Wisconsin has a lot more to offer than just cheese and friendly folk, although you won't go very far without encountering one or the other. With coasts on two of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, and a healthy sprinkling of smaller lakes and ponds throughout the remainder of the state, there is a surprising amount of water activities to be had in this northerly state. Head to the central region of the state to experience how the Amish community lives or go to your favorite brewery for a tour. In the Dairy State, there is something for everyone.
Some of the sights you will not want to miss include:
- Wisconsin Dells: Synonymous with a Wisconsin family vacation, this town offers a plethora of activities to keep the young ones happy, such as waterparks, roller coasters and even more waterparks. It is no surprise this town has been deemed the "Waterpark Capital of the World." With wineries, zip lines and some seriously good restaurants, adults can have just as much fun as the kids.
- Door County: For a visitor that prefers a bit of seclusion, head here. With a coast offering quiet caves and dramatic cliffs, this area is best explored by kayak. In the dry land areas, however, there are a number of cultural activities that will float your boat as well. Theatrical performances, art galleries and maritime museums are just a handful of attractions travelers will enjoy.
- Milwaukee: Known affectionately as the U.S.'s Brew City, Milwaukee is home to Miller beer and the only Harley-Davidson Museum in the country. The area is rich in cultural history and historic neighborhoods. It also features modern restaurants, a buzzing nightlife and several shopping districts.
- Green Bay: As the state's oldest community, Green Bay is now best known for its namesake football team, the Green Bay Packers. Sports fans will go wild for the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and Lambeau Field.
- Cambridge: This Victorian village resides on the shores of Lake Ripley. It is known for playing host to Rowe Pottery Works, which is the focus of downtown. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants and galleries for travelers to check out as well.
- Madison: As the state's capital, this city combines the charm of a small town with big city offerings. Capitol Square features an excellent open-air market from spring to fall and is the place to see and be seen. Madison also features the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the University of Wisconsin.
- Baraboo: As the hometown of the Ringling Brothers, travelers flock to this town for one very big top attraction, the Circus World Museum. Other attractions include the International Crane Foundation, Devil's Lake State Park and the nearby Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
Wisconsin offers travelers a lot to choose from in terms of activities. Making a big splash with the families is of course Wisconsin water parks. Outdoor lovers will enjoy pitching their tents for Wisconsin camping since there are so many picturesque surroundings to choose from. Wisconsin national parks do not disappoint either for visitors wanting to take in the greenery. For couples, inspiring amor is easily achieved with Wisconsin romantic getaways.
After a long day of sightseeing, travelers can take comfort in all the fixings from home with a vacation rental of their choice. A cabin in the countryside makes for a secluded excursion designed to provide tranquility while a condo in downtown Madison will put you in the heart of all the action. No matter what gets your pulse pounding, Wisconsin is one state that will constantly surprise you in the best ways possible!