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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin [1] is a state in the Midwest in the United States of America.

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Get around

Greyhound busses provide travel throughout the state, along all major cities and towns along I-43, US 45, I-90, I-94, and more, servicing among others Appleton, Brookfield, Eau Claire, Fond du lac, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Stevens Point, Waukesha, Wisconsin Dells, and more.

Wisconsin has two international airports, Mitchell International in Milwaukee (MKE), which is a hub for Midwest Airlines and Austin Straubel International in Green Bay (GBR). Regional airports with scheduled service exist in Madison (MSN), Appleton (ATW), Wausau (CWA), Rhinelander (RHI), La Crosse (LSE), and Eau Claire (EAU). Service to the far western "Indianhead" region of the state can be found across the Minnesota border in Minneapolis (MSP) and Duluth (DLH).

Amtrak has two lines that service the state. The Hiawatha has 7 daily roundtrips between Milwaukee and Chicago, with additional stops outside of Racine and at Mitchell Airport. The Empire Builder runs once daily, and effectively parallels I-94.

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Do

Tourism is one of Wisconsin's largest industries, relying on Illini and others who enter during the summer for fishing and its parks and recreational facilities such as those in Wisconsin Dells, those entering during the fall for a very popular hunting season, and Winter for ice-fishing, ice-sailing, ice-skating, skiing, snowmobiling, and more.

If you look at your left hand, palm facing away from you, it looks like the shape of Wisconsin. Door County would be your thumb, a peninsula extending into Lake Michigan. Door County is well known as a vacation destination for family outing (esp. family reunions) and laid-back vacations. It has numerous apple and cherry orchards, boating on Lake Michigan, and many B&Bs.

Noah's Ark is "America's largest Waterpark" in Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells is full of waterparks, amusement parks, shopping and shows. It also includes Tommy Bartlett's Watershow, one of the world's greatest waterski shows. Wisconsin Dells is also famous for its ducks, truck-like vehicles that can travel on land and sea that travel from lake to lake and along the rivers of "the Dells" to demonstrate the sights and nature.

Eat

As a consequence of the large German immigration to Wisconsin, German meals found their way into the local eating habits. Bratwursts are common and well liked, with Sheboygan claiming to be the home of the bratwurst. The Bratwurst is a state delicacy served during summer cookouts, preferally boiled in beer prior to being grilled.

The modern hamburger was said to have been first served as a meatball-like product when its creator realized they stayed on the bun better if flattened. It was first sold at a Seymour, WI fair. I cannot remember the name of the fair or the inventor - but I figure someone from Seymour could tell you.

Frozen custard is also a Wisconsin delicacy not found often outside the midwest. Frozen custard is similar to ice cream (it is NOT yogurt!). It is unique in that there is far less air in it (making it less "fluffy" and far more smooth and creamy). It contains egg, making it richer and creamier. It has an inappropriate reputation as unhealthy relative to ice cream when in fact most frozen custards have less calories, less fat and less sugar, being "less healthy" only in that it has slightly more cholesterol than ice cream.

Drink

Milwaukee is home to the Milwaukee Brewers - both the baseball team and numerous breweries. Until Pabst closed its Milwaukee brewery and began contracting out its production during the late 1990s Milwaukee was the brewing capital of the nation (Milwaukee still produces more beer than any other city on the nation). It still has Miller's largest plant and many, many local breweries. Some more famous "small" breweries in Wisconsin include Point, City (formerly G Heileman), New Glarus, Berghoff, Leinenkugel and Sprecher (the latter also makes many fine sodas). Many restaurants and bars have their own local breweries inside the facility such that patrons can see the tanks as they eat.

Grays Brewing is well know for its sodas using real grain sugar (rather than the fine, processed sugar used almost everywhere else in all American food) which gives the flavor a unique and outstanding flavor. Gray's makes primarily fruit-flavored sodas and reuses (not recycles) its bottles, so bring 'em back.

Sprecher Brewing also is well known, and is gaining recognition nationwide, for its sodas, particularly its root beer and unique labels such as Orange Dream, Raven Red, etc. A Root Beer or Orange Dream float with vanilla Frozen Custard is about the best beverage one can find.

Sleep

Wisconsin is known for top notch service in all of their sleeping establishments.

  • Heidel House Resort, [2]. A well-known resort is located in Green Lake. Nestled on 20 acres of Green Lake shoreline, Heidel House Resort offers an elegant place to stay. It is a full-service resort with three restaurants, an ice cream parlor, 60' excursion yacht, business center, high-speed wireless Internet, indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center and a game room. In-room amenities include an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, Super Nintendo, and newly released movies available to order from your television. Also has 20,000 square feet of space for meetings, special events, weddings and reunions. Overnight accommodations range from $79 to $999.
  • Sunnyfield Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn, [3], Camp Douglas, Wisconsin (WI) 54618, TOLL FREE: 1-888-839-0232, Telephone: 608-427-3686, Email: [email protected] Beautiful Sunnyfield Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn offers relaxing country atmosphere near Wisconsin's Amish country, Camp Douglas and Dells. Enjoy our romantic getaway with spacious rooms and a full country breakfast.
  • Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel,[4] A and full-service casino with the gaming excitement of a Vegas vacation! Reserve a room in Dells WI at the Ho Chunk Casino Hotel online or call: 933.592.5744. Ho-Chunk Casino · S3214 Highway 12 · Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913.
  • The Brookfield Suites Hotel,[5] A full-service all suite property for business and leisure guests located in Brookfield, WI minutes from downtown Milwaukee, WI. For more information or reservations, please call (262) 782-2900.

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