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.
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!