“America’s Dairyland” is what Wisconsin is known for courtesy of its dairy heritage, but because this part of the United States is home of thousands of inland lakes, as well as two great lakes– Lake Superior and Lake Michigan– it can be aptly called as “America’s Waterworld” as well. This gem filled with mysterious caves, enchanting waterfalls, lush forest and majestic beaches that easily makes it a favorite destination of nature-lovers and discerning travelers in different parts of the globe.
Natural treasures are arguably the reason why Wisconsin has become one of the world’s most-travelled places. Cave of the Mounds, considered a National Natural Landmark, is one of its top attractions. Located near Blue Mounds, this enchanting spot is made of limestone and its beauty is derived from the wide variety of its rock and mineral formations. Apostle Islands, on the other hand, represents the meeting of water, land and sky, a picturesque archipelago comprised of 22 equally stunning islands. There are numerous attractions in and around the Apostle Island, and to join the island cruise and island group tour is the best way to see all its corners. Also included in Wisconsin’s crown jewels are the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Frog Bay Tribal National Park. Further, natural treasures of Wisconsin include Big Manitou Falls, Devil’s Lake State Park, Chain O’Lakes, Horicon Marsh, Niagara Escarpment, and High Cliff State Park.
In the center of Wisconsin is where Wisconsin Dells is found, famous not just for its rock formations but also for its family-oriented attractions. The many theme parks and amusement centers found here are unarguably the primary reason why families never miss out this part of the state. Mt. Olympus Water plus Theme Park and Resort, Kalahari resort, Wilderness Resort and Chula Vista Resort are only few of the waterparks that are found in Wisconsin Dells. Noah’s Ark, recognized as “the largest waterpark in America,” is in Wisconsin Dells.
Madison, the state capital, defined by five mighty lakes, also has its own attractions to be proud of such as the Henry Villas Zoo, UW Arboretum, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, and the Madison Children’s Museum. The restaurants, shopping centers, farmers market and weekend bazaar are also worth experiencing when in Madison. Milwaukee, the biggest city of Wisconsin, is where most of the important festivals originate and celebrated. There are about twenty festivals celebrated in this side of the state, including the Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee Brewfest and German Fest. Further, this city is home to many of Wisconsin’s finest breweries which, in fact, have become the identity of Milwaukee, the reason why it is called “The Brew City.” Some of the relevant structures and tourist attractions in Milwaukee are the Maier Lakefront Festival Park, Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Boundless opportunities are in store for the visitors of Wisconsin, may the purpose of the trip is for a relaxed holiday, history awareness, nature encounter, or simply to have fun and entertainment—for all these, and more, is what Wisconsin escapade is all about.