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The Mid-Continent Railway Museum's annual Snow Train event runs Saturday and Sunday.


Celebrate Wisconsin’s winter

Kiss a sturgeon for good luck during Fond du Lac’s Sturgeon Spectacular, running Friday through Sunday. If smooching bottom-feeders isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of other activities at “A Celebration of Winter, and Really Big Fish.”

Family-friendly outdoor fun includes ice skating, ice-kiting, ice bowling, snowman-building, snowshoeing, Clydesdale-led carriage rides, live music, bonfire, fireworks and more. Watch as teams carve huge blocks of snow in the state snow-sculpting competition, an outdoor classic hockey game and snowmobile and ATV drag races.

Indoor activities include music and parties, magic, interactive exhibits and a kids’ sleepover at the children’s museum and more. Catch performances of the “Guys on Ice” musical on actual ice inside a heated tent on Lake Winnebago.

For more information visit; or phone 800-937-9123.

Catch the Snow Train

Ride the rails aboard the Snow Train Saturday and Sunday at Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Road, North Freedom. Restored vintage rail cars are comfortably heated and ready for you to sit back, relax and enjoy an almost hour-long journey through Sauk County’s wintry landscape. The family-friendly Snow Train has coach and first-class seating options available.

Visit or phone 800-930-1385 for more information and reservations.

Cave tour for two

Stroll through candle-lit caves with someone special at Cave of the Mounds’ Love on the Rocks event 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Located at 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds, the national natural landmark’s event sets the mood with sweet treats, champagne and live music throughout the caves.

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A warm fireplace, live jazz, more sweet treats, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar await your return to the surface. Take home a red rose, your souvenir photo taken inside the cave and a bagful of unique treasures.

Find more information and make reservations at; or by phoning 608-437-3038.

Chocolate party

Treat your Valentine to a night out at The Chocolate Party 8 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday held in the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. An evening of music and mingling, the party is open to mature adults. Guests are required to adhere to a dress code of upscale attire that is primarily brown, beige or gold.

For more information visit or; or phone 414-841-3960.

— Robyn Norton


Robyn Norton is a features assistant for the Wisconsin State Journal.