Wisconsin Attractions

There are numerous Wisconsin attractions that have appeal for both adults and children alike. There are also plenty of active things to do and outdoor activities in the state, as well as historic and cultural Wisconsin sights and some very unique places of interest.

If you are interested in the unique department, you'll find one of the most fascinating Wisconsin tourist attractions in the little city of Baraboo. Here is the Circus World Museum, with the largest collection of glittering circus wagons and circus artifacts anywhere in the world. The Ringling Brothers Circus wintered in Baraboo for 34 years during the golden age of the traveling circus from the late nineteenth century until 1918. Today, this National Historic Site is one of the premier attractions in Wisconsin and has a full theme park for all to enjoy.

For fun of a different sort, other attractions in Wisconsin include numerous casinos that are run by the state's eleven Native American tribes. There are about twenty of them scattered across the state. There's greyhound racing in Kenosha and lovely botanic gardens, including a 47-acre park in Green Bay. Numerous historic buildings and museums beckon, and you can tour the Governor's Mansion in Madison.

In Wisconsin Dells, you can visit the celebrated House on the Rock, an extraordinary house built on a large rock outcrop in the 1940s. Nearby is Frank Lloyd Wright's famous summer home Taleisin. Other Wisconsin tourist attractions that fall in the unique department are more than thirty historic lighthouses that guided ships through Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes and inland waterways for more than 100 years. Some of these Wisconsin sights are open to the public for tours, and some still serve their original purpose.

You'll find more than 500 golf courses in the state, many of these are championship courses and some are full service resorts offering luxury and many other outdoor activities in addition to golfing. The latter are Wisconsin tourist attractions in themselves. They are located across the state, many on beautiful lakes. The Geneva National Golf Club is a resort that boasts fine dining in the state's only five-star restaurant.

The state has many beautiful wilderness areas and an extensive system of national and state parks, so Wisconsin attractions also include places in the great outdoors. You will be able to indulge in everything from fishing and camping to hunting and skiing. Some of the premier attractions in Wisconsin are its waterways, from great Lake Michigan and other, smaller scenic lakes to the mighty Mississippi River.

If you've visited enough Wisconsin sights and want to participate in the state's culture, you can plan your trip around the many events that occur throughout the year. One of the most important is Summerfest, the largest summer festival in the Midwest. Held in Milwaukee during the last week of June and into the Fourth of July, this is eleven full days of concerts, regional food galore, exhibits, fireworks, and fun. You can even plan your vacations to other parts of the country, as the Tourism Boards of other states sponsor booths and exhibits. Agriculture and farming are important in the state, and some Wisconsin attractions include farms where you can actually pick your own fruit in orchards or learn about the process of making cheese.

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