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2012
Top 10 Attractions in Wisconsin, USA
Top 10 Published on 02/05/2012 08:00


     Wisconsin is a very appealing place for living or vacation, because the whole area of the state offers almost all types of recreations and amusements. Countless glacial lakes, ponds, rivers, streams as well as the major water areas of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, provide a perfect ambient for a really captivating experience. The humid continental climate is also a charming addition to the mountain hills and deep forests, to create a unique environment to get away from the stress of daily modern life. However, the major urban areas deliver a perfect fit for everyone`s taste and style to enjoy a vacation with full comforts and numerous luxury amenities. Thus, you can choose between a plenty of options for your unforgettable trip, but next are the Top 10 attractions in Wisconsin, which are very irresistible to visit. If your favorite place is not included in this list - nevertheless, these destinations will become your lovely places, definitely.

1. Lake Geneva

Wisconsin, Lake GenevaLake Geneva is a coastal community along a lake with the same name, located in the southernmost section of Wisconsin. This is a strongly recommended place to visit, thanks to a wide variety of water sports, adventures and attractions, which are perfectly blended to the cityscape. Moreover, the splendid nature is everywhere - from the scenic shoreline of the Geneva Lake, to a number of bird and mammal species. Indeed, there much more things to do and to see here, that you may need a whole vacation.

2. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Wisconsin, Apostle Islands National LakeshoreApostle Islands National Lakeshore is one of the hottest places to visit in Wisconsin. Located at the northernmost section of the state, these 21 beatiful and gorgeous islans provide the perfect conditions for a romantic getaway or just for a relaxing escape from the noise of the big city. Sandy beaches and cliffs, surrounded by crystal blue waters on the one side and tall green trees from the other, create a unique environment for an absolutely captivating experience. During a vacation or even only a day here, you can enjoy numerous campsites, lighthouses, docks, incredible flora and fauna as well as a plenty of outdoor activities. In the summertime, Lake Superior is a paradise for trout and salmon fishing, boating, scuba diving, kayaking and many other adventures. Overall, make sure to take your free time to escape awhile to these scenic islands.

3. Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin, Wisconsin DellsWisconsin Dells is located among the scenic nature of south-central Wisconsin, right along the Wisconsin River and next to Lake Delton. Thus, you can enjoy a plenty of recreation areas, parks and quiet zones, as well as all advantages of the urban area. Actually, the whole area around the city is nicknamed "The Dells" and is a powerful magnet through a plenty of water sports, year-round attractions and numerous historic landmarks. A number of waterparks might be the best choice for swimming or boating, while the land areas are perfect for picnicking or horseback riding among scenic nature. Golfers also can enjoy their lovely pastime on several scenic golf courses. Wisconsin Dells is surrounded by countless amusements and opportunities for recreation. That`s why this is a very appealing place to visit.

4. Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee

Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Mitchell Park DomesThis scenic art museum lies alongside the scenic western shore of the Milwaukee Bay in Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Art Museum is a state of the art architectural landmark with a unique Quadracci Pavilion sculpture, surrounded by remarkable Cudahy Gardens. And this is only the exterior. Indeed, the Milwaukee Art Museum is a cultural magnet through its temporary exhibitions and art collections. The performing arts center is complemented by the War Memorial Center, which is also a captivating place to visit. In general, the whole area of the Milwaukee Art Museum offers an unforgettable experience and is definitely an important stop to include in your travel list. What about the night scene? It is a colourful concoction of lights and countless vibrant reflections, caused by the calm waters of the lake.

5. Madison

Wisconsin, MadisonOnly a few miles north of Stoughton is located the scenic town of Madison. Moreover, this is the capital of Wisconsin, as well as the second largest town after Milwaukee. Madison covers about 85.0 sq. miles of area around Lake Mendota and Lake Monona and thus, you can enjoy almost all types of recreation and amusements as well. Madison is a very irresistible town for visiting or living, because of a vibrant combination of urban amenities, historic landmarks and countless outdoor activities. Plus, you can find a wide number of museums, art galleries, theaters and many other cultural monuments, that even a whole vacation will be insufficient to enjoy the town at its maximums. Make a photo of the Wisconsin State Capitol, visit an ice hockey game in the Kohl Center, enjoy a scenic boat tour in the Lake Mendota and spend an afternoon among one of the dozens recreation parks. However, these are one a few examples of the most quintessential things to do during a trip to Madison.

6. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art MuseumThis scenic art museum lies alongside the scenic western shore of the Milwaukee Bay in Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Art Museum is a state of the art architectural landmark with a unique Quadracci Pavilion sculpture, surrounded by remarkable Cudahy Gardens. And this is only the exterior. Indeed, the Milwaukee Art Museum is a cultural magnet through its temporary exhibitions and art collections. The performing arts center is complemented by the War Memorial Center, which is also a captivating place to visit. In general, the whole area of the Milwaukee Art Museum offers an unforgettable experience and is definitely an important stop to include in your travel list. What about the night scene? It is a colourful concoction of lights and countless vibrant reflections, caused by the calm waters of the lake.

7. Mineral Point

Wisconsin, Mineral PointAlso in southern Wisconsin, the village of Mineral Point is a very attractive place to visit, because of its historical background. As a zinc mining center in 19th century, presently you can find numerous historic sights and crafts workshops. The architecture of this small community can take you back through the ages, while the comfortable and cozy lodgings deliver the best conditions for a really relaxing vacation, away from the noise of the big city.

8. Stoughton

Wisconsin, StoughtonStoughton is a picturesque urban area in Dane County, southern Wisconsin. This small and quiet town is most famous for its Norwegian cultural heritage, featuring Norwegian holidays, festivals and other events. Also, you can find a plenty of interesting facilities and historic buildings, for example, the Stoughton Opera House and City Hall, the nearby Stoughton Public library and many others. Also, make sure to spend an hour in a scenic coffee break, because here are located numerous picturesque cafeterias, bars, restaurants and other eateries. Yes, the architecture of the city is amazing, but the surrounding wildlife is captivating as well. Lake Kegonsa is situated only a few minutes to the north, where the year-round water sports are really attractive. Also, don`t forget to take a picture of the stunning sunset.

9. Door County

Wisconsin, Door CountyDoor County is everything what you need for a relaxing vacation. However, adventurers also can take full advantage of an unforgettable extreme experience. In all cases - the Door County is a paradise, offering a perfect fit for everyone through its scenic peninsula location. At its end, you can come across the colourful Washington Island, which is also an irresistible temptation for kayaking and canoeing. Indeed, the whole area of the Door County is embraced by the blue waters of Lake Michigan and thus, you can enjoy a variety of white sandy beaches, picturesque coves, harbors and bays, as well as dozens of water sports and outdoor activities. What about the lodgings and dining places? Among the coastal communities, you can find a plenty of amazing restaurants, bars, campsites, hotels and other lodgings, which will make your vacation unique. What about the sunrises and the sunsets? They are speechless.

10. La Crosse

Wisconsin, La CrosseLa Crosse is another urban area, located in La Crosse County, western Wisconsin, right next to the splendid shores of the Mississippi River. Moreover, the entire landscape consists of charming scenery, which transforms the city of La Crosse into a very appealing place to visit. La Crosse is most famous as a college town, but also you can come across a plenty of cultural sights and historic buildings. Plus, a plenty of picturesque lodgings, numerous year-round activities, attractions and watersports, guarantee guests of La Crosse haven a wealth of amusements. You may need a lot of memory for your camera as well, because you can find countless spots for taking the best picture. The top of the Granddad Bluff or La Crosse Bridge over the River Mississippi are only a few examples. The sunsets are very inspiring, too.


     These attractions in Wisconsin are only the Top 10. There are much more historical sites, recreation parks and captivating towns, that even a whole vacation is insufficient to take advantage of everything what the state has to offer. However, make sure to visit anyone or maybe all of the Top 10 attractions in Wisconsin, to enjoy a really special experience. Plus, don`t forget to make an album to memorialize your journey in the lands of Wisconsin.


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