Welcome to Wisconsin
Wisconsin is cheesy and proud of it. The state pumps out 2.5 billion pounds of cheddar, Gouda and other smelly goodness – a quarter of America's hunks – from its cow-speckled farmland per year. Local license plates read 'The Dairy State' with udder dignity. Folks here even refer to themselves as 'cheeseheads' and emphasize it by wearing novelty foam rubber cheese-wedge hats for special occasions (most notably during Green Bay Packers football games).
Highlights in Wisconsin
Four icy activities that will make you love winter in Wisconsin
With 800 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, Wisconsin's beaches are criminally underrated.
Hit the road around the Great Lakes region on a round-trip from Chicago that sees five states, four of the lakes and the birthplaces of two music legends.
Extinct volcanoes, sweeping glaciers, Big Five sightings and moon landing myths — who said golf was boring?
For many travelers, the very word America conjures images not of bustling cities or world-class museums (though the US offers no shortage of them) but of iconic roads such as California’s Highway 1, the Southeast’s Blue Ridge Parkway, and Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road. But what about the lesser-known American drives? Here are some of our favorite secret road trips.
Southeast Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake has long been one of the Midwest’s favorite getaway spots, and no wonder: despite being less than two hours’ drive from…