Patrick Cudahy

The Home of Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Flavor

In honor of Patrick Cudahy’s 125th Anniversary in 2013, we’re celebrating our heritage and all of the wonderful things that our home state of Wisconsin has to offer. We’ll be adding to the list throughout the year, so be sure to come back as our list grows.
16splashstudio
Located in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, Splash Studio combines a bar with an art gallery. At this Milwaukee gem, patrons can learn how to paint from a local artist, drinks in hand, or can drop by the bar just to enjoy the atmosphere.

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17georgewebb
In 1948 George Webb opened his first restaurant in downtown Milwaukee. Known for its good food, 24-hour service and offbeat humor, George Webb Restaurants successfully expanded to 31 locations throughout Wisconsin.
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18racinekringle
Kringles were introduced to the Racine area by Danish immigrants in the 1880s. Racine Danish Kringles continues that tradition with kringles made from the freshest doughs, gourmet fillings and rich icings.
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19bradleycenter
From pop music concerts to professional sports, the BMO Harris Bradley Center is one of the most exciting venues in Wisconsin. The center is also home to the NBA Milwaukee Bucks, the AHL Milwaukee Admirals, and the Marquette University Golden Eagles.

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20birchwood
The charming village of Birchwood is considered the 'Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin' for its excellent fishing. Local bait shops, boat rental companies and fishing guides make it easy for visitors to enjoy Birchwood's natural splendor.
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11icecreamsundae
The city of Two Rivers is recognized as the official birthplace of ice cream sundaes. In 1881, Ed Berners reluctantly served ice cream with chocolate syrup at the request of his customer, George Hallauer, and the ice cream sundae was born.
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12rockyrococo
Since opening its first location in Madison in 1974, popular restaurant Rocky Rococo has since expanded nationwide. The company's popular pizzas are made only with hand-kneaded dough and 100% real Wisconsin cheese.
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13genevalakeshorepath
Early settlers in the region declared all land within 20 ft of Geneva Lake would be set aside for public use. Today, the Geneva Lake Shorepath offers hikers beautiful views of Lake Geneva's 19th century mansions and private gardens.
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14seroogy
Wisconsin has been enjoying Seroogy's homemade chocolates such as toffees, caramels, and fudges for over a century. Seroogy's was founded in De Pere but later opened a second location near historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
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15deerpark
Wooded paths meander over the 40 acre Wisconsin Deer Park in the Wisconsin Dells, showcasing over 100 white-tailed deer, bison, goats, elk, and more. Visitors also have the opportunity to pet and feed tame deer.
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6warmemorialcenter
World-renowned architect Eero Saarinen designed the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, established to honor Americans who lost their lives in World War II. The center's gallery and memorials are open to the public daily.

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7supperclub
Supper clubs, long popular for their stiff drinks and classic American fare, are an established part of the Wisconsin dining scene. These beloved restaurants are popular social centers often found on the outskirts of small towns.
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8milwaukeepubliclibrary
Established in 1878, the Milwaukee Public Library is headquartered at the Central Library. This historic landmark is recognized for its limestone architecture and ornately decorated interior.
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9aljohnsonswedishrestaurant
Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant is a family-owned establishment in Door County. Famous for the goats that graze on its grass-covered roof, the restaurant is a celebrated destination for its classic Swedish fare.
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10milwaukeeair_water
The largest two-day event in Wisconsin, over 1 million people attended the Milwaukee Air & Water Show in 2012. Military fighter jets, vintage planes and skywriters wow audiences with spectacular performances every year.
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1strawberryfest
The Waupaca Strawberry Fest kicks off summer every June with a weekend-long celebration featuring live entertainment, strawberry picking and lots of strawberry treats.
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2bayfield
The picturesque town of Bayfield forms the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a world-famous destination renowned for its freshwater sailing, fishing and kayaking.
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3boulder-junction
Nestled in the northern forests of Wisconsin, Boulder Junction is the perfect fall getaway. Though famed for its musky fishing, its beautiful 194 lakes are also home to northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, bluegill, perch and crappie.
Photo Credit: Mike Crowley

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4chetek
Chetek is situated on a picturesque lake in the beautiful forests of northern Wisconsin. With over 3,700 acres of fishing lakes, horseback riding and miniature golf, Chetek is a popular getaway with something for everyone.
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5lakeshorestatepark
An oasis in downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore State Park is the only urban state park in Wisconsin. The park is almost entirely surrounded by the waters of Lake Michigan and offers a marina, bike trail and beaches.

