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5 Adventures Your Kids Will Love in Minocqua

If you enjoy crisp blue skies, wide open spaces, and miles of pristine lakes, Minocqua, Wisconsin just might be the place for you. Minocqua has long been a vacation destination families flock to for the variety of activities available, the beautiful scenery, and the bang for your buck it provides. Whether you’re into swimming, hiking, enjoying the great outdoors, or a full-on adventure, Minocqua has a little something for everyone.

kids horseback riding for fun in Minocqua

Make plans to stay at Nitschke's Northern Resort and enjoy all the summer adventure Minocqua offers. Call 715-356-7795 for availability and pricing.


When in Minocqua, you can’t pass up a chance to see the Min-Aqua-Bats, an amateur water skiing show that has been going on since the 1950’s. Admission is free (donations are encouraged) and the show is a great source of family entertainment. Enjoy the great local talent performing against a beautiful backdrop for an evening the kiddos won’t soon forget.

person water skiing on minocqua lake

Bonus - if you don't get to the bleachers downtown in time for the show, grab a seat on one of our half-log benches near the beach and watch the show from across the lake. While you can't hear the announcer perfectly, you CAN see all the action clear as day.

Northwoods Zip Lines

If you have some thrill seekers in the group, look no further than Northwoods Zip Lines. Friendly and informative guides will ensure you have the best trip possible. There are different levels of difficulty and something for people of all ages. Enjoy the stunning views while you zip line over the water or engage in a duel zip for the competitive ones in the family. (Then tell me how it went because my feet will be firmly planted on the ground as you zip through the air!)

Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center

With over 1,700 animals, the Wildwood Wildlife Park is an attraction your family doesn’t want to miss! Visit the Giraffe Serengeti, the Parakeet Encounter, and petting zoo. You can find zoo approved treats to hand feed the animals in the gift shop or purchase pellets in dispensers located throughout the park to feed the goats, sheep, deer, and others. Take a tram ride and enjoy all the animals the zoo has to offer while enjoying a day in the sun with your kiddos.

deer at Minocqua zoo

Holiday Acres Horseback Riding and Go-karts

If you’re craving the wind in your hair, check out Holiday Acres when you’re in town. This well maintained park offers horseback riding, pony rides, mini golf, go-karts, and refreshingly sweet ice cream your family will love.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff will make sure your horseback ride is safe and enjoyable no matter your age or experience level. The go-karts are fast and the tracks are long making them the perfect pick for your preteens and teenagers (and probably dad).

Hanging out at the resort

Finally, soak up the sun at your home away from home. Enjoy the only private, sandy, walk up beach at Lake Minocqua. You’ll always find plenty of lounge chairs to enjoy the sun while you watch the kids play. Bring your poles and fish off one of the many boat slips on the lake, enjoy a game of volleyball, and let the kids burn off some energy on the playground. Utilize the access to Bearskin trail and get some fresh air.

people sitting on lake floaty near resort

Whatever is on your vacation agenda, Minocqua has you covered. Call Nitschke's Northern Resort today and make plans for your new favorite vacation destination with all the adventure your kiddos can handle!

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