Things to Do in Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS

After visiting Glik’s on Mass. Street, check out all of the other cool sites and activities Lawrence, Kansas has to offer!

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Clinton State Park offers a variety of services and amenities for everyone in the family to enjoy, year round.  The 1500-acre state park is perfect for outdoor activities and offers multiple campsites for visitors to use and enjoy.  The 50-foot tall concrete teepee off US Highway 24 is the remainder, and former centerpiece, of an Indian Village.  The village previously accompanied a gas station, restaurant, and motor court that were made up of smaller teepee cabins.

Lawrence, KS (2)Entertainment:

Breakout Lawrence offers four different escape rooms set with different themes for you to choose from.  Since it is located in the heart of downtown and near Glik’s, this escape room is the perfect stop along your visit!  Next stop on the list is The Granada Theater.  The venue is home to various events and entertainment, including live music for all ages!

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Things To Do:

While you are continuing along Massachusetts Street, make sure to take a look around at the historic designed buildings, some dating back to the 1800s.  Mass. Street is packed with restaurants and vendors to suit everyone’s needs and cravings, so why not try the 23rd Street Brewery!  This microbrewery is a perfect place to catch up on your favorite sports games while trying one of their ten beers on draft that are rotated seasonally.

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Good Eats:

With over 40 different restaurants and cafes to choose from downtown, there is something to curb any appetite.  Zen Zero is an Asian cuisine that focuses and specializes in noodles and soups.  The Burger Stand offers American cuisine featuring burgers, hot dogs, and salads!

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The University of Kansas:

The University of Kansas is located less than ten minutes away from Mass. Street. Visitors can enjoy the environment by simply walking around campus and seeing what it has to offer! The KU Natural History Museum features live-animal exhibits as well as displays of fossils and Kansas wildlife.  If you are a fan of sports, the Booth Family Hall of Athletics is located within Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of KU.  The hall honors the history and traditions of KU’s athletic programs, its coaches, and student-athletes, both past and present.

Leave a comment and let us know what your favorite thing to do in Lawrence, Kansas is! Also, make sure to follow us on Snapchat @gliks_official to stay up to date with the hottest trends, behind the scenes looks, and other helpful style tips.

Things to Do in Lawrence, KS

Things to do in Hays, Kansas

Glik’s at Big Creek Crossing in Hays is the first Glik’s store to open in Kansas! By opening in Kansas, we expanded to our 10th state.  Hays has a lively small town feeling with great food, entertainment, and a historic atmosphere.

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Glik’s will be returning to Kansas and opening two new locations!  Our Lawrence, Kansas Location will open in February 2017 and Our Emporia, Kansas Location will open in the fall of 2017.

Leave a comment and let us know what your favorite thing to do in Hays, Kansas is!

Make sure to follow us on Snapchat @gliks_official to stay up to date with the hottest trends, behind the scenes looks, and other helpful style tips.

Things to do in Hays, Kansas

Celebrating 119 Years at Glik’s

Glik’s turned 119 years young this month! Our stores and associates had a two week long celebration which included decoration of their stores, sweet treats, anniversary sales and special social media giveaways. Let’s see how some of our associates celebrated Glik’s 119th Anniversary!

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Home Office celebrating outside of our Granite City location.
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Home Office enjoying cake and cookies!
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Brooking Glik’s celebrating 119 years of fashion!
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Hillary and Lori from our Effingham location celebrating our 119th Anniversay!
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Jasper Glik’s celebrating 119 years!
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Olney Glik’s blowing out the candles in celebration of our 119th Anniversary!
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Our South Haven location made adorable scarecrows of Mr. Glik, Jeff Glik and Jim Glik during their 119th Anniversary Celebration!
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Celebrating 119 Years!
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Blowing out the candles for Glik’s 119th Anniversary!
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Celebrating 119 Years!
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Celebrating 119 Years!
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Happy Birthday Glik’s!
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Celebrating 119 Years!
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These girls are ready to celebrate 119 years!
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Our Glik’s gals sure know how to celebrate!
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He’s excited about all the sweet treats from our 119th Anniversary Celebration!
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They are excited about Glik’s 119th Anniversary!
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Celebrating 119 Years!
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Happy Anniversary from our Fremont girls!
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Celebrating 119 Years!
Celebrating 119 Years at Glik’s

Glik’s Edwardsville, Illinois Expansion

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Wednesday, March 9th, will mark the grand reopening of the Edwardsville, Illinois Glik’s, located at 124 S. Buchanan St. in Park Plaza. The store has been recently expanded to more than double the original floor space. With the expansion, the Edwardsville location has been able to increase their merchandise selection and allow more room for best selling brands.

