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.
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Experience the warmth and wonder of the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany, at the Old World Christmas Market in December. Browse the handcrafted ornaments and wooden toys of European and regional vendors while snacking on bratwursts, potato pancakes, and apple strudel.
Make this year's holidays extra special by visiting the House on the Rock. Experience Christmas like you've never before by walking through the exhibit filled with over 6,000 collectible Santa Clauses. Enjoy festive music and photograph the World's Largest Carousel. The gravity-defying Infinity Room will give you plenty to talk about long after the holiday season is over.
Downtown Milwaukee converts into a winter wonderland for the annual season-long Holiday Lights Festival. Visitors can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate on the Jingle Bus while touring the elaborate light displays, wreaths, and animated sculptures that adorn the city parks.
The largest Gay/Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender pride festival in Wisconsin takes place in early June. It's a safe haven for people from all walks of life and everyone is welcome to stroll through PrideFest Marketplace, a community of businesses that support PrideFest. Enjoy the colorful nature of this annual event. The Pride Idol competition is worth seeing.
Held in late June, Polish Fest is one of the many reasons why Milwaukee is a �City of Festivals'. Filled with excitement and activity, you'll find strolling minstrels, old-world crafts, historic exhibits, delicious Polish food, and music. Celebrate Polish heritage by engaging your senses in a beautiful outdoor setting. Make sure to wear your sunscreen because you won't want to miss a minute of Polish Fest.
One of the finest judged art festivals in America, the Lakeland Festival of the Arts draws more than 175 established and emerging artists from around the country. Highlights include an elaborate sculpture garden, live entertainment, lots of children's art activities, and plenty of good food and drink.