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For information on tourism in Wisconsin you can contact the State tourist board at:
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
201 West Washington Avenue
PO Box 7976
Madison WI 53707-7976 Telephone: +1 608 266-2161
Telephone: 1-800-432-8747 toll-free in USA
Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center - Wisconsin Dells Kalahari's authentic African-themed Resort features 738 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites and is home to America's Largest Indoor Waterpark. Here you'll find one of only two indoor stand up and surf FlowRiders in the country (the other at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio). After your full day of waterpark fun, relax at Spa Kalahari and Salon or take in the exciting nightlife of Kahunaville Restaurant & Bar. All new for summer is the Splashdown Safari outdoor water play area featuring multiple levels of amazing water fun in the sun!
Copa Cabana Resort Hotel & Suites - Wisconsin Dells Our new Lost Harbor Indoor Waterpark, featuring a children's activity pool with central pirate-themed play structure, is now open! The toddler pool remains six inches of water throughout and features baby bungee swings with a colorful dumping pelican structure and water geysers. Copa Cabana also has its outdoor Lost Lagoon Water Activity Park open during the summer season. Also available on-site is Houlihan's Restaurant & Bar, a sauna, fitness center, game room and gift shop. We're in the heart of Wisconsin Dells, across from the Tommy Bartlett Show and within walking distance to Noah's Ark.
Lakewoods Resort & Golf - Cable Relax year round at The Lakewoods on the shores of Lake Namakagon in the Chequamegon National Forest. From our cozy Northwood's lodge rooms and lakeside condominiums to the fantastic views from our lake homes and golf villas, settle into luxury at Lakewoods. Golf our challenging golf course or enjoy fantastic dining by the fireplace while you savor the beauty of the four seasons. Enjoy fishing or boating on the 3, 200 acres of Namakagon. Experience our indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, sauna, lounge with live entertainment, tennis, biking, skiing, canoeing, and more! Lakewoods will fulfill your every expectation!
Black's Cliff Resort - Hazelhurst Black's Cliff is a family oriented resort located in Hazelhurst Wisconsin on Lower Kaubashine Lake. All 11 cabins offer a lake view while spaced to guarantee privacy. All the cabins have been newly remodeled while retaining their famed Northwoods charm. The Black's Cliff Resort north woods lakeside cabins are attractively decorated, comfortable, fully equipped for light housekeeping and offer new appliances. In addition to the eleven cabins above, we also offer two four-bedroom private lakeside vacation homes.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is considered part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee.
Tourism is also a major industry in Wisconsin – the state's third largest, according to the Department of Tourism. Tourist destinations such as the House on the Rock near Spring Green and Circus World Museum in Baraboo also draw thousands of visitors annually, and festivals such as Summerfest and the EAA Oshkosh Airshow draw international attention, along with hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Given the large number of lakes and rivers in the state, water recreation is very popular.
The distinctive Door Peninsula, which extends off the eastern coast of the state, contains one of the state's tourist destinations, Door County. Door County is a popular destination for boaters because of the large number of natural harbors, bays and ports on the Green Bay and Lake Michigan side of the peninsula that forms the county. The area draws hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly to its quaint villages, seasonal cherry picking, and fish boils.
The Eau Claire Municipal Band presents a variety of free family-oriented entertainment.
Citizens of Wisconsin are referred to as Wisconsinites. The traditional prominence of references to dairy farming and cheesemaking in Wisconsin's rural economy (the state's license plates have read "America's Dairyland" since 1940) have led to the nickname (sometimes used pejoratively among non-residents) of "cheeseheads" and to the creation of "cheesehead hats" made of yellow foam in the shape of a block of cheese.
Numerous ethnic festivals are held throughout Wisconsin to celebrate its heritage. Such festivals include Summerfest, Oktoberfest, German Fest, Festa Italiana, Irish Fest, Bastille Days, Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day), Brat(wurst) Days in Sheboygan, Cheese Days in Monroe and Mequon, African World Festival, Indian Summer, Arab Fest, and many others.
The Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is known for its interesting architecture. The Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens cover over 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land on the far west side of the city. Madison is home to the Vilas Zoo which is free for all visitors, and the Olbrich Gardens conservatory, as well as the hub of cultural activity at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It is also known for Monona Terrace, a convention center that was designed by Taliesin Architect Anthony Puttnam, based loosely on a 1930s design by Frank Lloyd Wright, a world-renowned architect and Wisconsin native who was born in Richland Center. Wright's home and studio in the 20th century was at Taliesin, south of Spring Green. Decades after Wright's death, Taliesin remains an architectural office and school for his followers.
Wisconsin has more country music festivals than any other state, including Miller Lite Presents Country Fest, Bud Light Presents Country Jam USA, the Coors Hodag Country Festival, Porterfield Country Music Festival, Country Thunder USA in Twin Lakes, and Ford Presents Country USA.
The state's largest city, Milwaukee, also hosts Summerfest, dubbed "The World's Largest Music Festival," every year. This festival is held at the lakefront Henry Maier Festival Park just south of downtown.
The Eau Claire Municipal Band's Summer Concert Series at the historic Sarge Boyd Bandshell in Owen Park has been a major Midwestern attraction for many years.
Wisconsin has both the Milwaukee Metalfest and the Northern Wisconsin Metalfest, which is held in Lake Nebagamon.
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry provides an annual WAMI event where it presents an awards show for top Wisconsin artists.
Alcohol and Wisconsin culture
The Wisconsin Tavern League is a strong political force and the state legislature has been reluctant to lower a DUI offense from BAC 0.10 to 0.08 (only through Federal government influence) and raise the alcoholic beverage tax. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series "Wasted in Wisconsin" examined this situation.
The varied landscape of Wisconsin makes the state a popular vacation destination for outdoor recreation. Winter events include skiing, ice fishing and snowmobile derbies. Wisconsin has many lakes of varied size; the state contains 11,188 square miles (28,980 km2) of water, more than all but three other states (Alaska, Michigan and Florida).
Outdoor activities are popular in Wisconsin, especially hunting and fishing. One of the most prevalent game animals is the whitetail deer. Each year in Wisconsin, well over 600,000 deer hunting licenses are sold. In 2008, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources projected the pre-hunt deer population to be about 1.5 to 1.7 million.
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