Taking a selfie overlooking the Mississippi River at Buena Vista Park in Alma
Fall colors surrounding Holy Hill National Shrine
Pre-game festivities outside Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers National Football League team
Hiking a rocky trail at Devil’s Lake State Park
Sampling beers on a guided brewery tour
A winter wonderland of ice caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Stunning views from Cave Point County Park in Door County
Performing a tribal dance in traditional regalia
The striking architecture of the Milwaukee Art Museum
Tulips outside the state capitol building in Madison
- Major Airports:
- General Mitchell/Milwaukee (MKE)
- The Badger State
Gateway to the Great Lakes
Four Seasons of Fun
Yes, Wisconsin winters are cold – cold enough to be a snow sports paradise. Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, show shoeing and ice fishing are abundant. As snow melts in the spring, see the stunning cherry blossoms of Door County and get on the water for rafting and fishing – there are more than 15,000 inland lakes, two Great Lakes and the mighty Mississippi River to enjoy. Summertime heralds patio dining and food trucks, cabin camping and outdoor events like Summerfest, the largest outdoor music festival in the world. In the fall, take a drive along the Great River Road, named a bucket-list road trip by USA Today.
Come hungry, because the Midwest’s famously fresh meals are on the menu. Learn the history of cheese making at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in the Cheese Capital of Monroe, then visit a local factory to pick up a freshly made wedge. Beer is beloved here, sipped in beer gardens and produced in a wide array of microbreweries around the state. Notable ones to try: 3 Sheeps, Lakefront Brewery, Capital Brewery and New Glarus Brewing. Chat with the locals over an old-fashioned and a fish fry at a supper club; there are more than 300 throughout Wisconsin.
Famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born here and left his mark across the state. Nine sites are part of the self-guided Frank Lloyd Wright Trail through southern Wisconsin. Motorcycle fanatics can get their fill of “hogs” at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. While in the city, don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum. The iconic building is as stunning as the collection of 25,000 works inside. On a spiritual note, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is the site of a Catholic Church-confirmed apparition of the Virgin Mary.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trail features nine sites designed by the Wisconsin-native architect.
Although the town of Warrens only has 400 residents, it draws 100,000 visitors each September for the world’s largest cranberry festival. Wisconsin produces 60 percent of the USA’s cranberries.
Make room for dessert! The first-ever ice cream sundae was served in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1881.
Must see places