View My Itinerary

Plan Your Trip

Click the heart icon on businesses and activities to build your own itinerary and share with friends!

Broadcast TV:
WFRV Green Bay Channel 5 Saturday at 6:30pm
update: WAOW Wausau Channel 9 Sunday at 10:30am
update: Bally Sports Wisconsin Saturday at 10am


Contact: Susan Fochs – Discover Wisconsin

920.559.7769 (cell)


Discover Wisconsin Shines a Light on the Best of Waupaca: From the Chain to Main

Madison, WISCONSIN – (May 2, 2022) – Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Waupaca in an upcoming episode. Waupaca is a city with a rich history, surrounded by natural beauty, and brimming with four seasons of fun. Waupaca is small-town pride with big opportunities all the way from the Chain of Lakes to vibrant Main Street. The episode will air statewide on Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m. on Bally Sports Wisconsin or on WAOW TV 9 (ABC) out of Wausau on Sunday, May 8th at 11:30 a.m.

You can stream the exclusive early debut on Wednesday, May 4th at 4:00 p.m., available through, Roku, Apple TV, SmartTV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, YouTube and Facebook. Download the Discover Wisconsin+ App in the iOS App Store or Google Play store to stream it on your mobile device.

In this episode of Discover Wisconsin, host Alex Wehrley begins her adventure with a tour around the crystal-clear Chain O’Lakes on the Chief Waupaca sternwheeler. She then takes an opportunity to learn about the historic Danes Hall, before wandering down the newly renovated Main Street to explore some of the unique shops, and hear from local business owners about what makes Waupaca a thriving, vibrant community. This small town has no shortage of activities and a plethora of national and global companies based in the area that provide unique offerings in making Waupaca home. Later, this episode highlights the Waupaca Area Triathlon, Arts on the Square, and one of the most popular music venues in the county. Don’t miss out on Alex trying a few things for the very first time, like snowshoeing at Hartman Creek State Park, and curling with one of America’s oldest curling clubs.

Discover Wisconsin’s, “Waupaca: From the Chain to Main” episode will also be featured in episode 121 of Discover Wisconsin’s official podcast, The Cabin. The episode will go live on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and various other podcast streaming apps.

Discover Wisconsin’s, “Waupaca: From the Chain to Main” episode will reach the show’s broadcast network of viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Upper Michigan. The episode was produced by Jessica Vokoun, Jessica Murphy, and Andy Meddaugh. To learn more, visit

About Discover Wisconsin

As the state’s leading media brand, Discover Wisconsin can be streamed worldwide on Roku, AppleTV, SmartTV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, YouTube and The show can be seen statewide on Bally Sports Wisconsin Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. For more on this and other episodes or the broadcast schedule in other areas please visit Connect with Discover Wisconsin on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube and subscribe to The Cabin Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

You may also view the episode which is embedded within our site. 



#    #    #

The history of the Indian Crossing Casino will come alive this fall at the Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival slated for October 7th and 8th on the shores of the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes located in central Wisconsin.

2022 Lineup

Friday, October 7

  • 7:00 pm – The Blues Disciples
  • 9:00 pm – The Jimmy’s

Saturday, October 8

  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm – Jonny T-Bird and the MPs
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Mama Ginger and the Red Hots
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Jay Stulo and the Mighty Aces featuring Doug Kroening
  • 9:00 – 10:30 pm – Joanna Connor

You can call 715-258-7343 to order tickets.

Order Online Tickets   Available until Noon on Friday, October 1st.

Tickets: *price subject to change*
Friday – $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Saturday, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Weekend Pass – $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Price includes sales tax.

Purchase tickets at the door

Order Tickets Online
Advance Sale Tickets Prices Available online until noon October 1st, 2021, by phone order at (715) 258-7343 or at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, 315 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981 until 4 pm October 1st.

Online tickets will be held at “Will Call”. Pick up at the Indian Crossing Casino Friday evening or Saturday.

Individuals not 21 years of age will not be admitted to the Festival.  Identification required at the door.  Carry-in beverages and seating will not be permitted.  Handicap access into the Casino is available on the east side of the building.

Food will be available for purchase Friday night and Saturday.

Pack up the car, load the kids and enjoy a scenic drive to the Chain O’ Lakes near Waupaca, Wisconsin this Summer. It’s less than two hours away and provides a quiet but fun getaway for a day trip to the lake. 


You’ll arrive before lunch and can check out the local shops downtown. You’ll find a bookstore, antiques and shops with gifts and stylish clothing. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping, right?


All that walking around will get your appetite going. We love a good lunch at Little Fat Gretchen’s where there is something for everyone on the menu. Their specials of the day are always delicious! 


Drive down the road to The Red Mill for ice cream and to finish up your shopping. You can spend a lot of time exploring the various rooms of unique gifts and treats. We love picking out some good old fashion candy. 


Soon you’ll feel the Summer heat and want to jump in the refreshing cool lakes that wind through the area. There are numerous parks like Hartman State Park and campgrounds with pools and playgrounds to enjoy too such as Evergreen Campsites and Resort, Waupaca S’More Fun Campground and Wild West Campground and Corral. There are so many great options to explore the area and enjoy the day! 


Before you head out, grab dinner at Clear Water Harbor. We love to grab a cold drink and watch the boats at sunset on the patio. It’s picturesque and a great way to close out your day! 


Need other ideas? Here are a few of our local favorites to check out. 




When the local Milwaukee pools and parks are getting old, venture into the Wisconsin countryside for a beautiful day on the lake. Waupaca offers great food, shopping and outdoor activities with a small town charm. 


Be sure to tag us on social media with #WeAreWaupaca! We can’t wait to see you.

Share Your Itinerary