Come and enjoy the “Land of the gathering of the waters”!
Wisconsin is a classic mix of European cultures. Bordered on the north by Lake Superior, Lake Michigan to the east and on the west by the great Mississippi River, Wisconsin offers a diversity of seasonal activities as well as Native and American culture for all seeking a change of pace.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city, you’ll find lakefront music and ethnic festivals, performing arts, professional sports and great shopping. The Milwaukee Art Museum’s hosts a stunning collection and the world renowned Quadracci Pavilion designed by Santiago Calatrava. And a trip would not be complete without a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Madison, famous for its ideal mix of cosmopolitan atmosphere and natural beauty, is the state capital and home to one of the largest universities in the world.
The Great River Road, a 250-mile roadway along the Wisconsin bank of the Mississippi River, is a treasure in countless ways – rich in history, ecology, small-town character, recreation and simply, natural beauty. It’s no wonder that the Society of American Travel Writers has named it among the nation’s “Ten Best Scenic Drives”. Charming small towns along the river, nestled into majestic bluffs, where one can enjoy day or overnight cruises on a paddlewheel boat or just take in the scenery, bird migrations and autumn colour. And no visit to the Mississippi River is complete without an excursion cruise on “La Crosse Queen” or the “Island Girl”.
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From the gigantic Mall of America – the largest shopping and entertainment centre in the US – to the stores on Chicago’s tree-lined Magnificent Mile, from outlet centres with terrific prices to hip shops with unique clothes, the Great Lakes states are a paradise for shoppers.
The Great Lakes region offers a great selection of trip ideas. You can preplan your routes, have a a look at our suggested itineraries, or be spontaneous and free and just jump into the car and venture out to – a winery, a sandy beach, a cosy bed and breakfast, a secluded trail – the choice is yours.
Festival time in the Great Lakes states means decision time for visitors – because there are so many to choose from.
Soaring skyscrapers and roaring motorbikes, the US’s largest shopping and entertainment centre and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the home of Abraham Lincoln, America’s most-famous president, and the music of Motown – they’re just some of the great attractions the Great Lakes states have to offer.
Whether you are planning a golf trip to an isolated gem in the wilderness or just want a quality round while traveling on a business trip then the Great Lakes has them all.
Fancy a wander through some terrific scenery in Illinois? Then, head for the Starved Rock State Park in Utica, which overlooks the Illinois River and has rushing waterfalls, towering trees and awe-inspiring canyons. Two million visitors a year explore its scenic trails and enjoy the panoramic views from tall bluffs.