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Wisconsin mapEarly on pioneered by French explorers who established outposts at present-day Green Bay and Ashland, the Wisconsin region was divided among neighboring Indiana, Illinois and Michigan before becoming a separate territory in 1836.

Wisconsin was finally admitted into the Union as the 30th state in 1848 ...

Today famous for its cheese and dairy products (the state is still the No. 1 milk producer in the US), Wisconsin is a favorite of vacationers for its over 14,000 lakes giving visitors numberless opportunities for fishing and other water sports. Hunting, hiking and outdoor adventure are also favorite activities within the states 93 Wisconsin state parks, and 12 state forests.

wisconsin dells waterfall
Spectacularly scenic
Wisconsin Dells in Eau Claire.

Door County scenic driving tours are popular in both spring and fall, while the state's most popular resorts can be found in Wisconsin Dells. Here, also, are where top Wisconsin summer tourist attractions are located -- including Noah's Ark Water Park (the largest in the US), Mt. Olympus Theme Park, and Kalahari Resort featuring America's largest indoor water park.

Other major vacation attractions include tours of the Miller Beer Brewery in Milwaukee together with the sprawling Milwaukee County Zoo,

If traveling to the city in mid-summer also don't miss the world's largest music festival at Milwaukee's Summerfest staged every year around 4th of July weekend.

Meanwhile, the state's top regional attraction can be found near Spring Green in southwest Wisconsin. Built upon a 60-foot precipice the House on the Rock serves today as a combination resort, tourist attraction, and architectural marvel featuring 14 rooms filled with music machines, a giant sea serpent, more than a hundred chandeliers, 200 carousel figures, and the world's largest cannon!

DID YOU KNOW? Wisconsin Travel Fun Facts

The brat that made Sheboygan famous.

• Its large German immigrant population has made Wisconsin "bratwurst central". Brats are so popular that they often outsell hot dogs at sporting events. Sheboygan currently boasts the title of Bratwurst Capital of the World.

• Famous for its cheeses, Wisconsin has more cows and produces more milk than any other state.

• Every Labor Day weekend, Prairie du Sac hosts the State Cow Chip Throwing Contest (and that's no bull!)

• Famous people born in Wisconsin include magician Harry Houdini, army general Douglas MacArthur, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and actor Mark Ruffalo.

also see -> Wisconsin Lakes & Beaches | Wisconsin Campgrounds

Wisconsin Fall Foliage | Christmas in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Outlet Malls

Wisconsin Wineries


More about Wisconsin travel & tourism around the Web: - The complete package with travel details on top hotels & restaurants, major attractions, kid-friendly fun, seasonal events, virtual Wisconsin video tours & interactive maps.

Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Wisconsin - Starting with the Wisconsin Dells, with stops at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Henry Villas Zoo in Madison, and more.

TripAdvisor - Things to Do in Wisconsin - Check out travelers' reviews about top attractions, or where to stay, shop, and eat at major destinations throughout the state.

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