The Edwardsville and Glen Carbon communities have been more than kind to Glik’s in the 50+ years it has been a home to one of the company’s most successful stores. The area has continued to thrive and grow, as proven by the recently awarded ranking of #1 Best City in Illinois for Young Families by NerdWallet, a website focused on empowering consumers to make informed decisions regarding personal finances, travel plans, and higher education.

Jeff Glik, Glik’s president and CEO, always says, “Great towns need great stores.” This is why the expansion of the store now allows Glik’s to offer a wide assortment of kid’s boutique brands that can’t be found anywhere else in the area. The selection of children’s clothing includes brands like Mud Pie, Tea Collection, Mae Li Rose, Mimi & Maggie, Mayoral, Giggle Moon and Glik’s private label 1897 Boys. The store now carries sizes for girl’s 7-16 as well with brands including popular preppy t-shirts from Simply Southern Collection, as well as fashion brands Hayden and Tea N Rose. The newly added kid’s department also includes boy’s sizes 8-20 and boasts a selection of popular brands including Under Armour, Billabong, Quiksilver, Hurley and Stance Socks.

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Another exciting addition to the store is an Alex and Ani “Shop in Shop.” This concept has allowed a dedicated space within the Glik’s store to be solely dedicated to showcasing Alex and Ani merchandise. This is the first Shop Within a Shop for the brand in the Metro St. Louis area and allows the store to carry a wide assortment of bracelets, necklaces, and rings from the well-known East Coast jewelry vendor.

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The premium outdoor brand, Yeti, has also been added to the Edwardsville sales floor. Customers can now shop for Yeti soft-sided coolers, vacuum-insulated stainless-steel drinkware, apparel and other related accessories from the brand.

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The grand reopening kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9th. The ribbon, made of 119 dollar bills representing the 119 years that Glik’s has been in business, will be donated to the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce.

Customers can enter to win $100 Glik’s gift card and Glik’s will also donate 10% of the day’s sales to Joe Glik Park in Edwardsville.

Glik’s Edwardsville, Illinois Expansion

Shop Our Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

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A treasure trove of Pink Ribbon apparel hit Gliks.com and stores last week, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Show your support in pink this season with brands like Under Armour, The North Face, and Columbia. All three of these brands donate money to organizations from their Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel sales.

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Under Armour has created a Breast Cancer line called Power in Pink that benefits organizations in the fight against breast cancer. The Power in Pink Collection from Under Armour features everything from sports bras, tee shirts, and half-zip pullovers to capris and socks. The line is inspirational to breast cancer fighters, survivors, and supporters alike. Each year, they feature a group of women who have battled breast cancer. Messages like Pink Warrior and Go Fight Cure are printed to their Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel.

The North Face Pink Ribbon Collection

The North Face Pink Ribbon Collection

The North Face creates a Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel line every year called the Pink Ribbon Collection. This collection is made up of various The North Face jackets, coats, fleece pullovers, full zip hoodies, and vests. Some popular styles are The North Face’s Denali Jacket, Thermoball Vest, Osito Jacket, and Glacier Fleece Quarter Zip. Each style has pink embroidered TNF Half Dome logos and a pink support ribbon on the sleeve or bottom corner of the garment. The North Face has teamed up with the organization Boarding for Breast Cancer and others to create their Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel Line, The Pink Ribbon Collection.

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Columbia Tough in Pink Apparel features a collection of full-zip fleece and quarter-zip pullover fleece jackets. On the right breast of each piece there is an embroidered pink support ribbon. Proceeds from Columbia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel go to the National Breast Cancer Association for the fight against breast cancer.

