Ultimate Family Road Trip from Duluth, MN to Eau Claire, WI
Get up, get packing, and start the car because it’s time for you and the kids to take the ultimate family road trip from Duluth, MN to Eau Claire, WI! After this, your kids will be screaming, “Best Trip Ever!” If you’ve got some animal-lovers in the group, then this is definitely the trip for you! We’ve mapped out some of the best stops to make along the way to make this road trip your family’s best one yet. Ready? Let’s do it!
Although this stop could be just a few miles away from your home, it is the perfect spot for kicking off your road trip! Maybe you’ve been here before and maybe you haven’t. A trip to the aquarium is perfect nonetheless because you can always anticipate learning something new! The aquatic life here ranges all the way from spooky to cute. Don’t forget to step out on the sky deck while you’re here! There is an awesome view of Duluth’s iconic lift bridge! If you want to get a closer look, the museum is within walking distance of downtown Duluth. Make sure you make your best fishy face for family pics!
If you like this, check out the Children's Museum (coming in November 2022) in Eau Claire!
If the kids got a water bug at the aquarium, then this stop will be just what they need next! Wisconsin Point is one of the largest freshwater sandbars in the WORLD! It has 2 ¾ miles of beach stretching across into the distance for kids to dig their toes into the sand. You’ll also immediately spot the Superior entry lighthouse once you arrive. Before you and the kids start running towards it, be very cautious because the rocky pathway leading up to the lighthouse is quite challenging to step across. If you do decide to check out the lighthouse up close, make sure everyone is wearing sturdy shoes and young kids stay close to mom and dad. Once you’re ready to leave, give a wave goodbye to Lake Superior!
If you like this, check out Big Falls County Park in Eau Claire!
At this point in the trip, you all must have worked up some sort of appetite! Adventures Restaurant & Pub in Rice Lake is almost at the halfway point of your road trip making it an ideal time to stop and fuel up for the family’s future adventures. Once you enter, it will feel like you’re at a cabin in northern Wisconsin! The boats hanging on the wall and the stone fireplace standing in the middle of the restaurant with board games on the ledge help achieve that lodge-like vibe. The food here is like the cherry on top of the cake; it ties it all together! The fan-favorite here is their Yankee BBQ Ribs!
If you like this, check out Grizzly's in Eau Claire!
Just one more stop before you’ve finally made it to Eau Claire! But, don’t worry; you’re very close! At this stop, the kids will get to learn more about land animals. They may even get a chance to see some animals they have never seen before! It’s also a great stop to just stretch the legs and to get some playground time. If you ever return to Chippewa Falls in the winter, they have a magical Christmas Village display at Irvine Park that brings in visitors from all over to take in the wonder of all of the lights and holiday magic!
If you like this, check out Carson Park in Eau Claire!
Family Fun in Eau Claire, WI
Hip hip hooray! You’ve made it to Eau Claire, WI or also known as “Playful City USA”! The city is equipped with plenty of places for the kids to play and stay active and engaged. What will you put on your family fun itinerary? Will it be a wet and wild day at Chaos Indoor Waterpark and Action City? Maybe you want to visit a museum on your trip. Children’s Museum of Eau Claire it is then! Don’t forget to make this trip extra sweet with some treats for the whole family from Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor or Olson’s Ice Cream! If you need more ideas or recommendations to build your family’s perfect itinerary, give us a call at 715-831-2345 or message us on Facebook. We’ll see you and the fam soon!