Last updated on December 29th, 2020
36. The Highest Number of Water Parks in a Single Place
Wisconsin Dells has one of the biggest water parks in the US. This is none other than the Noah’s Ark Water Park. There are over 10 water parks, both indoor and outdoor with millions of water gallons when combined. Water slides exceed 200 in number.
37. Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire offers children an opportunity to explore their creativity. Through interactive exhibits and plays, children can think and grow in this child-friendly environment. There is a beautiful world of water, planetarium shows, face painting, and more.
38. Where Abraham Lincoln Slept
The Lincoln-Tallman House Museum is a famous landmark located in Janesville. It was constructed in the 1850s by a lawyer who was known as William Tallman. It became famous after Abraham Lincoln spent two nights there.
39. Surfing in Sheboygan
Sheboygan is commonly known by avid surfers as ‘Malibu of the Midwest.’ Freshwater surfing takes place from around September to March. The Great Lakes is one of the top surf spots with favorable geography.
40. A historic Mansion in West Allis
Douville house is a three-story building with a history spanning over a century. The nobleman Antoine Douville built the mansion in the 1880s for his son as a wedding gift. It is the oldest structure around and has been used as a nursing home.
41. World’s Swiss Cheese Capitol
Monroe is best known for cheese. Every September of an even-numbered year, cheese lovers celebrate the Green County Cheese Days.
42. Golfing in Brookfield
Brookfield provides outstanding golf courses for avid golfers. There are plenty of tees amidst streams and quiet woods for just any skill level. Examples are Country Club and Brookfield Hills Golf Club.
Wisconsin – Quick facts and state symbols
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 65,498 sq miles; Land Only: 54,310 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2017 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||May 29, 1848|
|State rank by population||20th|
|State rank by date of formation||30th|
|State rank by area||23rd|
|Number of Counties||72|
|Bordering States||Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota|
|Highest Point||Timms Hill|
1,951 ft (595 m)
|Lowest point||Lake Michigan|
579 ft (176 m)
|Length||311 miles (500 km)|
|Width||260 miles (420 km)|
|Governor||Tony Evers (D)|
|State Nickname||Badger State|
|Nobel Prize Winners||John Bardeen (Physics, 1972)|
Herbert Simon (Economic Sciences, 1978)
Thomas A. Steitz (Chemistry, 2009)
Oliver E. Williamson (Economic Sciences, 2009)
David J. Wineland (Physics, 2012)
William P. Murphy (Physiology or Medicine, 1934)
Herbert S. Gasser (Physiology or Medicine, 1944)
John Bardeen (Physics, 1956)
|Famous people||Mike Webster (Pro Football player)|
Bud Selig (Baseball player)
Christian Steinmetz (Baskerball player)
Mark Ruffalo (Actor)
|Wildlife animal||White-tailed deer|
|State Dog||American Water Spaniel|
|State Bird||America robin|
|Domestic animal||Dairy cow|
|State Flower||Wood Violet|
|State Insect||Western honey bee|
|State Tree||Sugar maple|
|Longitude||86° 46′ W to 92° 54′ W|
|Latitude||42° 30' N to 47° 05′ N|
|Time Zone||Central Time Zone|
|Area Codes||262, 274, 414, 534, 608, 715, 920|
|Table last updated||June 8, 2020|