Shop Our Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel

Glik’s Fall 2014 Photo Shoot for the BTS Mailer

Our Fall 2014 Photo Shoot was a success! We’ve featured these photos along with images from our vendors in our Fall Back to School Mini-Catalog that is hitting mailboxes this week (but you can view them online now!) PLUS you can shop our WEB SPECIAL: 4 styles of Silver Jeans for Men & Women on sale for just $49.90 each. We are pumped up about this year’s Fall Fashion! You can Shop the Shoot here!

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Prices Valid Until 8/19/14

Fall Photo Shoot 2014

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Billabong Fringe Cardigan Sweater
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This Fox Hoody is a Glik’s Exclusive!
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The North Face 1/4 Zip and Hoodie
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Lovestitch Colorblock Sweater with Flying Monkey Jeans
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In House Brand 1897 Denim has Shirts and Jeans for him this fall
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Roxy Boots are a Must Have this Fall
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This Women’s Fox Racing Sweater is cute and comfy
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Vineyard Vines is Available in Select Glik’s Stores
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Volcom Aztec Cardigan Coming in September!
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Volcom Aztec Cardigan Coming in September!
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A fall must have! Hello Miss Aztec Cardigan Sweater!
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Lovestitch Navajo Cardigan Sweater Coming in Late August!
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Glik’s Fall 2014 Photo Shoot for the BTS Mailer

Glik’s Boutique Concept Store Opens in Holland, Michigan

Glik's Boutique in Holland, MI

This past Friday, May 2, 2014 marked the opening of Glik’s boutique, our first-ever women’s boutique, located at 37 East 8th Street in beautiful Holland, Michigan. While Glik’s had opened a store in Holland a year and a half prior that carried both men’s and women’s apparel, the inspiration for Glik’s Boutique came after the Holland customers requested more women’s fashion. While maxed out in space in our then current location, the opportunity arose to form both a Men’s Shop and a Women’s Boutique.

So at 10:00 am Friday morning, we cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of Glik’s Boutique while just moments before we had celebrated the opening of the Glik’s Men’s Shop. And that wasn’t the only event being celebrated in Holland that morning.

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Mr. Glik at Glik's Boutique

Friday kicked off the 85th annual Tulip Time Festival in Holland, where there are around 6 million tulips planted and ready to soak up the springtime sun. Mr. Glik, pictured above, was in attendance along with owners and chief merchants Jeff and Jim Glik.

Glik's Boutique in Holland, MI

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Brock Finnestad painting the new store
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Logan Tomlin from Olney steaming the new merchandise

It takes a lot of time, effort, and talent to open a new store. We could not have made opening two incredible stores possible without all the hard work from our amazing employees. All elements of preparation are necessary for a successful store opening. Everything from painting the interiors to prepping the merchandise for customers is important.

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Angela Bruening – Visual Coordinator with Jessica Lemay

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Holland Glik's Boutique

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Our amazing visual merchandising team has made this Glik’s Boutique one-of-a-kind. They have re-purposed old bicycles, luggage, clipboards, and picture frames to create unique displays for the merchandise.

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Glik's Boutique

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Everything from chic dresses, tops, jeans, and accessories to the latest fashion footwear is now available.  With brands like Everly Clothing, Love Stitch, Silver Jeans, L.A. Idol, Alex and Ani, Pink Pewter, and Sperry, there is sure to be something for everyone! The Glik’s Boutique will also stay up-to-date with L.A. fast fashion and carry the hottest trends. These trends include maxi dresses and skirts, floral prints, crop tops, high-waisted jeans and shorts, gladiator sandals, and statement jewelry.

If you are ever in the Holland, Michigan area, stop on by!

Click here to find a location near you.

Here are some more memories captured this past weekend at the Glik’s Boutique…

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Mr. Glik and LeaAnn Runyon

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Glik’s Boutique Concept Store Opens in Holland, Michigan

First Ever Glik’s Men’s Shop Opens in Holland, Michigan

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Friday May 2nd, 2014 kicked off the 85th Annual Tulip Time Festival as well as the Grand Opening of Glik’s first ever men’s only store. What better time to celebrate a historical first for the company than with Holland’s grand festivities. The Holland, Michigan area prides itself on the staggering 6 million tulips that are planted throughout the community and bloom every spring in bursts of every color of the rainbow.

