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  • Madison

    Wisconsin's capital, Madison, is a pleasant city with about 570,000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area. It is situated on a narrow isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Menona, making it one of the most scenic cities in Wisconsin. The area that would one day become Madison was originally inhabited by American Indians of the Sauk, Winnebago, and...

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  • Milwaukee

    With over 2,020,000 people in the greater metropolitan area, Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. Milwaukee is still widely known today for its brewing and manufacturing heritage. Although the brewing of beer is still an important part of the city's economy, the manufacturing segment of its economy has declined significantly over the last...

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  • Historic Cedarburg

    Located about 20 minutes north of Milwaukee, not far off the interstate is the cute little town of Cedarburg If you have seen lot of quaint little towns you will find this one to be little different, but if you are looking for quaint little towns this one should fit the bill. Cedarburg is a place where people from Milwaukee (although it is close...

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  • A Family Outing Brings Everyone Joy

    In September of 2004, Allan, Jill, and I spent three days and two nights inWisconsin on what we call "our family vacation". It's always so much fun because Jill is so much fun, and Allan is always so cooperative. For instance, at home, Allan never shops; he hates shopping. But, on our family vacations, he "bites the bullet", so to speak, and he...

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  • The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion

    While in Milwaukee, one should try to visit the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion It is really one of the best Flemish Renaissance Revival mansions in the nation. It represents the American Gilded Age of Splendor in Milwaukee. In 1892, the famous beer baron, Captain Frederick Pabst had this mansion built. Besides being a beer baron, he was also a...

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  • Wisconsin Wine

    Overall, I would have to say that Wisconsin wines are mediocre. You will probably find that they are quite drinkable, usually made with imported grapes, and respectably presented. However, the handful of wineries in the state just don't seem to be able to quite get it together for turning out traditional vintages like Merlot or Cabarnet. The fruit...

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  • Maxwell Street Days in Cedarburg

    There are special events and festivals throughout the year in Cedarburg. Four of these days are called MAXWELL STREET DAYS. They are held once in May, in July, in September, and finally in October.We just happened to be in Cedarburg on Labor Day Weekend, which is one of the Maxwell Street Days. It starts at six in the morning and runs until about...

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  • Family Time is Quality Time in Wisconsin

    Why do I like Wisconsin so much? I like it because it reminds me of my childhood when family was the center of life. Here in Wisconsin with its "straight-forward", "downhome" kind of atmosphere, I am comfortable. Even though its been called "boring" by some people, I find nothing boring about it. With Lake Michigan as its centerpiece and hundreds...

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  • Railway Bridge in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

    Right on the "main drag" of Cedarburg, you will discover a few benches next to an iron bridge and a huge informational plaque. I was curious, so I wandered over and read the sign. INTERURBAN BRIDGEIt talks about the construction by the Milwaukee Northern Railway Company of a riveted-steel "Thru Truss Bridge" over the Cedar Creek. Now, Cedarburg was...

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  • Last Covered Bridge in Wisconsin

    We all enjoyed seeing and reading about the last covered bridge in the state of Wisconsin, the Cedarburg Bridge. This structure was built in 1876 and was retired as an auto bridge in 1962. It was built by the town of Cedarburg because of a petition of neighboring farmers. They wanted this bridge to replace periodically washed out bridges. So, they...

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  • Door County

    Visiting Door County in Great Lakes area on a nice weekend in October and especially our visit to Whitefish Dunes State Park located at the shore of Lake Michigan. ( 3701 Clark Lake Rd., Sturgeon Bay, Wi 54235, tel. (920) 823-2400). Having a month-long internship at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay and meeting my colleagues and their students. It...

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  • go fishing

    I have never been fishing before, but I had sooo much fun!!! Northern Wisconsin has many lakes, take your chance and go fishing!

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  • Apple Cider Picnics and Fun Fall Weather

    Wisconsin is absolutely beautiful in the fall. I'm from the Midwest, so I've seen a lot of fall, but I swear, it never gets old, and I think Wisconsin somehow got just a little bit more of the wonderful golden fall beauty than the other states:) It's a great drive when you're just in the mood to go think! Like I said in an earlier tip, my parents...

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  • Bayfield, Northern Wisconsin.

    This is a little fishing pier by the childrens play area in Bayfield. It was my favourite spot in the afternoon. Just take a drink & a good book & all the problems of the whole world just disappear...as if by magic.

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  • The Mighty Mississippi has to start...

    The mighty Mississippi River is huge by the time it makes its way to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. And, it has another nickname "down south", namely "the muddy Mississippi".But, up north in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the river is much smaller and more beautiful. And, in my opinion, it's much more enjoyable to visit.In the photo below, just look...

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  • Go in October

    Wisconsin is a beautiful state, and it's got a lot to offer year-round. But for my money, the fall is the time to be there.First, there are the lovely fall colors and changing scenes.Second, there's that wonderful nip of cooler weather to come which you can feel in the air. It's a time of the year when you'll really find some "frost on the...

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  • The Beer that made Milwaukee famous

    The beer capitol of the U.S. Unfortunately, it is now all about Miller Beer, but in the day, Schlitz, Blatz and Pabst ruled.

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  • Actually there's only 4 places...

    Actually there's only 4 places in Wisconsin where we stopped.First and by far our best souvenir is MADISON, the state capital. Don't ask me why but we fell in love with this city. It's pleasant, green, safe, not too big and full of charm. Around the State Capitol when we were there, there was an attractive market, downtown is not 'desert' as many...

