Discover the myriad appeals of Wisconsin, a state that combines stunning lake scenery with cultured, stylish cities. Marvel at eye-catching architecture and charming museums before escaping into the canyons, forests and rivers in Wisconsin’s numerous state parks.
Learn about the earliest history of Wisconsin at museums and historic sites dedicated to the state’s Native American population. Attractions such as the Forest County Potawatomi Museum and the Oneida Nation Museum help to preserve cultures and traditions that have existed here for thousands of years.
Take plenty of time to appreciate the numerous cultural attractions in Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s largest city hosts the Harley-Davidson Museum, several breweries and Discovery World, a family-friendly science museum. Don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum, a gorgeous modernist building designed by Santiago Calatrava. In the capital city, Madison, marvel at the State Capitol, one of the largest in the US, and browse the collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Both Madison and Milwaukee feature architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, including Madison’s eye-catching Monona Terrace. The famous architect designed his own home in Taliesin East, which features a museum dedicated to his work.
Relax in tranquil Door County, which offers five state parks and trendy towns with art galleries and intimate music venues. Head south of the peninsula to Green Bay, where you can experience Wisconsin’s love of sports at Lambeau Field, home of the Packers football team. While here, visit the engaging National Railroad Museum, which charts the history of the railroad in America.
Plunge down the rides of multiple water parks in Wisconsin Dells, where you can also enjoy riverboat tours into the canyons and woods of the surrounding region.
Seek adventure in the natural beauty of Wisconsin. Land O’ Lakes has year-round activities including frozen-lake fishing, downhill skiing and kayaking. Paddle around the cliffs and islands of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which follows the shorelines of Lake Superior.
General Mitchell International Airport, near Milwaukee, is a convenient point of entry into the state. Winter in Wisconsin brings snow sports, fall comes with colorful foliage but summer and spring offer warm days and lively festivals in the cities.