Taking a selfie overlooking the Mississippi River at Buena Vista Park in Alma
Fall colors surrounding Holy Hill National Shrine
Pre-game festivities outside Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers National Football League team
Hiking a rocky trail at Devil’s Lake State Park
Sampling beers on a guided brewery tour
Ready to explore the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee
Stunning views from Cave Point County Park in Door County
Sampling hand-crafted local cheeses in Monroe, known as the ‘Cheese Capital of the USA’
- Major Airports:
- General Mitchell/Milwaukee (MKE)
- The Badger State
Gateway to the Great Lakes
Drones over Wisconsin
Four Seasons of Fun
Yes, Wisconsin winters are cold – cold enough to be a snow sports paradise. Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, show shoeing and ice fishing are abundant. As snow melts in the spring, see the stunning cherry blossoms of Door County and get on the water for rafting and fishing – there are more than 15,000 inland lakes, two Great Lakes and the mighty Mississippi River to enjoy. Summertime heralds patio dining and food trucks, cabin camping and outdoor events like Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world. In the fall, take a drive along the Great River Road, named a bucket-list road trip by USA Today.
Come hungry, because the Midwest’s famously fresh meals are on the menu. Learn the history of cheese making at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in the Cheese Capital of Monroe, then visit a local factory to pick up a freshly made wedge. Wisconsin’s mega breweries may be gone, but beer is still a beloved beverage now produced in microbreweries around the state. Notable ones to try: 3 Sheeps, Capital Brewery and New Glarus Brewing. Chat with the locals over a drink and a meal at an old-fashioned supper club; there are more than 300 throughout Wisconsin.
Famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born here and left his mark at nine sites, now part of the self-guided Frank Lloyd Wright Trail through southern Wisconsin. Motorcycle fanatics can get their fill of “hogs” at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. While in the city, don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum. The iconic building is as stunning as the collection of 25,000 works inside. On a spiritual note, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is the site of a Catholic Church-confirmed apparition of the Virgin Mary.
Contact the Travel Trade Team
You’ll find the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in Monroe County, which has been hosting its cheese festival since 1914.