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"Wisconsin: Forward-Looking But Honors Its Past" Top 5 Page for this destination United States of America Things to Do Tip by deecat

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  Allan & Dee at Cedarburg, Wisconsin Covered Bridge
by deecat

As an Illinois native, I view Wisconsin as a "friendly neighbor", whom I enjoy visiting frequently. I live about 15 minutes from the Wisconsin border, so it's an easy drive.

Since 1851, Wisconsin's motto has been "forward" it is always striving to move forward in its manufacturing, its quality education, & in its tourist industry. Once known as "America's Dairyland State"; however, in recent years, more & 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 in Wisconsin. My husband Allan's family always vacationed for 2 weeks each summer in northern Wisconsin. Allan & I, for many years, would go to either Door County or Eagle River on vacation. If you love to go fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, or skiing, then you will also love Wisconsin.

I've always thought that Wisconsin was one of the cleanest states with a great love of & 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 State tree, "Sugar Maple", & many animals such as the State animals, "Badger" & the "White-tailed deer".

Milwaukee is perhaps the biggest city, but Madison is the State Capital. Because Milwaukee is one 1 hour from us, we visit it most often. Right on Lake Michigan, it boasts of a lovely location. Some of its best features are it managable size, its beautiful Art Museum, its many Theaters, its wonderful Zoo, & its numerous restaurants.

Obviously, Wiscons is a state worth visiting!

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  • Updated Mar 30, 2005
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