Wisconsin’s residents are proud of the state’s many charms, which include its cheese industry, scenic lakes, sports teams and architecturally innovative cities.
Wisconsinis known for its dairy, cherries, beer and football. Visit Green Bay, home of the NFL Packers football team. Spectators takepride in their hardiness, watching games in the “frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.” For a warm-weatheractivity, go to the field during summer’s pre-season training. At the end ofpractice, local kids offer their bikes to the burly players to ride across theparking lot to the locker rooms.
Packerfans call themselves “cheese-heads.” To fit in with die-hard fans, pick up anorange foam wedged hat to wear to watch your next Packer game. For a refreshingsnack, purchase local cheese curds, so fresh that the cheese squeaks when youchew it.
Venturesouth of Green Bay to the Door Peninsulafor U-pick tart cherries or freshly baked pies. The Wisconsin Dells, with striking views of Wisconsin River cliffs, haslong been a summertime vacation favorite. Now it’s great for a visit at anytime of year for its outdoor beauty and many year-round indoor waterparks.
Germanimmigrants originally started some of the oldest breweries in the Midwest U.S.in Milwaukee, now the largest cityin Wisconsin. Tour one of these longstanding breweries or sample small-volumebeers at the many new craft alehouses. This area offers sports on Lake Michiganwith summer swimming and boating, as well as winter ice fishing and iceboating.You can even try curling. Cultural activities include renowned art museums,repertory theater, symphony orchestra and casino gambling.
Madison is the state capital and home of the University of Wisconsin, with some ofthe top college athletic teams in the country. You’ll find many ethnicrestaurants and shops serving the university’s international population. Enjoysome of the more than 250 parks around the city.
NorthernWisconsin has thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, perfect for hiking,fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. By the end of your Wisconsinvisit, you’ll be singing “On Wisconsin” along with Badger fans from theUniversity of Wisconsin.