North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel will make its Wisconsin debut at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 13. Located on the west side of State Fair Park, where the West Side Marketplace previously stood, the WonderFair Wheel pres. by Meijer features 36 fully enclosed, brightly colored gondolas. Each gondola has a capacity of six people, and one gondola offers accessible seating. The ride time from start to finish is approx. 10 minutes, and an average of 1,100 fairgoers can ride each hour. Rides cost $5 per person.
As you stroll through the Fair Park, be sure to keep an eye out for exciting and unique street entertainers. Each performer has a different show, and will change throughout the Fair! Watch for performances by Mango and Dango Theatrical Circus, Crazy Comedy Magic, Steve Trash, Alex Clark, Whacky Wheeler, Brant The FireGuy, Allez-OOPS! and Sam the Wheeler.
Get the official Wisconsin State Fair Souvenir Cup! This 32 oz. cup is filled with your favorite Coca-Cola product for only $6, and refills are just $3 at any participating vendor location.
ATMs, Fair Information Centers and Guest Services Pavilion, Family/Baby Care Centers, First Aid, Reconnection Centers and Lost & Found, Redemption Booth, Stroller, Wagon, Wheelchair & Electric Scooter Rentals and Sunscreen Stations
Time to relax and rejuvenate with the bright, bold colors of this south pacific tropical getaway. Hibiscuses, palms and bananas are just a few of the plants that usher in the warm island breezes at this tropical paradise. Island time starts now!
Morocco is a warm semi-arid country in Africa with gardens that have drought tolerant plants with refreshing bursts of bright and bold tropical colors. Typical courtyard oases are filled with mosaic wall tiles, terra cotta pots, glazed urns and a soothing water feature.
Travel south to Mexico from October to March and you will be in the home of the majestic monarch butterflies. These bright orange and black butterflies travel over 2,160 miles to winter in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere of Michoacan, Mexico. Your backyard can be the summer resort for these winged creatures. They love brightly colored flowers filled with nectar and pollen, such as Mexican sunflowers, lantana, zinnias and parsley. Here, the bright orange blooms of the Mexican sunflowers are an awesome monarch magnet.
This herb garden will transport you to the Mediterranean Sea, where the fragrant plants enjoy a hot, dry summer and a mild winter as they bask in the sun year round. This collection is a chock-full of culinary herbs such as rosemary, thyme and oregano just waiting to be used in your next flavorful creation. All that is missing from this traditional Mediterranean kitchen garden are the century old cypress and olive trees.
Moss gardens are a cool, refreshing and peaceful place to pause and reflect on the garden's simplistic yet elegant lines. The sea of soft green mosses, ferns and grasses transport you to a cool climate, such as that of the British Isles.