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Milwaukeepublicmuseum
MPM is one of the oldest natural history museums in the U.S. Since 1882, MPM has grown to house more than 4.5 million specimens and artifacts in its collections. Today you can explore MPM’s three floors of exhibits and 3D Dome Theater & Planetarium.

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Originalcreampuff
The Original Cream Puff holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cream puff. More than 350,000 Original Cream Puffs are eaten each year at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Waterskiing
Wisconsin is home to over 15,000 lakes, streams, and rivers – including two of the Great Lakes. It’s easy to see why water skiing is one of the state’s most popular aquatic sports.
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Cousinssubs
Inspired by the subs he grew up eating as a kid living on the East Coast, Bill Specht founded Cousins Subs with his cousin Jim Sheppard and their wives Sandy and Mary in Milwaukee in 1972. Today, Cousins Subs and its franchisees operate more than 130 locations in 6 states.

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Fishfry
A beloved Wisconsin tradition, the Friday Fish Fry has been celebrated for generations. The popular meal is served at home and in restaurants across the state.
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Orientallandmarktheater
Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee opened in 1927 as a glamorous ‘movie palace.’ Today, the historic theatre shows independent and foreign films, documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters.
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Bratstop
Considered the unofficial ‘Gateway to Wisconsin,’ The Brat Stop opened in 1961 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The restaurant & gift shop complex serves cheese, bratwurst and beer in a family-friendly environment.

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Eaa_airventure
Each summer Oshkosh, WI hosts America’s largest aviation celebration at Wittman Regional Airport. Over 500,000 people from more than 60 countries attend the week-long festivities.

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Tommybartlett
The Tommy Bartlett Water Ski & Jumping Boat Thrill Show has been entertaining families with exciting aquatic stunts in the Wisconsin Dells since 1952.

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Milwaukeecountyzoo
One of the country’s leading zoological attractions, Milwaukee County Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals. The zoo is famous for its primate exhibits, including one of the largest bonobo populations outside the Congo.

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Sailing
Home to thousands of smaller lakes and bordering two Great Lakes, Wisconsin is a sailor’s paradise. Perfectly situated on Lake Michigan and home to many marinas, Milwaukee is one of the most popular Midwest sailing destinations.
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Fishing
Wisconsin is one of the country’s best fishing destinations. With more than 15,000 lakes and over 42,000 miles of streams and rivers, opportunities to catch a wide variety of fish exist across the state.
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Wisconsinstatefair
Families from across the state look forward to the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis every year. The fair features exciting amusement rides, agricultural exhibitions, live entertainment, world-famous cream puffs and more.
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Danecountyfarmersmarket
At the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is the country’s largest producer-only farmers’ market. From cheeses and flowers to fruits and vegetables, all agricultural items sold are produced in Wisconsin.
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Beach
The Great Lakes coastlines of Wisconsin offer a beach experience right here in the Midwest. Beautiful sandy beaches and clear freshwater swimming makes Wisconsin’s beaches a great vacation destination.
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Greatlakes
The Great Lakes form the largest body of freshwater lakes on earth. Formed by retreating glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age, the water from melting glaciers is still the primary source of water in the Great Lakes.
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Renaissancefaire
Each summer, the Bristol Renaissance Faire recreates the world of Elizabethan England, with swordfighters, jesters and Queen Elizabeth herself. Over 200 artisans sell jewelry, pottery, leather goods and more at the Bristol Faire Marketplace.
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Arboretum
Founded in the early 1930s, the University of Wisconsin established an arboretum in Madison to restore natural environments native to Wisconsin. Today, the Arboretum is home to the widest array of restored ecosystems in the U.S.
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Polarbearplunge
Every January 1st at noon, people gather at Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Participants jump into the ice-cold water of Lake Michigan for an invigorating way to welcome the new year.
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Greencountycheesedays
The oldest food festival in the Midwest, Green County Cheese Days honors the dairy traditions and Swiss heritage of Wisconsin. For almost 100 years, visitors have been drawn to the festival’s cheese, polka performances and family fun.
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Minocqua
Minocqua forms the heart of a popular tourist destination in the Northwoods. With over 3,200 lakes, streams and ponds, the Minocqua area offers some of Wisconsin’s best fishing, water-skiing, and boating.
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Grandadbluff
Grandad Bluff rises 600 feet over La Crosse, offering soaring views of the Mississippi River Valley. Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa can all be seen from the scenic overlook, which features coin-operated binoculars, picnic areas and a shelter house.
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Doorcountyfishboil
Door County’s famed fish boils are a celebrated Great Lakes tradition. Fish boils originated with hungry lumberjacks and fishermen, but evolved into a theatrical culinary event enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
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Abbeyresort
The Abbey Resort is a famed luxury destination that stretches across 90 acres along Lake Geneva. The resort is popular with celebrities and prominent figures, including U.S. Presidents, for its privacy and luxury accommodations.
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Hhbennettstudio
Founded by Henry Hamilton Bennett in 1865, H.H. Bennett Studio is the oldest continually operating photography studio in America. Bennett is recognized as one of the most influential and highly acclaimed photographers of the late 19th century.
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Flyingpig
The Flying Pig in Algoma showcases the inspiring work of local, regional and national artists. Situated along the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan, the Flying Pig is famous for its gardens, sculptures and indoor galleries.
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Rittenhouseinn
Old Rittenhouse Inn features magnificent views of Lake Superior from its location just a short walk from the lakeshore. The first bed and breakfast in Bayfield, the Inn offers accommodations in two Victorian mansions and a private cottage.
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Holidayfolkfair
Known as the largest indoor international festival in America, the Holiday Folk Fair celebrates global diversity with performances, crafts and foods from around the world. The three-day festival is held in West Allis at the Wisconsin State Fair Park.

