Welcome! and get out while you can (just kidding)
Go to Madison!!! UW Madison is here and the area is an oasis for 'free-thinkers.' There is a correlation between the most alcohol consumed with the highest GPA's. State Street is a nice mixing pot of people... which is not common in WI; diversity in surrounding areas is increasingly NICE (too bad it is connected with urban sprawl)!
I recommend going to small towns, walking into 'divey' bars and speaking with locals. Some of the most genuine people can be found here and they would most-likely give you the shirt off their back. Some of these people have never been out of the state.
Fondest memory: Born and raised, my parents still live in the house I grew up in. Holiday visits remind me of what a 'home' is all about (however, I would never move back!!).
My parents are from Manitowoc, so I would recommend seeing it. It is also the town where the S.S. Badger leaves and crosses L. Michigan. The high school is right on the lake and it is something to see!
Fondest memory: Wisconsin Dells
Milwaukee is more than just beer and brats, though they are a must. :)... Summer here is wonderful. We're not called the city of festivals for nothing. Summerfest in late June and early July is a must. Largest music festival in the United States. Good food, good people great music.
Fondest memory: The colors in fall are beautiful. 10 minutes to the lake front (Lake Michigan) Beautiful wilderness areas up north, lakes galore... and snow in Winter, definately would miss snow at Christmas
See the House on the Rocks Northwest of Madison Wisconsin. Door County and Madison itself. Also the woods north of Wausau near Michigan is where alot of campgrounds and lakes are for fishing. Door County has cherry trees and goreous scenery too. One Restaurant is Swedish with goats on thatched roof.
Fondest memory: Fondest memories are in the 7 bedroom 3 bath house we owned and had alot of fun in watching girls grow up. We all loved Christmas and weddings and friends. It had a large oak staircase going upstairs, wooden floors and stairs going down in back to kitchen. Living room was 35 feet by 21ft. wide with dining area at one end. Free standing fireplace in corner. Large windows with a large porch on side of house. It was the large maple and elm trees and homes near that gave it a look of being in the early 1900 period. Did not have to lock doors of house for 10 years of the time as little or no crime. Snowed about two feet plus all winter and lasted 6 months.
Visit Wisconsin Dells. There are several amusement parks and fancy, fun hotels. West of Wisconsin Dells the is a place called the House on the Rock, which is a fancy house with a LOT of rooms and stuff. But beware, tall people may have some discomfort because the ceilings are way shorter than regular home because the rich guy that had the house built was short.
Fondest memory: Spending time with my cousin at a ski resort in Wisconsin. Spending time with a friend and her family at her family's cabin.
Come here in Fall. This is the lovliest time of year. Maple and elm trees of every shade of red and yellow dot the landscape of rolling hills/
Local Apple orchards are brimming with their harvest and open their doors to visitiors
Fondest memory: The clear crisp air of rural Wisconsin is a treat for anyone for the big city
The southwestern part of Wisconsin was never covered by a glasier thus rocky drop offs and incredible views. You MUST see The House on the Rock located in Spring Green.Summertime only.
Fondest memory: The seasons! From snow to spring thaws.
Go up by the capitol and go on State St. It is very unique and a fun place to people watch. Lots of neat shops and entertainment on State St. Cool bars too.
Eat a brat, drink a beer, put on a Cheesehead, and root for the Greenbay Packer's to kick some butt.
Fondest memory: Wisconsin has an awesome natural display in the fall. The trees change colors and are beautiful. The summers are hot, hot, hot. The winters are cold. The spring is very, very wet. The fall is beautiful. The colors will amaze you.
Go to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Clear up at the Northernmost tip of Wisconsin in Lake Superior, this collection of over 12 islands has recovered from turn of the century logging. The largest, Madeline Island, is the only one with permanent settlement. Four have lighthouses, several have campgrounds, and one (Stockton) has a permanent ranger station. You need to pay ferry fee or boating fee to get there, or if you sail, sail on your own. It's worth the trip!
Fondest memory: Playing with children at Big Bay State park on Madeline Island. The Nature trail is great, the beach is lovely and sandy, with small rounded rocks. I also miss fishboils in Door County, and fresh Bratwusrst from the meat locker.
Sit in a canoe with a cooler full of Old Style, Point, or Linenkuegles, and fish. Fish for Bass, Muskee, Northern Pike, or Pan fish just make sure you give it a shot. If it is the middle of the winter don't be afraid to break out the auger and drill a hole right through the ice (beers still required to make this fun).
Fondest memory: My favorite memory of Wisconsin is fishing off a 'Float Boat' at dusk with the grill going on the front and a bucket full of minnows' and beers (different buckets)and watching a Bald Eagle fly overhead with a hudge Northern dangling from its' feet.
spend time seeing the countryside. Wisconsin is a beautiful state, and varies greatly. take the time to see many parts of it!
Fondest memory: i miss the change of season the most when I travel...I grew up here, so the fondest memory would be hard to place...
Favorite thing: I have never been fishing before, but I had sooo much fun!!! Northern Wisconsin has many lakes, take your chance and go fishing!
Favorite thing: The beer capitol of the U.S. Unfortunately, it is now all about Miller Beer, but in the day, Schlitz, Blatz and Pabst ruled.
Favorite thing: Visit the Houdini Historical Center at the Outagamie Museum in Appleton. There is a unique collection of his personal effects and memorabilia.
Fondest memory: Even in what I would have once referred to as the 'dead of winter' this area has a beauty waiting to be discovered. View towards like Michigan. Air temperature - 0 farenheit.
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