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Find Wisconsin Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Wisconsin.

About Wisconsin

Also known as the Badger State, the badger was only declared the official state animal of Wisconsin in 1957.

The state capital of Wisconsin is Madison.

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The site of the state government is also home to the University of Wisconsin, and a nice collection of museums.

Madison is easy to get around on foot, and a visit to the white granite domed State Capitol is a good place to start.

There are many examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School architecture around Madison, including a Unitarian Church.

To appreciate the history of Wisconsin's Native Americans, visit the State Historical Museum at 30 N. Carroll St.

International Crane Foundation:
Forty five minutes from Madison, in Baraboo, you can get close to the world's largest flying birds.

Around Wisconsin

Wisconsin is named after the Wisconsin River, and has more than 8,000 interior lakes; many of them in the north.

States neighbouring Wisconsin are: Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois.

State of Wisconsin:
Wisconsin's information server and starting point to the many resources available from Wisconsin state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

Wisconsin Tourism:
Much of Wisconsin's popularity is due to its natural beauty - two Great Lakes, the famous Mississippi River and extensive forests and lakes. From top-notch outdoor recreation to world-class events, attractions and lodging, visitors enjoy four seasons of unsurpassed vacation opportunities.

Wisconsin Travel Information:
How to get around Wisconsin efficiently, from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan forms the eastern shoreline of Wisconsin, Lake Superior gives the state a northern coast, and the Mississippi River runs down its western border with Minnesota and Iowa.

Door County:
Door Peninsula points into Lake Michigan. With 250 miles of shoreline, ten lighthouses and five state parks, the area is often referred to as the Cape Cod of the Midwest.

Scandinavians settled in the area and made fishboils a spectacular part of the menu.

Lake Superior

Apostle Islands:
Proclaimed a National Lakeshore the islands lie 90 miles from Duluth, in Lake Superior.

Historical Wisconsin

Native History

Aztalan State Park near Lake Mills is the site of a former Native American village, and Lizard Mound State Park near West Bend has Native American burial mounds.

Restored Wisconsin

Greenbush's Old Wade House is a restored stagecoach inn and includes a museum of antique carriages, wagons, and sleighs.

Old World Wisconsin, near Eagle, is an outdoor museum with examples of farmhouses built by 19th century German and Scandinavian immigrants.


Milwaukee's name comes from the Potawatomi term for gathering place by water.

If you like beer, you'll love Milwaukee. Early German settlers introduced the barley brew to the state, and it's used to oil many of the summer festivals.

You can even see how beer is brewed on guided tours of Milwaukee breweries. Milwaukee's baseball team is aptly called the Brewers.

Discovery World:
The James Lovell Museum of Science, Economics and Technology.

The Great Circus Parade was first presented in downtown Milwaukee in 1963. Each summer this mile long tribute to the circus street parades of a century ago features over 750 horses, 1000 costumed participants, 50 carved circus wagons, 100 clowns and exotic animals.

Milwaukee Public Museum:
Not everyone spends their time by the lake, and the Milwaukee Public Museum features displays on natural history and a walk through exhibit of Old Milwaukee.

St Josaphat Basilica (1897-1901) is the only Polish basilica in North America. It was built from salvaged materials by its working-class parishioners and its dome was modelled after that of St Peter's in Rome.

Milwaukee Airport Inn: Milwaukee.
1716 West Layton Avenue.

Official Website:
Howard Johnson Milwaukee Airport.

Howard Johnson Inn - Milwaukee Airport is a convenient hotel for travellers catching an early flight to faraway destinations, with the complimentary airport shuttle service operating 24-hours a day.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Spring Gardens family restaurant; located on-site at Howard Johnson Inn - Milwaukee Airport.

InterContinental Milwaukee: Milwaukee.
139 East Kilbourn Avenue.

Official Website:
Intercontinetal Milwaukee.

The Intercontinental Milwaukee is located in the middle of downtown Milwaukee's arts and financial district.

