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Journeys of Discovery: Exploring historic Janesville, Wisconsin


Janesville is situated in southcentral Wisconsin, not too far from the Illinois border. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for an exploration of things to do and see in the region. Visits include the MacFarlane Pheasant farm and the circa-1857 Lincoln-Tallman House perched on a hilltop in downtown Janesville. The Milton House Museum, about ten miles from Janesville, opened in 1844 as a stage stop and became an important Underground Railroad way station. Lark Restaurant is a trendsetter for Janesville foodies and craft cocktail aficionados. Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens—a fantasyland of flowers during the summer—is bedecked with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights in the wintertime.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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