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  • Visit the Houdini Historical...

    Visit the Houdini Historical Center at the Outagamie Museum in Appleton. There is a unique collection of his personal effects and memorabilia.

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  • If you have never tailgated at...

    If you have never tailgated at a Badger football game, you haven't experienced Wisconsin. Fifty degrees and sunny outside in late October. The leaves are turning colors, perfect football weather in Madison, a grill full of bratwurst and a half barrel of beer. Everyone in a red sweatshirt is your best friend and even if we lose(not likely at Camp...

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  • Devil's Lake park in Baraboo,...

    Devil's Lake park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The lake is gorgeous, surrounded by breathtaking vistas (especially in the fall). There are great big cliffs to do some rock climbing, with or without equipment, and good mountain biking.

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  • Experience the cheese of...

    Experience the cheese of Monroe and the chocolate of Burlington. Working in Burlington, I was assailed by the most luscious aroma of chocolate I can ever imagine anyone having the good fortune to experience. The very air smells like warm, baking brownies. And I am not even a chocolate lover!

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  • Take a walk by the water, all...

    Take a walk by the water, all around the lake. There are so many beautiful houses and scenaries you just can't miss. My best friend lives in Lake Geneva, and so that is one of the reasons I will always return, but also it is a very beautiful place.

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  • I am from Wisconsin originally...

    I am from Wisconsin originally but live in Arizona.I don't have good memories of the state; that's whyI used the cheesehead log in..it's not complimentary. The people in WI are rude, narrow minded, and ignorant about other states. If you enter WI, turn around and go back to the state you came from... Leaving. It was the greatest day of my life. I...

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  • Go sledding! Wisconsin has...

    Go sledding! Wisconsin has things to do all year round. Depending on the season you can pick your activity. We just came off a mild winter unfortunately and could not get as much sledding in as last year.

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  • Green Bay and Door County. If...

    Green Bay and Door County. If one city exemplifies what Wisconsin is like, it has to be Green Bay. Sure Milwaukee has the big city stuff, and Madison is well, its own cool little world, but most people in WI are like those in Green Bay. Of course the most famous attraction is the Packers, but there is more to see as well. And just 35 mins away is...

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  • When I went to Wisconsin it...

    When I went to Wisconsin it was free! That was one advantage. I was chosen to attend the Leadership Insitute at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It was a wonderful experience. The people were wonderful! There were a few Arkansas jokes though, that I didn't personally like. You have those people everywhere though. I miss the weather and the people the most.

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  • Lovely place to spend your...

    Lovely place to spend your weeknd or long holiday with a family, we always found what to do - you can go around visitng small beach towns, ride a bike, to see lighthouses, play mini golf and more... We were surprised to find Scandinavian people comunity, in some towns we felt like we are in Scandinavia not in America. Most we remember - the small...

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  • Having grown up in Wisconsin,...

    Having grown up in Wisconsin, I have so many memories. You defintely need to see Milwaukee and Madison, because they are great cities with so much to do. There are great recreational activities available: sailing, biking, trails, beaches--you name it. Not to mention GREAT BARS and AWESOME PEOPLE--everyone loves people from Wisconsin--I think it's...

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  • ENJOY THE NATURE AND THE PARK...

    ENJOY THE NATURE AND THE PARK SYSTEMS! A little history for you: Milwaukee actually used to have a socialist mayor that created extensive park systems throughout Milwaukee County for the people to enjoy. There are so many great wild life preserves and hiking trails, not to mention camp grounds, bike paths and TONS of lakes!! No matter what the...

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  • SEE THE CAPITAL! A...

    SEE THE CAPITAL! A progressive, cosmopolitan city of 200,000, Madison is home to the world-class University of Wisconsin, the seat of state government, and an eclectic, electric atmosphere that energizes any visitor's stay. Madison offers both small town charm and a range of cultural and recreational opportunities usually found in much larger...

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  • The most important activity...

    The most important activity for me would have to be in Somerset, Wisconsin. Not far off from the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin. There is quite a few things to do there. This is a place where they also have alot of big concerts like Ozzfest. One of the best things is to go tubing on the Apple River. They have campsites. This is a great area to...

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  • You must visit door county and...

    You must visit door county and rock island.... very beautiful cherry farms and michigan lake. Madison is also a very beautifl campus city and has many nice restaurants, especially on state street. the northern part of the state is full of the state forests and is very pretty. the campus in Madison, and the lakes in Madison as well

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  • Welcome! and get out while you...

    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...

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  • My parents are from Manitowoc,...

    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! Wisconsin Dells

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  • Milwaukee is more than just...

    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. The colors in fall are beautiful. 10 minutes to the lake front...

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  • byer1jam's General Tip

    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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  • See the House on the Rocks...

    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 memories are in the 7 bedroom 3 bath...

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  • Visit Wisconsin Dells. There...

    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...

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  • Come here in Fall. This is...

    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 The clear crisp air of rural Wisconsin is a treat for anyone for the big city

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  • The southwestern part of...

    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. The seasons! From snow to spring thaws.

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  • Go up by the capitol and go on...

    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. Wisconsin has an awesome natural display in the fall. The trees change colors and are...

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  • Go to the Apostle Islands...

    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...

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  • Sit in a canoe with a cooler...

    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). My favorite memory of...

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  • spend time seeing the...

    spend time seeing the countryside. Wisconsin is a beautiful state, and varies greatly. take the time to see many parts of it! i miss the change of season the most when I travel...I grew up here, so the fondest memory would be hard to place...

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