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The former Glik’s store in Holland sold both men’s and women’s merchandise, but on May 2nd at 10:00 am, reopened its doors as the first ever, exclusively men’s store in the company. Vice President and Head Men’s Buyer, Jim Glik and his team are excited about the evolution in the men’s business and the grand opening of the men’s clothing store, Glik’s Men’s Shop.

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The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Glik’s Men’s Shop was at 9:45 am with Mr. Glik, Jeff Glik, and Jim Glik in attendance. The community embraced the event, as there were several local merchants and the Holland Chamber of Commerce in attendance alongside customers. Both of the $117 ribbons from Glik’s Men’s Shop and the woman’s store, Glik’s Boutique, were donated to the Holland Chamber of Commerce and the Holland Tulip Time Festival Fund equally.

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Glik’s Men’s Shop offers a collection of brands that will make shopping for men’s fashion unique in Holland. With more men seeking a fresh spin on style, age is of no consequence. Glik’s Men’s Shop carries casual sportswear and footwear that embodies the Michigan lifestyle and effectively caters to the 18 to 45 year old consumer.

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The store carries an assortment of young and mature men’s styles including surf, active, outdoor, and southern prep. With brands like Vineyard Vines, Johnnie-O, Southern Marsh, Quiksilver Waterman’s Collection, Hurley, Captain Fin, Under Armour, our exclusive 1897 house brand, and more, there is undoubtedly something for everyone.

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The Glik’s team worked hard to open our two Holland, Michigan stores in a short amount of time. We want to give a BIG shout out to: Tracy and her Holland team, LeaAnn Runyon-Regional Manager, Angela Bruening-Visual Coordinator, Julie from Sparta, Johnna from Columbia, Leslie and April from Fairfield, Logan from Olney, Sheila from Sturgis, Becky from Manistee, and Chad Walton-Sales Trainer.

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If you are ever vacationing in the beautiful Michigan area, be sure to stop in and say “Hi!” You can click HERE for all of our Glik’s store locations.

Check out more pictures from the Glik’s Men’s Shop Opening below.

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Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks mens clothing stores in Holland michigan

Gliks Mens clothing store in holland michigan

First Ever Glik’s Men’s Shop Opens in Holland, Michigan

Back to School in Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri, also known as College Town USA, is located smack dab in the middle of Missouri. Columbia is home to the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College, and Columbia College. Each fall the population of about 100,000 sees an influx of over 40,000 students join the Columbia community. Traffic increases and the historic downtown becomes alive and buzzing around the clock with students, visitors, and locals.

Glik's Store in Downtown Columbia, MO
Glik’s Store in Downtown Columbia, MO

Glik’s came to downtown Columbia in March of 2011. The store is located a block from the famous 9th Street in downtown where all of the favorite restaurants and student hangouts are situated. The District, as the downtown area is named, is in the center of all three college campuses, making it the prime hangout spot for students. The quaint downtown offers unique shopping with locally owned boutiques and a few fabulous vintage stores. The restaurants are eclectic and delicious, and if you have heard anything about Columbia, I’m sure you have heard of Shakespeare’s Pizza. Shakespeare’s is the restaurant of choice for locals as well as visiting college alumnae.

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Shakespeare’s Pizza (photo courtesy of Sweet Leisure)

The Columbia Glik’s location stands apart from the typical Glik’s store. This college town brings in young adults from all over the country, which means a mix of fashion styles and a craving for fashion forward looks. When the buying team goes out to LA, they buy specifically with the Columbia store in mind. Mizzou is home of the Tigers, and the Glik team has made it a priority to seek out trendy, tiger-inspired apparel on all of their buying trips with the Mizzou fans and Columbia customers in mind.

Mizzou Buckets and Tiger Hats at Glik's in Columbia, MO

Mizzou Tiger Necklace at Glik's in Columbia, MO

As you move back to campus this fall, get acquainted with the town that your school is in. College towns always have quirky hangout spots and fun things to do and places to see. Go ahead and give yourself a back to school shopping spree as you wait for classes to get into full swing. The fall essentials this season are Southern Shirt Co tees & tankscombat boots, colored denim, moto jackets, fall scarves, and of course a backpack to tote around to classes! If you happen to live or go to school in Columbia, stop into Glik’s for exclusive, trendy products for back to school! Or check our online store at gliks.com!

