Framed by Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, Wisconsin encompasses a diversity of landscapes in the American Midwest. It has been nicknamed “America’s Dairyland” due to the importance of cheese production to the local economy and is famed for its beer as the headquarters of the Miller Brewing Company.
Things to do in Wisconsin
With world-class museums, magnificent protected areas and Frank Lloyd Wright designs, Wisconsin is one state that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Sightsee in Madison. Serving as the capital of Wisconsin, Madison is dotted with museums exploring the state’s cultural and artistic heritage. Learn about Wisconsin’s agricultural past at the Wisconsin Historical Museum before being inspired by local and international artists at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Dominating the city centre is the domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which lies at the southwestern end of the Madison Isthmus.
Visit Milwaukee’s Harley Davidson Museum. More than 100 years of motorcycling history is showcased at the Harley Davidson Museum, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at this legendary American company. Get up close to teardrop tanks and learn about the people who manufactured the machines while touring the original shed where it all started back in 1903. You can combine your visit with one of the regular “bike nights”, which see Harley Davidson owners showing off their beloved toys.
Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed “Taliesen”. Wisconsin is littered with designs by the iconic American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, but the most famous is undoubtedly “Taliesen”. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it was here that Wright spent many summers and it remained a work in progress until his death in 1959. Join a guided tour to see his residence, studio and gallery, which have been collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Getting around Wisconsin
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is the main aviation gateway to Wisconsin and has flights to destinations across the United States. The Empire Builder and Hiawatha trains travel through Wisconsin and connect several major cities while Greyhound buses also serve the state. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting around.