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Things to see and do in Wisconsin

Tourist offices

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Address: 201 West Washington Avenue, PO Box 8690, Madison, 53708
Telephone: 1 800 432 8747 or (608) 266 2161
Website: http://www.travelwisconsin.com

Attractions in Wisconsin

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Experience the raw natural beauty of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (www.nps.gov/apis) on Lake Superior. The 21 Apostle Islands are home to the largest collection of lighthouses in the USA, as well as fine sandy beaches, caves, forests, waterfalls, black bears and bald eagles.

Baraboo

Visit one of Wisconsin's most unusual museums west of Madison Baraboo. The Circus World Museum (www.wisconsinhistory.org/circusworld) is the former home of the Ringling Brothers' Circus.

Door County

Enjoy the scenic Lake Michigan coastline of Wisconsin's Door County (www.doorcounty.com), a peninsula that extends 403km (250 miles). Visit lighthouses, picturesque villages, art galleries and miles of sandy beaches.

Madison

Experience the student culture of Madison, the state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin. Relax in lively coffee shops, explore secondhand (thrift) shops, or enjoy fresh air and exercise on the bicycle paths.

Milwaukee

Tour Milwaukee, on the south shores of Lake Michigan, and appreciate its German heritage and beer industry. The city boasts over 1,500 bars and taverns. Coincide a visit with Summerfest in late June. Take a guided tour of the impressive Capitol building or the lakefront Milwaukee Art Museum.

Oshkosh

Join the thousands of aviation enthusiasts who flock to Oshkosh every July for the EAA AirVenture Fly-in (www.airventure.org). Watch a mind-boggling display of every imaginable flying machine, from home-builts and ultralights to warbirds and supersonic jets.