With its gently rolling hills and modern cities, Wisconsin is a diverse state with opportunities for all types of visitors. The cities of Milwaukee and Madison offer visitors a wide choice of urban attractions, including museums, festivals and abundant shopping. Visitors who favor a more rustic getaway will find plenty of destinations in Wisconsin's rivers, lakes and forests.
- Cadott, Wisconsin, USA Outdoor Ampitheatre-Directions-Use 24447 Cty Hwy S, Cadott, WI 54727 to get in CADOTT, WI
Nothing goes together quite like country music and camping. Every year in late June, thousands of music fans descend on a 380-acre natural amphitheater in picturesque Cadott, WI, for 4-days of live performances by some of country music's biggest stars.
- Capitol Concourse Madison, WI 53703-3342 in MADISON, WI
For one weekend in July and November, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art converts Capitol Square into a festive atmosphere of music, entertainment, and art. The festivities return in mid-November when the beautiful spaces of MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts are filled with artists, food vendors, and holiday cheer.
Held in late July, German Fest is the largest annually held German heritage festival in North America. It's the perfect place to enjoy a stein of beer and to feast on a frankfurter with sauerkraut. You'll hate saying Auf Wiedersehen to all the delicious food and fun that you have at German Fest.
Hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from around the world flock to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the last week of July for the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture event. Billed as "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," each year brings plenty of classic planes, daily air shows, high-flying aerobatics, demonstrations, and educational forums.
- The Henry W. Maier Festival Park 200 North Harbour Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202 Map It in MILWAUKEE, WI
Celebrate Irish heritage in Mid-August at Irish Fest. The lakefront music festival features over 100 bands with Celtic style and influence. This family-friendly event is perfect for children with its parade, freckle contest, storytellers, and crafts. The marketplaces filled with jewelry, baskets, and art are perfect for souvenir shopping.
One of the most popular autumn festivals in the state, Oktoberfest promises nine days of food, fun, and German tradition. With over 150,000 people in attendance, where else do you get to listen to German music, eat authentic German food, and take part of a tradition that started in 1961?