you'll definitely get a lot more than dairy and brew
in Wisconsin. In fact, you'll get 15,000 inland
lakes and 33,000 miles of rivers and streams. You'll
get miles upon miles of bike trails and gorgeous scenery.
You'll get museums, antique shops and botanical gardens.
And you'll also get major metropolitan areas in which
to do business or just relax.
is the business hub of Wisconsin, boasting 3,000 hotel
rooms within walking distance to its convention center.
And if you love sporting events, you'll definitely find
one (or two or three) to please in Milwaukee. Located
a bit further inland is Madison, a city of 200,000 with
an eclectic mix of people and attractions. And
the best part about Madison - it has the most restaurants
per capita of any city in the United States! Eat up
- and we did mention the beer, didn't we?
O N V E N T I O N V I S I T O R S B
U R E A U S
the Genuine American City - offers a variety of visual arts including
the Milwaukee Art Museums Santiago Calatrava expansion,
some of the worlds most acclaimed performers and visual
artists, over a dozen ethnic and cultural festivals, world-class
attractions, and first-class restaurants and accommodations. www.officialmilwaukee.com
the Wisconsin Tourism website
for more on the state's regions, a calendar of events and seasonal
I S C O N S I N T R A V E L P
L A N N E R
In the late l9th century, dairy farming
gradually replaced wheat as the chief
agricultural pursuit in Wisconsin. The
shift to dairying was encouraged by
the introduction of the refrigerated
railroad car, which allowed perishable
products to reach a larger market. Because
cheese was not highly perishable, cheese
making was the first aspect of the dairy
industry to be developed. Wisconsin's
dairying pioneers were mostly Scandinavian,
Dutch, Swiss, and German immigrants
or settlers from New York, then the
nation's leading dairy state.