the Moose game benches for the Chocolate Experience Museum was a lot of fun. I enjoy painting, especially when it's a great project like this one. I have a great job. I get to paint all kinds of things from full wall murals, floor cloths, canvas paintings, window art, and now benches. I hope everyone who visits the museum has an awesome chocolate experience! Remember the person who wins the game (checkers or tic tac toe) gets the chocolate." You can see other projects Jennifer has created at www.riverviewstudio.com.

Other new chocolate related items are now on display courtesy of the family of Virginia (Ginny) Vos who was employed at Nestle USA for many years. If you haven't taken the time to visit us lately, stop in soon. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Spinning Top Museum

is located on highway 36. What a great idea to experience the tops and games of your childhood. With interactive toys as well as tours of the tops from around the world, this museum is a "can't miss" for the Burlington area. Call for additional information and times 262-763-3946.

Fox River Landing

A popular way to explore our lakes and rivers by canoe. For a leisurely trip down the Fox River, call Fox River Landing, 262-662-5690 for rates and times. They offer canoe rentals, transportation to starting point, and camping and picinic areas at the conclusion of the trip.

Green Meadows Family Farm

is located north of Burlington on Highway 20. The operating farm is open year round and offers farm tours, hay rides, pony rides, and lots of animals to pet and feed. 262.534.2891.

Great Lakes Dragaway

features drag racing, jet propelled drag racing, funny cars, and more from April through November. Located about 20 minutes east of Burlington on Highway KR. For more information, call 262.878.3783.

Modine-Benstead Observatory

is open to the public to view heavenly bodies on Thursdays, from dusk to 11:00 pm when visibility warrants. June through September. Free admission. Locatd about 15 minutes east of Burlington on County Trunk A. Call 262.878.2774 for information.

Old World Wisconsin

Visit an outdoor living history museum featuring 50 restored 19th century buildings, located 1 mile south of Eagle on Highway 67. Besides the museum tours, special events include sheep shearing, children's day, plowing and planting, and Christmas activities. Open daily May 1 through October 31. Admission ranges from $3 for children (5-12) to $7 for adults. Call Old World Wisconsin for more information about special events or group rates, 262.549.2116.

Rausch's Bear Den

s home to many animals. From the exotic Siberian Tiger, Sabrina, to the mischievous monkeys, TJ and Buddy, children of all ages will delight in the sights. Food is provided free of charge to feed the domestic animals. A pumpkin patch and special Halloween activities makes harvest time a great time to visit. The farm is located about 10 miles north of Burlington on Highway 20. For more information on rates, group tours, and hours, call 262.895.6430.