“America’s Dairyland” is the type of nickname which spurs to mind grassy meadows full of livestock, rolling green landscapes and trickling rivers, making it the most fitting nickname for wonderful Wisconsin. A combination of these compelling features have contributed to making the state a popular vacation place for people looking for outdoor activities in the midst of 15,000 lakes, and trails through woods, and forests and fields. If these picturesque images are not seducing enough, then come for its many cultural institutions and attractions which are fun for the entire family. Round it all off with delicious food and wine and you have yourself a wonderful holiday in “The Badger State”.
A popular choice of accommodation in Wisconsin are the charming bed and breakfast rentals placed in scenic locations throughout the state. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of rooms within comfortable homes, inns or large, historical buildings. Choose a family owned B&B to enjoy a welcoming and one-of-a-kind sort of hospitality! Modern, self-catering apartments and holiday homes can also be found scattered through the state and allow guests the option of preparing hearty, local fare inspired by Wisconsin’s international settlers. With all this to offer and more, there is sure to be a rental to fit your needs!
Where to stay in Wisconsin
- The wood violet is Wisconsin’s state flower but it is illegal to pick it!
- Who invented the ice cream sundae? It was a customer in a soda fountain shop in Two Rivers who wanted to incorporate the sauce used on ice cream sodas!
- The first American Kindergarten was started by Margarethe Schurz who brought the concept from her home country of Germany!
- Wisconsin is known across the United States for the quality of their cheddar cheese. Some residents even refer to themselves as ‘cheeseheads’!
- Magician Harry Houdini is a famous Wisconsinite!
A strong sense of art and culture is set deeply in the state of Wisconsin. Set yourself up to be continually entertained and inspired as you spend days roaming from museums, to performing arts centers, to galleries. Do your research beforehand and prepare an itinerary including some of the most popular locations as well as a handful of hidden gems. If you find yourself frequently walking around with your head in the clouds, then discover what else inhabits that space by visiting the EAA Airventure Museum. One of the most extensive aviation museums in the world, it boasts more than 200 historic airplanes and over 20,000 historic aviation objects. The Milwaukee Art Museum is the state's flagship art museum and showcases 30,000 works of art dating as far back as the 15th century. Head to the Museum of Wisconsin Art to find an additional 2,000 pieces of art. Take in a variety of sights in a single trip by taking part in one of the La Crosse Queen Cruises which operate using a modern-day replica of the grand river boats that paddled the Mississippi River. Circus World is located in Baraboo and features a variety of circus exhibits and the buildings of historic Ringlingville. While you are there, catch one of the seasonal performances it offers!
Things to see and do in Wisconsin
If outdoor activities are you kind of thing then Wisconsin will certainly not disappoint. Thrills and spills are galore at Noah's Ark Water Park. The largest water park in the United States, it includes 51 slides! If that hasn’t got your adrenaline pumping hard enough then visit Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park and explore Zeus' Playground, Neptune's Water Kingdom, The Parthenon and Medusa's Indoor Waterpark. Spend a more relaxing time walking around the Milwaukee County Zoo or the natural limestone Cave of the Mounds. Appreciate the wonderful landscapes of the Erin Hills, Horicon Marsh and Governor Dodge State Park.