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Returning to the list, where it has held down first place since 2017, is Leinenkugel Brewing Co. / Leinie Lodge. Learn about the history of Chippewa’s own brewery, founded in 1867. After enjoying a brewski, walk (don’t drive!) on over to Irvine Park and Zoo (Chippewa Falls). The family-and dog-friendly park offers a variety of animals, trails, and playgrounds. Visit Beaver Creek Reserve (S1 County Hwy. K, Fall Creek) year-round for more family-fun activities, including a butterfly house, nature classes, and candlelight snowshoeing. —Stephanie Nesja