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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.
00410028Travel WisconsinMilwaukee: 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.

Hidden Gems
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

Fast Facts
America’s Byways: Great River Road
Direct Flights: Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United Airlines, US Airways
Sales Tools: Wisconsin Travel Guide, lodging directory, e-mail alerts, Travel Planner, events calendar, maps, Facebook.com/TravelWisconsin, Twitter.com/TravelWI
Info: Wisconsin Department of Tourism