The hotel's refurbished rooms feature flat-panel televisions, luxurious bedding and wireless Internet.

With close to 12,000 square feet of special event space, the InterContinental Milwaukee is second to none for hosting events.

There's also a complete on-site fitness centre and the elegant Kil@wat restaurant; for upscale but relaxed dining. Or you might prefer to relax in the hotel's Clear lounge bar.

The Pfister Hotel: Milwaukee.
424 East Wisconsin Avenue.

Official Website:
The Pfister Hotel.

The Pfister Hotel has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for over a century; a Victorian masterpiece featuring elegant accommodations and an outstanding location in the midst of Milwaukee's downtown.

Award-winning dining, a 23rd-floor indoor pool, personal-touch services, and a world-class Victorian art collection are just a few amenities which inspired Conde Nast Traveler to name The Pfister hotel among the World's Best Places to Stay.

Also on the 23rd floor, overlooking Lake Michigan,  'Blu' is Milwaukee’s most sophisticated martini and wine bar with awe-inspiring views.


Tomah is a city located in Monroe County, Wisconsin.

Visit Tomah:
Tomah's location is midway between the Twin Cities and Milwaukee, where the State's Interstate system (I-90 & I-94) divides.

Accommodation in Tomah

Cranberry Country Lodge:
A rejuvenating Tomah resort and contemporary event hotel with state-of-the-art convention and meeting facilities, 24-hour business centre, an indoor water park, pool, and arcade. Guests can enjoy the large hot tub, fitness room and wireless, high-speed Internet access throughout the Lodge.

Wisconsin Attractions

Circus World Museum:
Located on a 50-acre complex in Baraboo, a south-central Wisconsin community, Circus World Museum displays exhibits on circus history year-round and live performances that entertain and educate in the summer.

Explore Wisconsin:
You'll find plenty of places in Wisconsin well worth a visit. To take the scenic route, mouse over an inviting destination for a thumbnail description, then click to go there.

Wisconsin Golf Guide:
An interactive guide to hundreds of Wisconsin's fabulous golf courses and many great vacation areas.

Wisconsin Golf Online:
Directory of some 500 Wisconsin golf courses.

Wisconsin Events:
In addition to its beautiful scenery and exciting destinations, Wisconsin offers travellers first-class events year round. Thousands of events blanket the state capturing the spirit of its culture, history and people. Search Wisconsin's events by destination, date and/or type.

Wisconsin's Rustic Roads:
Unique brown and yellow signs mark the routes of all officially-designated Rustic Roads. These routes provide bikers, hikers, and motorists with an opportunity to leisurely travel through some of Wisconsin's scenic countryside.

Wisconsin Travel Guides:
A nice collection of travel brochures to help you get the most out of your visit to Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Webcams:
Enjoy live views around the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Dells

The Dells of Wisconsin River have long been a favourite tourist attraction.

The area is famous for its unique and beautiful river scenery, lakes and state parks.

Wisconsin Dells Duck Tours:
Because of its ridged nature, one has to tour the Glacial Park by duck or boat. Three exciting tours to choose from.

Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau:
Every year, people load up their cars, trucks, RVs and motorcycles and make a pilgrimage to the excitement and fun of Wisconsin Dells. There's something for everyone to enjoy.

Wisconsin Waterpark Resorts

The Waterpark Resorts of Wisconsin Dells are committed to offering families the best possible fun vacation getaway. Each property has a wide range of exciting water fun amenities and a worry-free themed environment for families to play in.

Wisconsin Dells Tourism Authority,
211 Pioneer Drive.
Wisconsin Dells.

Wisconsin Directories

Central Wisconsin on The Web:
Coverage includes Marathon, Portage, Waupaca and Wood Counties.

The Cheese State Index:
Indexing Wisconsin on the Web since 1996.

Visit Wisconsin:
Wisconsin's vacation directory -- covering entertainment, recreation, shopping, lodging and dining.

Wisconsin Municipalities

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