Home to eleven federally recognized tribes, Wisconsin is amongst the most culturally diverse states in America. German and Scandinavian Americans culturally influenced this part of America. These groups were among the majority of European settlers that migrated in this area.
Glaciers geographically impact Wisconsin, and most of its population resides near Lake Michigan. It is also famous for its cheese and is known as ‘America’s Dairyland.’ We loved visiting Wisconsin, so read further to learn more!
First, a little history…
Before the state was called Wisconsin, it was home to many native American tribes and later became home to European settlers. Initially, it was under the rule of France and later became a part of Great Britain till 1763. In 1763, Great Britain gave up its power over Wisconsin and finally became a part of the United States of America.
Following the years of the American Revolution and even for some years after, many settlers migrated to the state for work due to its promising mining, lumber, and dairy industry. Wisconsin became part of the union in 1848 as the 30th state of America.
Travel Guides for this State
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Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison
Wisconsin State Capitol is one of Madison’s most attractive locations. Completed in 1917, the building has a beautiful 287-foot-high dome which makes for a site to behold. It also houses a museum on the sixth floor, which gives visitors a chance to learn about its building’s history. You can also go on an hour-long tour of the facility to explore it in more detail. The building has beautiful large murals, marble work, monuments, and beautiful features.
Cave of the Mounds
Referred to as the ‘Jewel Box’ of Midwestern caves, the Cave of the Mounds is a delightful site for all nature lovers. This is one of the most cherished caves in the country and is located just twenty minutes west of Madison. Tourists visiting the cave can also go for a hike, visit the butterfly gardens, or have a nice and peaceful picnic in the picnic area.
Taliesin: Frank Lloyd’s Country Home
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most famous architects from Wisconsin and is known for designing a long list of important buildings in the state. However, his country house is one of his best creations and attracts thousands of his admirers and tourists. In the beautiful countryside on 600 acres, Taliesin was Frank Lloyd’s summer home. The construction of the house started in 1911 and continued till the architect’s death in 1959. The place offers guided tours and an informative visitor center with a restaurant.
Apostle Islands can only be accessed through water, either by boat, a kayak or a ferry. It is a great place to visit for those who love hiking, camping, and water sports. On your visit to the Apostle Islands, you need to check out Myers Beach, Bayfield Headquarters, the Little Sand Bay Visitor Center and Fishery, and the Northern Great Lake Visitors Center. One of the most popular attractions here is Stockton Island, which has the greatest concentration of black bears in North America.
Some other notable places:
Geneva Lake Shore Path
Pattison State Park
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