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Today famous for its cows, cheese and dairy products (Fun Fact: the state is still the No. 1 milk producer in the US), Wisconsin is a favorite of vacationers for its over 14,000 lakes with great opportunities for fishing and other water sports in summer.

Hunting, hiking and outdoor adventure are also favorite activities within the states 93 Wisconsin state parks, and 12 state forests.

wisconsin dells
Spectacularly scenic
Wisconsin Dells.

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, is where you'll find Wisconsin's top tourist destinations -- 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, 200 carousel figures, and (what else?) the world's largest cannon.

2024 Wisconsin Events & Festivals

Milwaukee Summerfest is Wisconsin's BIG ONE, featuring hundreds of band concerts, great festival food, and famiy fun over three summer weekends.

Check out our 2024 Wisconsin travel calender featuring memorable events and major festivals happening throughout the state with dates, locations and official links for more information.

Happy travels!

May 24 - May 26, 2024 -- Brat Fest Madison - Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with brats, hot dogs and libatoins along with a stellar muisc concert lineup.

June 20-22, June 27-29, and July 4-6, 2024. -- Summerfest Milwaukee - The city's premier summer event with an A-list of music superstars over three weekends and 12 stages.

July 26 - July 28, 2024 -- German Fest Milwaukee - A Milwaukee tradition held annually on the Summerfest grounds along Lake Michiganm with authentic German food, oompah bands, polka dacning, and don't miss the dachsund derby race!

August 1 - August 11, 2024 -- Wisconsin State Fair Milwaukee - Enjoy nightly music concerts, midway carnival rides and chow down on your favorite food-on-a-stick and the fair's signature sweet treat: the iconic Original Cream Puff. Yum.

August 15 - August 18, 2024 -- Milwaukee Irish Fest Milwaukee - Traditional Celtic music along with variations on a theme (bagpipe rock anyone?) that will have you step dancing in the aisles.

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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.

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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