Wisconisn Travel Guide
Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, opens nationwide on Wednesday to the usual Hollywood hype, but what sets the movie apart is that is was actually filmed where the real-life action once took place. Based on the life of gangster John Dillinger, who hid out for a short time in Northern Wisconsin until an FBI raid in 1934, the movie filmed in the dairy state. And since northern Wisconsin is still a popular getaway for Chicagoans, thanks to its picturesque lakes and small town feel, we've compiled a little guide to staying in Wisconsin, Original Gangster-style.
Where to Stay:
A favorite hotel of another equally famous gangster, Al Capone, was the the Four Seasons Resort on Miscauno Island. The Four Seasons forces visitors to get away from it all (ahhem hideout), as the only way onto the island is by a single lane, one hundred-year-old steel bridge; access to the outside world can thus be easily regulated.
The resort features large rooms with private porches, several restaurants, a golf course and activities including biking, fishing and canoeing. It also offers special packages year-round like the Silver Golf Package, with two days of golf, use of a cart, and one night at the lodge for $169 per person.