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Green Bay

Green Bay

Green Bay is a simple town, content with their all too brief football season (which is pored over year round), their beer, and ...

Kenosha

Kenosha

Kenosha is a city and the county seat of Kenosha County in the State of Wisconsin in United States. With a population of 99,218 as...

Madison

Madison

An easy-going lakeside college city with many quirks and amenities, Madison is perhaps Wisconsin’s most appealing moderately ...

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Home of Miller Brewing Company, Harley, and six thousand bars (!), Milwaukee springs up defiantly out of the convergence of thr...

Facts

When to visit:

Wisconsin’s once slow winter seasons has been attracting more an more visitors eager to tear across the state’s snowy expanses on one kind of snow-mobile or another, or at the very least give Nordic skiing a try. Never the less, summer remains the peak season for visiting Wisconsin, especially around the lakes. Spring is and attractive alternative for outdoor adventurers who want a little more elbow room and lower rates, and the fall has a busy hunting season for those looking to bag a few trophy bucks.

Wisconsin Facts:

State Abbreviation: WI

State Capital: Madison

Largest City: Milwaukee

Area: 65,503 square miles (the 23rd biggest state in the USA)

Wisconsin Population: 5,509,026 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: dairy, farming, machinery, paper manufacturing, beer, tourism

Wisconsin Rivers: Wisconsin River, Mississippi River, St. Croix River, Chippewa River

Wisconsin Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago

Highest Point: Timms Hill - 1,952 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name: “Wisconsin” is derived from an Indian word of uncertain origin .

State Nickname: Badger State

State Motto: "Forward"

State Song: On, Wisconsin!