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Wisconsin at a Glance

The Dairy State, Packer Land and beer and brat country - Wisconsin residents are proud of their heritage, and love to share with visitors to their state. You'll find so many travel inspirations around the state, you'll be planning several trips back just to fit everything in!

Madison and Milwaukee are the two major cities in the southern half of the state, and each deserves a visit. Milwaukee is full of museums, festivals and the downtown area is packed with restaurants and bars for evening entertainment. Madison has shopping centers, the University campus and plenty of recreational activities on the nearby lakes.

In addition, a trip to Wisconsin Dells for some water slide adventures, Green Bay to catch a Packer's game, or the north woods to enjoy the beautiful wilderness are also highly recommended. While touring the state, be sure to stop in at the many local dairies found in the rural areas. If you're lucky, you can sample a fresh - and still warm - batch of squeaky cheese curds. And for dinner, find a local bar for a delicious grilled burger and your favorite beer on tap.

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Popular Places
  • Milwaukee Milwaukee
  • Madison Madison
  • Green Bay Green Bay
  • Door County Peninsula Door County Peninsula
  • Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Dells
  • Bayfield Bayfield
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport General Mitchell International Airport
  • Major Airport Austin Straubel International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather In the winter in Wisconsin, snow and ice can make travel challenging, resulting in road accidents and flight delays. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms can make travel difficult in the summer.

Safety Concerns Wisconsin is relatively safe. Crime that does occur in the state often happens in more populated areas, like  Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay.

Health Concerns Drinking water is safe throughout the United States. Health concerns such as communicable diseases are generally low. Keep in mind that health care throughout the United States is very expensive.

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