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Greatriverroad
Stretching from Prescott to Kieler, the 250-mile long Great River Road winds along the Mississippi River and features scenic overlooks with unrivaled birdwatching opportunities. It’s one of the best places to spot bald eagles in America.
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Karlratzsch
Karl Ratzsch’s is an iconic German restaurant located in downtown Milwaukee. First founded in 1904, Ratzsch’s is one of the oldest restaurants in Wisconsin and is still popular today for its authentic German cuisine.
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Warrenscranberryfestival
The world’s largest cranberry festival, Warrens Cranberry Fest is an international event drawing over 100,000 visitors every year. The festival hosts over 1,300 arts & crafts booths, a farmers’ market, and the largest band parade in Wisconsin.
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Petersciortinobakery
Located in the lively Brady Street neighborhood, Peter Sciortino’s Bakery is one of Milwaukee’s best bakeries. Peter Sciortino’s Bakery is a popular destination for its delicious cakes, rolls and pastries always baked fresh daily.
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Iceagetrail
The thousand-mile long Ice Age National Scenic Trail takes hikers on a tour of Wisconsin’s glacial features, which formed when the glaciers retreated at the end of the Ice Age.
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Oktoberfest
Every year from September 27 to October 5 La Crosse hosts Oktoberfest USA, one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the United States. Oktoberfest USA is a week-long celebration of Wisconsin’s German culture and heritage.
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Washingtonhouseinn
The Washington House Inn is an elegant bed and breakfast nestled in the historic town of Cedarburg. The inn is within walking distance of Cedarburg’s quaint downtown and offers its guests whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and a gourmet breakfast.
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Whitewaterrafting
Wisconsin’s famous Wolf River is one of the best places for white water rafting in the Midwest and flows into Lake Winnebago. The Peshtigo and Menominee rivers also provide exciting opportunities for white water rafting.
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Wollersheimwinery
Founded in 1972 on the grounds of a former vineyard established by European vintners in the 1800s, Wollersheim Winery is one of the Midwest’s premier wineries. Located near Prairie Du Sac, the winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Mitchellparkconservatory
Completed in 1967, the domes at Mitchell Park Conservatory are an iconic part of the Milwaukee landscape. Each dome Desert, Jungle and Floral hosts plants from three different biomes for an immersive experience of Earth’s biodiversity.
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Coveredbridgepark
Built in 1876 and located 20 miles north of Milwaukee, the Cedarburg Bridge is the last covered bridge in the Wisconsin countryside. Covered Bridge Park was established to preserve the Cedarburg Bridge as a beautiful reminder of Wisconsin’s roots.
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Jellybelly
Pleasant Prairie is home to a Jelly Belly Visitor Center and warehouse, which offers tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. While on the 30 minute train tour, visitors taste a wide assortment of jelly beans and learn how jelly beans are made.
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Kohlerartscenter
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is an art museum in Sheboygan. In addition to welcoming over 160,000 visitors annually to its galleries, theater, and studios, the center supports artists through a partnership with the Kohler Company.
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Myrickhixonecopark
An interactive park built on the grounds of a former zoo, the Myrick Hixon EcoPark in La Crosse features an array of delightful playscapes to keep children active outdoors.
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Palermos
Maker of Milwaukee’s favorite frozen pizzas, Palermo’s is a family owned business founded in1954 by Sicilian immigrants using recipes from the Old World. Palermo’s offers factory tours, a café, pizzeria and company store.