Combat Boots and Flats at Glik's in Columbia, MODesigned in LA, Made in USA, Here at Glik's in Columbia, MO

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Back to School in Columbia, Missouri

Take a Roadtrip to Minocqua, Wisconsin

When summertime hits and the streets seem to almost melt under the sizzling heat, I escape to the water. Like many others who are as lucky as I to have a home away from home near a body of water, summer signifies the opportunity to escape our normal lives in favor of a few days freedom.

I remember as a child helping my mother roll up sleeping bags, fold blankets, and pack coolers full of food to cook. My father always took care of the boat (his then baby). Once the truck was packed, boat hitched and everything strapped down, we were ready to head north to spend a few days immersed in the wilderness with a group of family friends who shared our passion for the same “great escape”.

Many of our northern Glik’s store locations are stationed in towns that are similar to the one that my family visited. Anytime I get the chance to share with others my childhood memories I am reminded of all the wonderful northern places that Glik’s has settled into and how it would be nice to visit them.  One such place is Minocqua, Wisconsin.

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Located in the hub of the Northwoods, Minocqua, WI sits in the middle of thousands of acres of pine and hardwood forests that expand over the northern glacier landscape. This results in tons of isolated natural lakes that are so quiet that they seem untouched by man, and the echo of an uncommon loon can be heard echoing from shore to shore.  Sounds dreamy right?

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In addition to a TON of other native wildlife, the Minocqua area features shopping, supper clubs, cafes, outdoor outfitters, (my favorite) real lumberjack shows, museums, gaming, and one of the oldest amateur ski shows in the United States. All of this sounds pretty exciting, huh? Not forgetting to mention that Minocqua is one of the best fishing towns in America, being located within an area of over 2,300 bodies of fresh water (that’s the highest concentration in the world) has it’s perks. Minocqua is also home to the North Highland- American Legion State Forest. The NH-AL is the largest state forest in Wisconsin boasting 223,000 acres that feature 18 family campgrounds and 130 canoe and remote campsites.

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Fishing Mino(Photos c/o of Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce: here)

With so many things to do in the Minocqua, WI area I had to ask our local Glik’s store Co-Managers, Judy and Sandi what their favorite things were to do in their home town.

Where are a few of your favorite places to eat in Minocqua?

Judy- That would be The Thirsty Whale.  This uniquely built restaurant has been entertaining customers for more than 100 years and is famous for their (heaven sent) fried cheese curds.  Stop by, sit-down, relax, and enjoy a Spotted Cow on draft with your char-grilled burger and cheese curds while experiencing a first-hand view of the local ski shows or casual boaters who pass by.

Thirsty Whale(Photo c/o The Thirsty Whale blog: here)

Are there any interesting facts about the Minocqua Area that you would like to share?

Sandi– Minocqua is on an island! Water and beautiful wooded areas surround us, and there is also an exotic wildlife park!!! Doesn’t get better than that for the summer!

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Does Minocqua have any famous/popular community events?

Judy­– The community holds several craft fairs throughout the year as well as the MOST FAMOUS event of course, Minocqua’s own BEEF-A-RAMA (held in September).

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Lastly, what do you ladies feel is unique about your particular Glik’s store location?

Judy– Glik’s in Minocqua is unique just because of the area that we are located in. We’re a small, hometown community that is surrounded by water and nature. Our Glik’s store caters to the exact area that we are located in providing product that supports the local weather and recreation requirements while at the same time providing unique fashions to the community that are on-trend and easily accessible.

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If you’re considering a vacation or are already a resident of the area we invite you to come see us!

Can’t forget to share this exiting news!!! The Minocqua Blast Fox Wake Demo will be at the Minocqua Bats next week, July 17th at 7pm!

Stop by our Eagle River location from 2-4pm for a chance to meet the team and snag a few autographs. Can’t make it? That’s okay, the guys will be at our Minocqua, WI location for in-store signing on July 18th from 11am- 1pm too!

Take a Roadtrip to Minocqua, Wisconsin