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 seemingly numberless opportunities for fishing and other water sports in summer.
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.
2023 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 2023 Wisconsin travel calender featuring memorable events and major festivals happening throughout the state with dates, locations and official links for more information.
• 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.