Road To 50 Part 24: Wisconsin

The Midwestern State has great shorelines, cities, and plenty of cheese.

Al. Ringling Theatre. FACEBOOK Discover Wisconsin
Al. Ringling Theatre. FACEBOOK Discover Wisconsin

When most people think of cheese in the U.S., Wisconsin may come to mind. I have been to there many times and I can tell you from experience that I have even seen Mars Cheese Castles off the interstate. Though I haven’t been inside one, I may one day. The Badger State offers multiple and diverse allures, such as the shorelines of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, Milwaukee and Madison, plenty of forests and even more lakes.

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells
Balloon Ralley. FACEBOOK Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

 

Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Dells
Haunted Kilbourn Walking Tour. FACEBOOK Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

 

Wisconsin Dells
Summer night vibes. FACEBOOK Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

This may be the largest cluster of waterparks in the country, with tons of options to choose water ride enthusiasts. I have been to Kalahari and Noah’s Ark, but there are also Mount Olympus, the Great Wolf Lodge, and more. There is a plethora of activities to do here, including: ride slides with sharp twists and turns, float in peaceful Lazy Rivers, and get the ultimate thrill from riding massive slides. The Tommy Bartlett Water Show at night presents a lineup of various entertainers who perform an array of colorful acts in the water. It’s a splendid place to cap off the day.

Lake Coastlines

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Devils Island. FACEBOOK Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

 

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Sea caves and lighthouse. FACEBOOK Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

 

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Sunset. FACEBOOK Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Wisconsin borders two Great Lakes setting the scene for some spectacular sightseeing activities. I have visited Simmons Island Park on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, a town in Southeastern Wisconsin. There’s a small beach, room to stroll along the water, and a lighthouse that is symbolic of many coastal regions. Overall, this was an incredible view of the lake with plenty of other vista points as well. On the rugged, frigid shores of Lake Superior in the North, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a collection of untamed islands full of hidden beauty, cliffs, and beaches made for thrill seekers.

Devil’s Lake State Park

Devils Lake
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Situated in Baraboo near the Dells, Devil’s Lake is the perfect atmosphere for a summer picnic. There is also a forest surrounding the sparkling blue lake on a sunny day, and a rocky, mini-mountain in the park, with trails for bold adventurers to reach the top.

Door County

Door County Trolley
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Door County Trolley
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Door County is a strip of land in Northeast Wisconsin, near the city of Green Bay. It’s a setting for outdoor adventures, with room for biking, walking, lake views, and more. My family drove up to a viewpoint where we could see Lake Michigan from above. It was majestic, with clear blue water and mini trees comprising what seemed like islands. We also took the famous Door County Trolley from the town of Egg Harbor. From there, we slowly drove through the small towns in the area, and saw various shops, marinas, and parks.

Cave of the Mounds was my first chance to explore dim, ominous nature from underground. I must say the walkways through the shadowy rock formations made me excited about their hidden beauty.

Milwaukee

Visit Madison
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VISIT Milwaukee
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Wisconsin’s biggest city is often forgotten or underrated compared to its Lake Michigan shoreline neighbor to the south: Chicago. Walking on the shores of the lake in Milwaukee is no less intriguing than at any other place. Seeing a skyline when looking behind you is, in fact, quite gripping. Not to mention, there are specialty tours here such as: Miller Brewing, which I took a couple of times.

I have also attended countless sports games here for the Brewers and the Bucks, Milwaukee fans are dedicated and passionate fans of their teams. Just witness the screams from winning or scoring!

One famous food to put on your list for Wisconsin, especially at the games, are cheese curds – essentially cheese nuggets that are simply scrumptious. Wisconsin – I can tell you this state is far from being a load of cheese.

Rishi Patel

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Rishi Patel's passion for writing is almost as great as his passion for traveling. Traveling remains the utmost favorite hobby and pastime for Rishi, which has led him to visit 47 of the 50 U.S. States and he cannot contain his excitement as he tries to reach the milestone of visiting all 50.

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