""Forward" Looking State That Honors Its Past" Top 5 Page for this destination Wisconsin by deecat
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As an Illinois native, I view Wisconsin as a "friendly neighbor", whom I enjoy visiting frequently. I live about fifteen minutes from the Wisconsin border so it is an easy drive.
Since 1851, Wisconsin's motto has been "forward". The state is always striving to move forward in its manufacturing, its quality education, and in its tourist industry. Once known as "America's Dairyland State" because of the large number of dairy farms in the state; however, in recent years, more and more dairy farmers have quit the business.
People from Wisconsin are affectionately known as cheeseheads" because of the enormous amounts of delicious cheeses that are made in the state. Additionally, the Green Bay Packer Fans have worn their "cheesehead" hats on National Television; thus, the "cheesehead" name has stuck.
People who live in the Chicago area frequently take their summer vacations to the state of Wisconsin. My husband Allan's family always vacationed for two weeks each summer in northern Wisconsin. Allan and I, for many years, would go to either Door County or to the Eagle River area on vacation. If you love to go fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, or skiing, you will also love Wisconsin.
I've always thought that Wisconsin was one of the cleanest states with a great love and concern for Nature. There are many wild flowers such as the State flower, the "wood violet",many birds such as the state bird, the robin, many fish such as the state fish, the "Muskie", many gorgeous trees such as the "Sugar Maple", and many animals such as the State animals the "Badger" and the "White-tailed deer".
There is a large German heritage throughout the entire state; thus, the Polka is the state dance.
Milwaukee is perhaps the biggest city, but Madison is the State Capital. Because Milwaukee is only an hour from us, we visit it most often. Right on Lake Michigan, it boasts of a lovely location. Some of its best features are its managable size, its beautiful Art Museum, its many Theatres, its wonderful Zoo, and its many great restaurants.
Obviously Wisconsin is a state worth visiting!
Just as Chicago had its Cows/Public Art Displays a few years ago, Milwaukee touts its Beastie Beat/Public Art.
The photos show Allan pretending to eat the hot pepper of one such beast. The lower photo shows Jill pretending to pull the tail off the "sunflower" beastie beat.
It's fun to see all the different beasts in and around Milwaukee which were created by local artists.
- Pros:Natural Beauty, Clean, Friendly, and Beautiful
- Cons:Home of the Green Bay Packers
- In a nutshell:One of the best states in the Heartland of America
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