Wisconsin Travel Guide

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Wisconsin is one of the most vividly stereotyped states in the country (could it have to do with being next to Minnesota? nah.), yet anyone willing to step foot here will realize immediately that the state has a developed deep and ethnic culture. Madison and Milwaukee are thriving urban centers that each boast a multitude of wonderfully unique cultural perks, whereas just outside these cities lies breathtakingly beautiful countryside that resembles central Europe more than it does the Midwest. With championship golf courses, unique breweries and successful vineyards, the peninsula north of Green Bay is also is referred to as the Midwest's Cape Cod.

Milwaukee is the state's largest city and hosts countless summer festivals. Summerfest, the giant music festival, headlines the festival calendar. Many other ethnic festivals dominate the lakefront festival grounds. Madison is the state capital city and the home of the flagship of the University of Wisconsin system, drawing students from all over the world. It makes for a tremendous blend of people.

It is known as "America's Dairyland,". Though California now outproduces Wisconsin by volume of cheese and milk production, Wisconsin still boasts the largest variety of award winning cheeses, more than any other state in the country. Citizens of Wisconsin are referred to as Wisconsinites or "Cheeseheads," because of the prevalence and quality of cheesemaking in the state, and for the novelty hats made of yellow foam in the shape of a triangular block of cheese made popular by the fans of the state's professional football team the Green Bay Packers. Contrary to perception of the state's residents, people do not regularly wear cheesehead hats out in public unless at Lambeau Field or watching a Packers or Badgers game on the road.

Milwaukee #1 most popular location
Situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and long known as one of the brewing capitals of the United States , Milwaukee has spent a significant amount of money in the past decade t…
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Madison #2 most popular location
Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin and home to the flagship of the University of Wisconsin System, appropriately named the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Downtown Madison is situated…
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Wisconsin Dells #3 most popular location
Wisconsin Dells is both the name of a town and the name of the area that comprises perhaps the biggest tourism zone in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Dells is a name given to the area that enc…
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Green Bay #4 most popular location
Green Bay is a city of about 100,000 located at the mouth of the Fox River. The adjacent cities make the metro area population approximately 285,000. The third largest city in Wisconsin, Gre…
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Appleton #5 most popular location
Appleton Wisconsin thrives with a population of approximately 70,000 and is part of the Fox River Valley in Northeast Wisconsin, about 100 miles north of Milwaukee. Appleton is the biggest …
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Eau Claire #6 most popular location
Eau Claire is located in the west-central area of Wisconsin, about 90 miles East of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. A small to mid size city, there are approximately 62,000 residents. Eau Cla…
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La Crosse #7 most popular location
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Lake Geneva #8 most popular location
Lake Geneva is a small resort town located in south eastern Wisconsin. It is a popular tourist destination, especially among Chicago-area residents. In the small town driving in you will be…
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Brookfield #9 most popular location
Brookfield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 38,649 at the 2000 census, but the city's population recently exceeded 40,000 people. Brookfield is the l…
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Oshkosh #10 most popular location
Oshkosh is one of the larger cities in the Fox River Valley of eastern Wisconsin. Oshkosh is on the Western shore of Lake Winnebago and has a population of about 65,000. Oshkosh is located …
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Sheboygan #11 most popular location
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Sturgeon Bay #12 most popular location
Sturgeon Bay is the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,437 at the 2000 census. It is located at the natural end of Sturgeon Bay, although a canal was b…
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Fond du Lac #13 most popular location
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Racine #14 most popular location
Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Racine is a good-sized city where you will likely find things to do when you visit, whether it's a visit to North Beach, doing water activities …
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Manitowoc #15 most popular location
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Janesville #16 most popular location
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Menomonie #17 most popular location
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Prairie du Chien #18 most popular location
Kenosha #19 most popular location
Kenosha, barely over the Wisconsin border (from Illinois) has the most bars per capita in Wisconsin. Lake Michigan on the eastern border of the city provides beautiful beaches and scenic wal…
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Hudson #20 most popular location
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Hayward #21 most popular location
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Oak Creek #22 most popular location
Oak Creek is a suburb of Milwaukee and is located just south of the General Mitchell Airport.
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Egg Harbor #23 most popular location
Egg Harbor is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 250 at the 2000 census. The village was incorporated in 1964, and is adjacent to the Town of Egg Harbor. …
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Fish Creek #24 most popular location
With a population of less then 600 People, this is a relaxing get-a-way town in the northern part of Door County, WI. Several little crafty shops and artists retreats, there are several …
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Superior #25 most popular location
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Baraboo #26 most popular location
Baraboo is located just off of Interstate 90 in southern Wisconsin, along the Baraboo River. It is known for its rich geological history, as well as once being home to many glaciers, which s…
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Chippewa Falls #27 most popular location
Chippewa Falls is a small community of about 13,000 located in west-central Wisconsin. Chippewa Falls is probably best known as the birthplace of Leinenkugels Beer, a midwestern favorite whi…
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Wauwatosa #28 most popular location
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River Falls #29 most popular location
River Falls is a quiet little college town of about 12,000 people. The town is about a 30 minute drive from St. Paul, Minnesota. The movie theater in town plays first run movies for $3 and …
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Rothschild #30 most popular location
Wisconsin Rapids #31 most popular location
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Minocqua #32 most popular location
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Marinette #33 most popular location
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Port Washington #34 most popular location
Port Washington is an affluent community on the North Shore of Long Island, about half an hour by train from New York City. Port Washington is the home of a prestigious yacht club, as well…
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Delavan #35 most popular location
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Plover #36 most popular location
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De Pere #37 most popular location
De Pere is a town of about 23,000 located on the Fox River and is a considered an affluent Southern suburb of Green Bay, in Brown County, Wisconsin. Settled by French Jesuits in 1671 by …
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Spring Green #38 most popular location
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Delafield #39 most popular location
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Johnson Creek #40 most popular location
Kohler #41 most popular location
Located in Sheboygan County, or about 40 minutes North of Milwaukee, Kohler is a village along the Sheboygan River which was created by the main company in it, the Kohler Company, as a planne…
Two Rivers #42 most popular location
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Sister Bay #43 most popular location
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Neenah #44 most popular location
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New Richmond #45 most popular location
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Ephraim #46 most popular location
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Kewaunee #47 most popular location
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Bayfield #48 most popular location
Columbus #49 most popular location
Sturtevant #50 most popular location
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