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Whitegullinn
The White Gull Inn is a historic bed and breakfast in the village of Fish Creek in Door County. From romantic dinners by candlelight to traditional fish boils, the White Gull Inn offers its guests an unparalleled experience.
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Milwaukeewave
The Milwaukee Wave, an indoor professional soccer team, has won more than 500 games and earned 3 million fans since 1984. The Wave is the longest running professional soccer franchise in America and plays at U.S. Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee.
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Breweries
In the 19th century large amounts of German immigrants settled in Wisconsin. Today, their legacy of superior brewing lives on. Wisconsin’s thriving beer industry ranges from craft microbreweries to large commercial brewers.

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Marscheesecastle
Located on I-94 in Kenosha, the Mars Cheese Castle is a popular roadside destination. In addition to its wide selection of Wisconsin cheeses, the shop also sells souvenirs, local foods, and premium meats.
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Wisconsindairy
In 1930, Wisconsin was officially declared “America’s Dairyland.” With more than 600 varieties of cheese, the Wisconsin dairy industry is one of the world’s largest dairy exporters and generates $26.5 billion every year.
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Universityofwisconsin
The University of Wisconsin in Madison is one of the nation’s premier universities. UW Madison is recognized around the world for its Division I athletics, groundbreaking research and top-tier academics.
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Eagleriver
Eagle River is the Snowmobile Capital of the World® and is also the hockey capital of Wisconsin. Proud of its trail winding through 500 miles of beautiful forests and frozen lakes, Eagle River is a hotspot for those who love the cold.   

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Internationalcranefoundation
Located in scenic Baraboo, the International Crane Foundation is home to the world’s only living collection of all 15 crane species. More than 100 cranes are cared for on the grounds, which welcomes 25,000 visitors annually.
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Kettlemorraine
Southeastern Wisconsin is home to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, known for its glacial landforms. Its kettles, kames and eskers formed when glaciers in the area receded, which also led to the creation of Lake Michigan and Green Bay.

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Baybeach
Established 120 years ago, Bay Beach is one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. The Green Bay attraction is popular with tourists and locals alike and has the 4th oldest wooden rollercoaster ever constructed, ‘Zippin Pippin.’

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Americanplayerstheatre
The American Players Theater in Spring Green draws over 100,000 visitors each summer to see performances of classic plays. Nestled in the Wisconsin wilderness, the theater campus is also a popular spot to picnic.
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Peninsulastatepark
More than 1 million visitors come to Peninsula State Park in Door County each year to enjoy outdoor recreation like biking, hiking and swimming. The state’s largest park also offers an 18-hole golf course, ski trails and a theater.  

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Greatnorthernrailroad
Relive the days of railroad’s golden era with the Spooner Train Ride on the Great Northern Railroad. The leisurely train ride runs along a 15-mile stretch of the Great Northern Railroad between Spooner and Springbrook.
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Elkhartlake
Elkhart Lake is a popular vacation destination on the edge of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The area offers boating, golf and motorsports, while guests can choose to stay in bed and breakfasts or luxurious resorts.
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Houseontherock
A unique architectural wonder, The House on the Rock is a tourist attraction located in the serene hills of the Wisconsin River Valley. The resort is also home to championship golf, contemporary dining and a spa.
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Oldworldwisconsin
Old World Wisconsin offers visitors a peek into what life was like for immigrants living in rural Wisconsin during the 19th century. Opened by the Wisconsin Historical Society in 1976, the museum is the largest of its kind in America.
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Wisconsinstatecapitol
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison is known for its opulent dome, topped with Daniel Chester French’s bronze statue ‘Lady Wisconsin.’ Edwin Blashfield’s mural inside the dome is a lavish portrayal of Wisconsin’s natural resources.
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Frozen_custard
Frozen custard is a popular dessert choice in dairy-rich Wisconsin. Milwaukee is considered the “Frozen Custard Capital of the World,” as it has the most frozen custard shops per capita in the world.
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Polka
The ‘Official Dance of Wisconsin,’ polka is an important part of the state’s cultural heritage. From rural dance halls to historic taverns, polka bands play regularly across Wisconsin.

