• Tall Ship Festival: Green Bay is one of six ports in North America to be a host for the 2010 Tall Ship Festival. Twelve vintage vessels will sail into the Port of Green Bay.
• The Scorpion’s Tail: America’s first looping tube water slide, and the tallest and largest of its kind in the world. Noah’s Ark, Wisconsin Dells.
• Zip Lines: Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort has a new zip line that takes riders over the tree canopy of Lost Canyon at speeds up to 30 mph. Wisconsin Dells.
• Harley-Davidson Museum: Featuring motorcycles and artifacts that tell the story of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company's history. Milwaukee.
• National Brewery Museum: The museum and research library preserve the rich history of America's breweries. Potosi.
• Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin: A hands-on, interactive exploratory for families.
• House On The Rock: Architectural marvel perched on an 18-metre chimney of rock. Spring Green.
• Potawatomi Bingo Casino: The Midwest’s largest casino offers gaming as well as world-class dining and live entertainment. Milwaukee.
• Civil War Museum: Life-sized, interactive exhibits capturing personal stories from the war and home fronts across all ethnic backgrounds. Kenosha.
• Whistling Straits: Affiliated with The American Club in Kohler. Will host the PGA Championship in August 2010 and 2015. Also the future host for the 2020 Ryder Cup.
• American Birkebeiner (February), Hayward and Cable.
• Summerfest (June-July), Milwaukee.
• Bastille Days (July), Milwaukee.
• Lumberjack World Championships (July), Hayward.
• EAA AirVenture (July to August), Oshkosh.
• Cranberry Festival (September), Warrens.
• Indian Summer Festival (September), Milwaukee.
• Oktoberfest (September to October), La Crosse.
• Wisconsin Original Cheese Festival (November), Madison.
• Madison: State capital and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Great River Road: Historic National Scenic Byway follows the Mississippi for 400 kilometres along the base of bluffs, skirting wildlife-filled backwaters and past a system of locks and dams.
• Water Parks: Wisconsin Dells claims the highest concentration of water parks in the world.
Travel Wisconsin• Milwaukee: Recognized for outstanding performing arts groups, festivals, professional sports, nationally acclaimed zoo and museums.
• Bayfield and Madeline Islands: Gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; home of Big Bay State Park and the Madeline Island Historical Museum.
• Door County: The “Cape Cod of the Midwest” is surrounded by 483 kilometres of shoreline and contains more lighthouses than any other county in the U.S.
• Peninsula State Park: This Travel Green Wisconsin-certified park is host to high bluffs, sandy beaches, an 1860s lighthouse, golf course and summer theatre. Door County.
• Pattison State Park: Features the highest waterfalls in Wisconsin and the fourth highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Superior.
• Green County Bicycling: The Badger State Trail connects several state trails, local and state parks and wildlife areas, and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
• International Crane Foundation: Only place in the world that showcases all 15 species of cranes. Baraboo.
• Circus World Museum: Circus music concerts, clown shows, animal rides and the one million-piece Howard Brothers Miniature Circus; Baraboo.
Did You Know?
State Motto: Forward
State Flower: Wood Violet
State Bird: Robin
Region: GREAT LAKES
America’s Byways: Great River Road
Direct Flights: Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United Airlines, US Airways
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Info: Wisconsin Department of Tourism