site stats

Best Rated Tourist Attractions in Wisconsin

Wisconsin makes for a great holiday destination. Whether you are a traveling with kids or planning a romantic getaway, there are many places in Wisconsin that will suit your mood and your needs. In what follows, we will discuss the best tourist attractions in Wisconsin, organized based on their theme.

Natural attractions

If you are an adventurous person who loves to explore the outdoors, Wisconsin will surely satisfy your thirst for adventure. The best natural attraction is probably the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a group of 21 wild islands waiting to be explored by you. Big Manitou Falls should also be on your visiting list, as the 165-foot tall waterfall offers a spectacular view. The list of Wisconsin’s natural wonders continues with the Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds, Devil’s Lake State Park near Wisconsin Dells, The Dells of the Wisconsin River, and Land o’ Lakes.

Waterparks

Wisconsin Dells is a small town in Wisconsin known for its amazing waterparks. Despite its small size, it is recognized as the waterpark capital of the world. The most famous waterparks are the Kalahari Resorts, Noah’s Waterpark and Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park. The Wisconsin Dells Waterpark Hotels are also famous, as they follow the town theme, featuring their private indoor and outdoor waterparks. This town is without a doubt, a great destination for families with kids.

Festivals

If you are a festival fan, you should definitely plan a trip to Wisconsin, as this state features all kinds of festivals. In winter, you can enjoy  the Snowmobile Derby,  the annual State Snow Sculpting Competition, or the American Birkebeiner, which is the biggest cross-country ski marathon. Wisconsin starts celebrating spring with the St Patricks Day Parade, and in the summer, there are over 25 music festivals to see, including Summerfest, which is the world’s largest music festival. In the autumn, Wisconsin celebrates food and drinks with the Cranberry Festival and Oktoberfest, both of which take place in late September, and the Apple Festival that happens in late October.

Architectural landmarks

The most famous architectural landmark in Wisconsin is probably the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. It features a dome, which is only 3 feet shorter than Washington’s Capitol Building. The building is famous not only for its exterior, but also for its interior, which features amazing marble features and gorgeous large murals. Speaking of architecture, Wisconsin was the home of the amazing Frank Lloyd Wright, whose work can be found across the state. His most famous designs are Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on Madison’s lakeshore, Milwaukee’s Greek Orthodox Church and Taliesin East in Spring Green.