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Door_county
Door County, Wisconsin, located on a Lake Michigan peninsula, is a popular summer vacation destination among residents of Chicago and Milwaukee. Known as the ‘Cape Cod of the Midwest,” the area is known for its natural beauty and outdoor sports.

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Cedarburg_wine_festival
Every September, the historic city of Cedarburg hosts its Annual Wine and Harvest Festival. Featuring the award-winning wines of the Cedar Creek Winery, this event is known for its delicious array of local gourmet foods and beverages.

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Milwaukee_river_walk
One of Milwaukee’s most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike is the Riverwalk, which runs for three miles through the heart of downtown. The Riverwalk is home to cafes, brew pubs and boutiques.

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Marquette
Marquette University was founded by Jesuits as Marquette College in 1881. A top national research institution, Marquette is known for its academics, membership in the Big East athletic conference and its Catholic identity.
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Culvers
Sauk City restaurateur George Culver transformed an A&W into the first Culver’s back in 1984. Over 450 Culver’s restaurants dot the Midwest. Popular menu items include Butter Burgers and frozen custard.

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Brady_street
Milwaukee’s Brady Street is known for its eclectic mix of ethnic restaurants and locally owned boutiques. Just steps from the lakefront, it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring this unique neighborhood.

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Jazz_in_the_park
Jazz in the Park is a popular outdoor music series held in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park. A diverse lineup of local and touring musicians perform a wide range of music including jazz, funk, R&B, blues and more.

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Lakefront_festival_of_art
Milwaukee’s Lakefront Festival of Art features three days of art, live music and gourmet food. The festival started 50 years ago as a fundraising event to benefit the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Mso
Founded in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is one of the nation’s premier and most innovative orchestras providing entertainment and enrichment programs for all ages.
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Sprecher
Sprecher Root Beer is famously brewed with raw Wisconsin honey for a superior taste. Sprecher Brewery has received numerous awards for its range of microbrews and premium sodas.

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Green_lake
Green Lake, Wisconsin is a popular destination for boating, hiking and outdoor recreation. Home to Wisconsin’s deepest lake, the area is a prime vacation destination for adventure-seekers from across the Midwest.

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Koops
Peter Koops started making mustard in 1897 with a hand-cranked mill using only the freshest natural ingredients. Today Koops’ still uses the century-old mustard recipes created by its namesake founder.

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Wisconsin_dells
Known as the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” Wisconsin Dells is home to a variety of popular tourist attractions including indoor and outdoor waterparks, amusement parks and wildlife parks.

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Milwaukee_art_museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum was founded in 1888, and is an architectural landmark designed by three legendary architects. The internationally recognized museum has one of the world’s largest collections of paintings by Georgia O’Keefe, a Wisconsin native.

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Berres_brothers
Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters is a family-owned gourmet coffee company based in Watertown, Wisconsin. Originally founded as a coffee vending service, the company now roasts over one million pounds of award-winning coffee beans annually.

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Olbrich_gardens
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Olbrich Botanical Gardens features a wide variety of plants across 16 acres. The gardens are also known for their sculptures, innovative layouts and a Thai pavilion gifted by the King of Thailand.

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Cave_of_the_mounds
Cave of the Mounds is a natural landmark in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. The limestone cave is popular for its unique geologic formations. Millions have visited the attraction since it first opened to the public in 1940.

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Bartolotta
In 1993, brothers Joe and Paul Bartolotta created their first restaurant. Today there are 9 signature restaurants located throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin, each tailored to a specific cuisine.

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Apostle
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore consists of 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland shoreline. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience the beauty of Lake Superior and the culture of the islands.

