The Ultimate Wisconsin Travel Guide

The Ultimate Wisconsin Travel Guide

Wisconsin Travel Guide

Wisconsin: Bordered by Lake Michigan on the east, Wisconsin has some beautiful lakeshores with several lighthouses! It’s also home to several theme parks and the Harley-Davidson Museum. Here is my Wisconsin travel guide outlining major Wisconsin attractions! 

To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Wisconsin travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Wisconsin, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Wisconsin attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Wisconsin Attractions

History: Wisconsin was admitted to the union as the 30th state on May 29, 1848. Wisconsin was named after the Wisconsin River, Wisconsin means “grassy place” in the Chippewa language. The state got its nickname, the Badger State, from the lead miners, who dug hillside tunnels and sometimes lived in them to save time and resources, which reminded people of the burrowing badger. Wisconsin is the nation’s leading producer of dairy products.

Geography: Minnesota and Michigan border Wisconsin n the north. Illinois on the south, Lake Michigan on the east, and the west by Minnesota and Iowa. It’s said that thousands of years ago, Wisconsin was visited by glaciers that left behind rich earth deposits and beautiful lakes.

Getting There

Flight: Milwaukee – General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) and Madison – Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) are the major airports in Wisconsin.

Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states you could drive to Wisconsin, you could even take a ferry from Michigan.

Train: Amtrak offers a couple of rail services (1) Hiawatha connecting – Milwaukee and (2) Empire Builder connecting – Chicago, St. Paul/Minneapolis, Spokane, and Portland/Seattle, stopping at – Columbus, WI (CBS), Portage, WI (POG), Wisconsin Dells, WI (WDL), Tomah, WI (TOH) and La Crosse, WI (LSE).


Climate: Summers are comfortable in Wisconsin, with average temperatures below 90°F. Winters are cold, snowy, and temperatures around -30°F. Early spring is cold and rainy, while late fall feels chilly, mid-autumn is very attractive due to the beautiful fall foliage drawing a lot of visitors. Check current weather conditions in Wisconsin.

Time zone: Central Daylight Time UTC-5

Getting around: I highly recommend renting a car, but there are some regional and intercity bus rail services – Train: Amtrak and Metra, Busses: Indian Trails, Lamers, Greyhound, Badger, Megabus, Ferry: SS Badger, Lake Express and Lake Michigan Car.

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Best Places To Visit in Wisconsin

Door County Trolley Tour

Door County | Wisconsin Travel Guide

Door County is known for its long beautiful shoreline, more than ten lighthouses, and five state parks. The best way to explore Door County is by hopping onto a Door County Trolley, a well-paced and well-narrated tour with stops at all major vista points, and with ample time to spend at every stop. I liked the tour and will recommend the Narrated scenic tour to all fist timers.

Address: 8030 WI-42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, Entrance Fee: Several Options, please check the above website.

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Travel Guide

Wisconsin Dells, located in southern Wisconsin, is known for its numerous theme parks, including Noah’s Ark Water Park, and Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park. It’s also home to the Mirror Lake State Park, a forested reserve with nature trails and camping grounds.

Address: 701 Superior St, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965, Entrance Fee: Several options, please see website.

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Harley-Davidson Museum

Harley-Davidson Museum | Wisconsin Travel Guide

If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you don’t want to miss this! The Harley-Davidson Museum offers an up-close encounter with their world-renowned motorcycles: the Design Lab, the JumpStart Demo – yes you can start the bike and twist the throttle, Try a Bike – where you can sit on the bikes and feel what it is like to ride a Harley and much more.

Address: 400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201, Entrance Fee: Adult: $22, Children (age 5-17): $8

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I hope you enjoyed reading the post, The Ultimate Wisconsin Travel Guide, and I hope it will help you plan your trip to Wisconsin. I really enjoyed the Door County Trolly tours and highly recommend it.

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