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Devlislake
Devil's Lake State Park was established in 1911 and is the third oldest in Wisconsin. With 29 miles of hiking trails, it is the most visited Lake in Wisconsin.

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Kalahari
Kalahari Resort is an African themed resort located in Dells, Wisconsin. It is Wisconsin’s largest indoor waterpark and convention center offering everything from zip lining to laser tag.

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Leinies
The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company produced its first beer in 1867 for the thirsty lumberjacks inhabiting Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Based in Chippewa Falls, the brand continues to produce family brewed beer, and now has over a dozen distinctive, flavorful craft beers.

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Discovery
Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning. Among a myriad of other interactive exhibits is their 3-D journey into virtual environments and their touch tank with stingrays, sea urchins, and other aquatic life.

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Bettybrinn
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children from birth through age ten. The museum encourages hands-on learning through a variety of exhibits.

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Riverside
Riverside Park, located off of the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse, has been around since 1911. Well known for Riverfest, the 4th of July fireworks and the Rotary Lights, the park offers trails, and scenic views of the river.

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Circusworld
Circus World is located in the Ringling Brother’s hometown - Baraboo, Wisconsin. Preserving America’s circus heritage, the attraction features live shows with monkeys, elephants, acrobats, unicyclists, magic, clowns, circus wagons and exhibits.

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Highcliff
High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. The park was named after the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Overlooking the lake is a statue of Ho-Chunk Indian Chief “Red Bird”.

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Pabst
The Pabst Theater is a concert venue and a Milwaukee landmark. Built in 1895, the Pabst is the fourth-oldest operating theater in the US. Often called the “Grande Old Lady” in honor of its age, the theater has welcomed many famous performers.
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Admirals
The Milwaukee Admirals started skating in 1970 and haven't stopped since. They're the only team in the American Hockey League to win 40 + games each season for nine years straight.

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Kohler
Walter J. Kohler developed the Village of Kohler in 1912. A garden/industrial community, the village is one of the nation’s first and finest planned communities.

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Eaa_airventure
The EAA AirVenture Museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world. Explore world-class displays and over 200 historic airplanes.

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Franklloydwright
Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, designed more than 1,000 structures and 532 varying works. Born in Richland, WI in 1867, Wright was named “The Greatest American Architect of All Time.”
Photo Courtesy of: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

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Big_manitou_falls
Big Manitou Falls, at 165 feet, is Wisconsin’s tallest waterfall, which spills into the Black River. Located in Pattison State Park, this impressive waterfall offers spectacular natural views.

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Cheese2
Wisconsin has a long tradition of exceptional cheese. The state’s 1,200 cheesemakers craft over 600 styles of cheese, and it wins more awards than anywhere else in the world.

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Chili
Real Chili started in a Jesuit residence hall in Milwaukee in 1931. Featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” their secret chili recipe remains the same after 82 years.

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Castle
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the History Museum at the Castle displays collections dating back to 1840 and features the popular Harry Houdini exhibit.

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Bowling
Bowling is a popular pastime in Wisconsin. There are 356 alleys – the third highest of all U.S. states. You can still find old-fashioned lanes, with pins and scores done by hand.

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Mansion
Home to Cap. Frederick Pabst – Milwaukee’s beer baron – the 37-room Pabst Mansion was completed in 1892. Today, it offers tours of Pabst family history and America’s Gilded Age.

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Pettit
An official US Olympic training facility, Pettit has two international size ice-rinks and a 400-meter speed skating oval. Pettit has also hosted many high-profile competitions.

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Alpine
Considered to be the best skiing in the Midwest, Alpine Valley has 90 skiable acres with a vertical drop of 388 feet. Skiers and snowboarders have enjoyed these slopes since 1920.

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Snowmobiling
Home to more than 200,000 registered snowmobiles and 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails, it’s fitting that Wisconsin is considered the birthplace of snowmobiling.

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Cross_country_skiing
Wisconsin is the national leader of Nordic skiing. With nearly 700 miles of trails and 250 cross country ski facilities, this sport is enjoyed by casual to experienced trekkers.

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Ice_fishing
A sport of Wisconsin’s frozen months; ice fishing is a tough, age-old Badger state tradition. The most popular catches are the Walleye, Panfish and Northern Pike species.

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